Satyamev Jayate 2 – To be a point of discussion yet again?


What’s it all about –

Satyamev Jayate hosted by popular Bollywood superstarAamir Khan highlights sensitive social issues which are prevalent in India such as female foeticides, child sexual abuse, dowry, medical malpractice, honor killings, insensitivity towards the physically disabled, domestic violence, overuse of pesticide poisoning, alcoholism, untouchability, plight of senior citizens, water crisis, etc.

What we like –

Don’t know whether we should say that we like this but yes, the season 2 is just like season 1… it makes an impact since it is highly emotional. You almost cringe and can feel your hair stand on ends when you hear the victims and those who are affected by the incidents talk about the trauma and the loss they have to face every day. The back ground score accompanying the narration matches the mood of the show.

It is also noteworthy that victims come out and speak about it and even though we see many of the faces blurred it is commendable to see them speak with courage and conviction as they vent out their emotions which might be good from the psychological point of view, doing them good as they find a way to release at least a bit of their feelings as they relieve the experience.

What we don’t like –

Talking about the first episode which was on rape but it seemed to be focused more on gang rape rather than other rapes which are a reality in the society today. There is other type of rapes too, like marital rape, rape within the four walls of a house when the perpetrator is someone within the family leading to incestuous rape. The fact that the rapist is not a stranger always and can be the husband, father, brother, uncle or any other relative of the girl was totally ignored and the focus was only on the system and law and order while dealing with a rape case instead of giving an all-round view of how and why do rapes occur and how and why we as a society need to take steps to uproot it in totality. If not in in one episode, the show could have had a second episode which could have addressed this issue rather than avoid it completely…..

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