Sometimes a little pain in incurable and sometimes a bitter fact is better to hide, particularly when the roots are unknown. If talk about Gabbar is Back, many will disagree on the Born date of corruption shown as 15th August 1947 in the posters. Can you imagine what youngsters may learn, what they will share with kids, what debate it may create and what other social affects it may have?
Considering Independence Day date as birth-date of corruption doesn’t sounds good. Do you agree that if slavery was better then Independence? Monarchy over Democracy? or does it sense creating joke of yourself?
Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and all other team members would have not had any such intention behind this presentation but what if you will start learning and sharing it as corruption’s DOB in India.
Akshay Kumar has huge fan following everywhere. His fans and many others will see it, remember it and share it with many others. This may work in favor of movie and may have adverse impacts as well. We expect that Bollywood and many others will give a thought on this before having such content in dialogue, poster, lyrics and story.
Small History of Corruption in India to know the fact
Corruption in India is not a new problem. Its roots are untraceable.
The first scam of Independent India was Jeep scam of 1948. The first, officially coordinated ‘anti-corruption’ drives, described as such, took place under the auspices of provincial Congress governments in the late 1930s, while the British still ruled at India’s centre.
Till 1857, East India Company has reputation of supporting many corrupt ministers and politicians against their own king. One of such example was Mir Sadiq, who betrayed his own king, sher-a-Mysoor TIPU Sultan, in favour of East India Company.
Adam Khan, General in Akbar army has shown his massive corruption in Malwa after battle of Sarangpur. Jaichand, (1173-1193, Kannauj kingdom) supported Muhammad Gauri to defeat Prithvi Raj Chauhan.
There are many such examples. The oldest available text (upto best of our knowledge) about corruption problem is in Mahabharat. Bribery was a common in those days, called Dasturi. All four veds have shloks about corruption and anti-corruption.