Updated: August 17, 2018 12:46:00 pm
John Abraham starrer Satyameva Jayate earned Rs 7.92 crore on Thursday, taking its total collection to Rs 28.44 crore in two days. Sharing the latest box office figures of the Milap Zaveri directorial, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, “#SatyamevaJayate saw a big dip on Day 2… Expected to show an upward trend today [Day 3]… Single screens/mass belt remains strong… Wed 20.52 cr, Thu 7.92 cr. Total: ₹ 28.44 cr. India biz.”
He also added, “If #Gold and #SatyamevaJayate manage to cement their status by recording solid numbers over the next few days, an impressive lifetime total will be on the cards… It’s a wait and watch situation right now.”
Satyameva Jayate and Gold hit screens on Independence Day. Earlier, John had remarked that the films won’t compete but complement each other. He said, “I think there is enough space for two big films on a holiday. It’s not competing. We are complementing each other. We would love if people go and see Satyameva Jayate and we would be absolutely happy if people go and see Gold.”
The Indian Express critic Shubhra Gupta was not impressed by Satyameva Jayate. She mentioned in her review, “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.”
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