Following a great deal of hype and promotions, Aamir Khan's 'reality show' Satyamev Jayate managed not only hit the television screens but also the viewers' hearts.
The show's first episode, which dealt with the social issue of female foeticide, told some heart-wrenching stories of women who had suffered due to this malpractice. It ended with a moving track O Ri Chirayya, which was written and sung by music composer Swanand Kirkire. The episode moved many of the viewers to tears.
Did you like Aamir Khan's Satyamev Jayate?
And the response was:
A whopping 88% voted in agreement that the show was the perfect television debut for Aamir Khan; a tiny 5% felt that Aamir and the show failed to impress and a 7% remained undecided, waiting to watch more episodes before forming their opinion.
The show took Twitter by storm as well, trending on eight out of 10 topics at one point of time.
Celebs and the 'common man' were unanimous in their opinion that the show may pave the way for more such revelations about social malpractices. The show with the hashtag #SatyamevJayate began trending in the morning and continued to stay at the top through to the end of the day.
Rajesh Damani @rajesh67damani:
#SatyamevJayate the show made me cry as it did for millions. But it also showed d solution not just problems! Aamir-cool but red hot passion
Kala Kutta @kalakuttaa: How can we say "Jai" of Bharatmata when we kill millions of females in womb #SatyamevJayate
Col. Surender Singh @sherkhaan09: #SatyamevJayate Raj journos exposed Docs involved in foeticide 7 yrs ago?No Dr jailed, jurnos harassed? Is this Governance we are taxed for?Achitra Borgohain @achitrab: Loved #SatyamevJayate: real stories about real people told in a heartfelt manner. No % guessing, no khiladi, no SMS2win...
Pritish Nandy @PritishNandy: Aamir Khan has finally integrated the media and entertainment industry with #SatyamevJayate
Harsha Bhogle @bhogleharsha: i absolutely loved #satyamevjayate. at least aamir is doing what all of us only talk about.
Dia Mirza @deespeak: Our nation needs a conscience cleanse. You think #SatyamevJayate will achieve a miracle?
On the whole, the show tugged at the heartstrings of most viewers, opening their eyes to challenges that face Indian society. It was a runaway hit with them.
Check out our review of the show