Bank Robbery: Penetrating the Walls of Bank Privatisation

Bank Robbery: Penetrating the walls of Bank Privatisation

The neo-liberal policies have definitely prompted smile in the faces of certain individuals in India. A definite cure from the economic ailments, which was somewhat guaranteed by some of the leading global financial institutions. What more a government could do, other than surrendering itself to their terms and conditions. Was the Indian government fooled? Absolutely not. It was their continuous and conscious effort which enabled them to incline towards a free economy.

 A free economy that promised the nation to stand and enjoy equal business rights with the global players. Ultimately, resulting to a side lined government eventually withdrawing its roles from the public sector enterprises – Banking, Insurance, and Education. A much awaited policy that opened up new avenues for the business tycoons, actually converting the small and medium enterprises into mere spectators.

The post 90 era, with its entire economic dimension, have literally handed over the “LICENSE TO LOOT” to few individuals. The individuals, those own the means of production. For nearly two decades, India witnessed series of plunder. Plunder in Vannanchal, plunder in mountains, plunder in natural resources, and plunder in wealth and human resource.

However, “Bank Robbery” is a simple visual outlay that tries to replicate the crisis in the banking sector. I have tried to portray a worse off return to its depositors, prior to its changing ownership. The institution that was once owned by the government is now being headed by a private individual. The extent of exploitation is no less than a robbery that deprives its depositors from enjoying better returns. The storyline is simple, especially designed to reach to the mass without any complex data and statistics. More so, it is a tale of few minutes that tries to expose the very class character of a producer in the context of this economy.


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