I watched Satyamev Jayate by Aamir Khan last Sunday and was totally impressed by it.
Aamir Khan is trying something similar to what Oprah Winfrey has been doing on her show for quite a few years in the US – trying to bring to public attention typical issues, that we have all heard of, spoken about, but not paid attention to.
He is also quite upfront in stating that he is not trying to bring any one to justice or pin point who is at fault. He is only making an attempt to show facts as it is and let people decide what should be done, if anything should be done about it.
The show I watched was about ‘domestic violence’ and I was so impressed by it that I started taking down notes about it and also recorded it for future reference. As I was watching it, I realized that people who do not know Hindi, will not be able to get the full information discussed in the show.
As usual, the light bulb went off and I thought, why not write about it here on my blog so that it will be beneficial to everyone (or even approach Aamir and ask him if I can handle the language translation in local languages so that it can be retelecast in local languages all over India). After further researching, I realized Aamir Khan writes a column in The Hindu every monday on this topic, so (as usual) I realized I was late to the party 🙂 . I still feel it is a good idea to write about it, as I noticed Aamir writes his thoughts on the same topic, but I really want to bring out the facts and contents of what was discussed during the show, which will surely compliment what he is doing on tv and writing in the newspaper. Lets see how that one goes 🙂
If you are interested in making any change to the way things happen in India, or have even thought about it, I recommend this show to you – it is at 11am IST Sunday and retelecast at 9pm IST Sunday on Star Plus.