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Corruption in Govt Schemes--- Watch Shyam Benegal's Award Winning Movie "Well Done Abba" -- My Request (Subhash)

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  • Thiagarajan Arunachalam
    Dear all, Please watch this award winning Hindi movie WELL DONE ABBA directed by Shyam Benegal in which we can see how our government is encouraging
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 6, 2010

      Dear all,
      Please watch this award winning  Hindi movie "WELL DONE ABBA" directed by Shyam Benegal in which we can see how our government is encouraging corruption .This film is nicely made near Hyderabad with Hyderabadi slang & clearly explained how the govt schemes are exploited from Sarpanch to Minister for their own selfish ends without caring poor people.the story is mainly on scarcity of water in the village & digging a well with Govt. grants etc.,.
      Please read the plot & watch the movie which is worth seeing.

      Well Done Abba is a 2010 political satire Hindi film directed by Shyam Benegal, starring Boman Irani, Minissha Lamba and Sammir Dattani in pivotal roles.[1][2][3] It won the 2009 National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues.[4


      The film tells the story of Armaan Ali (Boman Irani), is a Muslim driver working in Mumbai, who takes one month leave from his employer to find a groom for his daughter Muskaan (Minisha Lamba), who lives in a village, distant from Hyderabad. Armaan does not turn up for three months, and his employer makes the difficult decision to sack him, but he requests his boss to listen to why he could not come. Getting soft, his employer allows him to drive to Pune where he has a meeting. Armaan starts the story from here.
      In Armaan's village, many problems include a rising drought situation and financial difficulties due to the antics of his twin brother, who has a bad reputation for debt addiction and theft. In the opening, a man named Arif demands 500 from Armaan. Eventually, Muskaan pays the debt to Arif and Armaan's brother is arrested, later on released. To solve the drought problem, he goes to a government office to build a well, along with a friend. There, he goes through stages such as explaining what he wants and even having his photo taken. Muskaan, on the other hand falls in love with a man called Arif, of which Armaan does not approve firsthand, but later on gets pleased with it.
      Armaan does not receive what the well he wanted, and sits in despair. He and Muskaan try to tell the police commissioner about that the well was 'stolen', but the commissioner finds this as a rather silly story, and is even stubborn enough to not listen to what they have. Disturbed, Armaan and Muskaan launch a protest, along with several villagers against the Police Commissioner of the village, later on to the Justice Minister, where the Minister punishes the Commissioner for his slackful behaviour. The Commissioner, realising his mistakes and behaviour, then  starts to approach to the people in a more orthodox way. The Justice Minister then allows the government people to build the well for the villagers and punishes them all for not doing what they are supposed to do.
      With the drought problem solved, Armaan decides that Muskaan should marry an arab Sheikh. Muskaan, does not accept her father's offer, and even goes to the extent of having an argument about this, but the issue is even more heated when she receives a letter from her friend, Sakina, which involved her getting beat up by her Sheikh husband and getting kicked out, shocking Armaan and Sakina's mother. Disturbed, Armaan then decides that Muskaan should marry Arif, much to her delight. With the two of Armaan's problems solved, Armaan ends his story where there was an awards ceremony, which in his perspective was a 'big drama', as the stage literally collapsed, delighting people. With his employer convinced, he then allows Armaan to work for him again.





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