How many Johns are too many Johns? Well, this is the question that arises in the mind of the audience after watching Satyameva Jayate 2, a mindboggling movie in a bad manner. While the Satyamev Jayate which was released in 2018 was a decent show of patriotism, the sequel to it has nothing to do with the first part, just like almost every other sequel in Bollywood. The recent release starring John Abraham has exceeded all the limits to encash the profit by selling patriotism.
Satyameva Jayate 2: Story
Satyameva Jayate 2 released on November 25, is a sequel to the 2018 released Satyameva Jayate. The movie starring John Abraham, Divya Khosla Kumar and Anup Soni is an overdramatic representation of nationalism in which the protagonist can be seen breaking TV with his bare hands, picking up a bike with an individual on it and delivering loud and illogical dialogues. In what can be seen as the most appalling factor of the movie is John Abraham, the lead actor, portraying three characters at the same time.
Satya Azad, a home minister, attempting to pass an anti-corruption bill and has his wife, Vidya Azad, in opposition. Well, it seems quite a hilarious move to separate personal relationships and politics. However, the politician turns to a vigilante overnight to kill those involved in corrupt practices after he realizes the corruption will not end through democratic processes. Then, to fight the John who took law and order in his hands, the same John with another name, that is, Jay, steps in. Afterwards, to depict the reason behind the clash between twin brothers, another nauseating story in which their farmer father had fought against the corruption in the past is unearthed.
An honest review:
In the name of acting, characters can only be seen shouting at the top of their lungs. The action scenes are absurd that can make you laugh like nothing. Given the music factor, there’s only one track sung by B Praak that gives pleasure to the ears. Whereas Nora Fatehi has become a constant to perform some marvellous belly moves, the action sequence filmed on John seems forced and lazy. The dialogues in the movie are cringe-worthy and almost every character seems to be yelling uncreative lines as dialogues.
The dialogues like “Jo aurat ki izzat na kare, wo mard murga hai” and “Maa ki kokh se kya, baap ki tope se bhi nikalne se dar lagega” gives a clear reference to how pathetic the movie’s dialogues actually are!
Another factor that adds up to bizarre Satyameva Jayate 2 is the weak rival antagonist which could have made the movie enjoyable if chosen wisely. While the Satyameva Jayate was tolerable as it primarily focused on corruption within the police department, the sequel to it is over the top and nasty. Long story short, the movie seems quite scattered as it targets several issues in several departments.
The characters in the movie seem to be competing with each other on the grounds of patriotism and are attempting to look more patriotic than each other. The over-the-top patriotism is alarming and the direction by Milap Zaveri has nothing new to offer. Thus, the audience will have to deal with his regular style through which he keeps paying tribute to the directors of the 90s, that too, in a horrible manner.
Divya Khosla Kumar should probably stick to T-series’ music videos as her acting skills are quite disturbing. John Abraham, who is known for impactful performances in the movies like Madras Cafe, Batla House and Parmanu, is disappointing in Satyameva Jayate 2. It is high time filmmakers should stop peddling the agenda to sell fake patriotism as they have created a cringe by doing so.