By: Raghav Wasan
Roll no: A-034
Well done, Abba!
Well Done Abba narrates the tale of Armaan Ali (Boman) who works as a driver with a big businessman in Mumbai. He takes a 1 month leave from his boss to find a husband for his daughter but returns only after 3 months on account of a special govt. scheme he comes to find out about during his stay in the village. He finds out that the state government has started a special scheme under which those living under the poverty line will be given a sufficient amount to build a well on their land. But when he decides to avail of this scheme, he has to face corruption at every drop of the hat. Eventually, he ends up with literally no money in hand to dig the actual well. Reason? Every single person involved in this scheme ends up looting his share of pie from the amount the government had sanctioned. But his fiery daughter decides to turn the table back on all the corrupt officials" heads. Their plan works and things spiral so much out of control that the Government gets on the verge of a collapse.
The objective of this assignment is to elaborate and innumerate the problems highlighted in the movie and then to take any govt. poverty alleviation program and examine its efficacy and the problems related therein.
Problems showcased in the movie:
There are a number of problems in our Indian villages that have been captured in the movie, well done, Abba. A few of the problems that are clearly shown are:
* Water shortage in the villages. There are no wells in the villages and people have to travel 3 km to get it from a common well. This is shown in the earlier part of the movie when Armaan Ali returns to his village and offers water to the rickshaw wala and his daughter snaps and tells him that there is no water in the village well and she has to go as far as 3 km to fetch water every day.
* Another problem that is highlighted is of money loaning. People still prefer to take...