Director, Satyamev Jayate
Director, Satyamev Jayate
Satyamev Jayate: not just another TV show
- With all due respect, the Issues which are being raised in the Show are in concern with Entire India, in my opinion there are certain viewers in India who do not have access to Cable TV and may get deprived of such Valuable Information, If these episodes also could be Broadcasted on DOORDARSHAN, I think it might be an added advantage. Wishing Amir Khan and the entire team of Satyamev Jayate Success in forthcoming episodes .. Asked by: Bhatia
- In fact the show is being broadcast on Doordarshan simultaneously. Aamir was very keen that the show should be on DD for the very reasons you mention. Thank you for your wishes.
- What an excellent program and subject that is real true. It was touchinng to the extent depressing that such things happen in our country expecially amongst the educated. It has mmade everyone aware of the issue and I am sure that this would go a long away in changing the system provided each and every one of us understand the shame of suvch things. Some vissues like the plight of ex servicemen who have had to retire at fairly young ages a few years back after serving the country have to live on meagre pensions. They have spent prime time of theire lives away from the families and away from their children when they require them most in theoir grooming years.The govt and soceity at largre need to tahke action to ensure that these ationalists are cared for. Anoither issue is the plight of elderly people who are lost and live a miserable life because theitr kin are busy furthering their profession. These children seem to forget the sweat and toil their parents have gone through in making them capable. They would surely realise this aspect when they become old and are treatedc the same way by their children. Asked by: Arun
- First, let me thank you for your views on the show. Both the issues you have mentioned, viz. that of ex servicemen and also that of the old certainly need to be addressed at every level. The situation of many senior citizens is very tragic and we need to work as a country to remedy that.
- Undoubtely its a great show. But regarding last episode. I feel like, show has missed a point, why people only looking for boy's. for ex: 1) Khandan ko kada karne ladka chahiye 2) ladki ko Dowry dena padega 3) Income source nahi hai. Amir has not tried to educate people on above point. Asked by: Pardha-Bangalore
- A very valid point! As a matter of fact, we did shoot this for the show but were not able to retain it for want of time. I'm sure that there would be other aspects too which we have not covered in the show. Hopefully the debate and discussion that the show has started will allow these to be discussed.
- What are the main issues on which Satyamev Jayate is focusssing in the coming episode? Asked by: Harihar Patra,Pune
- I think one of the things that has worked for viewers is that they don't know what to expect in terms of content until they see the show...and that's something we'd like to continue with :)...hope you agree
- Could you explain me on plagiarism of Satyamev Jayate song? Asked by: Harihar Patra,Pune
- Nothing to explain...there is NONE! Hearing the two songs would make that clear.
- Nice program...but hope all episodes are not so serious...as there are positives also...hope u will be showing that.... Asked by: Kaushik
- Hi Kaushik. What you can definitely expect is a variety of experiences both in terms of content and also treatment.
- Though the show is all about the issues related to human society , could we also get to see the issue related to cruelty to animals which is most of the time overlooked worldwide . Asked by: Bhatia
- I agree that cruelty to animals is often overlooked, and we would like to have dealt with that too...but given that we are doing relatively few episodes we were forced to drop a number of topics that many of us are emotionally close to.
- Why in the soceity today the elders bless their daughters and Daughter in lawswith blessings to bear sons. We need to change the mind set and instead of the girls parents give=ing dowry it should be the boys parents who should give dowry. The parents ogf the girls are losing their dear daughter and they have to pay for their loss. Surprisingly educated and professional girls of today also support the boys parents in demanding things and the excuse they give is that otherwise she would be harrassed. However this is not a fact they themselvesd want to fleece theitr parents. Asked by: Arun
- Sadly education does not seem to have substantially changed the scenario on gender bias as much as we would have imagined it would. Incidentally, in tribal societies, i.e. among many adivasis in India the boy and/or his parents need to pay a bride price to the girls parents to compensate for their loss. Gender relations among the adivasis are far less biased against women than in the rest of society which has a great deal to learn from them. So far as educated girls supporting the boy's parents are concerned...one of the important reasons for this unfortunate phenomenon is that girls rarely, if ever inherit from their parents. Despite the Hindu Succession Act providing for equality between the male and female child in matters of inheritance, this is rarely if ever followed and so many girls view their 'dowry' as their last opportunity to acquire property from their parents. So one of the important steps in changing mindsets is to work towards gender equality at a PRACTICAL level (not just legal) in matter of inheritance.
