The trailer establishes that there is a hostage situation in Chennai and the scene moves to introduce Samantha who talks with a unique Tamil accent which is generally associated with the Jaffna or Srilankan accent. She is also seen wearing the Liberations Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) uniform almost throughout the trailer. The LTTE is an organisation that seeks to establish an independent Tamil state named ‘Eelam’ in Srilanka.
Ever since this backlash, #Family Man 2 Against Tamilians has been trending on twitter. Popular film reviewer Prashant Rangaswamy wrote, “FamilyMan2_against_Tamils tag trending . Hope Samantha has not done the grave mistake of standing against her own people,” on Twitter. Some tweets against the actress are as follows.
#FamilyMan2_against_Tamils tag trending . Hope @Samanthaprabhu2 has not done the grave mistake of standing against her own people.
— Prashanth Rangaswamy (@itisprashanth) May 19, 2021
Tamil people’s are not extremists, we love peace ☮️
Don’t project us as extremists
— அதியன் கார்த்திᵀᴬᴹᴵᴸ ᴺᴬᵀᴵᴼᴺᴬᴸᴵˢᵀ❤️💛 (@athiyankarthi) May 19, 2021
Speaking in Jaffna dialect Samantha is shown as having come to carry out an armed attack in Chennai. Coming in between the ’LTTE Tigers’ uniforms!#FamilyMan2_against_Tamils pic.twitter.com/DDqz8JwHmj
— தமிழன் சத்யா 2.0 (@tamilansathya01) May 19, 2021
Throughout the world while Tamils are commemorating the Tamil Genocide, @rajndk
& @Samanthaprabhu2 a someone who should know better about the ethnic conflict, decide to release a trailer that project Tamils as terrorist, & Tamil resistance as terrorism #FamilyMan2_against_Tamils
— Mr.பழுவேட்டரையர் (@mrpaluvets) May 19, 2021
Remember @PrimeVideoIN , Tamils are not just about Indian market. We have a huge Tamil diaspora. Tamil Nadu is one of the state with highest Internet penetration too. Need a statement on #Familyman2 showing Tamils as terrorists. #Familyman2_against_tamils
— முனைவர் முகம்மது கதாபி ( Dr Mohamed Gaddaffe ) (@drgaddaffe) May 19, 2021
The Family Man team has not come back with any kind of official clarification or update on this matter. Meanwhile, Samantha has been thanking all those who have lauded her with appreciation. On the work front, Samantha is busy shooting for ‘Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kadhal’ and ‘Shaakunthalam’.