Comedian Hasan Minhaj’s latest Netflix show is all about India’s general elections, PM Narendra Modi and UP CM Yogi Adityanath. Hasan has been garnering appreciation from all quarters for the show, as he basically talks about the core issues of Indian elections. Some Twitter users are praising the comedian for his choice of subject, while some are criticising him for being bias.
Here are some reactions on Twitter
“Meanwhile @hasanminhaj hits the ball out of the park with his latest on the Indian elections,” wrote journalist Rana Ayyub, adding, “watch it before Netflix decides to drop it.”
Comedian Kunal Kamra wrote, “@NetflixIndia as you notice great traffic on this episode, you would realize that shying away from confrontational content whether political or social is bad for business.”
Meanwhile, another Twitter user commented, “The latest Hasan Minhaj show has content outside comedy! His remarks about RSS is hurtful!”
Meanwhile @hasanminhaj hits the ball out of the park with his latest on the Indian elections. He has got you covered from Gowalker to Adityanath, watch it before Netflix decides to drop it.
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) March 17, 2019
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) March 19, 2019
— Shruti Seth (@SethShruti) March 18, 2019
Watch @hasanminhaj‘s Patriot Act on Indian elections…
Bold, Brave, Hillarious. @NetflixIndia as you notice great traffic on this episode, you would realize that shying away from confrontational content whether political or social is bad for business…
— Kunal Kamra (@kunalkamra88) March 18, 2019
So @hasanminhaj is warned of severe consequences if he does satire on Indian politics- from America 😲
Do spare a moment for those who do satire on Indian politics- from India 🕯️
BTW Minhaj is on @NetflixIndia … Watch it before a new proposed FDI policy shuts down the platform. pic.twitter.com/ebWY2sW0oU
— The DeshBhakt (@akashbanerjee) March 17, 2019
By NOT listening to his desi uncles and aunts @hasanminhaj did the best thing ever!😂. One of the best episodes of @patriotact.
Hasan scrutinizes the upcoming elections in #India. so hilariously realistic!
— Mona Farooq (@moonalala) March 19, 2019
Both my daughters will be voting for the 1st time in 2019. They asked me who to vote for?
— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) March 18, 2019
Farmer issues got more coverage in Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act episode than they have received in the last many months on Indian television. #PatriotAct
— Aakriti Mehrotra (@Aakriti1) March 17, 2019
An earlier episode of the series, in which Hasan spoke about the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, was pulled off from Saudi Arabia after the prince ‘requested’ Netflix take the episode down.
“A request? Does MBS think Netflix is a wedding DJ?” Hasan reacted to the news, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “‘Yeah, quick request. You wanna take down just that one episode that’s criticizing me and then just play Usher’s Yeah. A request is when a neighbour tells you to turn the music down. A demand is when that neighbour is Conor McGregor and you’re in his parking spot.”