Satyameva Jayate is a 2018 Hindi action movie directed by Milap Milan Zaveri. Starring John Abraham, Manoj Bajpayee, Aisha Sharma, Amruta Khanvilkar, Manish Choudhary and Chetan Pandit. Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, Nikkhil Advani, Written by Milap Milan Zaveri, Music by Sajid-Wajid, Tanishk Bagchi, Rochak Kohli, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Production company T-Series Films, Emmay Entertainment and Distributed by Panorama Studios.
When a child witnesses his honest policeman father take his own life by burning himself alive, it lightens a fire within him. He promises to avenge his father’s demise by wiping the city clean of corrupt police officials. His way however is one where there is no scope for penance, and only death is the answer. He dons the ‘khakhi wardi’ and goes to his job at day, and takes out the corrupt of his department by night. Inspector Adi (John Abraham) is on a mission to fight against the corrupted police officials, when a series of unfortunate incidents take place in his life. Things become complicated to Adi when DCP Shivansh (Manoj Bajpayee) takes in charge and starts a major crackdown on him.
Veer (John Abraham) is determined in pursuing his revenge as he sets out on a bloody rampage against the crooked police department that wronged his deceased father, a righteous cop who never compromised to get along or to be accepted. Veer is not a man to be trifled with. He can tear apart a truck tire, pull out doors from police vans, dodges hundreds of bullets, in short, he can do anything even if it comes at the cost of logic.
DCP Shivansh Rathod (Manoj Bajpayee) has been asked to cut his vacation short and return to Mumbai as soon as possible because two police officers have been burnt alive in the city. Though the department wants to brush the news under the carpet, it spreads like wildfire. Consumed by anger, Rathod, an upright cop in a squad full of corrupt colleagues, is determined to expose whoever is behind this brutal crime.
Without a doubt, Satyameva Jayate raises many questions about India’s justice system and the ethics of turning a blind eye to inequity, but the depiction of it takes a popular route. The makers have tried their best to put the audience in a situation where they struggle with issues of morality and integrity, but the film’s thin plot remains far from reality. Then there are super dramatic dialogues. Even the basic conversation between characters is laden with heavy-duty punches and jingoism.
01 Dilbar – Satyameva Jayate
by Neha Kakkar, Ikka, Dhvani Bhanushali Here
02 Paniyon Sa (Satyameva Jayate)
by Atif Aslam, Tulsi Kumar, Rochak Kohli Here
03 Tajdar E Haram – Satyameva Jayate
by Wajid Here
04 Tere Jaisa – Satyameva Jayate
by Tulsi Kumar, Arko Here .
John Abraham as Veer Rathod
Manoj Bajpayee as DCP Shivansh Rathod
Aisha Sharma as Shikha Shukla
Manish Choudhary as Commissioner Manish Shukla
Amruta Khanvilkar as Sarita Rathod
Devdatta Nage as Inspector Shankar Gaikwad
Chetan Pandit as Inspector Shiv Rathod
Nora Fatehi as herself special appearance in song “Dilbar.
We have been conditioned – thanks to sycophantic social media accounts, the imposition of pointless laws and most forcefully, a torrent of nationalistic films – to believe that to prove ones patriotism one must have an image of the national flag as ones profile picture, and the words ‘proud Indian’ as ones bio. To be forced to stand for the national anthem in cinema halls – a secular, socialist, democratic venue if there ever was one – and to be expected to cheer every time a fictional character delivers a passionate speech about our country – that is what has become the new normal.
So no, you should not watch Satyameva Jayate, the latest in this intolerable slew of films that seems to dismiss any form of patriotism that isn’t loud, crass and oddly defensive. It is a film in which there are more gloriously shot flags, fluttering in slow motion, than there are believable characters; more ridiculous plot twists than there are honest cops, and more spoken Sanskrit than you’d hear in Akshardham Temple.
The problem with films like Satyameva Jayate – whose title should be an indication as to its subtlety – is that they want to have their mithai and eat it too. Only the law can take the law into its own hands, says Shivansh, as if that explains anything.
John Abraham’s Satyameva Jayate that has earned Rs 75.09 crore in nine days. The film is a hit but the major contributor remains the Independence Day box office collection of Rs 20.52 crore. It followed it up with Rs 7.92 crore on Thursday, Rs 9.18 crore on Friday, Rs 9.03 crore on Saturday, Rs 10.26 crore on Sunday, Rs 3.76 crore on Monday, Rs 3.79 crore on Tuesday, Rs 6.67 crore on Wednesday and Rs 3.96 crore on second Thursday of release.