Genre: Action, Thriller
Duration: 158 Minutes
India Release Date: 05-AUG-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.75 on 5
DCP Shivansh has been tasked to catch Vir, the man behind police killings in the city. Both are eventually against the same enemy but divided by a fine line, the law.
‘Satyameva Jayate’ (SMJ), an action thriller is directed by Milap Milan Zaveri. Film works on the simple premise of an angry man, fighting corruption with raging passion and violence. Veer (John Abraham) takes on the mission of killing corrupt cops in the Mumbai police force. Haunted by ghastly incidents from his past, he turns into a vigilante and Veer has his own mysterious plan of action. Meanwhile, honest and intelligent inspector Shivansh (Manoj Bajpayee) is given the arduous task of tracking down the cop killer. This masala entertainer has a huge hangover of 90’s action thriller genre. Overall plot of the film has lot of similarities to Akshay Kumar’s Gabbar Is Back. Script written by Milap Milan Zaveri has every kind of masala in it. Post 60 minutes film gets bit unenetertaining with too many flaws in the script. Nora Fatehi soars the temperature with her super-hot presence in the song: Dilbar Dilbar and it acts as a Visual Treat. Sanjoy Chowdhury thrilling background scores is apt. Screenplay gets repetative at times. Dialogues from director himself is full entertaining and may get whistling sounds in single screen theaters. Film gets a bit stretched towards the finale. Its like film begins with full throttle DHAMAKA and towards the ends gets boring and untertaining. John Abraham delivers a fabulous, nuanced performance. He leads the charge in ‘SMJ’. His action stunts are gruesome and a little too bloody at times. Manoj Bajpayee as is in top form. His ace act as the fiercely determined and honest cop adds credibility to the film. Debutante, Aisha Sharma, has a confident screen presence, with a little more work on diction, she could do much better. Nora Fatehi looks and dances like a dream and is quite sizzling. Leaving flaws in script OR Screenplay, SMJ is an unbashed entertainment and will appeal to all those who loved 90’s action thriller cinema.
Milap Milan Zaveri’s Satyameva Jayate is gruesome action thriller that may appeal only to mass who loved 90’s cinema. For tody’s generation, film is a fairly illogical commercial thriller fronted by two actors delivering forceful performances. It’s entertaining for few right reasons, and plenty of unintended ones. Recollect 90’s memories and enjoy dhamakedaar 71st Independence Day.
Ratings: 2.75 on 5
Performance: 3 on 5
Script: 2 on 5
Screenplay: 2.5 on 5
Music / Background Score: 2.5 on 5