New Delhi: Aamir Khan's much talked about show 'Satyamev Jayate' is into its third episode on Sunday, May 20. A short and crisp promo showed the host talking about the passion of Indians. He revealed on Sunday he will discuss Indian marriages and the evils of dowry harassment, speaking to victims.
The chat show, whose earlier two episodes dealt with social issues like female infanticide and child abuse, has marked a milestone with 90 million viewer ship, highest ever for any Indian TV Show.
The reality show is the TV debut for the Bollywood star. In the era of entertainment reality shows, 'Satyamev Jayate' is an example of how TV can be made a medium of change in the society. In its launch episode was viewed by 90 million people and was the highest rated show with 4.1 television rating (TVR), according to Television Audience Measurement (TAM) data.
The first episode, which talked about female foeticide, reached out to 2.67 crore viewers, reported TAM. This, extrapolated to an all India (including urban and rural viewers) reach with Indian Readership Survey (IRS), means that over 90 million viewers tuned in to watch the episode. Here are the tweets from the third episode.
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Read the Tweets: Episode3, Satyamev Jayate
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And #SatyamevJayate starts…are you watching?IBNLive Movies
What’s our national passion? Stay tuned. #SatyamevJayate This episode is on marriage!IBNLive Movies
This episode will tell you the story of Komal’s dowry harrassment, a reality in India. #SatyamevJayateIBNLive Movies
Aamir listens to Komal’s horrific story of torture as her husband and in-laws put her through hell in India and abroad. #SatyamevJayateIBNLive Movies
Komal was left to starve by her husband. She begged him for food, left to die. She called the Women’s Shelter in the US. #SatyamevJayateIBNLive Movies
In our country, one girl dies every hour in dowry related cases. #Study #SatyamevJayateIBNLive Movies
Did you know, the payment of dowry was prohibited in 1961 under Indian civil law? #SatyamevJayateIBNLive Movies
Paramjeet had not met her husband before marriage. He asked her family to pay for his education fees in Australia. #SatyamevJayateIBNLive Movies
Paramjeet’s husband sought a divorce over the internet after taking money from her family after marriage. #SatyamevJayateIBNLive Movies
Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, President of the Lok Bhalai Party explains the psychology behind people demanding dowry in Punjab. #SatyamevJayateIBNLive Movies
Currently 30,000 women are languishing in Punjab & being tortured by in laws, Balwant Singh Ramoowalia explains. @smjindia #SatyamevJayateIBNLive Movies
Perpetrators of bride burning need to be hanged, said Justice Katju in a 2009 dowry case in the SC #SatyamevJayateIBNLive Movies
Now listen to Ruby and Santosh’s strange story of marriage in 1998. Santosh was kidnapped and forced to get married. #SatyamevJayateIBNLive Movies
Santosh’s ’pakadwa biha'; his outrage at being kidnapped turns to love eventually. #SatyamevJayateIBNLive Movies
RT @smjindia #SatyamevJayate Bhiwandi in Mumbai show us how weddings can be held simply without #dowry.IBNLive Movies
Respect for the people of Burhanpur for making the simple marriage happen. No pomp and show, no dowry. #SatyamevJayateIBNLive Movies
Meet Rani Tripathi of Mumbai, a middle class girl, the next victim of dowry. Or should we call her a victim? #SatyamevJayateIBNLive Movies
Rani’s future in-laws demanded car and furniture as dowry. Instead of giving in to pressure, she launches a sting operation. #SatyamevJayateIBNLive Movies
Now meet Rani’s husband Pawan. The happily ever after couple. #SatyamevJayateIBNLive Movies
Durlov Baruah, an Assamese, speaks about dowry-free Assam. "Being a man, I prefer death to accepting dowry." #SatyamevJayateIBNLive Movies
Do you think marriages have become a transaction in our country? Aamir asks his audience. #SatyamevJayateIBNLive Movies
RT @smjindia: #SatyamevJayate Have you heard of other areas which like parts of North East conduct marriages without #dowry?IBNLive Movies
Aamir: Spend on your children’s education rather than accept dowry. #SatyamevJayateIBNLive Movies
Finally, Sona Mahapatra’s lovely rendition, ’mujhe kya bechega rupaiyya’. Lovely. #SatyamevJayateIBNLive Movies
First Published: May 20, 2012, 11:06 AM IST