Review: Aamir Khan’s ‘Satyamev Jayatev’ stirs souls

Gayatri Sankar

Have you ever really felt what it feels like when a strong current of emotions gushes down your veins and creates a lump in your throat and leaves your eyes moist! Have you ever been able to look beyond what your eyes show? If not then follow ‘Satyamev Jayate’.

Aamir Khan has done it. The perfectionist has indeed proved why he is called so! The magnanimous personality has struck gold with his debut TV show ‘Satyamev Jayate’ that promises to unearth the human in you. The show is not about TRPs and a rat race that believes in slinging mud at rivals. It’s a sincere effort that makes people hope and gives people the courage to stand up against the unsocial.

As commoners share their real life dreadful experiences on the show, Aamir unravels their emotional trauma and uncovers truth that the society is unaware of or perhaps chooses to act ignorant.

The opening episode showed agonized mothers from different walks of life braving all odds and sharing their experiences on national TV. Narrating what they underwent when they were carrying a female child and how they were duped to abort their babies. The show is an eye opener that will clear disillusioned minds that believed that female foeticide is predominately practiced by the so called “uneducated” class and in the rural region. And you will be stunned to realize how much it’s untrue.

As the show stepped into its next segment, Aamir connected with a group of unmarried men in Haryana through 3G link. On being asked by Aamir as to why they are still bachelors, they said there are hardly any women left. And one of the witty singleton almost in his mid thirties asked Aamir if Bollywood’s most eligible bachelor Salman Khan could lead their team!

The show grips you and leaves you dumfounded! You will be left asking for more and would wish the show never ends. ‘Satyamev Jayate’ played host to a couple of daring journalists, Meena Sharma and Shripal Shaktawat from Rajasthan who conducted sting operations at a number of clinics and hospitals across India that practiced the heinous act of murdering a female child in the mother’s womb. Through the show, Aamir has helped in creating a public forum and has promised to write to the Chief Minister of Rajasthan to set up Fast track courts to settle the impending cases against the doctors caught red handed in the state.

‘Satyamev Jayate’ will make you unlearn all the wrong you have learnt and discover that compassionate human your soul wishes to be.

So, if you want to awaken your conscience then follow Aamir, place your right hand on your heart and say ‘Satyamev Jayate’.