Did you manage to catch the first episode of “Traffic” by MTV, MTV EXIT and Anurag Kashyap? If not, then you must. The show is an eye opener for today’s youth and throws light on the dark side of human life. The show elaborates on the various forms of human trafficking.
We all know how the business of human trafficking has increased over the years. Many innocent childhoods are lost due to it. Kashyap is known for his niche cinema and out of the box thinking. It makes us glad to know that Bollywood is beyond just “masala” stories when it comes to some directors.
The second episode of Traffic continues to throw light upon the matter by telling the story of a girl who is forced into marriage. The marriage takes place for trafficking. The story revolves around Harimati, a young girl from Assam. She is wooed by a man who promises her a better life and takes her to Delhi. Eventually, she doubts her husband’s actions as things aren’t quite as they seem. The story is about her struggle to escape from the terrible life that might await her. She acquires her freedom with the help of her family and Anti Kidnapping Cell (AKC) and the NGO Shakti Vahini.
An intense story, you wouldn’t wanna miss.
The show might be too dark for some but it is real. In further episodes, it will discuss domestic servitude, forced marriage, being forced into prostitution, enslavement in a foreign land, organ trafficking and bonded labour.
Anchor and Producer, “Traffic”, Anurag Kashyap said, “Over the last few years, I have wanted to work on a project on human trafficking. So when I was approached by MTV for ‘Traffic’, I was thrilled. Through these films, I want to reach out to my fans, especially the youngsters and make them aware of the perils of trafficking.”
The show covers the journey of five people, five stories. It shows how they got into this dark world and managed to come out it victorious by building strength to ask for help. Traffic promises to be engaging with a gripping format, forcing its viewers to think.
The whole run of the show comprises of five short films. It began on February 28th and airs every Friday at 7pm on MTV. Do catch it!