The latest addition to erstwhile movies on James Bond, ‘Spectre’ canvassed a slew of tweets (hash-tagged #SanskariJamesBond). The tweets were to vindicate the censorship imposed upon the movie for its lengthy lip-locks. The censor board of India cut short the kissing scenes prior to its display on the silver screen on 20th November.
Hitherto, social media is flooded with ridicules, satires and memes to bring into light the conservative govt. of India. Orthodox-clogged minds of government are literally worth our jibes.
Since Modi’s regime, several schemes came into existence. This is how I endeavored to juxtapose these schemes with the current kiss-roar scenario.
1. Where ‘Atal Pension Yojna’ declares to dole out pension to its beneficiaries, ‘Emraan Tension Yojna’ claims to render tension to the serial kisser ‘Emraan’ whose movies without kisses is no less than egg minus yolk.
3. ‘OROP’ row was hung in the air of India since last few months until Modi ultimately gave green light to it. The day is not far when Alok Nath would come down to the street campaigning for ‘OKOS’ (One Kiss One Second). In fact, one second is also an unexpected ‘go-about-kissing-plan’ from sanskari Alok Nath.
4. Modi is fervent to see India litter-free. And movies, kiss-free? Quite possible.
5. Daughters of India to fathers are kinda debt to them. To uproot such ossified mindset, ‘Beti Bachao Yojna’ was brought into play. Kiss, alike daughter, too need savings in movies, at least.
Come on, grow up India.
By Prerna Daga