The Censor Board has given an A certificate to the Manoj Bajpayee-John Abraham starrer Satyameva Jayate. And given the violence and gore the film boasts off, director Milap Zaveri wasn’t surprised. Talking about the same, he said recently, “Yes the film has received an ‘A’ certificate from the CBFC, but then again it was obvious that it would. If you look at Satyameva Jayate, you will realise from the trailers itself that the film is a powerful one that battles corruption. In fact, it was obvious that it would get an ‘A’ especially since there is a lot of action and when I say this I mean really powerful action, not the usual kind that we see in films. Like for instance the Muharram sequence, that is powerful in terms of action and has plenty of blood too. Besides, the film deals with fighting corruption. So yes there are some really bloody fights and action sequences, but I have to mention that there is no sex or bad languages in the film to warrant this certification.”
Ask him if the commercial prospects of the film are likely to be dented, the director comes with a valid answer, “Not really no, if you look at the recent past even, ‘A’ certified films have gone ahead and done well at the box office. Take my own film Shootout At Wadala that was rated as Adults Only but still did good business, another example is Grand Masti, then there is Veere Di Wedding that hit screens this year. That too was rated ‘Adults Only’ but still did stellar business. So no I don’t think it will affect the business of Satyameva Jayate.”
But will the film be able to survive in front of Akshay Kumar’s Gold? Or will it takeover that film’s business? We’ll find out on August 15.
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