Acknowledging Bollywood star Aamir Khan’s efforts to bring about a social revolution through his popular talk show Satyamev Jayate on Star Plus, noted film-maker Ketan Mehta has made a short film highlighting the overwhelming response generated by the show.
The seven-minute film on the micro blogging site Twitter can be uploaded across social media platforms.
According to Ketan Mehta, who is also chairman and managing director of Maya Digital Studios, Satyamev Jayate has transformed the way television as a medium is viewed and contributed to the greater good of society. “At Maya, we have pioneered the art and technology for animation and visual effects in India; and Satyamev Jayate provided us with the opportunity to use visual effects technology to convey the essence and the impact of the show. It was our tribute to the show which has sparked off a revolution and we at Maya are proud to be associated with this phenomenon in the history of the Indian entertainment industry.”
Through the 13-episodes show which concluded recently, the actor succeeded in raising socially relevant issues like female foeticide, child sexual abuse, dowry, medical malpractices and organic food. Using his charisma and larger-than-life personality he enlightened the public about issues plaguing our society and the country at large in a simple yet effective language.
The show’s reach could be gauged from the fact that it was aired on Doordarshan and also dubbed in regional languages like Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Bengali.