In a country where even after reaching the top people continue to do trash, Aamir has set an example. It’s the right line of thought and about time we had a show like this. Now if only, I could be as confident of the intentions behind the show. After all, it’s fashionable to be an activist. It’s so George Clooney…
And what was it about keeping the content a total secret before the launch? If I believe in my content, I want to tell people what’s it about and I expect people to watch the show. I DO NOT want to use the “let me use my star power to bring them to the episode and claim it to be a TRP success” trick. Did Aamir think that if he had revealed the nature of the content, lesser number of people would have watched the episode? I think it would have been the opposite actually.
So why did he hide it? Makes one think that getting a “Aamir Khan is a true star – only he can make a show like this” was higher on priority than a “what a brilliant show – hope more people make shows like this..” And there creeps in the fear that Aamir’s Satyameva Jayate is a façade show.
It’s a new genre by itself…its “feel good activism” – activism that makes one feel good about oneself….oh I’m so good…I care. And nothing wrong with it…it works big time for us Indians. But does that make a concept, an idea, a show historic? The show is full of good claims but falls short of delivering actual punch. Reminds me of the promises of another fine actor – Barrack Obama.
Of course its hugely better to have a show like Satyameva Jayate (Aamir’s self aggrandizing included) than the 8 years of inconsequential duplicates we all showcased and endured. So SMJ is definitely a step ahead…but is it a leap forward? Not so sure….