John Abraham starrer Satyameva Jayate, which released on Independence Day, has done tremendously well on its opening day. Also starring Manoj Bajpayee, Satyameva Jayate has earned Rs. 20.52 crore on its opening day. Despite its clash with Akshay Kumar starrer Gold, Satyameva Jayate has managed to do well for itself. Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#SatyamevaJayate springs a BIG SURPRISE… Plexes are good, but single screens are ROCKING… Wed ₹ 20.52 cr. India biz.”
#SatyamevaJayate springs a BIG SURPRISE… Plexes are good, but single screens are ROCKING… Wed ₹ 20.52 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 16, 2018
Satyameva Jayate has not been received favourably by critics. The Indian Express’ film critic Shubhra Gupta gave it a one-and-a-half star rating and wrote, “The film takes its objective very seriously indeed. We are shown stacks of wood, kerosene cans and matchsticks, and burning human flesh, over and over and over again. And again, just in case we’d forgotten. 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.”
Satyameva Jayate producer Nikkhil Advani said, “It’s been a highly emotional day for the entire team of SMJ watching the film with the audiences that it was made to reach out to. Milap’s conviction and outright confidence has paid huge dividends and as producers we are extremely gratified by the record breaking numbers that have appreciated the film as well as the reviews that understood the intention with which the story had been narrated.”