While the whole world is eagerly awaiting the grand gala ‘debut of Aamir Khan in his maiden TV act called ‘Satyamev Jayate’, it will be the whole of Karnataka who will be sorely missing out the much anticipated show. The reason being that the local film and TV industry has self imposed ban on dubbed content.
For starters, the Kannada film industry, which allows remakes in Kannada, doesn’t allow release of dubbed version of any movie or serial, be it a Harry Potter or a ‘Satyamev Jayate’ by mutual consent. Despite the Kannada film chamber knowing that it won’t stand in a court of law, the Kannada groups are firm. Commenting about this, ‘Mukhyamantri’ Chandru (Chairman, Kannada Development Authority) said that, out of the 30 districts in Karnataka, in 19 the mother tongue losing its importance. He also added that, since now the situation is demanding it, they have to change certain rules and norms also to protect their interests, language, and culture.
Meanwhile, Anup Chandrashekaran (Business Head, Star-Suvarna) opined that he respected the sentiments of the various trade bodies because Kannada as a language is getting pushed out. At the same time, he said that this rule should be relaxed as far as educational programmes are concerned.
Amidst all this, the voices of discontent are very loud amongst the viewers. While some felt that if the said programme came in all languages, it will be better understanding for all the people and it will help us get united among the country, while others felt that the ban should be lifted and that the show should be converted to all languages.
One just hopes that an amicable solution is found out to this linguistic issue.
Watch the video: ‘Satyamev Jayate’ Theme Song