After a lot of thought, a sleepless night, and 1200 mL of Wagh Bakri, the Madras Mokka team came up with a logical(and probably the only) explanation as to why Rahul Gandhi would make a fool out of himself (like he did )on prime-time television-on Jan 27th. Superficially, it may seem like his age and IQ are the same-for giving irrelevant answers in an interview, seeming to not understand questions, and believing that people actually take him seriously and things like that. But, this man- RG, appears to be a patron of the arts. That side of him has never been exposed to the main stream media. Frankly Speaking with Arnab Goswami(aired on Jan 27th) was the first show ever(ever ever ever ever!! ever..ever! EVER!) to capture that side of this multifaceted personality. Researches on fictions about RG was an eye opener.
Right from a very young age, Rahul Gandhi has been someone who adores and appreciates the diversity of India. He believes that cultural exchanges between various corners of the country are very important to restore unity. It is this thought, that encouraged him to finance a lot of remake movies.
In an interview to MasalaVada Times, he said "It was my idea to remake Ghajini(2008-Hindi) from Ghajini(2005-Tamil). Though, I don't understand why Aamir Khan looked different in the Tamil version. Interestingly, I have observed this phenomenon in a lot of other remakes as well. " When the reporter asked about what made him incline towards cinema as a medium,what other movies has he helped to be remade, and does he have plans of remaking Hollywood movies; he said "This is not something new to me. I believe exchange of ideas is healthy. Exchange of arts is exchange of culture. In fact, I am remaking some Japanese movies, and Hollywood movies to improve our Foreign Exchange. Like I said, this is not new to me. I have been involved with a lot of remakes in the past as well. It was my idea to remake Gol Maal, the 1979 Hindi movie into Thillu Mullu, the 1981 Tamil movie. It was my idea to remake Rakhi(1962) from Pasamalar(1961), and Aadmi(1968)from Aalayamani(1962)." When the interviewer interrupted and asked him-"Were you not born in 1970? How could you have helped the remakes of movies in the 1960s?" He replied "So what? I didn't let that bog me down. Now, let me ask you a question. Do you want to live in an India that bogs you down by the things you were saying just now? Or do you want an open system in India? Don't you want the women of India to be empowered?"
Sources close to RG, asserted that he is trying to broaden his horizons. After being an integral part of a lot of remakes(of movies) for the past 5 decades(or more), he is now trying to remake some TV shows. Our sources further went on to say that he was interested in re-re-making Koffee with Karan because he missed out on remaking the show. Rahul Gandhi, learning from his previous mistake, didn't want anyone else to remake Adhu Idhu Edhu (That This Which!) (please click the wiki link to understand what the show is about if you don't know). So, he took up the self-assigned mission on popularizing the TV show. He felt, Adhu Idhu Edhu, which is currently aired only in a regional language, caters to a very small population. He thought, if he managed to produce/enact/demonstrate the show in English and Hindi, it will get a wide recognition that it truly deserves. So, his interview with Arnab on Frankly Speaking was actually a grand-scale commercial for the National version of Adhu Idhu Edhu. RG, believed in the concept and its potential to become a hit reality show. He wanted to engage the whole country in the game show- as an audience in some parts, and as participants in one of the segments.
Now with that information from our sources, Madras Mokka tried to breakdown each segment of the show and how RG executed his master plan.