Kathayalla Ithu Jeevitham Completed 750 On Amrita TV
Kathayalla Ithu Jeevitham, Amrita TV’s reformist family courtroom show that is making a deep impact on the socio-legal fabric of the society by mending lives that had come undone at the seams, has crossed 750 episodes. Anchored by yesteryear matinee idol Vidhubala Ambat, Kathayalla Ithu Jeevitham which has eluded genre-slotting and has transcended the confines of traditional TV shows, is telecast Monday to Thursday at 9.30 pm.
Kathayalla Ithu Jeevitham is founded on the legal maxim that justice delayed is justice denied and this adage is the propelling force of the programmme. Criminal offenses and other violations of the law demands prompt and immediate meting out of justice and a quick trial is at the very heart of an efficient justice system. But judiciaries the world over are excruciatingly slow, delayed by innumerable adjournments and multiplicity of appeals to appellate courts so that the verdict is often superfluous when it is finally delivered.
The cases of Kathayalla Ithu Jeevitham takes place in an informal courtroom setting in which the plaintiff, the defendant and their family members are present along with the moderator who keeps the proceedings in order, the entire scene being presided over by a panel of members from KELSA (Kerala Legal Services Authority) Both the litigants are given a fair hearing, the grey areas of their accounts are cleared up, the warring parties are brought together to thrash out the issue, helped out by judicious legal advice and impartial counseling. Finally a settlement acceptable to all is arrived at and the verdict is legitimized with the seal of KELSA, with the entire procedure being completed within a couple of days. Uninterrupted by repeated adjournments and case closed with an irrevocable final judgement, Kathyalla Ithu Jeevitham is an ideal example of fast track justice at its best.
While traditional litigations are costly affairs that drained the plaintiff’s resources, the trials held in Kathayalla Ithu Jeevitham doesn’t cost them a penny other than for the expense of posting the details of the case to the producer. All expenditure related to the case of both the accuser and respondent, including travel and accommodation are borne wholly by the channel, thus making the litigation easy on the client’s wallet.
In its single minded crusade to provide legal succor to the common man, Kathayalla Ithu Jeevitham has brought virtually every litigation in the legal horizon into its ambit-domestic discords, property disputes, corruption issues, financial frauds, missing persons, paternity suits and so on. The graph of the show is impressive with a high ratio of successes and few failures dotting its plot line. Unlike conventional courts in which the opposing attorney can only argue the case on behalf of their clients, the programme has the luxury of counseling and guiding the complainants through the quicksands of disharmony to the safe shores of rapprochements. Moreover the investigative wing of Kathayalla Ithu Jeevitham which has branches all over India can also track down missing persons who have given the slip to their families. Over a 100 litigants have been bailed out of their problems, many relations that have rusted apart have been welded to renewed strength and nearly 25 persons on the missing list have been unearthed by the team.
By providing a speedy trial which is a citizen’s fundamental constitutional right, Kathayalla Ithu Jeevitham that is fast becoming the refuge of those denied justice, is effecting a quiet revolution through the implementation of intelligent legal reforms.