In case you haven’t seen it yet and you don’t have any exciting thing to do this weekend. Then yes this movie could be a good option. Not because the movie is as good as the first one, but because the film is edited well. One doesn’t get bored very often in the movie. The plot of the story is not new. It’s the same old fake encounter terrorist story and that is why this film is little weak and predictable. Unlike the first one which was different from the league of films that time. Arshad was a perfect cast for the role as he doesn’t have any strong image. Compared to that Akshay Kumar is an established star. His acting in key emotional scenes didn’t create the same magic.
Huma Qureshi was wasted in the movie. She has enormous talent and that shows. She did complete justice to her part. Anu Kapoor was a seen in the movie after a long time. As usual he did a good job. The public do hate him during the trials because he is a selfish and greedy man. And that shows that he was great in his role.
Sayani Gupta had short but impactful scenes. I didn’t see Fan so this was the first time I was watching her on screen. And for a new actress, this was a remarkable achievement. Without makeup, she was unrecognizable and was completely in Hina’s character. She garnered a lot of public love and sympathy through her part. She left her distinct mark in the movie.
The highlight of the movie is courtroom scenes. Saurabh Shukla aka Gopi was, as usual, brilliant and tickled some funny bones. His unexpected reactions to the situations, body language, and dialogue delivery made the scenes more entertaining. His dialogue in last few scenes was powerful. The entire junta in cinema hall was quite and glued to their seats until the end.
The setup was that of UP but you won’t get the same feel as UP during the movie. Other than the repetitive dialogue of calling Lucknow and Kanpur few times, one could notice that not much work had been done on the detailing. Akshay Kumar was not sounding like a UP lawyer. Not sure why there was need for UP set up.
In short, positives of the movie were Sayani Gupta and Saurabh Shukla’s acting, some heavy punches in courtroom scenes and the editing. Negatives were a same old plot, very predictable, dialogues sounded repetitive, the movie is slow at times, Akshay Kumar’s acting was Thanda.
This Jolly LLB 2 definitely reminds you the earlier one but not as good as that one!