SATYAMEV JAYATE episode 5: Aamir Khan discusses honour killing

Sun, June 3, 2012 2:39pm UTC by 31 Comments
SATYAMEV JAYATE episode 5: Aamir Khan discusses honour killing

Aamir strikes an emotional chord once again, with a discussion on the grave issue of honour killings

We settle down to watch the fifth episode of Aamir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate, ably equipped with tissue papers et al. That Aamir leaves his viewers emotionally choked every weekend, is a given (though not many are keen to start their precious Sunday on a sombre note).

Anyway, we appreciate Mr Perfectionist’s ability to tackle a variety of issues grappling our society, our collective minds and our nation at large. But Satyamev Jayate has now started getting monotonous, and even boring. The makers of the show have been wise enough to keep the topic of discussion a fiercely guarded secret. For knowing the subject ahead of time could make the show even more predictable.

The fifth episode of Satyamev Jayate dealt with honour killings, and it was tactfully handled. Several honour killings have come to light in the past few years, and cases where parents have killed their son or daughter for marrying outside their religion or community, or marrying into the same gotra have been highlighted by the media. There were a couple of things we liked about this episode. Firstly, Aamir didn’t sit in judgement but appealed to the judicial system to do justice to the aggrieved parties. Secondly, he brought a Khap Panchayat on the show so that viewers could understand their side of the story. Khap Panchayats have been coming under the scanner of late, for ordering strict punishment like murder and banishing the married couple from the village without having actual judicial powers. It was brave of Aamir to confront this Panchayat, and tell them that they were a self-appointed group of non-elected people that makes decisions based on tradition, without having any constitutional powers.

On the lop side, it’s tiring to see the same format and treatment week after week. We don’t doubt Aamir’s noble intentions and his ability to make us think about the challenges we face. But it would be great to see him add some new elements to every episode. Also, the panning of cameras to the teary-eyed studio audience has become repetitive now. Let us know what you think about this episode.

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  • Raj

    I’m sorry if the show makes you shed of a few drops of your precious tears, but this is the reality of our country and saying that the show is getting boring just shows that you are just watching the show for entertainment, if you were a real human being you would actually watch the show and understand the message that Aamir Khan is trying tell us. He’s not doing the show just for the sake of it, he’s doing it so we all can do something about the social issues that India’s people are facing and make this country a better place. Everyone DESERVES to be treated equally and have the freedom to say and live their life the way they want to. If the show is getting so boring for you maybe you should stick to your typical bollywood masala films!

  • yashi

    i think yes..he is doing a great job……..i really appreciate him….an the today’s episode of honour killing i liked most….killing or murdering your children is not honourable….

  • PB

    Dear author,

    Are you saying that only Aamir Khan is shedding tears, and that you are “bored” seeing that? If so, then as Raj says, you must be a rare breed of inhuman existence.

    Or are you saying that it is “boring” that every episode leaves you sad. Then thank God that it is only an episode. For the people being inteviewed, these are horrors of real life. And if your Sundays are too precious to even listen, let alone do anything, refer to my comment on your breed mentioned above.

    For most of us, the tears are a reflection of how we really feel on watching, and accepting, the ills of our society. Hopefully, something will change someday.

  • Ranvijay

    But who asked you to go through the ordeal week after week? Its your choice. Dont watch it. Infact the show is not meant for people like you who dont want to start their precious Sunday morning like this. There are millions out there who want to know about issues that Aamir is taking up. Do something good with your Sunday. DONT WATCH Satyamev Jayate.

  • Biswa

    pathetic article. the author must be best insensitive citizen of our country.

  • raj

    The author shows the decadence of our society. How people like the author instead of doing anything positive are not even ready to watch the issues which needs to be resolved. Dear author, You can start ur precious sunday by watching some masala movie. You r good for that only. It would be better if you keep ur point of view to urself and let the audience decide how to start their precious sunday, by watching a show which deals with our social problems or by watching some masala movies which this author prefers.

  • mamta

    hello sir,
    aap ek bhut hi accha kaam kr rhe ho….mene hmesha se socha tha ki koi honour kiliing ko rokne ka mudda uthaye…..becoz i also lv somone…but my parents not agree for this…aaj mere parents ne bhi episode 5 dekha h…hope vo ye smjh jaye ki caste does not matter…only lv matter……….

    • mukarram

      pyar ki koi jaat nahin hoti, magar pyar to doosra milsakta hai, magar maa baap doosre nahin milenge, when everything is fair in love and war, then milke baat karke baat suljhayi jasakti hain, ya phir jab pyar ka pehla ehsaas ho tab hi parents ke saath discuss karlena chahiye, hope u understand, agar kuch ghalat kaha ho to iam extremely sorry, thank u & take care

  • Ram Samel

    Dear Shri Amir,
    You are doing a wonderful job. In today’ episode No 5 about honour killing etc., at the end, you appealed to donate some ‘Mahila Himmat Sanstha’,but we could not note the info like text of SMS / name & account no etc. to deposit cheque for donation. Please help us.

