The Rise and Fall of Satyamev Jayate

July 29, 2012
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Satyamev Jayate ended today, bringing to an end the initial instalment of one of the most talked about non-Ekta Kapoor shows on Indian Television in recent times.

The show got off to a heady start. Everybody was very excited. Well, the naysayers are always there, but in general people had high hopes from it. The first episode was earth shattering. People talked about it for a week. It trended on Twitter. I wrote about it. Aamir Khan met Rajasthan CM to get action taken against errant doctors. Bla bla bla.

Somewhere down the line, people got bored of being overly concerned about saving India. Then the jokes started. Questions about Aamir Khan’s plastic expressions. Questions about his earnings from the show. The sunday morning tweets dried up. People got back to talking about cricket.

By the time it ended, the show hardly got people talking about it on Twitter the way the first episode did. It was just another show, even though no other show has tried to do what this one attempted.

Here’s a graph showing interest levels on social media platforms and the kind of comments the show elicited over its run.How was your experience? Did it match this graph?

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7 Responses to “ The Rise and Fall of Satyamev Jayate ”

  1. Deepa on July 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    No one could have summed it up better than you did. I’ll be the first one to admit, I was skeptical about it right from the start, even at the risk of getting berated by the die hard fans of SMJ. But what we really needed was a show that followed up on promises and showed that progress. But I’ll say this. If not for anything, I applaud AK for using his celebrity status to endorse a social cause rather than run a cheap game show like the others do.

    • amreekandesi on August 9, 2012 at 11:21 pm

      Thanks Deepa, and agree with you. Haters may keep hating, but great initiative there by Aamir Khan.

  2. Jeeto on August 6, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    The show might have ended, and maybe along with it someone, somewhere has decided to end the oppression, injustice and suffering dealt out to them. We may not see it on a very large scale, but I am sure that this show (however short) has brought about some change. “Something is better than nothing”.

  3. MyView on August 9, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    It started well and sends few reminders to society. But eventually you can’t list out dam serious issues every week. Each issue is resident of hundred of years in society and if it is not entertainment then it is difficult conclude anything on them. You just start thinking of that and here come the next week!

  4. Brittney Caelie on September 6, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    i agree with Jeeto you are absolutely riight…

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  5. lata on October 22, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    well said.liked the post.

  6. Queena on November 14, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    It was a great initiative taken by a celebrity, certainly he would have got better offer than this to host any show. Lot of efforts have gone into making of this show which is commendable. But the question remains after getting a reality check is society ready for change..Are We Ready to Learn something out of it!!

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