TO INSTILL “committed patriotism and nationalism”, the Supreme Court Wednesday ordered that “all the cinema halls in India shall play the national anthem before the feature film starts and all present in the hall are obliged to stand up to show respect to the national anthem” as a part of their “sacred obligation”
Raj Thackeray has welcomed the decision, but he has added a new twist in the tale. According to Raj, every movie with a Pakistani actor will have to start with the National Anthem played 5 times so that people become more nationalist while watching such movies.
Raj Thackeray is known for such forced nationalism initiatives, just like the one he did during the release of ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil‘. At that time the producers had to shelve 5 Crs for the movie’s release, but this time they at least don’t have to let go any money.
The Supreme Court order directing cinema halls to play the national anthem before screening to “instill committed patriotism and nationalism” has received mixed reactions from legal experts with a few terming it as “judiciary’s over-enthusiasm” and others saying playing it and respecting it won’t cause any harm
But some people are using the National Anthem verdict for their own good. Some of the Mumbai Offices have started playing the national anthem throughout the day so that their employees are always on their toes and don’t doze off while working.
Hearing the National Anthem keeps the employees full of energy and also in a standing position so that they don’t sleep or take a power nap after their lunch break.
Many bosses of MNCs are having the national anthem as their caller tune so that every subordinate who calls them would talk to them in a standing position and give respect to them which they never deserved.