What would you do if your illustrious and shining career comes not only to a halt but takes a huge blow because of a 498A case on you and there is an allegation of demanding Rs. 10,000 as dowry when you have millions to dispense?
What would you do when your hard-earned social reputation and fame goes for a toss owing to a bunch of false allegations on you with the premise you being “Guilty until Proven Innocent”?
What would you do when you are alienated from your own child and sent behind bars on a mere uninvestigated complaint, without trial or investigation?
What would you do if you are deemed as a criminal even before the case against you is proved?
What would you do when you see your dear childhood friend, serving a successful career as an overseas Govt. employee suddenly succumbing to a case under Section 498A of the IPC and committing suicide, being unable to bear the tormenting treatment and leaving behind a touching and sensitive suicide video?
This is just the tip of the iceberg of social injustice of which Suhaib Ilyasi, the famous TV host and pioneer of Indian Television Journalism, became a victim and also saw his close childhood friend, Syed Makhdoom succumbing to it. The latter’s suicide and suicide video inspired Suhaib to make a motion picture of the ill-consequences of the most draconian law ever formulated, the infamous Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code, popularly known as the anti-dowry law. Suhaib’s case is not an isolated one. This is a tell-tale story of millions of Indian men and their families.
“498A – The Wedding Gift” is the movie that is going to be released in 2012 and will contain some interesting surprises to offer, alongside the issue of abuse of Indian husbands and their families under Section 498A.
Movie is going to showcase some totally unexpected people acting in the movie! One of them is a very famous personality and has still never acted in movies. Yet, most Indians would know his name and he even shares international fame. It would be an interesting treat to the eye watching the person perform in the movie.
Why “Aitraaz of 498A?”:
In 2003, a movie by the name of “Aitraaz” was released starring Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor. It was an extremely sensitive movie touching upon the controversial topic of feminine sexual aggression. The movie challenged pervert social assumptions and highlighted the issue of male abuse pertaining to the area of rape. It can easily be called the first ever men’s rights movie in India in mainstream cinema.
Similarly, “498A – The Wedding Gift” is another such venture highlighting the abuse of husbands and their families and thus we can say, with the advent of this movie, “The Aitraaz of 498A arrives!”
23rd February 2012 will earmark the kickstarting of a pan-India promotional campaign for the movies covering major Tier-1 and Tier-2 cities. Watch this page for more updates on the same – https://www.facebook.com/498aWeddingGift
Watch the media reports for news related to the movie.
Every citizen must watch this movie. The monster called 498A can bite anyone. Beware if you marry in India or an Indian woman.