This film is a remake of Hindi film Khakhee and deals with heroics of a committed police officer.
DCP Sathya (Rajashekar) earns a name as an encounter specialist and liked by Chief Minister (M Satyanarayana Rao). He loses his wife in an encounter with terrorists. He kills a corrupt police officer who colludes with the terrorists and thus responsible for his wife’s death. On the plea of temporary insanity he escapes punishment.
Sathya is now given a task by the CM to escort terrorist Ansari from Vizag to Hyderabad. He goes with a team of officers for this assignment. The rest of the story deals with the heroics of Sathya in the process of successfully completing the mission given to him.
Rajasekhar as the angry policeman gives a good performance. Neetu Chandra and Sheril Pinto are glamorous enough. Sayaji Shinde and Milind Soman are effective in their roles. Sivaji, Sai Kiran and Siva Reddy are convincing in their roles. All others are adequate.
The story and screenplay could have done away with sentimental scenes and over-dramatised sequences. Even the dialogues are less meaningful and more boisterous and even bordering double entendre. Cinematography is good. More care could have been taken in the departments of editing, dubbing and audiography. The director loses grip over the narration because of weak conceptualization and erratic screenplay.
Satyameva Jayathe is an average fare as it fails to sustain the audience interest in the narration. An obvious attempt to squeeze in contemporary political touches into the script is a major drawback of the film.
The Cast and Crew
Rajasekhar, Neetu Chandra, Sheril Pinto, Sivaji, Sai Kiran, Siva Reddy, M Satyanarayana Rao, Ahuti Prasad, Sayaji Shinde, Ali, Milind Soman and others
Cinematography: Loki Goud
Editing: Nandamuri Hari
Action : Horseman Raju
Story, Screenplay, Dialogues: Rajasekhar
Producers: Sivani, Sivatmika
Direction: Jeevitha Rajasekhar
2 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar
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