  • Mahendra Jain

    Dear Aamir
    Now a day’s -Across the country –More or Less in our country peoples are facing a common problem i.e. named as Cruelty, Envy, Contempt, Deprived Sentiment, Disapprovedness, Atrocities, Terror, Offence, Mental Conflict, Vigarity, Neutrality, Misconception, Friction etc and spread all over.

    The Citizens of India are grateful and will always remember the All Knowing, Pure Hearted Dedication, Real Omissions Untiring, Judicious and Warm efforts of Team Aamir.

    In turn, we hope that the victims will find miracle and will get the Life Jacket as a result of your mission.

    The sincere and merciful approach of Team Aamir to achieve the “Dreamed Target” and Graceful Presentation of Aamir Khan (Service above self)
    Will
    Flow the wave of fragrance like Sandal Wood, Khus, Heena and many more perfumes and True Indians will inhale as a beneficiary.
    Have a nice day
    From
    Mahendra Jain
    Date: 03/06/2012

  • pardeep

    Hello sir you are real life hero apki awaj se eke din desh jagega aur hamare parents bhi so this is dificult but you are aamir khan so lage raho hum apke sath hai

  • Obaid

    All such shows have the same format for the entire season, they don’t change midway. Then why are we discussing that show is repeatitive ? Only thing is that our expectation from Aamir is for something new everytime he comes on screen. It does not happen this way lady…

  • Manohar Menghani

    Aamir Khan kudos to you. You had the courage to tackle this issue which has been lingering on for a long time in society.
    WHAT RIGHT DO THESE THUG PANCHAYATS HAVE TO GIVE THESE ORDERS. THEY THEMSELVES HAVE COMMITED CRIME BY BEING AN ACCESSORY TO A CRIME even just for instigating this.
    GOOD LUCK TO YOU.

  • eswarrao

    not now. but he will have to prove lot more

  • Rahul

    The Author of this article is a bit harsh on the show.He is talking of repeatativness of show.What do u expect from this show? Entertainment?if that is so i feel pity abt the author.
    This is infotainment.
    We need shows like this to change the society.

  • MAHESH BHATODRA KUKSHI

    DEAR AAMIR
    SATYAMEV JAYTE EPISODE 5 KE MUDDA ME 1 HI PAHLU DIKHAYA GAYA HE JO KI GALAT HE LADAKA OUR LADAKI KE MATA PITA KI BHAVNAO KO NAJAR AUNDAJ KI YA GAYA HE
    KYA LADAKA OUR LADAKI KO JANAM SE LEKAR JAWANI TAK MATA PITA 20 SAL TAK PEYAR DULAR NHI KARTE HE THODE HI SAMAY ME LADAKA OUR LADAKI ME PEYAR KESE HO JATA HE AAP PEYAR KO PARIBHASIT KARE LADAKA OUR LADAKI PEYAR KA NAM DEKAR MATA PITA KI BHAWNAO KO ASI CHOT PAHUCHATE KI WO VARSO TAK SAHALATE RAHTE HE YAH PEYAR NAHI HE YAH SARIRIK AAKRSAN HE JO KI VISES UMAR JANWARO ME BHI HOTA HE AAP ESE PEYAR KA NAM DEKAR BADAWA MAT DO

    • Rhitam Das

      Dear Fellow Countryman,

      Ek cheez samajhne ki koshish kijiye.
      Aap bol rahe ho ki ma-baba 20 saal se bachcho ko bare karte hain aur bachche 2 mahine ki pyar mein thik kar lete hain ke o kiske saath zindagi guzaaregi aur yeh chot pouchati hain ma-baba o ko. Mera sawal aapse yeh hain ki aap bhi aap ke bacchche ke liye ladka/ ladki dekhne jayenge to o bhi to 1-2 mahine ki parichay se hi hoga na. Aap kaisa jaanenge ke o decesion sahi hain? Aaap kare to kuch baat nahi, lakin bachche kare to gunaah?

      • mukarram

        aap pehle se hi ghar ka mahol aisa rakhen aur baccho ke saath strict behave kare aur saath hi saath friendly bhi rahe ke bacche aap ke har cheez sharre kare to aisi problems nahin aayengi, agar maine kuch ghalat kaha ho to maafi chahta hoon.

  • Simran

    I have seen today,s episode and I have been through all that ,I have not seen my family house for 12 years and I moved to overseas because I always feel pain ,when I was in India.I never regret whatever I had done.But the way my family left me I always feel incomplete .
    But no body can understand my pain.

