Genre: Action, Drama
Release Date: 15th August, 2018
Cast: John Abraham, Manoj Bajpayee, Aisha Sharma
Writer/Director: Milap Zaveri
Producer/s: Nikhil Advani, Bhushan Kumar
Satyameva Jayate Movie Review Rating: 3/5 Stars (Three stars)
Star Cast: John Abraham, Manoj Bajpayee, Aisha Sharma, Amruta Khanvilkar.
Director: Milap Milan Zaveri
What’s Good: Some dialogues are so good they force you to make some noise, John Abraham in his ‘dhamaakedaar’ elements & Manoj Bajpayee delivering yet another entertaining performance.
What’s Bad: The proceedings get a bit unentertaining post the first hour, too many flaws in the script.
Loo Break: It drags a bit in the second half, so if you’re finding hard to gulp the masala in you can find some time out.
Watch or Not?: Please don’t watch it through the intellectual side of your brain, watch it for unabashed entertainment.
Vir (John Abraham) is a vigilante, with a heartbreaking back story, who burns alive the corrupt policemen. Shivansh (Manoj Bajpayee) is a fearless, brave and honest policeman who faces and tries to stop Vir from his killing spree. Vir follows a pattern in order to choose the to kill the corrupt police officers & Shivansh tracks down that pattern.
Shivansh makes the mission of his life to find Vir & arrest him and for that he sets out various plans. On the other hand, Vir always manages to stay a step further in this race of a cat & mouse. They both come with a backstory & both have reasons to do what they’re doing. Will Shivansh be able to catch Vir or will Vir achieve for what he’s blood-hunting, that’s what the major plot of the story is about.
Satyameva Jayate Movie Review: Script Analysis
Script written by Milap Milan Zaveri has every kind of masala in it. It’s made for a certain section of audience and they’ll enjoy this to the core. Milap also makes sure to keep something for everyone. There are decent twists and turns which might he appreciated by the rest than the target audience of the film. Where the film lacks is second half as many things go haywire in it.
There’s a father-son angle in the film which doesn’t work at all, Milap should’ve skipped that totally moulding something else. More than Milap the director, I loved Milap the dialogue writer. Satyameva Jayate has one of the most seeti-provoking dialogues in the recent times. Moment of truth – there is a lot of cringe throughout but it promises entertainment and it’s the only thing that matters to me in a film. Also, one major thing I observed was the plot is blatantly similar to Akshay Kumar’s Gabbar Is Back.
Satyameva Jayate Movie Review: Star Performance
John Abraham is A MONSTROUS performer! Post underplaying his physique in Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran, John leaves no stone unturned in displaying his gigantic body throughout the film. From the first frame he’s just out there lifting people, throwing them around, burning them & what not. He gets to do what he craves for and it’s a delight to see him in his elements.
Manoj Bajpayee does what he do the best – act! At some minor places he tries to be someone he isn’t but in the end that’s what acting is all about. Not any major complaint, an entertaining performance in the end. Aisha Sharma is there for very less time but is just about okay for whatever time she’s there. It’ll not be fair to judge her in a small role, let her do something more meaty to analyse her skills. Ganesh Yadav as Damle & Rajesh Khera as Bhonsle leave the maximum impact as baddies.
Satyameva Jayate Movie Review Quicker: The story of Satyameva Jayate tackles one of the most portrayed topics in Bollywood – Corruption. This time it’s Mumbai Police Department and the vigilante with mission here is Vir (John Abraham). He picks out the policemen who are corrupt and burn them alive; he’s a bad-ass with style. The story proceeds when he faces a ruthlessly honest cop DCP Shivansh (Manoj Bajpayee).
Vir challenges Shivansh that he’ll kill a cop in the police station and that’s what agitates the DCP. But there’s a hilarious twist to this tale which unintentionally evokes many laughs (Good for the film). The first half of the film majorly focuses on the rivalry between Vir & Shivansh. With a very weird chasing pattern, Shivansh plans to catch Vir and that’s what set the base for the second half.
Milap Milan Zaveri along with directing the film has given the dialogues for the film. Very massy lines & they will surely find some buyers in the mass dominated areas. Every second of the film is filled with guilty pleasure masala entertainment though the story is flawed. The ‘Abraham’ factor works well, at-least in the first half.
Satyameva Jayate is written and directed by Milap Milan Zaveri and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Nikkhil Advani (Emmay Entertainment), Monisha Advani & Madhu Bhojwani.
The movie features John Abraham, Manoj Bajpayee, Amruta Khanvilkar and Aisha Sharma in lead roles.
This is not the first time Manoj and John will be seen working together. They earlier shared the frame in the 2013 movie Shootout at Wadala. It is releasing on August 15, 2018. Stick to the space for full review.