There are very few people in India who haven’t watched Satyamev Jayate. Since the show is also being aired on Doordarshan, it has been able to reach even the remotest places where Cable network is yet to set its foot.
Satyameva Jayate the brain child of Aamir Khan is addressing issues like female infanticide, child sexual abuse, dowry etc. The show has been applauded by the majority of the people. It has also infuriated a few doctors who claim that the doctors are shown in bad light. Despite this the show has been well received.
There might be cynics amongst us who question the credibility of the show and its makers. A few of them might say the show could no good to anybody, except the makers of the show and their sponsors. Perhaps the makers will make a few bucks, so what? Can we not look at the larger good. If not anything, the show is making people aware. Awareness in my opinion is a virtue.
Having said all this, I cannot help asking this question.
Would Satyameva Jayate be as popular as it is today; if Aamir Khan wasn’t a part of it?
For most of us including me, the reason we all sat in front of our TV sets, when the first episode of Satyameva Jayate was aired was Aamir Khan. Aamir Khan, over the years has branded himself remarkably well and the audience can be sure that any film or TV show associated with him will be worth a watch. True to our expectations, Aamir Khan and his team have delivered a great show. This show deserves all the accolades for the way it addresses the sensitive issues.
But (without taking away any credit from the show) “Would Satyameva Jayate be so popular if it were hosted and produced by a lesser known face ? ” No doubt we are a celebrity fixated nation. We don’t mind giving Shah Rukh Khan all the credit when the team
partly owned by him wins the IPL. (Sorry, for deviating from the topic but I couldn’t help saying it.)
Do we need celebrities to draw audience to a show as good as Satyameva Jayate?
Do share your thoughts on this.
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