- How we can raise the education and motivate the people/farmers to send their children to school and colleges and what govt. can do to open the schools and colleges in the villages and remote areas. Does Satyamev Jayate has any plans to raise the issue of lack of schools and colleges in the villages of INDIA? Asked by: Gourav Shahi-Bangalore
- OUr travels all over India have shown us that people especially the poor require little motivation to send their children to schools. They KNOW the importance of education. Enrollment in class I in many districts in India is now over 90%! This means that practically every child joins a school to begin with. The problem thereafter is two fold. The first is how to retain the child in the school system and the second is to ensure that the school actually provides learning or education to the child. To put it differently, the challenge is to provide quality education that can transform their lives and also to make it possible for the poor to be able to afford that education in every way. Many people are doing wonderfulwork in this field. Keep watching the show.
- Satyamev Jayate how did the team finalized on 13 issues for this season- what were the parameters Asked by: Subrat
- The key parameter was does it affect all or a very large number of us Indians.
- I would like to contribute what ever little I can towards this excellent program SATYAMEV Jayate if given the oppurtunity???? Asked by: Arun
- Thank you. At this point the important thing is to take the work on the issues raised further and I'm sure that in your own sphere of work you would find creative ways to do so.
- Hi, I salute you people for ur show, its content, direction.. I feel like female foeticie happens partialy b'coz of our social structure.. its thinking that ,only son's take care of parents and girls after marriage are not part of our house (many of TV serials also broadcast same). It would have been good if you would have shown some examples where girls taking care of her parents and in-laws supporting that (I personaly feel many in-laws doesn't like if girl help her parents ). Asked by: Aruna
- Hi Aruna. I agree with your suggestion and we in fact had shot examples of girl children looking after their parents and in-laws. Sadly we were not able to retain that in the time we had at our disposal. I personally know dozens of instances where daughters (and not sons) have looked after their parents in their old age.
- Thank for your such a wonderful show! The only thing I would like you to avoid in the show is to show Aamir crying.. I've been reading a lot of negative reviews about him crying on the show saying that they were crocodile tears.. even if they were genuine, can you please avoid showing that on TV? Asked by: Saurabh
- Saurabh, I have actually edited out as many tears as was possible without editing jerks. The truth is that Aamir is extremely sensitive and faced with suffering - he weeps - he feels and I agree that crying is not a sign of weakness - it is only a natural way of expression of one's feelings.
- First of all congratulations on striking the right chord with the first episode itself. Whats next? Do you have any plans for following up on these issues and actually fighting for these cause? Asked by: Harsh Saraogi
- Hi Harsh. Thanks. You have asked a really important question...Satyamev Jayate by itself is a show. The show has a finite period of airing after which inevitably it must stop. However, for those of us in communication the show IS our way, our contribution towards actually fighting for the cause. Many of us on the show would in our individual capacities continue working on these issues.
- i have a suggestion to make !! i suggest have a longer gap between episodes . why not allow each episode to have a longer gestation period of atleast 20 -25 days , so that thoughts and opinions of people can evolve , channelise and align , and put to constructive use . what happens in our country is that we react to information emotionaly and outrageouly and it only lasts till the next piece of information . we unfortunately get over our feelings very quickly .why not take what we in corporate life call " baby steps " . great work guys !! keep it up !! hari 9004018881 Asked by: Hari Dasan
- Thanks Hari. I think that's a great idea. If I ever get an opportunity to do a second season - shall certainly take this thought on board.