Genre: Comedy- Drama
Starring: Akshay Kumar, Huma Qureshi, Saurabh Shukla, Annu Kapoor
Direction: Subhash Kapoor
Music: Meet Bros, Manj Mushik, Chirattan Bhatt
It finally came out yesterday! A sequel to the Arshad Warsi 2013 sleeper hit Jolly LL.B, Akshay Kumar Jolly LL.B 2 hits the box-office on filmy Friday. Again the maker features the same theme of court-room drama, the humor that goes with common man’s plights and a razor sharp satire on the loopholes in the Indian legal system. Well, most of us who have watched Jolly LL.B had big expectations from this and the curiosity as if this time, will it match up to the first film? Would Akshay bring justice to the character of Jolly as previously played by pranky Arshad Warsi? Well, here is our review.
A hen-pecked husband and a clumsy street smart lawyer ‘Jagdishwar Mishra aka Jolly’ (Akshay Kumar) starts out his career as a sidekick to a prominent senior lawyer based in Lucknow. Jolly who being troubled by the everday plights, loopholes in the Indian legal system and the unseen truth of nexus of police, law, corruption and criminals turns out ambitious to stand against the malicious system as the big lawyer.
Driven by ambition, he deceives his client pregnant widow Hina Siddiqui (Sayani Gupta) who is desperately on the outlook for justice and an honest lawyer to fight her case who is charged with her husband murder case. One day she knows of his fraud; she kills herself on being hurted. Now the only thing left behind is the shaked conscience of Jolly and the unresolved case of her in his hands which he has to fight against his adversary Pramod Mathur (Annu Kapoor), the legal eagle.
Movie Review: Absolutely Comical, A Razor Sharp Satire
The movie frankly shouldered on the first Jolly LL.B prequel where the jovial looking actor Arshad Warsi made the audience hold on their stomach and laugh it loud. This time the movie takes on the case of mistaken identity of a J& K terrorist unlike prequel which dealt with hit and run case. Beside the presence of Akshay Kumar, character of Jolly lush wife Puspha Pandey is nicely played by actress Huma Qureshi who pops on the screen on regular intervals where the script forgets her.
To keep the same jib, the character of a fat and funny judge Sundar Lal Tripathi (Saurabh Shukla) that’s as delightful as in the previous prequel is there in movie. Frankly if he wouldn’t have been; the movie couldn’t go far as required. His humorous and fabulous acting makes audience laugh out loud several times. The actual court room drama gets pace in the second half, when an innocent looking Jolly fights his case against ruthless Pramod Mathur.
The director Subash Kapoor has tried to pack in as much as comedy, wit and razor sharp satire on the deaf and sluggish temperament. Truly he and his team have done an excellent research on the Indian legal system.
The hilarious scenes of verbal spat between Jolly and his adversary Pramod Mathur fuelled with slangs and orders made by judge Sundar Lal Tripathi compels audience to laugh out till their tears drops and side by side depicting many sharp moments that do educate people. No doubt at certain times the movie seems to hit the pause button and there some portion seem contrived as less magical as Jolly LL.B but truly the very first frame of Jolly LL.B 2 keeps audience rejoiced and engaged; there is not a single moment where one could take off one’s eyes from Akshay Kumar. He proves yet again his stardom.
Clearly there are two aspects of this movie, the one how an innocent man grinds in the corrupt machine of system and humor that weaves out of everday life struggle. Other aspect being the indispensable need to cut aside loop-holes, modify and strengthen our deaf courts. Truly, Akshay has nailed this funny and thought provoking court-room drama and clearly this time theme is far better than previous one.
Visual Appeals- 3.5/5
SWG Stars- 4/5