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Vadh Is A Story Of Helpless Parents Of Thankless Kids Typical To Small Town India

Vadh, a movie on Netflix starring Sanjay Mishra and Neena Gupta reflected the harsh reality of those parents whose children go abroad leaving liabilities on their parents.

I am teary eyed as I write this blog. Though I got emotional a few times while watching a lot of movies, this time there were mixed feelings: a feeling of pain as well as anger.

A few years ago, it was a trend for the children to go out of India to pursue their studies or in a hope to get a better job. Some went because they aspired to but some went because their friends were settled abroad, in simple terms “bhed chaal”. But in this bhed chaal a lot of people lost everything. Honestly, they couldn’t get up even till today.

An ordinary aged couple, an unscrupulous money lender

Vadh, a movie on Netflix starring Sanjay Mishra and Neena Gupta reflected the harsh reality of those parents whose children go abroad leaving liabilities on their parents. Before I move ahead, I want to make it clear that I am talking about it in general, and not pointing at anyone individually.

Vadh is all about an old aged couple (Sanjay Mishra and Neena Gupta) who stays in Gwalior and suffer financial crisis, hardly able to meet the basic needs through tuition and their son is settled in USA with his family. The old man took a huge loan from a bank and a private lender by mortgaging their home and eventually were unable to repay it on time. Whenever they call their son for money, on the contrary he blames them for asking for money and finding excuses to take more money from him. Everyday the couple used to sleep with teary eyes.

The last straw

There was a girl named Naina who used to come for tuitions, whom they used to consider like her own daughter. She was a source of happiness for them. Once, when the old man was unable to pay the interest on time, the private lender asked him to bring Naina for an hour and hence that was the moment he busted with anger and rage. He killed the lender. When his wife got to know about the same, she didn’t speak to him for a few days but later after knowing the exact reason she supported him.

Children should be more mindful of parents

To be honest, even though I had a dream of immigrating to Canada, I did take the IELTS exam too, got many degrees certified from World Education Services (WES) but I was not ready to live my life by shattering the life of my parents. I mean how selfish and thankless a person can be? I guess the last time I cried was while watching Baghban and now at the time of Vadh.

I read somewhere that the lifespan of a person decreases by almost 10 years when he/she is alone. I am not against children who go abroad for whatever reason, but don’t forget the ones who made you go there.

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Smriti Malhotra

Smriti Malhotra is a Delhi girl and an avid dreamer. She works at the Embassy of the Republic of Congo by profession but is a writer by passion. She began writing while at school and read more...

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