Narrated by Swanand Kirkire and written by Neeraj Pandey, this short film of crowd-sourced shots on phones and DSLRs will soon be breaking the internet. This film is an open letter to Bhavana. The narrator expresses to Bhavana, what he feels. Though the narrater hasn’t seen her, to him, she seems to be a child, who, instead of progressing into adulthood, is either not growing up, or even worse, is only regressing. Wondering why student protests, beef eaters, freedom of speech, opinions which question the system, irritate her, the narrator asks Bhavana to take good, hard look at the ground reality.
Neeraj, with a hint of sarcasm, conveys that Bhavana, even with her limited world-view has many supporters-those who have suddenly become conscious of their caste, religion and creed. In a way, this kind of consciousness has managed to unite India, not into a nation, but into various packs of hypocrites-who choose to ignore real problems like poverty, drought, unemployment among several others that plague the country.
Who is Bhavana? Is she the collective consciousness of India? Is she a reflection of you and me-those who are only temporarily disturbed by upheavals and do nothing to alleviate the actual problems which are eating into the very backbone of the country? Is Bhavana, India, or is India turning into Bhavana?
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