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'Satyameva Jayate 2' review: John Abraham Cubed leads a screed about corruption

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25th November, 2021 14:21 IST

Nothing you read in this review of Milap Zaveri’s Satyameva Jayate 2 will be as funny as some of the events in the movie.

Take your pick: John Abraham breaking a coconut with his bare hands. Abraham lifting a bike with its rider still on it clean off the ground. Abraham enduring numerous blows while the national anthem is playing in the background since he cannot disrespect it. Abraham, Abraham and Abraham (it’s a triple role) preventing a helicopter from taking off.

The John Cubed project should have been a satirical comedy. Instead, writer-director Zaveri sets out to give a deadly earnest and deadly dull lesson on corruption and righteous crime. Except for a sequence in which one of the Abrahams bares his upper half and then jokes about it, humour is as scare in Satyameva Jayate 2 as coherence.

The first Satyameve Jayate (2018) starred Abraham as a vigilante who kills corrupt police officers. In the new movie, Abraham is both Satya, the home minister of a state, and Jay, a police officer. Abraham is also their father, the warrior-farmer Balram, who lost his life in the fight against graft.

Despite being in charge of law and order, Satya is unable to prevent crime. He hides his famous face under a hoodie and stalks...

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