“Satyamev Jayate” 7th episode video, reviews and reactions – “Domestic Violence”

Aamir Khan and his TV show “Satyamev Jayate” is gaining momentum week after week.

On iDubba this show has seen Tune ins: 221, Ratings: 5.0 /5 from 135 users, Reviews/Comments: 70+.

Based on the social issues that were raised, many of the state governments have started to implement some of the solutions that were shared in the show. The latest being Maharashtra Government implementing Generic Medicine shops that the common man can afford. It seems that people have started to raise their voices against the basic needs that they should be given by the government. Well now it was time for the 7th episode, and time for a new social issue. The earlier 6 episodes were about Female foeticideChild sexual abuse , Marriages and dowry harassment , Does Healthcare Need Healing? “Where is the love?”  and “Persons with Disabilities” So what will be the 7th episode about!! Well here you go.

This time when the show started Aamir said that there are only men in the audience today. And the topic that would be raised today as about Women’s Safety. The first question that was asked was “Where do you think Women are more unsafe”. And most of them said that they are most unsafe in public places. But as always we were wrong. They are most unsafe at home, and this was evident when they showed a report about some Hospitals. The govt survey revealed that 40% women are victim of domestic violence.  Satyamev Jayate team also did visit Bhabha Hospital in Mumbai and they revealed that nearly 40% of the women admitted were for cases of Domestic Violence. Shocking!!!  Wait there is more. According to a survey done by Yugantar Education Society almost 84% women are victims of Domestic Violence Is this a shocking figure?

The first story was about Snehalata Jadhav and her life. Her story was an eye opener about the kind of society that is present around us. Snehlata said that today she repents going through Domestic Violence for more than 15 years. She advises women to walk out of the torture. Domestic violence faced by women is yet another reflection of our society. The second story was about Rashmi and the trauma that she had to go through. She says most women don’t walk out because of insecurity & lack of courage. Both the women just wanted to get their freedom, and did not even ask for any money for any financial support. This evil of Domestic Violence is not confined to the poor families only. Writer Rashmi Anand is an example.

Soon there were some video clips that were shared by men who have actually gone ahead and committed Domestic Violence. And some of them were proud of their act. Really shocking to see they talk about it and not repenting about it.  The concept of Domestic Violence is based on the notion of patriarchy, which needs to be converted into equality.  Researchers have proved that Women have the capacity to work for longer duration than men, so one cannot justify that Men work hard and bring home frustration. Dr Kamla says the concept of Patriarchy is dehumanizing the men of this country. Do you agree? There was a very valid point that was raised by Kamla ji that Families should keep a property in the name of their daughter, rather than giving dowry. Also Parents should tell their daughters to walk off from Domestic Violence and not adjust to it.

Mr Balan, SP in Harnaya was also invited on the show to talk about this sensitive topic. Mr Balan did talk about Domestic Violence ACT. It says that no one can throw you out of the house; you have been living in it with your husband after marriage.  But the strange part is that Police & society believe that incidences of Domestic Violence must be sorted within the family. Does this thinking need to change? Some Police say, “Adjust karke raho” when a woman finally gathers her courage to go & file a report. Genetic memory of a patriachal society!

There was a ray of hope when Shanno ji was invited on the show, when she shared her story. Shanno was beaten black and blue by her husband because she took two minutes to open the door. And soon she did try to win back her freedom, the moment she hit back her husband. She gives the credit to her children for new Shanno Driver and her profession and her new strength. Shanno’s daughters worked so that she can train herself as a driver and take care of the family. They stood up against Domestic Violence. Shanno also went on to add, ‘It’s not necessary they should answer violence with violence, but they must stop the Domestic Violence in some way.

It must be said that Aamir khan and his team never fails to impress, today’s episode too was an eye opener.  There is no doubt that it is a clear reflection of the insensitive Indian mental attitude towards the women. Do you think the society is responsible for applauding violence & considering kindness a characteristic of the weak? Masculinity is often measured with three things – risk, violence and performance. Do you think, this is a pseudo belief?

Soon it was time for the 7th song of this series and this time it was the voice of  Meenal Jain and melody of Rama Sampath that managed to take the audiences into a new world.

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STAR Plus presents : Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyara Pyara

What is common between  Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Hum Saath Saath Hai and this new show on STAR Plus? Well its Rajshri productions that will bring to you a new show, Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyara PyaraTo know more about it you will have to tune into Pyar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyara Pyara from 18th June, Monday at 10 PM on Star Plus. So are we not going to tell what this show is all about? Don’t worry, you will not have to wait for long to find it out.
This show is about how family environment during childhood deeply affects a person’s ability to cope with relationships in their adult lives. You might have guessed to some extend based on the promos. Aditya comes from a broken home and Pankhuri is raised in a joint family. This show depicts two extremes in family environment and how that shapes each of these characters’ perception of love and relationships. Pyar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyara Pyara believes “kal ki parvarish pe tike aaj ke rishtey” and adopts the philosophy ‘Rishta Wahi Soch Nayi’.

