Satyameva Jayate Gets 'A' Certificate, Producer Nikkhil Advani Says, Most Welcome

| August 12 , 2018 , 17:55 IST

Bollywood hunk John Abraham's Independence Day release Satyameva Jayate is more famous due to Moroccan beauty Nora Fatehi's item song on 'Dilbar Dilbar', but as the release date nears, the vigilante film has received an A certificate from the censor board.

At a time when most filmmakers vie for a U tag to expand their film's audience, producer Nikkhil Advani welcomed the 'A' certificate for Milap Zaveri's anti-corruption film 'Satyameva Jayate'.

"The Adults certificate for our film is most welcome. My co-producers T-Series and I are very happy with it. In fact, the members of the censor board recommended that we take the ‘A' certificate to avoid any cuts. The violence, they felt, was extremely relevant and not at all gratuitous," said Advani.

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"T-Series and I spoke to our director Milap Zaveri. We wanted an Adults certification because it is not a film for the young or the squeamish. It is a violent and brutal film as it blows the lid off corruption," he added.

"We wanted to make a hard-hitting statement and we wanted to provide a solution to corruption. It may not be everybody's cup of tea. But like I said, 'Satyameva Jayate' is not for those who cannot digest violence," said Advani.

"In fact, I want to thank the CBFC for suggesting we take an ‘A' with no cuts. It is very liberating for us to go with an ‘Adults' certificate in the theatres. 'Satyameva Jayate' is a film for adults. But the violence is remedial in a society that has sickened," the producer said.

In the Satyameva Jayate film, John essays the role of a vigilante who has a goal of stopping anyone who engages in corruption, especially if the corrupt person is police officer. As the death toll from his vigilante activities increases, he is known as a 'serial killer' and the police launch a manhunt for him.

A senior police officer, played by the talented Manoj Bajpayee leads the hunt for the vigilante serial killer. Through several dialogues, Bajpayee emphasises that nobody has the right to take justice into their own hands.