Aamir Khan is the most concerned and committed of the lot of flamboyant movie stars India has seen. He’s so much so concerned that his own production house, for the first time has taken up an initiative (in its own small way) to cleanse India and enlighten the slumbering sacks that we Indians have become.
The effort that is going in to make each of these documentary style, thirteen episodes is immense. Each episode has a production cost of a meager 4 crore rupees, wherein most of it is going to the man bearing the burden of India, this time Mr. Aamir Khan. He will be charging himself (because he’s producing the show), a humble three crore rupees per episode, and even with this humble figure he surpasses any TV host fee in India. That’s India shining for the dumb morons that we are.
It is also interesting to note the nature of the program. Aamir Khan will take up issues that have been haunting India, and have shackled our country in darkness for the last 65 years now. Isn’t it wonderful to have a concerned movie star, come right into the Mahabharata slot on Sunday mornings (11 AM, and not 8PM mind you), and throw light upon all that is happening, just outside most of our corners and gullies, all across our country?
Our apathy is what has made Aamir Khan to team up with 22 TV channels to air this program (amidst ads costing 10 lakhs for 10 seconds for the product companies), to teach us our vices. We still don’t learn.
Satyameva Jayate, that translates to Truth Alone Triumphs is one of the most profound ideologies that India is based upon. While we have tread this path wrongly for all these years, and have made the system analogous to everything but truth, we deserve to get another ironic lesson. Now, the program Satyameva Jayate (I hope our youth will now at least remember the slogan, thanks to Aamir Khan) will increase awareness and emancipate India from the clutches of various perils (only thirteen important ones for now – we can have a season two) in the grandest TV documentary show ever on Indian TV.
I only hope that along with the leadership and initiative Aamir Khan has taken up this time, we will be able to make India better. Let us all dedicate our Sunday mornings for the next twelve weeks (we already missed one) to heal the world.
Well, I would have rather continued this post more sarcastically, but unfortunately my writing seems so earnest that some of my beloved readers endorse the contradicting view. Staying cautious, let me vent out the real anger too.
I totally understand the concern Aamir Khan or whoever had come up with this idea. If this were anything close to what it is being projected to be, I cannot for the faintest reasons fathom as to why does Mr. Khan have to charge so exorbitantly, and in turn show ads to recover the cost.
If you are genuinely concerned – shed your hypocrisy, get out and make a true documentary without charging a penny. I might forgive the other dormant celebrities, for they haven’t been this delinquent to feed on the misery we are faced with and make the best darn TV show!
And what stupids are we to even think that they are here showing concern! Where do most of us leave our critical faculties! The idiot box still is fully capable of making finest qualities of idiots of us.
I can only be harsher and say
WAKE UP MORONS!
PS: Source of the fee claims I have made http://www.livemint.com/2012/04/21000711/Aamir-Khan8217s-Satyamev-Ja.html