August 15 witnessed the nation celebrating Independence Day with fervor hoisting flags and singing national anthem. Bollywood displayed their patriotism with actors tweeting on Bharat Mata. While TV channels made the day really patriotic showing patriotic films.
However one man who stole the thunder on Independence Day was actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who through a short video film on Internet shocked the conscience of the Indian.
The film aimed at wishing Independence Day greeting to the Indian is a hard hitting comment that urges Indian to do their work with sincerity and dedication.
The BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN actor is shown in film listening to the iconic speech that Pandith Jawaharlal Nehru delivered on the eve of Independence Day in 1947. Later addressing the viewer he sarcastically attacks the nation saying, “We fought bravely to win independence of our country but today the I-day has reduced to a mere national holiday!”
He adds, “The population of the nation is more than 100 crore but each one is engaged in their own selfish goal.”
“It does not matter if we are self-seeking but what matters is that whatever we do, no matter small or big, if we do it with earnestness and utter devotion than it is the greatest service to the nation, ” he informs.
He asserts, “The secret of a strong nation lies in understanding the importance of your responsibility. A responsibility well accomplished can go a long way in ensuring progress. So do your work diligently because though our population may be 1,000,000,000 but the values of zero are worthless without ONE. Hence each ‘One’ of us must do our work honestly!”
Nawazuddin Siddiqui ends the film fantastically with the thought provoking dialogue from his film MANJHI: THE MOUNTAIN MAN, “Sarkaar ke bharose mat baithe raho, kya pata sarkaar hamre bharose baithi ho.”
(Do not just sit idle, thinking that the government will work on all the issues plaguing the nation. Who knows the government may be waiting for us to solve the issue.)