After an eventful first week, Aamir Khan is back with the 2nd episode of his much discussed TV show ‘Satyamev Jayate‘. Last week Aamir discussed about female foeticide on the show – the episode became such a rage that Rajastan ministry had to do the needful to set up a fast track court to deal with the cases mentioned on the show. However, Aamir Khan wasn’t spared by the critics despite 95% people approving his efforts. Critics mainly felt that Aamir Khan looked like he was acting when he was anchoring the show. Some went on to say that the initial hoopla will die down very soon and these issues will be forgotten after the show without making an actual change. Also, Aamir Khan‘s fees (3.5 Crore episode) became a bone of contention for many as they argued that getting such a huge price for a socially relevant show is not sending the right message.
Well let’s not get in to the criticism now, instead let’s see what this episode had to offer!
If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look below!
Did Aamir Make A Difference With The Show In This Epiosode?
Child sexual abuse is not a new thing and it’s not India specific – that’s a shocking truth all over the world. Unlike the previous episode where he focused his energy on setting up a fast track court to make the guilty doctors pay, Aamir Khan unveils a highly-uncomfortable topic before us in our living rooms. We all knew that it exists, but the discomfort forced us to keep mum on the subject – which in turn affected the lives of millions of kids in our country. May be it’s time to ‘just talk about it’ – or it’s time to diffuse that awkwardness for good. For me, that’s the biggest success as far as this topic is considered. It’s not about government doing something about it, but us being aware & prepared about something which is always there.
By bringing couple of brave victims (they deserve a huge round of applause from the whole country) Aamir brought the subject out in the open and sent a feeler that ‘after all there is nothing to be ashamed of it’. That was the crux of the episode and that alone should give courage to thousands of silent victims and their parents to confront the issue.
I especially congratulate Aamir for the subtle treatment in this episode, as he stayed away from sensationalism in this episode unlike the first one. However, the show was bit boring towards the middle portion – it was not as engaging as the first episode, may be it’s due to the subject.
Also, Aamir missed out one bigger aspect of this problem, that in many cases one of the parents is the abuser. May be Aamir didn’t want to offend the family audience, but that didn’t serve the purpose of bringing all the important aspects of the issue.
On the whole, a very good episode!
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