• …not so much an engaging film as it is an interesting idea that Varma squanders away with a hackneyed script, and an ensemble of over-actors. We’ve been waiting for a film that gives us a fresh take on crime in the city. Sadly, this is not that film.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    ‘Satya’ was a gamechanger. ‘Satya 2’ is not even in the game. ‘Goli maar bheje mein’.

  • Anupama Chopra
    Anupama Chopra


    Watching Satya 2 is like being bludgeoned. I say, stay at home and revisit the first film.

  • All I can say is that Satya 2 is as bad as Satya was good.

  • Run for cover and give Satya 2 a miss. It is a whimper for there is no bang in the Satya buck anymore.

  • Madhureeta Mukherjee
    Madhureeta Mukherjee
    Times Of India


    Truth be told, iss film ko goli maaro, and for the sake of nostalgia, watch the original, for posterity.

  • …might have an interesting premise, but the execution and poor casting kills any chance of the film coming off as a decent entertainer.

  • Satya 2 is amongst the worst films ever made. Varma makes a mockery of his own potential by coming up with something so outlandish, disgustingly boring and thoroughly mindless. The shockingly distasteful casting and the entirely hopeless acting of all, this film fails at every possible section.

  • Faheem Ruhani
    Faheem Ruhani
    India Today


    There is absolute disregard for coming up with anything intelligent in this film which is supposed to be a crime thriller. Amateur writing, tacky sets, indifferent acting, cacophonous background score and anything random goes in Satya 2.
    With such lazy filmmaking being the biggest truth about the Satya 2, wouldn’t you rather re-visit the Ram Gopal Varma’s much more truthful Satya. Honestly!

  • Taran Adarsh
    Taran Adarsh
    Bollywood Hungama


    …may not be RGV’s best, but there’s no denying that it has the right elements that make a quintessential gangster film.

  • Sachin Chatte
    Sachin Chatte
    The Navhind Times


    The only thing remarkable is some of the eagle eye shots at the beginning which remind you of that astonishing long take in I am Cuba (1964). Almost all the actors are newcomers and it shows. Varma could have well re-released Satya, this film is a completely pointless exercise.

  • Give this film a miss. Watch the original Satya again if you’re craving for a good underworld film.

  • Debutant Punit Singh Ratn tries, a bit too hard, to give Satya an intriguing touch. Apart from wearing an unkempt beard, leaving his hair ruffled and speaking in a gruff, he is unable to give much depth to the character. He could probably blame his lack of experience and his laidback director and an incoherent script for this flaw.

  • Remember the memorable acting, awesome camerawork, gritty frames, Bhiku Matre and all the stunning thrills like the movie theater bust out from the original Satya? Yeah, all that stuff is not in this sequel.

  • Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta


    …is not at all a worthy sequel to Satya. At the box-office, it will fail to perform. It has taken a dull start and there are very bleak chances of box-office collections picking up anywhere.

  • Mansha Rastogi
    Mansha Rastogi


    … comes 15 years after Satya is one of the worst works from the stable of RGV ki Factory. The movie is clearly not a worthy successor of its predecessor.

  • Satya 2 does have academic value, as a study of a director’s systematic attempts to demolish his legacy and bury one of his most enduring creations—the Man With No Background who represented the dreams and nightmares of Mumbai in the 1990s.

  • …it could have worked, had the execution not been so drab. This is despite the background score trying its best to keep you awake. Fortunately though, Satya 2 doesn’t suffer too much from the typical camera gimmickry we have come to associate with a Ram Gopal Verma product. But, these are only small mercies.

  • Karan Anshuman
    Karan Anshuman
    Mumbai Mirror


    Satya 2 didn’t need to be called Satya 2. There’s no connection to the original Satya whatsoever. If anything, christening this film Satya 2 is a sign of Ram Gopal Verma’s despair; trying to cash in on the film that made him a true force, a distinctive voice in Bollywood that heralded change in the mainstream, indeed created a genre.