An Indian television talk show that aired on various channels within Star Network along with Doordarshan’s DD National. The first season of the show premiered on 6 May 2012 and marked the television debut of popular Bollywood actor and filmmaker Aamir Khan. While Hindi is the primary language of the show, it was also dubbed and simulcast in other Indian languages such as Bengali, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu.
Satyamev Jayate received an overwhelming positive response and feedback from both the critics as well as the public. The show was widely appreciated by several film and television personalities, politicians and social activists for its research, format, presentation and content.
The show highlighted sensitive social issues prevalent in India such as female foeticides, child sexual abuse, dowry, medical malpractice, honor killings, insensitivity towards the physically disabled, domestic violence, overuse of pesticides leading to pesticide poisoning, alcoholism, untouchability, plight of senior citizens and water crisis.
Satyamev Jayate’s research team travelled across the length and breadth of the country and the stories they discovered were so powerful that they wanted them to reach every nook and corner of the country. This is the reason why the show was simultaneously telecasted on Doordarshan, All India Radio and also in multiple languages on other regional channels.
More than 50,000 tweets over a course of 12 hours with a staggering 1 billion impressions.
It became the most talked about show on social media – Satyamev Jayate.
To know how social media responded to Satyamev Jayate in this film created by Ketan Mehta and his team at Maya as a tribute to the show http://bit.ly/smjtwi
Satyamev Jayate –a journey that resulted in millions joining hands for a cause. Aamir Khan took us through the impact of each episode, the people behind the show, India’s response and how people came together to help the needy.
Be it the campaign for safe food or eradication of manual scavenging, Indians showed that they are willing to initiate change by actively participating in the process and Satyamev Jayate has surely shown us way by increased awareness, mobilization and action initiated both by the people and government authorities at various levels.