Independence Day: Two videos you really need to watch today
This Independence Day, watch these two moving videos as they make poignant observations about our reality and the many promises we were made and some that we made ourselves. The first one is a parody of Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera and the second is a short film titled One Day Mataram.music Updated: Aug 15, 2015 14:23 IST
As we step into the 69th year of our independence we realise that all is not well with our country. But that is to be expected. India would not be India if not for all its imperfections and quirks.
Now we have two special videos made by Shudh Desi Gaane and Terribly Tiny Talkies.
The first video is a parody of the famous song from Shah Rukh Khan's Swades, Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera. That film about a scientist who returns home to help in the development of his small village was moving, and this video captures the emotion of wanting to improve your world. It spares no one.
Digs are made on a whole host of issues. From our compatriots' blissful dissmissal of cleanliness of any kind, to the growing economic problems, to the widespread corruption that refuses to go away. Fingers are also bravely pointed at the Modi government.
The second video is a short film called One Day Mataram. It appears to be a sort of day-in-the-life film about a average Indian male on Independence Day. Sadly, if you belong to the category of person shown in this film it isn't going to be the most pleasant of viewing experiences. Or maybe it will, because you wouldn't really figure out that it's making fun of you and not celebrating your lifestyle choices.