Pyar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyara Pyara, is a fresh look at family life in context to the youth. The focus is how mind-set towards relationships are altered unknowingly due to a tense family environment. So now that you know the plot of the story, let’s focus on the Cast of the show 

  • Mukesh Khanna
  • Mansi Salvi
  • Nakul Mehta
  • Ashlesha Sawant

Mukesh Khanna will make come back in television by this serial. He will appear on small screen after a long period of time. Lead character will be played by Nakuul Mehta in the serial. Nakuul Mehta was seen in the movie Haal-e-Dil starring Imran Hashmi. Ashlesha Sawant was last seen in Zee TV’s Dil Se Diya Vachan. In Pyar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyara PyaraAshlesha will play the male lead’s maasi (aunt). She will play a single woman involved in her family business. Though her character will not be entirely negative but will have a tinge of grey shade.

So now that you know almost everything about the show, the story and the cast, are you all excited to catch it on STAR Plus? Do send in your views and feedback about this new show.

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Indian TV projects unhappy lives- Do you agree?

Sounds strange? Surprised? Well, this is just a statement made by one of the most successful film director and producer. But do you think he is right is saying “Indian TV projects unhappy lives”? Some of you might agree, some might not. Also i am sure that there will also be a section that might not like to accept this harsh reality. Well by now you might have been eagerly waiting to find out who has made such a statement. Here you go, it’s our very own “KJo” aka Karan Johar.
You will soon be able to see him back on television as a judge for “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa“. So what does he exactly mean by this statement? In one of the interviews he was asked “How aware are you of TV content? And this is what his answer was –
I know it because when I have dinner with my mother, I watch them all. I know exactly what’s happening in “Pavitra Rishta“, I know that “Bade Achche Lagte Hain” is going to take a leap, and I know the trauma going on in “Balika Vadhu“, the trauma that went through “Uttaran“, and I know all the problems that go on in these shows because I spend the maximum time with my mother between 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., which is when she watches all this.”

But the real question is that is it right to talk about television, when almost similar drama is been served in Bollywood? It’s a tough question to ask. But off lately Television has taken its content and quality to the next level. Although there might be some shows that still run the old fashioned drama, but majority of them have moved on with the time. Shows such as “Pavitra Rishta“, “Bade Achche Lagte Hain” are setting a trend and creating their loyal audience base. You might question that they too took help of the “Leap Factor” to regenerate the interest of their audiences, but that is the need of the hour. The same is also true for Bollywood, when all you can see south remakes, one after another. After a time this formula might not work, but it is so far so good.

There are eras that come and go, some shows are successful and some fail. Some try to add in loads of emotional content in order to ensure that the audiences will connect with their story. Indian audience have been through Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kahani Ghar Ghar ki era and they have also been through the trauma in the shows such as  Balika Vadhu and Uttaran. But such shows have also delivered a strong message to the society and with an emotional quotient. So can we say that Indian Television projects unhappy lives? Well you can’t rule out the fact that such shows are Prime Time Shows 😉

Do let us know your views about this topic. And also don’t forget to set in a reminder about your favorite shows with the help of iDubba app.

[TRP TALKS] Bade Acche Laggte Hain regains its top position, Satyamev Jayate falling

Bade Acche Laggte Hain regains its top position in 10.30 pm slot!
Sr. No. Television Shows TRP (This week) TRP (Last week)
1. Diya Aur Baati Hum (StarPlus) 5.1 5.0
2. Saath Nibhana Saathiya (StarPlus) 3.9 3.2
3. Ek Hazaron Mein Meri Behena Hai (StarPlus) 3.2 3.3
4. Balika Vadhu (Colors) 3.5 3.3
5. Pavitra Rishta (Zee TV) 2.6 2.6
6. Iss Pyaar Ko Main Kyaa Naam Doon (Star Plus) 2.8 2.9
7. Parichay (Colors) 2.1 2.6
8. Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata hai (Star Plus) 3.2 3.5
9. Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya (Star Plus) 2.5 2.6
10. Sasural Simar Ka (Colors) 2.2 2.3
11. Uttaran (Colors) 2.6 2.9
12. Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma (Sab TV) 2.6 2.5
13. Punar Vivah (Zee TV) 2.9 2.9
14. Ek Dusre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum (Star Plus) 1.8 1.4
15. Bade Acche Laggte Hain (Sony TV) 3.1 2.8
16. Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha (Colors) 1.7 2.1
17. Parvarrish – Kucch Khattee Kucchh Meethi (Sony TV) 1.9 1.9
18. Kyaa Hua Tera Vaada (Sony TV) 2.2 2.4
19. Phir Subah Hogi (Zee TV) 2.5 2.2
20. Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein (Zee TV) 2.4 2.2
21. Madhubala-Ek Ishq Ek Junoon (colors TV) 2.6 2.8
22. Byaah Hamari Bahoo Ka (Sony TV) 0.4 0.5
23. Kuch Toh Log Kahenge (Sony TV) (11 PM slot) 1.2 1.4
GRPs !!! Wk’23 2012
Sr. No. Television Channels GRP (This week) GRP (Last week)
1. Set Max 112 183
2. Star Plus 270 272
3. Sony TV 201 206
4. Zee TV 203 233
5. Colors 200 221
6. Sab TV 120 121
7. Life Ok 122 112
8. Sahara One 31 41
9. Star Gold 144 127
10. Movies Ok 69 68
DID Lil Masters
Sun
TVR: 3.0 (3.1)
Sat
TVR: 3.6 (5.0)Satyamev Jayate (Star Plus)
Avg TVR: 2.9 (2.9)

