EVV Satyanarayana, an Indian director, screenwriter and producer born on 10th June 1956, created Appula Appa Rao, a character in a Telugu movie who takes bad loans from people and doesn’t repay them. He even takes loans from an MLA candidate.
MLA character pleads with Appa Rao’s Character
In our current political scenario, taking loans is perceived as greatness. Money mismanagement is heroism. Coincidence may be, but Appa Rao had inspired another Rao from a state in India to take big loans of a whopping 2,83,452 crore till October 2022.
EVV Satynarayana must be smiling from the heavens, how did I guess so correctly and made a movie Appula Appa Rao, a story of a person who lives with loans?
The Appula Apparao in this movie makes people beg to pay back their loans. People recite his name even on death bed hoping against hope that he will come and repay his loan. The condition of people is also so bad across states in India, where they have to pay huge taxes because of loans taken by states.
A patient dies on the hospital bed after waiting so long for Appa Rao
As we celebrate today, the birth anniversary of EVV Satyanarayana, we must also understand that movies like Appula Appa Rao might look unrealistic and funny. But, in reality, many states are taking big loans, spending in an unplanned manner. Their advertisements are paid from taxpayer pockets and at the end like the patient in this movie the citizen will be shocked to hear the loan amount of the state and how it will affect our children who have to pay the amount for nothing of their fault.
Appa Rao might have got a chance to buy a lottery ticket, but there will be no lottery tickets for states. Their only chance to remove debts is by creating wealth and removing debts.
Oh! And giving freebies like this happening in Karnataka will only make it an Appa Rao, a state with lots of loans.
Welfare is not synonymous with freebies.