Satyamev Jayate (film)

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Satyamev Jayate
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Directed by Raj N. Sippy
Produced byRomu N. Sippy
Starring Vinod Khanna
Meenakshi Sheshadri
Anita Raj
Music by Bappi Lahiri
CinematographyAnwar Siraj
Edited byAshok Honda
Release date
  • 18 June 1987 (1987-06-18)(India)

Satyamev Jayate (lit.'Truth alone triumphs') is a 1987 Bollywood action film, directed by Raj N. Sippy, starring Vinod Khanna and Meenakshi Sheshadri in the lead roles. The other cast members include Madhavi, Anita Raj, A. K. Hangal, Renu Joshi, Alankar, Neeta Puri, Saahil Chadha, Satyen Kappu,Sudhir Dalvi, Vinod Mehra, Shakti Kapoor and Anupam Kher.


The film is a remake of the Malayalam film Aavanazhi , starring Mammootty. [1] The film was a comeback film for Vinod Khanna and emerged a box office success. [2] [3] Vinod Khanna’s performance as a police officer was critically acclaimed and is regarded as one of his best. [4] [5] [6] Meenakshi Sheshadri’s performance as a prostitute; was also acclaimed. The chemistry between Khanna and Sheshadri was appreciated. [7] The song "Dil Mein Ho Tum” gained popularity. [8]


Inspector Arjun Singh (Vinod Khanna) of Mumbai Police has attained the sordid reputation of being one of the most ruthless policemen in India. He is known for his torture and brutality. When a young man is killed in custody, Arjun is spoken to and warned, and subsequently transferred to the small town of Tehsil. Arjun denies these charges and asserts in vain, that the death was not his fault.

Arjun re-locates there, and finds to his horror that the family of the young man who died in his care, are his neighbors, and that this town regards him as enemy number one. Arjun must now come to terms with his past and compromise in this town, and find out what were the circumstances behind this young man's death or just get another transfer. However, he is abandoned by his lover Vidya (Anita Raj), and a determined Pooja (Madhvi) is doing all she can to bring justice to her brother's murder. Arjun finds solace in alcoholism and a prostitute, Seema (Meenakshi Sheshadri).



1"Dil Mein Ho Tum" (Male) Bappi Lahiri
2"Dil Mein Ho Tum" (Female) S. Janaki
3"Tan Hai Hamara Himalay Jaisa" Shailender Singh
4"De Rahi Hai Duya Behna Tere" Kavita Krishnamurthy
5"Tu Jaan Se Pyaara Hai"Mitalee Mukherjee
6"De Rahi Hai Duayen Behna Tere" (Sad)Kavita Krishnamurthy
7"Dil Mein Ho Tum" (Sad) Bappi Lahiri

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