Indian Idol (Sony)
Fri
TVR: 2.1 (2.1)
Sat
TVR: 2.5 (2.1),

Madhubala (Colors)
Avg TVR: 2.6 (2.8),
Daywise TVR: 2.1, 2.6, 2.6, 2.9, 2.7

Adaalat 1.4 (1.1)
CID
Fri – 3.5 (3.2)
Sat – 4.0 (3.6)
Crime Patrol
Fri – 3.9 (2.9)
Sat – 2.5 (3.5)
Ratings today – interesting also, not so interesting also!
The second week of Madhubala and Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka has not been that good for them. Ratings have gone down. In Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka, the curiosity of the title has yet not been revealed and still the establishment of the base is going on! It’s been 2 weeks now, story has to move forward! Madhubala’s week 2, was so far so good. It has lots of drama yet to be unfolded. Let’s see what twists and turns next week follows; in terms of show as well as ratings!
After opening 11 pm slot and shifting Kuch Toh Log Kahenge, show enjoyed a great jump in the ratings and now its job is to maintain it and increase it. But, seems, the current story is not liked by the audience. Time for a reality check, team!
Also, Sab TV launched its new show along with Hats off “Bhai Bhaiyya aur Brother” and sadly, it has also opened with 0.4 that is very low! Let’s see how next week shapes up! The promos seem funny but not that hilarious too!
After almost, 3 weeks or even more, Bade Acche Lagte Hain (Sony TV) has regained the ratings of 3.1, has also become a slot leader in 10.30 PM slot! After all the leap promos and Priya going to Jail, Niharika’s truth revelation; high pitched drama has got ratings! Kudos to the team! Fans, be happy and wait for some more OTT drama of accident sequence in the upcoming episodes!
Mahadev on Life Ok has increased to 2.1 from 1.6! After the sati track, this Parvati track is also loved by the audience. Way to go !!!
GRP wise Star Plus is still at number 1 in GECs; followed by Zee TV, Sony and Colors.
There’s just negligible difference between the three channels and everyone is fighting for number 2 position.
Well, that’s it for today. Let’s see what surprise next week brings. Till then, keep watching your favorite shows and keep yourself entertained!

MasterChef Australia Season 4 – What to expect from this new season?

Are you hungry already? Well, get ready for more amazing new dishes, some more fierce competition and the honest and ruthless feedback from the judges. Yes it’s time for MasterChef Australia to come out with it’s latest season, season 4. This show is a competitive cooking game show based on the original British MasterChef. Who can forget the judges; the famous Restaurateur and chef Gary Mehigan, Chef George Calombaris and food critic Matt Preston serve as the show’s main judges?

 

The first episode aired in April 2009, and the first winner of MasterChef Australia was Julie Goodwin, a 38 year old I.T. office manager. Season 2 of MasterChef Australia premiered on 19 April 2010 and the winner of the 2010 series of MasterChef was Adam Liaw, who won by a seven-point margin over his opponent Callum Hann. And the third season of MasterChef Australia went to air in 2011 and the season was won by Kate Bracks, who defeated Michael Weldon in the series final.

So now that you have been refreshed about the background about the show, let’s try to find out more about what to expect from this season. For the first time in this show the Top 50 will begin their magical MasterChef journey in Melbourne, which is also known for its culinary culture. It is here where the contestants will have to utilize every skill in their cooking arsenal as they will fight for a coveted Top 24 apron. And with the deserving recipients heading back to Sydney as the title battle truly begins.

