Everywhere in the world, when you say you have a “good news” to share, people would usually expect you to tell them a surprise — a long-awaited promotion, a house or a car, you know just normal things that are important. In India, however, “good news” has come to mean only one thing, especially if you are newly married — pregnancy. And mind you, you are going to totally ruin their day, if your so-called good news is just a 10 million lottery, instead of a baby!
Yes, in spite of how obsessed Indians are with IITs and IIMs, even if you secured an admission in one these prestigious institutes, it will not come anywhere near the ultimate bliss your “good news” is going to give them. As a social commentary on this mindset of the society, Sophia Ashraf has come up with a hilarious video called “The Good News Song”. Ashraf is popular for her ‘Kodaikanal Won’t’ campaign against the Hindustan Unilever Limited.
Released by the Blush Channel, the song is an animated conversation between a mother and her daughter (both Ashraf herself), about the “good news” that involves a protruding belly and a human growing inside her.
When the traditional looking mother asks her daughter with hopeful eyes if there’s any good news, the daughter more than willingly starts serenading the “good news” to her mother. A great hair day, 200 likes on her latest meme, the release of Narcos’ new season are just few of the many great things that happened to her on the day.
But that’s no good, right!
On being asked again and again, the daughter tells how she scored 1200 in her SAT, how her boss absolutely loved her presentation, etc. The mother would have none of it, until she hears it from her daughter.
So do you think there was any “good news”? Watch the video here.
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