Satyameva Jayate Star Cast: Manoj Bajpayee as Shivansh, John Abraham as veer, Aisha , and Amruta Khanvilkar.
Satyameva Jayate Movie Director: Milap Milan Zaveri.
Satyameva Jayate Movie Rating: Two and a half stars.
Satyameva Jayate Story:
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.
Stayameva Jayate Review:
Movies with themes of anti-corruption and misuse of power are relevant to our times, now more than ever before. ‘Satyameva Jayate’ (SMJ) is an action thriller that works on the simple premise of an angry man, fighting corruption with raging passion and violence. While the setup is pertinent, the execution is far from ideal. This masala entertainer has a huge hangover of the staple cinema that used to draw crowds during the ’70s and ’80s. But the thundering background score (the Sanskrit chanting used to heighten the drama in several scenes), unrelenting drama and over-the-top action, make this movie feel a little too jaded.
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The film starts off with veer (John Abraham) burning a cop alive. It sets the tone for the rest of the film, which over a course of 2 hours and 20 minutes, does not deviate from the set path. Veer miraculously shows up every time a cop is committing a crime in various suburbs of the city. There is a twist in the story at mid-point, but even after the arrival of this unforeseen development, the screenplay stays focused on the crusade against corrupt cops and setting them to flames. The narrative never changes gears from the clinched well versus evil scenario, while also doling out lessons on patriotism. The heavy-duty dialogues are written to play to the gallery, but more often than not they’re over employed and end up losing their intended impact. The rivalry between Manoj Bajpayee and John Abraham’s characters had a lot of scope, but the writing fails to explore it in a credible manner.