 

Will they include audience favorites like the Mystery Box Challenge and Invention Test? Well guess what, the answer is a yes and news is that it will be better than ever. Immunity challenges will also feature with more fairly balanced opponents facing off against the chosen contestant plus their choice of two contestant helpers. As part of this, both the contestant team and challenging team must prepare three courses using a core ingredient provided, with ninety minutes for the contestants and sixty for the challengers.

The battle is almost ready to begin, so get ready to fill your eyes, hearts and stomachs. MasterChef Season 4 is starting on Star World from 14th June, Monday to Friday at 9pm. Do let us know your views and reviews about this new season.

Happy Viewing.

And the winners are… IIFA 2012

IIFA Awards, so called International version of Bollywood awards was back. As mentioned in our earlier post “IIFA Awards are back at the Lion’s city – Singapore” there were many performances that were lined up to make this event even more special. Are you all set to read more about what exactly happened at the award ceremony? Well iDubba has the details for you. So just sit back and enjoy the post.

Hosts Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar tried to keep the audience in splits with their wit and humour. Unlike the other awards show, they tried not to make much fun of their fellow actors. Well as they say that SRK only has the rights to do that! Well moving on, the show saw star-studded performances by Sonakshi Sinha, Bipasha Basu, Prabhu Deva, Priyanka Chopra, Shahid, Rishi and Ranbir Kapoor. You might ask where are the other start? Well this year`s IIFA awards was different, and the actors who were missed by all included Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, John Abraham, Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, and Sonam Kapoor. 

As expected, Zoya Akhtar`s ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ and Imtiaz Ali`s ‘Rockstar’ triumphed at the 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards, with each winning four trophies. The film industry also paid heart-warming tributes to long timers Ramesh Sippy and Rekha and bestowed them each with the Outstanding Achievement awards. As mentioned earlier that the big stars were missing, it was time for the young guns to take up the responsibility and keep the show alive.

So when will we be able to see the award show on television? Well don’t worry we will also share the details and the dates with you. But till then let’s check out the winners of this prestigious award. Check out the complete list of winners.  

Winners of IIFA Awards 2012

  • Best Film: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  • Best Story: Zoya Akhtar and Reema Katgi – Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara
  • Best Direction: Zoya Akhtar – Zindagi Na Milege Dobara
  • Best Performance In Leading Role (Male): Ranbir Kapoor – Rockstar
  • Best Performance In A Leading Role (Female): Vidya Balan – The Dirty Picture
  • Best Supporting Actor (Male): Farhan Akhtar – Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara
  • Best Supporting Actor (Female): Parineeti Chopra – Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl
  • Best Debut (Male): Vidyut Jamwal – Force
  • Best Debut (Female): Parineeti Chopra – Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl
  • Best Performance In A Negative Role: Prakash Raj – Singham
  • Best Performance In A Comic Role: Riteish Deshmukh – Double Dhamaal
  • Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema: Rekha
  • Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema: Ramesh Sippy
  • Best Music Direction: A.R. Rahman – Rockstar
  • Best Playback Singer (Male) – Mohit Chauhan – the song Nadaan Parinde – Rockstar
  • Best Playback Singer (Female) – Shreya Ghosal – the song Teri Meri – Bodyguard
  • Best Lyrics: Irshad Kamil – the song ‘Nadaan Parindey’ – Rockstar
  • Best Choreography: Bosco Caesar Senorita – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  • Best Dialogue: Rajat Aroraa -The Dirty Picture
  • Hottest Pair: Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri in Rockstar
  • IIFA 2012 Green Award: Dia Mirza
  • Best Action: Jai Singh Nijjar – Singham
  • Best Special Effects: Red Chillies VFX – Ra.One
  • Best Choreography: Bosco-Caesar for Senorita from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  • Best Cinematography: Carlos Catalan for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  • Best Costume Design: Niharika Khan – The Dirty Picture
  • Best Dialogue: Rajat Aroraa – The Dirty Picture
  • Best Editing: Anand Subaya – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  • Best Makeup: Vikram Gaikwad for The Dirty Picture
  • Best Production Design: Sabu Cyril – Ra.One
  • Best Screenplay: Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar
  • Best Sound Re-Recording: Anuj Mathur and Baylon Fonseca – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  • Best Sound Recording: Resul Pookutty and Amrit Pritam Dutta – Ra.One

So back to the question, when can the audience watch their favourite stars perform on television? Well, here you go:

Throughout the first week of July, Star Plus will be airing: 

Weekend with the Stars + IIFA rocks: Sunday 1st July
IIFA Weekend Celebrations: Monday 2nd – Friday 6th July
IIFA Awards Exclusive Moments: Saturday 7th July
Green carpet & Main event awards night: Saturday 7th July

So have the deserving won this year’s IIFA awards? Did you miss the Big Stars this year at the awards? Well, do let us know your views with us. You can also tweet about the same at our iDubba twitter account.

Happy Viewing.