Jolly LLB 2 is movie about a blunt, abrasive and yet oddly compassionate Jagdishwar Mishra aka Jolly, who is a small-time struggling lawyer and moves from Kanpur to the city of Nawabs to pursue his dream of becoming a big-time lawyer.Wikipedia
Jolly LLB 2 Reviews
Akshay Kumar brilliantly carries this film on his brawny arms and is ably supported by Saurabh Shukla and Annu Kapoor. The film has a few dips but offers enough heft to keep you engaged.
Jolly LLB 2 is based on the same format of its prequel, it works well. It lacks the surprise element that the first part had, it is not that cleverly written as well, yet Jolly LLB 2 manages to engage viewers and gives Kumar ample scope to perform. And he doesn’t disappoint.
All is well that ends well. And Akshay Kumar ensures that you keep laughing at regular intervals. He makes you remember Warsi, but also adds his touch to Jolly. Overlook some of the minor flaws and you have a 140-minute solid entertainer on your hands.
‘Jolly LLB 2’ should definitely be on your to-do list for the weekend. The film might not satisfy you as much as the first one might have, but you surely won’t come out disappointed out of the theatres.
Jolly LLB did well with its droll depiction of a small-time lawyer and how his guilty conscience encourages him in vindicating the downtrodden. In its sequel, Akshay Kumar does it even better...
Jolly LLB 2 does well not to take itself too seriously.It has the feel of a good-natured banter between friends rather than that of an inflated inquest conducted from a pedestal.Scintillating? No. Enjoyable? Absolutely.
Akshay changes shades from crooked to straight, like a chameleon. In top-form, he puts up a perfect display of a street-smart lawyer who hasn’t read legal tomes but who has instead picked up tips from courtroom corridors to become Jolly LLB. Huma and Annu are also compelling enough. It is the fine display of histrionics by all these refined actors, which makes the movie, worth seeing.
Jolly LLB has its flaws but it makes up with its honesty and of course, the superb performances from the cast.
At its core, Jolly LLB 2 is the story of the condition of courts in the country, much like its predecessor. Akshay Kumar is the driving force of this drama. Director Subhash Kapoor doesn't do enough to extract the best of Akshay's comic timing. But there are enough to get by. Saurabh Shukla's dialogues make you break into a laugh every now and then. The man steals the show.
Jolly LLB 2 is entertaining as well as hard hitting. Saurabh Shukla is a stunner while Akshay is once again at his best.
Director/writer Subhash Kapoor knows the legal system like an absolute pro. His setup for the actors is authentic but his ideas aren’t all that strong. The second half of the film especially tries to pack in too much drama, melodrama and twists. But the actors bring in the requisite restraint and make Jolly LLB 2 an absolute delight.
JOLLY LLB is a perfect package, it makes you laugh, think and stand in support of the judiciary system that in spite of its flaws, delays and criticism, we still have a faith that it will follow the truth. - See more at: http://www.glamsham.com/movies/reviews/jolly-llb-2-movie-review.asp#sthash.4Sh2d427.dpuf
JOLLY LLB is a perfect package, it makes you laugh, think and stand in support of the judiciary system that in spite of its flaws, delays and criticism, we still have a faith that it will follow the truth.
Akshay Kumar's performance as Jolly can be termed his finest yet. This one captures UP in all its notorious glory, with goons, and guns and is far more of a court-room drama, packaged as social satire, with comedy that’s subtly situational, rather than classic LOL stand-up stuff
If only Jolly LLB 2 didn’t fumble at crucial plot points. Awkwardness sits on the proceedings.
Jolly LLB 2, as it turns out, is a mixed bag. The references to the Kashmir conflict and Hindu-Muslim tensions are impressive because the film raises these crucial issues without being in your face about them. It also bravely takes a swipe at self-righteous deshbhakts in the ongoing nationalist-versus-anti-national debate. The basic elements in the story are teeming with potential. When it’s good, Jolly LLB 2 is alternately amusing and moving. Sadly, the patchy treatment leaves it sagging too often.
