Review: Satyamev Jayate 2 is an audience gripping power packed mass entertainer with some very entertaining sequences and a scintillating performance by John Abraham. Rating : 4 stars
Satyamev Jayate 2 is the story of a family’s fight against corruption. Satya Balram Azad (John Abraham) is the Home Minister in the coalition government in Uttar Pradesh. He tries to pass an anti-corruption bill in the assembly but his own coalition partners oppose. Interestingly, one of the MLAs who voted against the bill is Satya’s wife Vidya Azad (Divya Khosla Kumar). She is the daughter of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Chandra Prakash (Harsh Chhaya). Meanwhile, doctors at a government hospital in the state go on strike. A mother begs him to take care of her daughter who has been a victim of an accident. The doctors leading the strike refuse treatment. The victim dies in front of the protesting doctors and the media. That same night, a watchman (John Abraham) kills the doctor leading the strike in revenge. Due to his death the strike is called off. The watchman becomes a hero overnight. Chandra Prakash is not impressed and asks DCP Upadhyay (Anup Soni) to find the culprit. The DCP entrusts the matter to Satya Balram Azad’s twin brother Jai Balram Azad (John Abraham). On the other hand, another scandal has shook the state as several children fall ill after having food in a madrasa. There is a shortage of oxygen cylinders in the government hospital where he is admitted. So 40 of them children die. Satya learns that the spoiled food grains were supplied by a relative of Tripathi (Daya Shankar Prasad). and is a close associate of Shankar Prasad (Zakir Hussain), responsible for supplying oxygen to the government hospital. Tripathi and Shankar are both from the coalition party and they threaten to withdraw support if Satya comes to the fore. Now it has come to the fore that the watchman is none other than the truth. He now kills both Tripathi and Shankar. A few days later, there is a third incident when a flyover collapses in the state. Flyover contractor Madan Lal Joshi (Rituraj Singh) refuses to take responsibility. Jay and the others conclude that he is about to be killed on a vigil. What happens next will be known after watching the rest of the film.
The story of Milap Milan Zaveri is going to enthrall the audience as expected. He has touched upon many issues, many of which connect the common man. However, a lot of issues are dealt with in the second half and they come out as standalone issues.
Milap Milan Zaveri’s screenplay is very engaging. The script is such that the film never seems low or dull. From beginning to end, something happens continuously. The dialogues of Milap Milan Zaveri are clapping. There are some powerful one liners in almost every sentence and it is really commendable.
Milap Milan Zaveri’s direction is excellent and it shows that he has got a lot of perfection in his direction. It is not an easy film as it has three characters played by the same actor and moreover, it has been made in a very commercial way. Some scenes are handled exceptionally. Actually Jai Balram Azad’s entry, interval point, Dadasab Balram Azad’s (John Abraham) fight sequence etc. will create panic in theatres. On the contrary, while the first half is unmatched, the second half seems a bit off track. The scene of Karva Chauth slows down the story. Apart from this, the film is a mass entertainer in every way.
Satyamev Jayate 2 starts off with a bang without wasting any time. The assembly scene is spectacular but the movie gets better when Satya kills the corrupt politicians. Jai’s entry is the highlight of the film and the way the national anthem has been incorporated is amazing. The twist coming at the intermission point comes suddenly. The flashback part of Dadasab after the interval is interesting. After this the film falls but picks up pace in the finale.
Satyamev Jayate 2 is completely John Abraham’s film. John has played his three characters well. But the character of the cop is the best and will be loved by the audience. After this, the role of the farmer is also fantastic. Divya Khosla looks stunning and delivers a stellar performance. Harsh shadow looks good. Anoop Soni doesn’t get much scope. Daya Shankar Prasad and Zakir Hussain are good. Gautami Kapoor (Suhasini) leaves a tremendous impression. Rajendra Gupta, Shaad Randhawa, Sahil Vaid, Salim Shah, Bhagyashree Limaye and others gave their able support. Nora Fatehi looks very hot.
The music of the film is fine. ‘Kusu Kusu’ is already a chartbuster. ‘Tenu Lehenga’ comes at a great juncture. ‘Jana Gana Mana’ is very touching. ‘Meri Zindagi Hai Tu’ is the best and romantic song of the album. Sanjay Choudhary’s background score is loud but it works well for the film. The theme of Dadasab is memorable.
Dudley’s cinematography is apt. Amin Khatib’s action is one of the highlights of the film. But in some places it looks raw and quite bloody. Priya Suhas’s production design adds to the appeal of the film. Akshay Tyagi’s costumes are realistic as well as glamorous. Nora Fatehi’s costume (by Sandeep Khosla, Abu Jani) is quite hot. The VFX from Futureworks and Variate Studio is neat. The editing of Maahir Zaveri in the first half is fine but could have been better and sleeker in the second half.
All in all, Satyamev Jayate 2 is a power packed mass entertainer to captivate the audience with some extremely entertaining sequences and a scintillating performance from John Abraham. At the box office, it will prove to be a big opening and a long box office rule.