Sequel to Jolly LLB, Jolly LL.B 2 is a courtroom drama with elements of satire and humour. Jagdishwar Mishra aka Jolly has dreams of becoming a prominent lawyer, but is caught up between paying money for a chamber and being the secretary of a prominent lawyer. In need of money, he dupes a pregnant widow (Hina Siddiqui). Having no hope to get justice for the murder of his husband, Hina commits suicide. Feeling guilty about the whole incident, Jolly studies her case and fights against the police and a prominent lawyer, Sachin Mathur. Will he able to fight the system and bring justice?
Iss duniya ke sabse bade zaahil ne kaha tha ki ishq aur jang me sab kuch zaaiz hai.
Kyuki agar aisa hain to phir Border par sipahiyo ke sir katne wale bhi zaaiz hain,
Aur jawaan ladkiyo par acid phekne wale aashiq bhi.
Jolly LL.B 2 is Akshay Kumar and Huma Qureshi’s first movie together. The movie was extensively shot in Kanpur and Lucknow. The whole movie was shot on a tight 30-day schedule. The Supreme Court of India had appointed a panel to review the content of the movie. A Tamil version of Jolly LLB called Manithan was released in 2016.
What To Anticipate:
Jolly LL.B 2 is a sequel to the National Award winner, Jolly LLB and the issues raised in the movie seem real. The movie talks about the failed state of judiciary and of law and order, the idea that the court only believes in documented facts, even though the truth stands alive in front. Not just inside the court-room, the movie also has some pretty swifty action sequences outside the court.
In terms of acting, Akshay Kumar and Saurabh Shukla steal the show. Saurabh Shukla’s effortless acting and dialogues brings both humor and satire in the courtroom. Annu Kapoor has done justice to his role as the other lawyer, but the fierceness and the deviousness required for the character seemed a little mellowed down. If to be compared, Akshay Kumar has levelled up to Arshad Warsi, but Annu Kapoor falls short of Boman Irani.
Huma Qureshi as Pushpa Pandey is a good supporting role. The director has aptly shown the gender-reversal, where the husband prepares food and the wife eats at the dinner table. Things like ‘Sitapur ki chocolate aka bullet’ and ‘Lucknow ke adab’ have been well-portrayed keeping the local elements alive. A small thing which really catches your eye is the bad advertising, like showing a vanity mirror of a certain brand at a road-shop or showing a big packet of flour and oil neatly kept in the background. The moment, Akshay opens his shirt to take a dive in Ganga, the camera zooms in on the brand of the vest and you almost feel like, watching an ad and not a movie. Also, the songs in the movie seem unrequired. A Holi song, just because Holi is around the corner!! that’s too pretentious. At times, it feels that the director has tried to do too much in such a short span. It may not be as sharp as the first one, but keeping all aside, the movie has an engaging storyline with some really good hilarious throwaway dialogues.