Satyameva Jayate 2 Movie Review: It’s all about John Abraham’s physique, forget patriotism

John Abraham’s Satyameva Jayate 2 released today, November 25, in theatres. Instead of hard-hitting anti-corruption dialogues, all we get to see is John flaunting his well-toned physique. Read our review.

John Abraham’s Satyameva Jayate 2, which was released today, November 25, is centred on the corruption in Indian society. You might expect the actor to actively punish the bad men and deliver some meaningful dialogues. Lucky for you, we have watched it, and we can vouch that the film is all about John Abraham’s well-toned physique and is an ode to the masala flicks of the 90s. Some action scenes do click, however, it goes over the top mostly. Without giving away much, here’s our review of Satyameva Jayate 2.

Satyameva Jayate 2 follows up the story of Satyameva Jayate, where we saw Dada Sa, played by John Abraham, die during a fight. Dada Sa’s twin sons (both played by John) are all grown up now and are a spitting image of their father. While one is Home Minister, the other is an honest police officer. They have rather unconventional methods of exacting justice. For those waiting for Dada Sa’s backstory, John appears in a triple role in the film to tell it. This triple dose of John Abraham isn’t the worst thing about Satyameva Jayate, the writing is also insufferable.

To director Milap Zaveri’s credit, he has brilliantly managed to string together the recent tumultuous incidents that shook India. Satyameva Jayate 2 addresses issues like doctors’ strikes, kids dying due to food poisoning, shortage of oxygen cylinders, collapsing flyovers, questions about the patriotism of Muslims, and rape cases. The twist at the interval is also something you don’t see coming. However, by the end of the movie, you remember nothing of it. What you do remember is John Abraham being shirtless and flaunting his abs. We can get why Abraham is in this film – he does action well and, Satyameva Jayate 2 gives him a chance to show off his bulging biceps, flaring nostrils, and lets him beat enemies to a pulp using just his hands and legs as weapons. You will believe it when you see him splitting the table in two with those arms.

There are many things that went wrong with Satyameva Jayate 2. It is extremely loud – so much so that it will split your eardrums. Also, we wonder why Milap Zaveri thought it would be a good idea to chuck writing full-fledged dialogues and fill it with poetry. To make matters worse, Divya Khosla Kumar’s character is meaningless in the film. It feels as if she recited her dialogues on a battery mode. Some of the lines are in poor taste too. The characters do not speak, they shout.

But, Satyameva Jayate 2 is a masala movie and perhaps has an audience who will crowd the theatres to watch it. We can say that there was no need for the second part, but you may differ. Watch it only if you are a big John Abraham fan.

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