By meghna at 19 March, 2010, 2:50 pm
The television show “Emotional Atyachar” aired on UTV Bindass, examines the presence of fidelity in affine relationships. A person (referred to as lead) gives the information about a suspected cheater. The suspected cheater is the targeted by the crew of the show emotional atyachar. The sting operation is carried out for a period of three consecutive days. The suspect is usually introduced to a good looking undercover agent. The agent is only directed to be friendly with the suspect. After monitoring the conduct of the suspect, the footage of the hidden cameras is shown to the lead or his girl-friend/ boy friend.
Was Raja Chaudhari episode plotted?
A couple of days back I saw the Raja Chaudhari Episode being telecast UTV Bindas prime time show ” Emotional Atyachar”, although the show was quite entertaining I thought the whole thing was plotted. Raja’s girl friend (Shradha) had approached the channel for conducting a loyalty test on him. The two had been in a living relation for about 8 months.
Raja, a philanderer had become sexually comfortable with both the under-cover agents, that were investigating the lead on behalf of the team of Emotional Atyachar . Throughout the episode it was observed that the girl expected her partner to be a cheater. When she caught him red handed in a hotel room, he had no guilt or remorse whatsoever. He was quiet most of the time. Then he shamelessly went outside the hotel room.
Moreover the episode had two under-cover agents both of them were projected to be room-mates. Raja ignoring these facts openly flirted with both of them. As if he wanted both of them to know his open-mindedness.
May be my observation is flawed but I truly felt that the whole episode was plotted.
Was the Channel Involved?
In serials like “Raaz Pechle Janam Ka” or “Emotional Atyachar” the issues raised are very sensitive therefore it’s difficult to comment on the credibility of these shows. It is quite possible that the channel carries on its investigation in a bonafide manner. However it may be said that some people may manipulate this platform to gain publicity and public attention.
Is the serial affecting our society?
I had a talk with a number of people about the show. Most of them opined that Emotional Atyachar was very interesting and entertaining. Some people feel that the scenes telecast in the serial outrage the modesty of women. If proved may be tried under Section 354 of Indian Penal Code. Whereas others believe that the channel effectively conceals the vulgar scenes.
Another issue that is time and again raised is “the show cheating the suspects by alluring them”. If the above statement is taken into consideration the show and the channel would be prosecuted under Section 415 of Indian Penal Code. The punishment for cheating is prescribed in Section 417 of I.P.C. i.e. 1 year imprisonment/ fine/ both.
Recently MNS had also objected on the show. Interestingly it was not on grounds of conduct of participants but on the use of word Bombay instead of Mumbai by one of the female participants spying on her boy friend. However the channel denied any threats from MNS. It has announced on the show that the city must be referred as Mumbai from now on.
The program is still on a nascent stage and to comment on the credibility of the same would be too early. The channel has the defence of showcasing the truth and therefore may not be tried for defamation. Moreover the undercover agents are directed by the organizers of the show not to induce the perpetrator in any sense. Till now the show is providing entertainment to the audience, relief to the innocent participants, punishment to the infidels and profits to the sponsors. In such circumstances even if the show is entirely plotted won’t it be a kin to other fiction serials showcased on television?