I love dadu’s tales of the good old Calcutta of the ’50s. Today, Calcutta has hardly anything new to offer. Why did the city die? Even dadu resorts to silence on such questions. Today I see one more city going the Calcutta way- Mumbai. I read Rajiv Gandhi had once made a similar statement for Calcutta, but no one could save it. Maybe it was too late then. But now there is time for our leaders to save Mumbai.
Mumbai was always the epicentre of underworld in India. In Bollywood, once upon a time, nothing happened without the permission of Dawood. With the fall of Dawood, a new and much more troublesome threat has clouded over Mumbai. These three terrorists who claim themselves to be Marathi manoos are desperately breaking the integrity of the city which was once known for its diversity. Will the Maharashtrians understand and appreciate the necessity to go ahead and save Mumbai from these villains and their goons?
I’m strongly reminded of a beautiful song by Rafi saheb-Aye dil hai mushkil jeena yahan Zara hat ke zara bach ke, yeh hai Bombay meri jaan Beghar ko aawara yahan kehte has has Khud kaate gale sabke kahe isko business Ik cheez ke hain kai naam yahan Zara hat ke zara bach ke, yeh hai Bombay meri jaan