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Decoupled: R Madhavan moved to tears by his latest Netflix show’s popularity

Premiered on December 17, the show also features Surveen Chawla and Chetan Bhagat and it opened to mixed reviews, with most of them being negative.

Megha Mukundan
Dec 22, 2021
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Actor Madhavan is on cloud nine as he is amid the success of his latest Netflix show Decoupled. If the reports are to be believed, the show has become number 1 Indian web series on Netflix in less than 72 hours.

The actor took the news to his Twitter and penned a heartfelt note. “With the blessings of the almighty and all the elders and with the love of all the people,” it reads. He also wrote that the show has become number 1 and he is moved to tears by such an immense response from the audience.

Featuring Madhavan and Surveen Chawla in the lead roles, the Hardik Mehta directorial is all about a misanthropic writer and his start-up founder wife dealing with their loveless marriage and contemplating if they should divorce and part ways as they cannot stand each other anymore now.

Premiered on December 17, the show was subjected to mixed reviews, with most of them being negative. The show’s toxic nature has been making many headlines recently, which accuses it of being misogynistic, sexist and having terrible choices in satire. “Decoupled targets all from watchmen, waiters and drivers to members of the ‘trauma industry’, women with big butts, unshaved armpits and Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite, of all things,” reads the latest report in Hindustan Times.

Meanwhile, there was also a Twitter spat between Madhavan and author Chetan Bhagat going on recently. The show also features Bhagat in a special appearance as himself and he recently responded to a tweet from Netflix India asking to choose between movies and books. When Bhagat and Madhavan had a difference of opinion, the two started taking a dig at each other on the platform.


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