Pilot episode of Aamir's 'Satyamev Jayate' - Your thoughts?
The pilot episode of the hugely anticipated Aamir Khan's TV debut 'Satyamev Jayate' was aired today. Though the format of the show was closely guarded, one kind of had an inkling about it.
In today's episode Aamir Khan talked about one of the most grave issues affecting India - female infanticide. Women who were forced to or unknowingly aborted a girl child were interviewed. The aam junta were asked about thier views on various aspects of the issue.
Now coming to my question. What were you thoughts on this episode? I being a huge Oprah fan felt the need for this kind of a show in India. Though Aamir does not come close to Oprah in all departments, I did feel the issue was well discussed and many a myths busted which is the need of the day.
Aamirs expressions looked a bit contrived at times. But I am going to forgo my teeny-weeny discomforts regarding the episode for the sake of the bigger issue being discussed. At any time, I did not feel I was watching Aamir the star which I think is a huge achievement.
I really hope the episode gathers mass viwership and does create a positive impact in our society and in the Indian minds. This show I feel must become a required viewing for all Indians.
P.S: After long I watched TV with my mom and family that too on a Sunday morning. Brings back memories from the good old DD days.
Satyamev Jayate. Jai Hindustan!