Satyameva Jayate is an upcoming Patriotic Drama helmed by Milap Milan Javeri, which is releasing on Independence Day, 15th August 2018. The film Stars John Abraham, Manoj Bajapayee, Amruta Khanvilkar, Nora Fatehi and debutante Aisha Sharma. With lots of action John Abraham is in the role of vigilante who is fighting against c...more
Satyameva Jayate is an upcoming Patriotic Drama helmed by Milap Milan Javeri, which is releasing on Independence Day, 15th August 2018. The film Stars John Abraham, Manoj Bajapayee, Amruta Khanvilkar, Nora Fatehi and debutante Aisha Sharma. With lots of action John Abraham is in the role of vigilante who is fighting against corruption and taking out the rotten apples from the police department but in the role of police officer, Manoj Bajpayee is against of this transgression and heading to capture the vigilante. The film has been produced by Nikkhil Advani and Bhushan Kumar. less
“In its attempt to reinstate the masala cinema of 70s, this one fails miserably”
An honest police officer is set up in a false corruption case and commits suicide and two sons witness him setting himself on fire. Seeing this, one brother grows upto become an honest cop and one is a ruthless killer who kills corrupt cops by setting them on fire. The elder brother ignorant of his brother’s reality is on the hunt of the killer and he constantly outsmarts him. Oh, there is also a girl who is in love with our vigilant. No I am not mixing almost every 80s cop movie out there, but this is the plot of 2018’s Satyameva Jayate. While there is a new crop of directors who are trying to take Hindi cinema to new heights, for people like Milap Zaveri things things still revolve around two brothers on the other side of love and ‘baap ki malut ka badla’. Satyameva Jayate is an uninspired mash up of classics like Deewar, Parvaarish and Agneepath that can only inspire rage but not in a good way. As if the super ‘ghisa pita’ plot was not enough, the dialogues of the film will make you roll your eyes until they start to hurt. The play on words like ‘rakh’, khaak’, ‘khakee’ and ‘aag’ has been penned by the soul of some frustrated poet who believe good dialogues are all about the end words rhyming. To be hones, I have no problem about the angry movies of 80s, but the problem arises when a movie that claims to be relevant to the modern times has its sensibilties sunk in the junk of historically callous film making.
As for performances, John Abraham looks like he came straight from the sets of Shootout At Wadala. He looks all hot and beefed up, mouths dialogue like he has been asked to chew chewing gum continuosly and shouts a lot.The film is literally loud, in every possible sense of the term, both in terms of sensibilities and volume. Debutante Aisha Sharma who is starting her Bollywood career with the film is as important as Mahira Khan in Raees. And dear Manoj Bajpai we love a little too much to accept your presence in such films. You are meant for brilliant cinema and not a loud rant of a frustrated poet. Next time, send us a message, just blink or something, when someone trying to compile you to do such films. We promise we will come and rescue you.
The camera work is decent but adds nothing to the film. The only good aspect of this film is perhaps the action which is the only thing that might have some impact and of course a super hot Nora Fatehi in one song. Apart from that, watching re-runs of Deewar, Agneepath Parvarish or any angry 80s film or even Singham or Dabanng is a much better idea than watching this loud, over-dramatic montage of these same films, just with worse direction and acute lack of modern sensibilities.