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‘Satyameva Jayate’ Movie Review: John Abraham as Vir roars in this vigilante thriller

Directed By: Milap Milan Zaveri
Produced By: T Series, Emmay Entertainment
Cast: John Abraham, Aisha Sharma, Manoj Bajpayee
Duration: 2h 22m
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 3

Director Milap Milan Zaveri’s latest film titled ‘Satyameva Jayate’ revolves around the fight of a man named Vir against the corrupt policemen of our nation; few of which have spoilt the name of the entire police Force.


As mentioned above, the film which surrounds the fight of a man against the corrupt officials begins on an action-packed note. Nailing with an intense start itself, we come across the man of the hour, Vir (John Abraham), who is unapologetic, fearless and the one who cannot bear the loss of innocent lives. Burning alive two corrupt officials in the first 30 minutes itself, with his smart mind, Vir commences on his mission to cleanse the dirt. Side by side, Shikha (Aisha Sharma), who is veterinary by profession, makes an entry. While Vir and Shikha’s romance form a part of the story, at the same time, the film doesn’t divert from its main plot.

Post the demise of two officials comes DCP Shivansh (Manoj Bajpayee), who takes charge to kill Vir. Failing at an attempt of catching the killer, ends the first hour of this vigilante thriller. Before the first half ends, we come across the biggest suspense, which forms the rest of the story.

You will to rush to your nearest cinema screens to unfold that.

However, the story which kickstarts with power-packed punched, loses its hold and essence towards the end.


John Abraham as Vir Rathod puts up a powerful act impresses with his strong screen presence and becomes one of the high points of this film. Manoj Bajpayee who plays DCP Shivansh Rathod is spectacular, as always. While, Aisha Sharma, who marks his entry in Bollywood with this one, tries a bit too hard to get noticed in this heroic drama. Amrita Khanvilkar, too misses the mark, maybe due to her short presence on the screen.

Direction and Cinematography

Milap Milan Zaveri hits the bullseye with ‘Satyameva Jayate’. Zaveri who has penned the story too, keeps us glued to our seats almost till the 3/4 part, but disappoints as the film inches towards its climax. For that matter, the romantic involvement in this hard-hitting drama seems forced.

Coming to Nigam Bomzan, the cinematographer, he works wonders with his vision. Bomzan maintains the intense feeling which is needed for the storyline, but a bit of the same irks during the romantic scenes.


The soundtrack of Milap’s film was well received before it hit the screens. From the recreated song ‘Dilbar’ featuring Nora Fatehi, to ‘Tajdar-E-Haram’ to the romantic tracks ‘Paaniyon Sa’ and ‘Tere Jaisa’, the songs are soothing to the ears. The picturisation of the same is a plus point. On the whole, as an audience, you will thoroughly enjoy the music by Tanishk Bagchi, Rochak Kohli, Arko and Sajid-Wajid.

What’s Good

John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee’s damdaar act,


Gripping first half

What’s Bad

Debutante Aisha Sharma fails to impress.

Forced romance in the hard-hitting drama.

Films loses its hold towards the end.

Final Verdict

Justice did roar and prevail as the makers had announced while sharing the first poster of the film. Go for this one if you have been eagerly waiting to watch John fighting corruption with great tactics and his massive biceps.

Watch the trailer here:


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