The success of Satyameva Jayate gave director Milap Zaveri a fresh lease of life (2018). This film, starring John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee, had a big opening, startling and surprising the trade and industry, and then went on to enjoy a long and healthy run. What’s impressive is that it did so well despite clashing with Akshay Kumar’s Gold and, more importantly, despite receiving an adult certificate.
Satyameva Jayate 2 is now ready to hit theatres, and it will clash with Salman Khan and Aayush Sharma’s Antim – The Final Truth. However, unlike last time, the action film did not receive a ‘A’ certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
A source informed Bollywood Hungama, “This time, the CBFC has decided to give U/A certificate. And if you think the CBFC asked for cuts so that they can approve U/A, then you are mistaken. The CBFC has not made a single cut from the film. Credit also goes to the makers as they knew how much violence to show so as to not venture into the adult certificate territory.”
The source continued, “Milap’s sex comedy Mastizaade (2016) had a tough time in securing a certificate. The film had to make the rounds of the Revising Committee and also the erstwhile Film Certification Appellate Tribunal. It took more than 6 months and finally, the film got a certificate and subsequently, a release in cinemas. In fact, all directorial ventures of Milap Zaveri, from the clean entertainer Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai (2010) to Mastizaade to Satyameva Jayate to Marjaavaan have had to go for some cut or the other. Satyameva Jayate 2 is an exception.”
On November 12, 2021, Satyameva Jayate 2 received the censor certificate. The film’s runtime is 138 minutes, or 2 hours and 18 minutes, according to the certificate. The film will be released on November 25th.