Like in all previous episodes of Satyamev Jayate, Aamir Khan began the fifth episode in a 'filmi andaaz' and started with a romantic quote and then went on to show how Bollywood cinema have epitomised love and lovers. He then subtly introduced the audience to the horror of honour killing.
While Aamir made his point clear by stating that as citizens of a free country and as adults, a man and woman have the right to choose their partner. Aamir got on stage the mother of Rizwan, whose body was mysteriously found on the railway tracks. He was allegedly killed brutally by the family of Priyanka (the two loved each and got married inspite of belonging to a different religion). Aamir also spoke about Lokendra and Fehmida who are on the run since Fehmida's family has threatened to kill the couple.
While the stories narrated were touching and truly disturbing, the episode seemed a bit amateurish since an in-depth research was missing. By having the parents of the couples who got married against the will of their family on the show, Aamir Khan could have added more authenticity as the audience could get an idea of the parent's point of view and how their psyche functions.
While all the previous episodes of Satyamev Jayate talked about a movement of change, this weekend's episode on love didn't seem any different from what we already know about the horrors of honour killing.
What is your take on this week's episode of Satyamev Jayate? Did Aamir Khan do justice in tackling a sensitive subject of love and honour killing?