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Satyamevjayate – Going beyond a Talk Show to become a Documentary
My Review of Aamir Khan’s new programme on television telecast today
A personal touch and a sincere effort is what strikes you in the first episode. The television show tackles one problem of India’s many and tries to bring it out from mere statistics of news papers to a more human level of emotional truth. Dry facts can make you think but emotions can move you stronger to action is what Aamir deeply recognizes and is true.
Its not that we don’t know of female infanticide taking place in India but it just does not happen in our personal world and thus we are not part of its reality. The show holds your hand and forces you to see and hear human stories of struggle and takes you in the midst of the reality emotionally, politically and intellectually.
The treatment of the show is as basic including the sets, the approach and treatment. It is the format of a talk show with its appeal in witnessing real people and listening to their stories but Aamir does not stop at that he tries to involve researches, doctors active in the filed so that it takes the programme to a deeper purpose of understanding the issue and giving a complete picture to reflect. Importantly statistics with human stories and breaking of myths that the illiterate poor are the people in India that are most responsible for this evil but its the middle class, upper middle class well educated docters, lawyers, PHD individuals who are at the forefront of the continuation of such a inhuman act. What really is at the core of this action and their desires is what it leaves you with, what makes these individuals commit such atrocities. Its in perceptions and mindsets that lie the power of change and that is not necessarily achieved by dry education or brute money.
What is the society that we are part of, what is the present and what will be the future is what the show addresses and I must congratulate Aamir in his attempts to reach out and speak up for what he believes in.
Newspapers and news channels do report these stories but hoping that Aamir’s voice will help make it reach the ordinary man and make a difference.
The female gender – a mother, a sister, a daughter, a wife… but above all a human being an individual just like a man …why does some sections of society forget this basic fact.
Three cheers for Aamir Khan and his team
By Oorvazi Irani
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