MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA MAY 30 , 2012 01.15 A.M.
In this age of television almost all the stars of Indian silver – screen have already made their television debut . Aamir Khan was the only exception . On May 06 , 2012 he also made his TV debut with his Talk Show ” Satyamev Jayate “ and created history .
His television show ” Satyamev Jayate “ was aired simultaneously on Star Plus and other channels within Star Network along with D.D. National . In the history of Indian Television , it is the first show to achieve this feat . Apart from Hindi , it is dubbed in Tamil , Telugu , Malayalam , Marathi and Bengali .
Till date 4 episodes have been out and they dealt with various burning social issues :
1st Episode – May 06, 2012 – ” Daughters Are Precious ” [Female Foeticide]
2nd Episode – May 13, 2012 – ” Break The Silence ” [Child Sexual Abuse]
3rd Episode – May 20, 2012 – ” Marriage or Marketplace ” [Dowry]
4th Episode – May 27 , 2012 – ” Every Life Is Precious ” [Medical Malpractices]
As expected the show garnered 4.27 TRP . First episode was viewed by 9 crore people .Riding on the wave of public sympathy and word of mouth publicity , ” Satyamev Jayate “ , topped the popularity chart . It created positive buzz and generated public outcry on the issues it dealt with .
As expected , rivals and critics and jealous friends and die – hard nay – sayers panned the show . They started finding faults with everything related to the show .
A minister in Rajasthan government lashed at Aamir Khan and said that instead of hosting the show , he should come to Rajasthan and work for the people . May I ask what is his job ? Why is he elected ? Aamir Khan brought an issue in his notice . Instead of acting with alacrity and acting against the culprits , he is finding faults with the show .
There was some comments in the press that Aamir Khan is charging fee for hosting the show . May I ask why should he not charge his professional fee ? Instead of hosting some inane show like his contemporaries , he is hosting a show which is bringing some burning social issues for public debate .
A journalist tweeted that Aamir Khan should think about his first wife and only then talk about these issues . May I ask why is he so concerned about Aamir Khan’s first wife ? Two adults mutually decide to terminate their marriage without acrimony and bickering and moreover his first wife is not accusing Aamir Khan for cruelty or anything , then why is this journalist raking up a private issue ?
A journalist of Hindustan Times wrote that instead of making people cry , Aamir Khan should try to create laughter . 4th episode was not weepy at all . It was entertaining and at the same time informative . Her criticism about the near perfect reaction and well – timed teary eyes also fail to impress . When you are narrating a personal tragedy , you don’t need acting skills . Tears come naturally and reaction is instantaneous . Her criticism is cussed and lacks sensitivity .
According to me above mentioned criticisms are result of some jealous minds and envious rivals . ” Satyamev Jayate “ exposed their mediocrity and they are now naked in the open . So their factotum and some paid – journos are fanning the falsehood .
There was a news item that the show failed to generate viewership and that the TRP is only 3.01 . But soon final verdict was out and now it is a known fact that the actual TRP is 4.27 . According to Television Audience measurement the show reached out to 4.96 million people . 1 lakh people tried calling Aamir Khan during the show .
Several topics related to the show were trending on twitter and were among top 5 . Even before the first episode ended , it got 2,254 tweets on micro – blogging site , twitter . Due to huge and unprecedented traffic the official website ; http://www.satyamevjayate.in crashed as soon as the first episode ended . On Google Trends also the show was top search in India . The show’s official page on Facebook has received more than 9,71,000 likes .
Hindustan Times conducted an online poll where 88% viewers have voted that they liked the show . 7% remained undecided and only 5% felt that the show failed to impress .
Need I say anything more ? But there were some honest and saner voices also .
Some eminent personalities like ; Siddharth Basu and Newspapers like ; Hindustan Times and Wall Street Journal have compared the show with Oprah Winfrey Show . To compare ” Satyamev Jayate “ with Oprah Winfrey Show is a great honour . I totally agree with the view .
MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA
- Tweets: Aamir’s ‘Satyamev Jayate’, episode 4 (ibnlive.in.com)
- Satyamev Jayate (shreyapandey.wordpress.com)
- Satyamev Jayate – an Eye Opener (socyberty.com)
- Analysis of today’s Twitter conversations around Aamir Khan’s #SatyamevJayate (blogworks.in)
- Jaya Hey to Jai Ho to Jayate: Sumana Roy (kafila.org)
- Satyamev Jayate and The world Tomorrow (thejeshgn.com)
- Satyamev Jayate, Porn on TV?Aamir You have A child? (ramanan50.wordpress.com)
- Satyamev Jayate: The impact of Aamir Khan’s show (ibnlive.in.com)
- Aamir strikes gold on TV too (savedaughters19.wordpress.com)
- Satyamev Jayate: Aamir targets corrupt doctors (ibnlive.in.com)
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