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Friday, November 21, 2008

Agar maarnaa ho to bolne kee zaroorat kyaa hai

Film : Satya
Year of release : 1998
Spoken by : Satya (Chakravarthy)
Spoken to : Bhiku Mhatre (Manoj Bajpai)
An attack is made on the life of Bhiku and his men. All the attackers are killed except one. After interrogating him, Bhiku discovers that it was Gurunarayan (another gangster who had not openly come out as his rival) who had ordered the killing. An angry Bhiku loses control and shouts

"Suar ko ghar meN ghus ke maaregaa maiN"
"सूअर को घर में घुस के मारेगा मैं"
At this point in time, Bhiku has only reacted and has not seriously considered the possibility of killing Gurunarayan. It is almost like we would threaten a close friend with murder. But a very serious and sober Satya converts that reaction statement to an action statement by asking a very germane question.
"Agar maarnaa ho, to bolne kee zaroorat kyaa hai?"
"अगर मारना हो, तो बोलने की ज़रूरत क्या है?"
One of the perennial problem with a lot of people is all talk and no action - which incidentally shortens to a famous Carnatic Raag ATANA. A resolute Satya here is talking of 'Direct Action' - something of the kind Jinnah had proposed.
There are two theories here - one which says that you should not disclose your intentions when you decide to do something. There are others who, like Babe Ruth's famous called shot, believe in saying something and doing it. But at the moment to me, Satya's logic seems stronger
"अगर मारना हो, तो बोलने की ज़रूरत क्या है?"

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