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Movie Review: Satyameva Jayate (2018)

★★★☆☆
Box Office: Hit

SATYAMEVA JAYATE is the story of a vigilante on a killing spree for a personal reason. Veer (John Abraham) is an acclaimed artist who has taken up a mission to kill corrupt cops. His first target is Sadashiv Patil (Abhishek Khandekar). He sets him on fire alive and then sends his ashes to his police station in Santacruz, Mumbai. In no time, he bumps off Inspector Irrfan Qadri (Shaikh Sami Usman) from Andheri Police Station in the same manner. DCP Shivansh Rathod (Manoj Bajpayee) is given the charge of this case by the Commissioner (Manish Chaudhary). Veer meanwhile meets Shikha (Aisha Sharma) at a beach clean-up drive and both fall for each other. Meanwhile, Veer challenges Shivansh to stop him from killing his next target. Shivansh fails and Veer manages to eliminate Inspector Damle (Ganesh Yadav) of Thane Police Station. Shivansh is shaken by Veer’s audacity and his fearlessness and he goes on an overdrive in trying to know who his next target would be. Finally, Shivansh cracks the modus operandi of Veer. Shivansh realizes that Inspector Bhonsle (Rajesh Khera) from Yari Road police station is the next one in line. Shivansh lays a trap and is all set to catch Veer. What happens next forms the rest of the film.

Reviews:

Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “SATYAMEVA JAYATE is a powerful and gripping drama that leaves an impact as it resonates with the problems of the common man.”
Bollywoodhungama
4.0 “This is a film for the masses”
Zeenews
3.0 “In This Fight Of John Abraham VS Manoj Bajpayee, Entertainment Wins!”
Koimoi
Average Reviews
2.5 “‘SMJ’ desperately tries very hard to sell the age-old idea of revenge and righteousness.”
Timesofindia
2.5 “Fascinating message but lacks the superhero punch”
Sify
2.5 “This Independence Day, John Abraham throws light on things we aren’t proud of”
Indiatvnews
2.5 “John Abraham, Manoj Bajpayee are saving grace of gory thriller”
DNA India
2.5 “John Abraham’s Biceps & Crowd-Pleasing Dialogues Do The Talking!”
Filmibeat
2.5 “An outright formula film that’s too loud to digest”
Timesnownews
2.5 “This masala potboiler is strictly for John Abraham and hardcore action fans. “
Filmfare
2.5 “All Action, Where’s The Emotion?”
Mid-day
Negative Reviews
2.0 “John Abraham, Manoj Bajpayee’s action thriller has a dated concept”
Mumbaimirror
1.5 “John tests your threshold of pain”
Rediff
1.5 “Seeti Maar Dialogues, Thappad Maar Plot”
Movietalkies
1.5 “The film is so boring”
Nowrunning
1.5 “John Abraham film is a painful throwback to 80s”
Indiatoday
1.5 ” The John Abraham film revives forgotten horrors of 80s B-grade cinema”
Indianexpress
1.0 “Milap Milan Zaveri’s film starring John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee is the sort of film that bludgeons you and leaves you drained and entirely cheerless”
Anupama Chopra
1.0 “ohn Abraham Goes On The Rampage In Nonsensical Film”
NDTV
1.0 “Milap Milan Zaveri’s Satyameva Jayate starring John Abraham and Manoj Baypayee is a joke of a movie. Don’t go by the title. It is emblematic of anything but truth and triumph”
Rahul Desai

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