    • mukarram

      hi,
      once ur family realise it, then everything will be alright,
      one thing is that u have to wait, at the same time u must keep trying to get ur family back, my good wishes is always with u, not only with u but also with those people who suffers from this kind of situations. take care
      hum hain rahi pyar ke
      phir milenge
      chalte chalte

  • Zee

    Kudos to Mr. Khan for bringing these issues to light. These issues have been taboo in our society, everyone knows that these problems are occurring but no one is talking about them openly. These programs are bring these issues in the open, starting discussions and hopefully will bring about change.

  • James

    The reviewer critic or author of this article is out for publicity going by the repetitive line that the wonderful show is doing well and is much needed.

    It’s not a comic or dance show to keep changing, except the subject.
    As they say critics are failed people, who then turn to criticising, to earn money.

  • Ellias

    If what has been published in form of the few lines above is to be termed as a review, without giving stars of success, it was absolutely well written and I believe it shows exactly what the general audience feels about the show and the format. Yes. It definitely needs revamp and it is not a good sign for viewers to have such feelings at such an early age of a show which is supposed to very powerful. No doubt. Very appropriate and society based topics are coming up for discussion and highlight. But the point is…. How far will you be able to reach peoples needs, while trying to connect them to the realities.

  • Rajnish Yadav

    Hello Sir, I am Rajnish yadav I got Love marry on 7 march 2011 But the family of my wife was not happy of our Marry. thats why the took away my wife forcibly. and after few month they endorsed a case on me and my family by my wife Pooja that was totally base less and false. i surviving for last 14 months. i need the help of right person who can help me i know i m innocent i m ready to face “Poly-graphic” test and also want to take permission to “Ichchha Mrityu” from owner able “President” Smt Prathibha Patil Ji. sent the request to her. i expected the support from “SATYAMEV JAYATE” please contact me for all the detail of my case i want my wife Pooja back in my Life in case of any condition. i am ready to face any kind of challenges.

    Rajnish Yadav
    09352278974
    08233097319

  • Prashant

    In the episode 5, aamir khan was just targeting khaps..he did not hear their points properly..this show has become a laughing stock..now they are doing things just to increase TRPs..

  • JATINDER KAUR

    DEAR SIR

    I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT I AM 28 YEARS OLD. I WAS MARRIED ON 23/11/2008, BUT MY HUSBAND AND HIS FAMILY MEMBERS TORTURED AND HARRASHED ME IN SUCH A WAY THAT THEY THROW ME OUT OF MY MATRIMONIAL HOUSE IN THREE WEARING CLOTHES TWICE AFTER MY MARRIAGE . I HAD MADE A COMPLAINT AGAINST MY HUSBAND AND HIS FAMILY BUT THE POLICE REGISTERED THE CASE ONLY AGAINST MY HUSBAND AND NOT AGAINST THE OTHER ACCUSED. I AM SUFFERING FROM THIS PROBLEM . MY HUSBAND HARRASHING ME BY SENDING USELESS LETTERS IN MY SERVICE CENTRE.

    I JUST WANT TO REQUEST YOU THAT PLEASE ONE EPISODE MUST BE TELECASTED BY YOU ON THIS TOPIC.

  • vinod kumar saini

    respected Aamir sir,u have done a fabulous job & giving us a opportunity to live with full of freedom.
    i am very thanks full to u.thankyou very much

  • mohsin

    dear Amir. Your show is getting boring week by week . And u r looking just one side of issue. & and all of us have some or other problems so we sit in front of tv to have some relax and forget our tensions. but ur show need to have some watchable element .

  • Prajakta Prakash Chavan

    Hi hads off to amir khan..nice show n good results out of dat,i am already a big fan of him but now i my respect for him has more than before…….i think he should be honoured by bharat ratna…..since he is doing a good job on his path which contributes to the country’s welfare….He & amitab bachan is two such acter who are d icons for todays youth……..
    I watched satyamev jayate every sunday & i dont mis any of the episodes….He is not just an acter but a good human being & through his show not 100% but at lease 30 to 40% has change their way of thinking n started contributing to the welfare of the nation….I salute him for this……Amir you are just a too good i like you very much my good wishes are always with you……

  • Prajakta Prakash Chavan

    I know people who dont like ur show n hate u might be the people who are egoistic n dont want to change thier thinking & think they are right……Amir but you are right n nothing is boring neither any fake in that show…I think u should carry on your show with different topics which will change the nation & all d best for you & ur team…..

  • ramesh kumar

    sir, is episode me jo bujarg aaye the , jo love marriage ko support krte hain unke contact no. send kro plz


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