May 06, 2012 was the day when Satyamev Jayate premiered on Star Plus. The second season of the show was aired from March 02, 2014, October 05, 2014 saw the start of season three and one must say that this one was a huge disappointment.
Aamir Khan returned to the small screen with the third season of issue based show Satyamev Jayate and discussed how sports can change ones life.
The first episode of this season emphasised on rehabilitation through sports as Aamir Khan appealed to youngsters to stay away from drugs and make sports their addiction instead.
The theme of this season focuses on creating hope and positivity. Sports is one such thing through which we can empower people. Sports is a game changer, it unites people, unites the country and breaks all the differences.
The first story revealed the tale of a juvenile delinquent Akhilesh who was tempted into playing football for a few hours instead of doing drugs. Akhilesh went on to coach children and even captained the Homeless World Cup in Brazil in 2010.
The next guests were Commonwealth Games gold medallists, Babita Kumari and Geeta Kumari; two sisters born in a remote village of Haryana, who fought against all odds to fulfill their dream of becoming professional wrestlers.
There were also other inspirational sports stories, which were brought to light by Aamir Khan. The show ended with the appearance of badminton player Saina Nehwal and the question whether governing sports bodies should be left only to sports persons.
What’s upsetting about all this is that the show looks very plastic, lacks realism and has been laced with celebs; thus making it look like any other talk show. No one seems to be involved but were just playing their parts.
Missing were all those who have been suppressed or could to not make it to the top thanks to our system. Also there was not light thrown onto the lack of amenities and technical facilities.
Going by the promos and trailers for the show, one expected a lot from Aamir Khan and the show but post seeing the show one is left high and dry.
All said and done, this one was very superficial.