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  • ...is a powerful and gripping drama that leaves an impact as it resonates with the problems of the common man.

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  • ...desperately tries very hard to sell the age-old idea of revenge and righteousness. But the big booming treatment is a little too hard to accept and digest.

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  • It may not be the most intelligent thriller, but its lack of pretence is its greatest asset. It’s entertaining for some of the right reasons, and plenty of unintended ones.

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  • The film’s title made it sound patriotic but the patriotism gets overshadowed by high melodrama and mindless action...

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  • ...given that it is sculpted to be a masala entertainer, the film is heavy only on action, not emotion

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  • ...if you’re in the mood for some screeching, forced secularism, bloody battles and gore, go for this one.

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  • Heavy dialogue-heavy film. But you knew that from the trailer. Ordinary fight sequences make the film quite the regular action fare. The story isn’t as engaging as the premise might seem.

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  • ...caters exclusively to those who relish blows and jabs and the sight of humans being roasted and toasted.

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  • ...has its heart at the right place, but a convoluted screenplay hampers its chances.

    39

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  • ...leans and relies very much on mundane Bollywood convention and hopes for an action hero like John Abraham who still needs to land that knockout punch to make the upper cut and do all the rescue.

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  • ...Satyamev Jayate's predictable twists and superficial emotions have absolutely nothing new to offer.

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  • The movie never takes itself too seriously, even as it emerges as the obverse of Hindi movies that celebrate the super-cop who breaks the rules while in uniform.

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  • An obvious manipulative release for Independence Day, this film hopes you will want to salute good cops. But you don't fall for it one bit.

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  • There was a time, in the 70s and 80s, when B grade cinema embraced this theme—weeding out corruption with extreme violence– with enthusiasm. Satyameva Jayate brings it all back, with all its dialogue-baazi, and relentless background music, piling one improbable, cliché-ridden sequence upon another.

    29

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  • With the clock ticking past the two hour mark, all the spiel on farz, izzat, imaandari is too familiar. You are left with a realisation: truth hurts but Satyamev Jayate hurts more.

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  • Director Milap Zaveri dishes out the same old vigilante justice cinema that we grew up watching in the 80s with a special doff of the hat to the classic Deewar (1975). But his added tadkas can’t hide the essential staleness of the concoction.

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  • ...is nonsensical, with nary a nod to logic.

    19

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  • To describe Satyameva Jayate merely as tired would be a kindness. In fact, the writing and execution are both exhausted, making it an exhausting viewing experience.

    19

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  • ...the sort of film that bludgeons you and leaves you drained and entirely cheerless.

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  • For a film thumping its own patriotism, Satyameva Jayate unites us through only one common emotion: boredom.

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  • ...is near-unwatchable. It is a torturous experience; a deeply irresponsible, phony and tone-deaf waste of time, a shameful low for everyone involved.

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