Satyamev Jayate Movie Review: A Masala Entertainer With A Message
Satyamev Jayate is an action thriller film starring John Abraham, Manoj Bajpai and Aisha Sharma in lead roles. The movie releases today.
There have been many robin-hoods in our society the ones who rob the rich and powerful. Eventually, distribute the loot to the poor and deprived. Satyamev Jayate is somewhat like that when it comes to reinventing the tale of Robin Hood to the Indian Audience.
The film begins with a severely thrashed Mumbai police officer carried to an isolated location by a darkly hooded figure and placed on the funeral pyre. The cop later regains consciousness and is frightened when he sees that he's going to die as the hooded figure lights up a matchstick and throws it on the funeral pyre which catches up in flames. Here the introduction of John Abraham's character Veer is introduced. He is a cold-blooded killer at night and an activist during the day who involves himself in cleaning the beaches of Mumbai and immerse himself by doing paintings at home. He establishes a bond with a fellow worker Shikha (Aisha Sharma) who is a vet.
DCP Shivansh Rathore (Manoj Bajpai) is called back on duty from his family holiday when he gets the news of the brutal murders of two corrupt police officers. Shivansh is portrayed as a ruthless cop who will stop at nothing to get the culprit. Veer carefully picks up his victims who happen to be corrupt police officers like the first cop involved in taking bribes, using their power to make the rich get away for their crimes, involved in illegal constructions, rapes and many other atrocities which causes serious harm to society. During this process, Shivansh gets closer to the culprit by using his intelligence to understand the psyche of the culprit.
In the second half of the film, it is revealed that Shivansh and Veer happen to be brothers living in Police quarters during their childhood. The real reason of Veer being the killers is revealed in this one when he and Shivansh were kids their father was an honest inspector in the department who was later accused of possessing drugs in his home and his medals were stripped because of it. In that guilt, he would have committed suicide by setting himself on fire. This interesting premise actually reminds me of Akshay Kumar's Gabbar which also had a similar premise.
The story of the film is somewhat the combination of two 90s films namely Baazigar and Soldier which had a similar plot in them. Songs were at least ok especially the rip-off of Dilbar and Paniyo Sa. The special effects were pretty commendable and it looked pretty real too.
Overall, the film is a timepass watch and it is just the perfect entertainer for an Independence Day if you are bored of watching news all your life.
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