'If it affects mental health...': Frustrated over repeated telecast of Amitabh Bachchan's Sooryavansham, man writes letter to Set Max
A man drafted a letter in Hindi sharing his frustration with watching Amitabh Bachchan's Sooryavansham countless times on Set Max. Several netizens related to his letter.
The 1999 family drama Sooryavansham starring Amitabh Bachchan and the late Soundarya is one of the most viewed movies on Sony Max. It has attained cult status and inspired several memes after its repeated telecasts over the years on the channel. Recently, a man, bored with watching countless re-runs of the movie, wrote an honest and hilarious letter to the channel asking them to stop its telecast. He also asked the channel who will they consider responsible if the film will affect mental health.
The man drafted the letter in Hindi that read, "Nivedan hai ki aapke channel ko Sooryavansham feature film ke telecast ka theka prapt hua hai, aapki krupa se hum aur humara parivar Heera Thakur aur unke parivar (Radha, Gauri, and etc) ko aache se jaan chuke hai. Main aapke channel se yeh jaanna chahta hoon ki aapka channel ab tak kitni baar iss film ka prasaran kar chuka hai? Bhavishya mein kitni baar aur iss film aur telecast kiya jayega. Yadi humari maansik stithi pe iska viprit asar (paagalpan) aata hai. Toh iska jimmedar kaun hoga? Krupa suchna dene ka kasth kare. (Your channel has the viewing rights of the film. I and my family are well-versed with Heera Thakur and his family. I want to know how many times you have telecast the film. Also, how many times will you telecast in the future as well? If the film affects our mental health, whom should we consider responsible? Kindly let me know)."
Just minutes after his letter surfaced on the internet, several netizens find it relatable. One user wrote, "This can happen only in India! A man’s frustration over repeated telecast of a super flow movie becomes a news! Thanks God but sumone cud feel the way i too felt." Another user reacted, "This is from every indian who watches sony set max. Bhaiya. Aur bhi 2-3 films hai wo bhi add kardo (There are 2-3 more films, kindly add those as well)." “Ohh bhaisabh... next level frustration (Man! this is next level frustration),” added a netizen.
Meanwhile, Amitabh Bachchan’s Sooryavansham features him in a dual role. At the time of its release, the film received a mixed response and tanked at the box office. Later, Sony Max bought the rights to the movie and its satellite telecast became a success.