I can stand crappy saas-bahu serials, but I am afraid I cant stand cynics who are out there on the look out for the slightest opportunity to snub even a ripple of change.
Here I was feeling all charged up and positive after watching Satyamev jayate, giving full on thumbs up to Aamir for bringing to the fore such pressing social issues like female foeticide and there I was coming across articles dissing the show already, likening it to social pornography and what not!
I mean why cant people just appreciate the fact that here is a show which is truly tapping on issues which need some fierce addressing? Yes I agree these are issues which we see and read about every other day, we already know about them, but if someone of Aamir’s stature, with such mass reach is able to bring the awareness on a far wider level then why should it not be given a thumbs up? Why not? Wouldnt you take notice if someone was to tell you that sex-selective abortions are not just a practice in rural areas among illiterate people as is perceived, but they are as rampant among educated urban families?
Ok so we may not be able to completely reverse the male-female ratio of 1000:914 or set up a fast track court immediately, but…
if even one person has been affected by the stories and statistics shown, affected enough to think twice before suggesting a sex-selective abortion to a woman
if even one family, one husband, one daughter-in-law, one mother-in-law has been able to take home the fact that a gender of the child is not determined by the mother rather its the Y chromosome of the father that decides the gender after all,
if even one person has realized the pointlessness of cursing women for the birth of a girl child, the need to embrace a daughter just a he/she would embrace a son
if even one person has been propelled into thinking that the birth of a baby girl is to be celebrated, and not cursed
if even one person has been driven to take that step out of an abusive relationship and make a worthy life,
if even one sting operation has managed to get the court to sit up and move in the direction of expediting the case and bringing the culprits to book,
if even one voice has been heard..
then in my opinion this show is worth its run. For…every voice counts. Every single voice counts.
No amount of awareness is truly enough till the time we have an answer to all the pressing issues plaguing our society, our nation. So till the time we have achieved that any awareness howsoever big or small is worth its time, I feel.
I know its too early to know for sure if the show will grab the right attention but if it intends to cover the issues with the same kind of seriousness and sincerity that was so evident in the first episode then we can hope for a huge wave of change in the mindsets of people of our country I think.
EDITED TO ADD
this heart-rending song which wells me up every time I hear.