Amrita TV’s Kathayalla, Ithu Jeevitham is a TV courtroom in which real life disputes and genuine conflicts arising in a family frame work are put forward, mediated and settled to the satisfaction of all concerned, through a presentation that has the all drama of films while retaining the authenticity of real life.
Slated to be launched on May 29th , this unconventional concept which has set new standards in social commitment will be telecast every Saturday and Sunday from 6.30 to 7.30 pm.
Vidhubala, the charming heroine of the `1970s who bid farewell at the height of her career, comes back into center stage after a 25 year hiatus as the anchor/moderator of the show.
This pioneering programme on legal counseling is the 1st show in which the final solution will be legitimized by the KELSA (Kerala Legal Services Authority) seal.
Many families have chapters of strife and discord somewhere in its history. Most of the time these are petty altercations and minor disagreements which instead of getting settled often leads to unbridgeable rifts for which the family seeks legal recourse.
While the law is fair and just, it is bounded within a judicial framework wherein everything has to be substantiated by proof and corroborated by evidence, which may not be forthcoming in a family feud or marital incompatibility.
Kathayalla, Ithu Jeevitham is a first of its kind Real-Life Real-Time Show which brings together, on a common platform, conflict-ridden individuals, families, siblings, relatives who have shattered their lives fighting court battles over issues which seem to be irreconcilable. It is a blunt and open discussion of every aspect of the conflict by the disputants and their families, under the mediating influence of the panel of experts and anchor .The expert council consists of famous advocates, eminent psychologists and dedicated social workers.
Kathayalla, Ithu Jeevitham brings under its preview all the problems that sows the seeds of strife in a family: marital disharmony, dowry harassments, divorce cases, fraud, treachery, cheating, ownership disputes, gender discrimination, workplace victimization, paternity suits, cruelty, the problems of old age.
It opens with each complainant giving their version of the affair; next the friends ,family and neighbors of each defendant lends the weight of their testimony to the arguments ; followed by a round of counseling, mediation and negotiation by the anchor and expert panel with the contesting parties, leading to a final settlement of the problem.
Each case concludes with the resolution of the conflict and the drawing up of an agreement, executed to the satisfaction of and with the full consent of both the parties involved, which will be stamped by KELSA .
A seal of Kelsa will legitimize it to the extent of making it equivalent to a court order ; the agreement becomes final, binding and irrevocable, not only legally binding on all the disputants and cannot be challenged in any court of law.
As a CSR initiative, Amrita TV invites Companies to come forward as a Philanthropy Partner and sponsor Rs 5000 per case, as PRATHYASA NIDHI or Gift of Hope for every case that is settled during the course of the program.
“Katha Alla Ithu Jeevitham”—which actually translates into, ‘Not a Story, But Raw Life’ has a framework wherein socio-legal bodies, NGOs etc join hands with Amrita TV to transform lives full of hatred and suspicion into a future of mutual trust and faith.
The programme facilitates a clearing up of the misunderstanding between the contestants in public in a bid to arrive at a mutually acceptable agreement that heals the breach and brings about a reconciliation. “Katha Alla Ithu Jeevitham” is an out-of-court settlement forum where resolution of conflicts is sought through dialogue & discussion in a spirit of harmony and empathy.