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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A journey.... a dream..... a revolution

Satyamev Jayate has become the television series responsible for changing not only the history of Indian television, but also bringing about changes amidst us, and in our selves. A reality series need not be scoffed at henceforth, not if it has the best intentions to usher positive social change, not even if it is aired on Sunday mornings in the slot which used to be referred to as the graveyard shift.
Aamir Khan has not just made a television series, he has helped us Indians envision a dream. Countless Indians have embarked on a journey that promises not to end with the culmination of the show (the series - many are already calling it the Season 1, expecting a Season 2 very soon - has just concluded a fortnight back), rather Aamir himself has said that it is the very beginning of the journey. Miles to go in the direction of total upliftment, equity and progress; the hurdles are too many, but the will to tackle them all has received a huge impetus. We are all passionate about our country, about the dream to make India a nation to be truly proud of; it would be a feat for us all to see the tears wiped off for good, to have teeming millions smiling for a better today and a promising tomorrow.
I would say that the show has revolutionized Indian television. I had been hugely apprehensive of the impact that the uniquely formatted show could have. So what if the show had a powerhouse anchor like Aamir Khan who was having his TV debut...... who expected masses to be awakened from their slumber to sit up and take note of the serious problems confronted by the citizens across the length and breadth of the country! I am pleasantly surprised to see the landmark response and the appeal generated by the same. People have not only been moved, charged by the vigor to harbinger positive changes, but opinions have been mobilized like never before! Unprecedented success has been garnered by the series, for which one must recognize the contribution of (apart from Aamir himself, the key-figure) the production house (Aamir Khan Productions Pvt. Ltd.), its entire team, especially the fabulous and in-depth research carried out by the research team, and, of course, the vision and perseverance of director Satyajit Bhatkal.

May the journey continue, may the dream reach fruition in the best possible way, may this revolution to make India a better nation in every way gain momentum each day - that is what I pray as we celebrate the 65th Independence Day of India.


Vishesh said...

Aamir's show has got the whole world sit up and take note, and more significantly has the youth brigade gear up to battle the centuries-old evils.

sumit said...

Aamir Khan's show has set a new benchmark, truly. He is the greatest in India's showbiz scene or celebdom, nationally and among the very best even internationally, isn't he?
Will be eager to have the series returns soon in its second season and more. After all we have miles to go..............!

saurabh said...

Isn't it just splendid that Satyamev Jayate has got Aamir Khan on the cover of the latest issue of Time Magazine? I think it is a rare honor, and a vindication of his tirade against child abuse, female foeticide, honor killing, casteist prejudices. I salute him, Aamir has always been a true hero in my eyes.

Ryan said...

Aamir does not hesitate to take risks, he challenges himself again and again and he also tries to push the envelope in his own way, whatever be the medium, whatever the focus. He believes that meaningful content does strike a chord with people if one chooses not to approach it in a phony manner.
I am sure, the guy has his own set of insecurities, but at least he doesn't let them play spoilsport with his virtuous and honest intentions. He is the most level-headed celebrity we have had in recent times, and he has put his celebdom to good use yet again with his foray into television, which stands transformed as a medium, with the masses mobilized by even the so-called graveyard shift telecast (simulcast).

Krishh said...

The Satyamev Jayate team has been collectively declared Indian of the Year for 2012! Aamir Khan, Satyajit Bhatkal and all the teammates deserve a big pat on the back for their efforts!

namit jain said...

Watching television has never been my thing, especially on Sunday mornings....
unlike Calvin (of Calvin & Hobbes) I do not prostrate in front of the telly saying: "Oh, great altar of passive entertainment... bestow upon me thy discordant images at such speed as to render linear thought impossible!"
However, I have made a notable exception for is Satyamev Jayate, it makes me proud as an Indian that we could have a platform, it's much more than a reality/chat show, on Indian television that has been a real game-changer and promises to carry on and keep up the good work. The third season of the programme is now on air, and I am more impressed than before, because of the even greater amount of interaction with the viewers, and that too LIVE!
Kudos to Aamir Khan and his entire team!