Satyameva Jayate Review
Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, John Abraham, Aisha Sharma, Amruta Khan
Director: Milap Milan Zaveri
Producers: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Monisha Advani, Madhu Vojwani, Nikhil Advani
Release date: 15th August 2018
Critics Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 (Times of India)
6.8 out of 10 (IMDb)
2.5 out of 5 (Navbharat Times)
2.0 out of 5 (Mumbai Mirror)
Satyameva Jayate story: Veer (John Abraham) takes a mission of killing corrupt policies of the Mumbai Police Force. Some bad incident of his past turned him into a haunted killer, and then he makes a severe mysterious plan for action. After that, an honest and intelligent police officer Shivansh (Manoj Bajpayee) was handed over the mission to find out the original killer of the cops in Mumbai.
Satyameva Jayate Review: It is a mysterious and thriller film. Movies with the themes of anti-corruption and misuse of power are quite natural in our time; this movie is more than that. An ordinary man Veer who turns into a violent person for fighting with corruption and bad cops who usually misuse their power.
The movie starts with a scene in which Veer (John Abraham) was burning a cop alive. Veer finds that every minute a cop misuses his power and commits a crime. Every movie has a turning point or a twist in the middle of the film, but this movie only concentrates on the corruption of the cops. The character of John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee had a lot of scopes, but the story fails to explore it incredibly. The performances of the characters are far better and as per the vision of the director Milap Zaveri. The leading character in the film “Satyameva Jayate” is played by John Abraham. He infuses the angry young man role with passion and energy while beating the bad cops in the movie. Manoj Bajpayee is in the best character. In the movie, he is a proud fearless and honest police officer which perfectly meet with his character. Aisha Sharma has a confident presence in the screen, but she can do much better than the movie.
As John Abraham is leading the film, everyone expects that the movie is full of action, but the truth is that in this movie the role of action is not too much. The critic of Indian Express film Shuvra Gupta gave a negative review to this film. She said, “An effective vigilante film has its guilty pleasure; he does not like a bad guy come to a worse end? But no when the plot offers creaky topers and revives all the forgotten horrors of this kind of movie, where you dispense good taste in the pursuit of hoots and whistles. There’s so much gore that even hardened viewers may flinch, and there’s something entirely gratuitous about characters being made to mouth thunderous lines against people taking the law in their hands, and then showing humans being burnt and beaten.”
Like the “Gold,” the Independence Day release was also very much helpful for “Satyameva Jayate.” “Gold” really beaten this movie in some aspects. Very tough competition is running between these two movies. In the final of the movie “Satyameva Jayate” will Shivansh manage to crack the whole pattern of the killer and get the bottom affair? Will Veer’s terrifying paintings make it to album covers of a metal band? Some questions are best to leave unanswered.
Box Office: Satyameva Jayate had opened an excellent box office collection on Day 1. It collected 20.52 crore in India which makes it the 5th highest opener movie of 2018 after Sanju, Race 3, Gold and Baaghi 2. On the second day, it collected 7.92 crores. On the third day, it collected approx 9 crores, which makes a total of 38 crore rupees at the box office.