Banner: T-Series Films, Emmay Entertainment
Director: Milap Milan Zaveri
Cast: John Abraham, Manoj Bajpayee, Amruta Khanvilkar, Aisha Sharma
Music Director: Sajid-Wajid, Tanishk Bagchi, Rochak Kohli, Arko Pravo Mukherjee
Duration: 141 Minutes
TopYaps Rating: ★★★☆☆
Vigilant action thriller Satyamev Jayate primarily revolves around two individuals, Virendra Kumar Singh (John Abraham) and ACP Shivansh (Manoj Bajpayee). Virendra, who cannot stand injustice, has lost his faith in law and system. He follows his own law and has vowed to punish corrupt policemen in his own style – by setting them on fire.
Shivansh, one of the most honest officers in Mumbai police, resumes his duties to catch him. But despite cracking the killing pattern of Virendra in no time, Shivansh is unable to bring him to the book. Virendra continues his killing spree, setting one corrupt policeman on fire after another. Will Shivansh ever be able to catch Virendra? How long will Virendra be able to save himself from Shivansh? Though we won’t reveal any spoiler for this cat and mouse race but will give a hint with this Satyamev Jayate review.
Whatever you expect from a true Bollywood commercial film, Satyamev Jayate has it all. From high-octane action sequences to whistleblowing dialogues and crowd-pleasing performances, the film offers the full dose of entertainment and that is the biggest victory of it.
Talking about performances, John Abraham works with breathless energy and unmatched enthusiasm. It’s really good to see how the actor has started experimenting with his characters more frequently now. In Satyamev Jayate, you may find him a little loud in a couple of scenes, but he doesn’t go overboard.
Female lead Aisha Sharma is gorgeous, beautiful and hot, but when it comes to acting, the debutante really needs to work hard on her skills. Acting is not an extension of modelling, and she needs to learn that really fast to survive in the movies. Manoj Bajpayee, as always, is flawless, barring a few scenes where his energy doesn’t match up to heavy dialogues he mouths. Amruta Khanvilkar leaves a mark even with her brief role.
When it comes to storyline, Satyamev Jayate does not offer anything new. Com’on, we have seen it all before. However, the way the movie has been conceived and packaged makes a lot of difference.
It benefits highly from Milap Zaveri’s dialogues and, obviously, John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee’s work. It’s edited pretty well. Thanks to Zaveri’s imaginative vision and direction, Satyamev Jayate does not bore you at any given point of time during its run.
The plot points keep you glued to your seat and you anticipate what will happen next. The director aimed at making an entertaining film and he succeeds. As far as music is concerned, it’s good with some of the songs already performing well on the chart.
Satyamev Jayate is an out-and-out commercial potboiler targeted at mass audiences in single screens. It’s a pacy, stylish, and engrossing popcorn entertainer that really works for all classes of audiences, not just action junkies. But in case if you are looking for an intelligent film, you may need to look elsewhere.
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