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Posted: 11 May 2010 at 12:44pm | IP Logged
Has anyone seen the new show Geet Hui Sabse Parayi? It is about an innocent naive girl who somewhat willingly marries an NRI her parents and grandfather hurriedly choose out for her and then finds herself abandoned in the airport the next day by her so called husband. She and her family then find out that the whole wedding was a fake (the Pundit was fake) and the man (Dev) married her for her money and property, and now that he has it, he has no need for her. Not only that, he was previous already married and his first wife assisted him with the whole plan in duping Geet and her family. Now both Dev and Naintara (his wife) have run away with Geet's jewelry, and money. The rest of the show is about how Geet fights for her innocence and truth and proves to everyone that she can get back everything she lost and how she is not at fault for what Dev did.
 
 
It's actually a pretty good serial....but I was wary about the fact whether shows and movies like this make it seem like all NRI marriages are bad? Does it show NRS in a bad light or does it simply serve as a warning to those families who rush into such marriages without checking into the background of the groom's family?


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Not all NRI marriages are bad, but this serial seems to be based on real-life incidents.
 
 
Dreaming of a good life in Britain, Satwant Kaur landed at Heathrow to start her new life with her husband, far removed from her village in Punjab.

She found him waiting at the airport entrance. Visibly happy, he took her suitcase and passport telling her to wait while he fetched his car. He never returned. The distraught bride waited and waited. In tears, she sought the help of some Sikh staff at Heathrow. She had no idea of her husband's address.

Nowhere to go, the Sikhs took her to the nearest gurudwara at Southhall. The community tried to locate her husband without success. Then they re-applied for her passport, raised money for her ticket and arranged for her to return home. For no fault of hers, Satwant Kaur is abandoned.

This is just one of the 15,000 marriages of NRI grooms and Indian brides that turned dreams into nightmares.

The often repeated tragedy: an NRI boy lands in Punjab, marries a local girl, pockets the cash dowry and leaves for Britain - never doing anything to get his wife over who waits in vain. Often, these new brides find after their arrival in Britain, the US or Canada that their husbands have already got a local 'live in' or a wife and children too.

When challenged, they claim their parents forced them to marry an Indian hoping he would give up his live-in partner or divorce his wife. The anguished NRI widows and their furious parents suffer with NRI marriage frauds. To address these problems, a workshop was held recently by the Ministry of Overseas Indians, the National Commission for Women (NCW) and NGOs in Chandigarh.

Many horror stories of NRI widows were related and a number of solutions were discussed. Punjab has 15,000 such registered cases and NRI husbands have abandoned an estimated 30,000 Indian women. The workshop was shocked to learn that 1,200 women from Punjab are living in shelters across Britain. The NRI marriage racket also involves Indian grooms. Many young men see their marriage with an NRI girl a passport to the good life abroad.

These growing numbers of 'passport weddings' enjoin an Indian and a NRI holding British, American and Canadian citizenships. NCW chairperson Girija Vyas called for establishing women's cells in Indian embassies abroad to tackle the offences in NRI weddings. She pointed out the need to enhance support systems for women trapped in distress situations in alien lands.

The State Department had long ago issued an advisory on US citizens of Indian origin who came to India to marry but were charged with crimes related to dowry. The Canadian embassy has also citied a growing number of Indo-Canadians involved in martial frauds and dowry abuse. The British high commission in India has been dealing with such cases for a long time.

The Ministry for Overseas Indian Affairs fully recognises the urgent need to safeguard unsuspecting brides and their parents seeking marriage alliances with overseas Indians. The ministry is developing policies for gender and marriage issues; setting up an advisory group and overseas Indian centres in the US, the Gulf and Malaysia to provide legal, medical and social counselling for victims of failed marriages besides a helpline.

The ministry has published a booklet on 'Marriages to Overseas Indians', offering guidelines to avoid these matrimonial horrors. But the publication has been roundly criticised in the NRI world, especially the US. A spokesperson for the Save Indian Family Movement in the US maintained that the booklet suggests that NRIs are cruel, arrogant and frauds. Moreover, it only mentions women's rights but not any rights for men.

The NCW has committed itself to drafting comprehensive legislation to tackle offences in NRI marriages by November. This will be done after more regional workshops to be organised in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and New Delhi to cover the special circumstances in these states.

These laws will have teeth only if they can be enforced in foreign countries of the spouses of NRI marriages - mainly Britain, Canada and the US. So bilateral treaties need to be signed with these countries.

In the meantime the marriages go on. A practical solution is for the prospective Indian brides or grooms to make inquiries about the martial status and bona fides of the spouses with overseas Indian associations, cultural bodies, sports and women's clubs if their database is publicised in India. This way NRI leaders can turn the tide for brides like Satwant Kaur. From By Kul Bhushan (IANS) London, (A media consultant to a UN Agency, Kul Bhushan previously worked abroad as a newspaper editor and has travelled to over 55 countries. He lives in New Delhi and can be contacted at: kulbhushan2038@gmail.com)

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Posted: 11 May 2010 at 2:18pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by SholaJoBhadkey

Not all NRI marriages are bad, but this serial seems to be based on real-life incidents.
 
 
 
Wow, that was really shocking, never knew about it.Shocked
 
Yes, this serial is unique in a way that it is based on real life incidents, and though it sometimes drags the story like any other serial, it is interesting in that it portrays the negative side of some NRI marriages.
 
One of my cousins had an NRI marriage, and she and her hubby are living happily in Germany. I have heard of many NRI marriages which became successful because parents from both sides were careful and took care, but only recently have I heard of such cases. It is why I am drawn to this show Geet....I am interested to see where the creatives take the story, and whether they'll end it realistically or dramatically.

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Posted: 11 May 2010 at 2:21pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by Ice-Thinker

NRIs can be bad too ... just like any local Indian...

Serials like to dramatize things ... its the way to earn more cash ... sow something dramatic ... the Geet story (as you described) seems preety dramatic...

 
 
So far, the show isn't really unrealistic or dramatic, except for the Visa/Passport part, where it seemed like the creatives hurried things to move the show along, but other than that, the whole abandonment part was taken well and seemed realistic to me.
 
But who knows? Every serial likes to compete with the other shows for TRPs, so I'm wary how long Geet will go being such a good interesting show before it becomes melodramatic, hope it doesn't though. It's the only show I watch on TV now....used to watch Pratigya but it got boring and melodramatic for me.Unhappy

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Posted: 11 May 2010 at 4:17pm | IP Logged
The serial is about how bad marriages are, NRI is just a subplot

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Posted: 11 May 2010 at 4:22pm | IP Logged
Typical soapish BS.

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