Tuesday, May 13, 2014

‘Change Aayega, Hum Laayenge’ takes up the grave issue of racial discrimination

Change Aayega, Hum Laayenge which has always taken up issues in the society to awaken the youth, will address the issue of racial discrimination this week.In a country like India which is known for its variety of spiritual and cultural practices, where people are never tired of talking about 'unity in diversity', cases of racism are a big shame. Through clever satire and real time experiment, the show will bring to fore the reaction of the youth to this matter.

This week, the show puts light on regionalism and the biased attitude of people towards certain sections of the society. The satire revolves around Bhed Bhuvan Singh, a restaurant owner, who suffers losses in business because of his racist behavior towards customers. A ray of hope knocks at his door when he learns about a food critic, Tenzing Dorjee, visiting the city. Assuming that the critic is a Chinese food lover, the restaurateur revives Indian cuisine with Chinese in order to receive good reviews and make up for his losses. As per his plan, when Tenzing Dorjee arrives, Bhed Bhuvan Singh serves him food without asking for his taste and preferences. The critic gets annoyed and furious after seeing such discriminatory attitude towards him and threatens Bhed Singh of writing a bad review about his restaurant. The restaurant’s north eastern waiter and cook, who were always treated badly by Bhed Singh, come to his rescue by cooking an authentic Indian dish for the food critic. He feels guilty of his biased attitude towards people and realizes his mistake.

In the concluding part of the episode, the show conducts a social experiment at a renowned restaurant where two north eastern customers are being hassled by some of the other patrons. The crux of the experiment is to see if the unsuspecting guests at the restaurant stand up against the discriminatory attitude towards the innocent customers or be mere spectators.

To find out the reaction of the youth present, tune-into Change Aayega, Hum Laayenge this Friday, 16th May 2014 at 6.30pm

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