Milap Zaveri directorial 'Satyameva Jayate' is a decent gripping fare as it has all the elements to keep 'Desh ki Janta' hooked with edgy action, taking down the corrupt plot and some whistle-blowing dialogues which can be heard in high decibels when it comes to the single screen. No surprise left, it is the serial killer Vir played by John Abraham who is murdering some cruel and corrupt police officers from Mumbai, it is ACP Shivansh who is immediately assigned to chase Vir. It is Vir openly challenging Shivansh about the next murder and we sense a Dhoom nostalgia for sure. The first half is super-gripping and every police officer murdered by the hooded punisher in the town was now peoples man admired by every common citizen. Though the confrontation moment of Vir and Shivansh unwinds a twist in this tale.
Aisha Sharma as John's love interest plays cold in her Bollywood debut, her character just entangles her life with Vir sharing a lovesome bond. Though the second half is a bit predictable but yet enjoyable and there is a backstory of Vir's father who suicides after being suspended facing corruption charges. The face-off of John and Manoj is the film all about but it is Abraham who steals the show with his stellar act. The actor is just getting better and better and we wonder is it the scotch we have in our industry. John's dialogue delivery is presentable and convincing and he has got some great lines to deliver. Manoj Bajpayee as an honest cop is bang on with his role. You have dialogue delivery at its best. In second half it an overdose of background score which could have been slightly better.
The songs of the film are compelling and the most intense number to keep us on the edge of the seat was 'Tajdar - e -Haram', the backdrop of Muharram practice is shown showcasing a humongous muscular and angry John bleeding all over is just there to kill a cop. The sizzling hot Nora Fatehi mesmerizes with gracious dance moves in 'Dilbar' and we just cannot take our eyes away from her. The film has an enduring romantic number sung by Atif Aslam titled 'Paniyon Sa'. The song features the duo ceasing the moment of coming close to each other. They are creating shadows in the playschool and are almost about to kiss and many such cute moments to follow unwinding their fresh chemistry. Every song suits the film's narrative and keeps us hooked.
The film is technically sorted and Nigam Bomzan piquant cinematography makes this one a gripping fare with some elegant shots that rose the thrills and chills of the film. The background score is a bit overdone but suited in a typical Bollywood film. The film is a feast of some praise-worthy one-liner dialogues exactly suiting the situation of the film's narrative. This is what the film thoroughly stands for. Some meaningful lines are when John delivers the Sanskrit meaning of Satyamev Jayate and how this precious word got attached to the Indian constitution.
Overall 'Satyameva Jayate' is a decent gripping fare and if you are a fan of dialogue-driven films, this is exactly your cup of tea.