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07-16-2012, 03:13 PM #1
Aamir Khan's Satyamev Jayate talks about the issues faced by senior citizens
What else can be written about Aamir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate? So much has been said, printed and tweeted about it. Critics might wag their pensive tongues and try to black paint the show, but there is no point denying that Satyamev Jayate is the best thing that has happened to Indian television in recent times.
After dealing with many hard-hitting and poignant issues, the eleventh episode dealt with the problems faced by senior citizens.
The episode started with the heart-rending tale of 78-year old Mrs Krishna Dabur, whose son made her stand outside her own house for hours, not allowing her to get in. Reason? He wanted his mother to sign on the property papers. When she resisted, her son resorted to ill behavior. Shocking!!!! When Mrs Krishna wept on the screen, we are sure millions across the globe would have felt their eyes go moist.
Gahininath Bhosale and his wife Kusum G Bhosale are staying like strangers in their own house. Gahininath toiled all his life to take care of his children…and at the sunset days, Mr and Mrs Bhosale have been abandoned by their own blood. The story is no different for Ashok Panchal and Mangala Khadilkar.
After the personal tale of woes, Aamir focused on thousands of homeless and abandoned aged women residing in Vrindaban, UP. They make their living out of begging and stay in rooms that are cramped enough to choke the breath out of anyone. But they go on living with one single hope…that someday their sons and daughters will embrace them again.
Ashok T Devre Patil of Matoshree Old Age Home, Kandivili, Maharashtra, shared horrific occurrences which included a son leaving his mother at a railway station, on the pretext of hiring a taxi.
All the lows of humanity are touched when children refuse to even cremate their old parents. Reason? They have just got back from some holiday and don’t have time to go through all the proceedings. Alas!!!
Horrendous is the word and expression for the events narrated by scribe Pramila Krishnan. There is a village where children kill their elderly parents for the sake of convenience. They get doctors who inject them with poison. Unbelievable!!!
Okay…all these developments and happenings are certainly quite disturbing. But the show was not only about grimness, but also depicted the ways to make life better for our lovable oldies....being a human...