Bollywood, time and again has given people in other states a very warped idea of how South Indians actually live. Especially ‘Madarasi‘ who drink filter coffee in their large open and airy houses, and worship Rajnikanth.
Thankfully, this Twitter user pointed out exactly what we’ve all been trying to say for ages, *this* is not real.
wait till north indians find out we don't live in houses like this pic.twitter.com/v0a0CbsUXM— subiiii (@_subiiii_) January 5, 2022
Because let’s be honest, if you step into a Chennai household, it is most likely an apartment. Yes, there is filter coffee but we’re having it on our sofa while watching TV and not all of us scream 5 octaves higher when we hear Rajnikanth’s name. And just to be clear, there is more to South Indian food than just idli dosa. *throws pongal*
Yes these houses are gorgeous and we appreciate them – as one should, they’re beautiful! However, we are tired of the stereotypes.
Wish I could buy a house like this though 🥺 https://t.co/bseuWG3G69— Shriranjani | श्रीரஞ்ジャニ (@KaahihiHaanShri) January 6, 2022
2 States produced by Dharma join the dots 😭😭 https://t.co/xemDlZNaON— Perez Out (@PerezDimison) January 6, 2022
North Indians think south has houses like this only and Tamil Nadu means Brahmin people only 😂 https://t.co/1NIrWjeEXI— “ (@KohlifiedGal) January 6, 2022
We don't eat idli sambar all the time. We don't drink filter coffee all the time. We don't worship rajnikanth. We don't speak Hindi in a wierd accent. We don't always wear silk sarees. We don't always listen to carnatic music. Done with the list for now! https://t.co/KXQW89rxp5— Apeksha 🙂 (@banjara_shaheer) January 6, 2022
I wish I lived in a house like this. I wish everyone could live in houses like this and I absolutely love houses in north or south india with courtyards. https://t.co/VHO777xHeQ— Tea ( ◜‿◝ )♡ (@altzina) January 6, 2022
While idealising a culture is what is often expected of the film industry, it is synonymous with stereotyping when it comes to Bollywood.