Why do we pay money to watch a film?
Simply because we love to see the good man win and the bad man lose. This is basic to a film. So when we go to a movie the director starts building up the image – the bad man does bad things and the good man does good things only. It has been put into our heads that answering back elders, smoking, drinking, womanising, …the list is endless are all ‘bad’ things.
Similarly there are good things which a hero does. Clearly good vs. bad, and the good man wins. Black and White. No shades of grey.
Cut to Satyameva Jayate. Aamir Khan chooses clear topics on which (normally) there can be ONLY ONE SIDE. Ask yourself:
– is it ok to take dowry?
– is it ok to abuse a woman, or a child, or a handicapped person?
-is it all right for a doc to take a kick back from a specialist?
There are NO two sides to any of these stories at all. Even the case of dowry – if you realise that it was just a way of partitioning the HUF property, it does not sound draconian as it is made out to be.
So now if you do a topic like ‘Should senior citizens be staying in Old People’s Home’ – he will selectively choose people who are in such homes by COMPULSION and IGNORE people who are there by choice. Then there will be shrill voices…and the ‘old coupe is a victim….so cruel’ kinda message will go through.
Why does a 59 year old childless widow look after her 86 year old father in law and blind 83 year old mother in law? Esp when she herself has blood pressure, sugar, and arthiritis?
Frankly, she wants to get along in life……..but then such people are in the shades of grey, so not allowed…Hey I told you…Good v Bad..ONLY…
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