Sakshi Tanwar’s new series on Netflix “Mai” premiered on the 15th of April and has since then raised many questions. Questions that needed to be asked!

A particular scene from the said series has gone viral on the internet. It shows Sheel (Sakshi Tanwar) making tea for the guests at her own daughter’s funeral. And people have shared their views via social media.

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A still from Mai


One of the users said “Sad truth for which most of us will turn our eyes shut”

Another user wrote”It was a reminder of the kind of labour we expect from women. She has to prioritise serving guests over taking a moment to grieve the loss of her own child”

One of the users also pointed out an important point saying that tea shouldn’t be asked at a grieving home.

The question that why women are needed to still maintain their composure and follow the customs and tradition even at the worst of the times. It is not the duty of the woman of the house to serve her guests when she is grieving herself. It is quite normal for a person to be off-mood, off-character when they are grieving. They do not have to be up to the mark all the time. This is a very important question that the series has asked the audience.

What is the story of Mai?

Mai: A mother’s Rage is an Indian family thriller drama. Created by Atul Mongia, directed by Anshai Lal and produced by Anushka Sharma with her elder brother Karnesh Sharma under the banner of Clean Slate Filmz. The story is about a Sheel Choudhary (Sakshi Tanwar) who is desperate to find the truth about her daughter’s death. She watches as a speeding truck kills her daughter.

Sheel’s transformation from a helpless mother to a merciless one is worth watching. During the post-funeral ceremonies, she stumbles upon the fact that her daughter’s death was not an accident but a case of murder. The series also stars Wamiqa Gabii as Supriya Chaudhary, Sheel’s daughter.

Last Update: April 28, 2022