Audience Reviews for Jolly LLB 2
The 2015 release The State Vs Jolly LLB was one among the worst films that year. It didn't have a winning writing, and a god-forbidden good performance, ruining the themes it discussed. But this Jolly is more down-to-earth, mature and qualified corrupt person, who also has layers of writing put upon. Starring Saurabh Shukla, Huma Qureshi, Manav Kaul and Sayani Gupta, the key winner of the film is Akshay Kumar, who takes the labour of making the film a better venture. And to this, he succeeds.
Bollywood got off to a good start this year as "Raees" racked in the moolah to continue the money spinning spree started by "Dangal". In the words of Annu Kapoor, this month we have "the most most saleable, commercially viable superstar" Akshay Kumar coming out with his first release of the year "Jolly LLB 2". It is the sequel of the 2013 sleeper hit, "Jolly LLB" & Fox Studios would be hoping that this would perform better than its predecessor. So will it be able to satiate the audience like the prequel???
Jagdishwar Mishra aka Jolly (Akki) is a struggling lawyer who does manage to make ends meet with his street smart nature taking up petty cases & other endeavours. However, his desire to make it big in his profession didnt find the support of his boss, a reputed lawyer Rizvi (Ram Gopal Bajaj) for whom Jolly's father had also worked as a munshi. His desire to secure a chamber for himself makes him lie to Hina Siddiqui (Sayani Gupta), a pregnant lady who have been trying to convince Jolly's boss to take up her case. He convinces her that his boss had entrusted him with the responsibility & collects the fees for it. But she soon realises that she had been fooled & commits suicide, which wakens the conscience in Jolly. Can he bring justice to her husband who was murdered in a fake encounter masterminded by Inspector Suryaveer Singh (Kumud Mishra)???
It's been a couple of years since Subhash Kapoor made his presence felt who has impressive movies like "Phas Gaya Re Obama" & "Jolly LLB" to his credit. As in the case of most of his other movies, he has donned multiple caps here as well with the script & screenplay also of his creation. The dialogues were humorous & ironic which was interspersed with unpleasant hard hitting facts. Just as in the prequel, the court scenes were interesting & hilarious but there were portions which lagged due to inconsistencies in the script & unnecessary placement of songs . On the brighter side, the subtle detailing given to Jolly's wife (though she doesnt have much to do), the Kashmir politics, fake encounters etc deserves praise. Kamal Jeet's visuals were fine along with the art direction. But the music was mediocre while Chandrashekhar's editing could have been sharper.
It must have been Akki's movie, but the one that actually steals the show is Saurabh Shukla who was brilliant as the Judge. Akshay was fantastic & essays the protagonist convincingly making sure that the character is grounded without a starry air to it. Annu Kapoor is also in fine form while Kumud Mishra didnt have much scope to perform. The same applies to the female leads as well such as Huma Qureshi & Sayani Gupta.
Verdict: It was completed in just over a month which is quite unheard of as far as Bollywood movies of superstars are concerned. Since it was made on a budget of just 30 C, it should make bumper returns & the initial box office reports also seems to be pointing towards that. It might not be exactly top notch but inspite of that it has adequate substance to entertain the audience. In short, check it out!!!
Jolly LLB 2 is a highly entertaining film that also succeeds in
delivering some food for thought in a most unsuspecting manner. The
film takes swipes at the judiciary, highlights its complexities and
flaws, but ultimately reinstates faith in the judicial system. For a
courtroom comedy-drama the film has surprisingly high levels of action
and suspense. Jolly LLB 2 is a very well made film but it pales in
comparison to Jolly LLB. However, Jolly LLB 2 has something for
everyone. It's certainly a must watch if you are an Akshay Kumar fan.
As for others, you wouldn't be disappointed if you do choose to watch
it but don't go expecting another Jolly LLB.
Subhash Kapoor is a man who knows how to make people laugh through his well-written filmy sequences and then make them remember those sequences so that they can think about it later and laugh out loud for the nth time. Although this one here is generally perceived as a courtroom drama, there is still some wry humor etched in the corners.
Jolly (Akshay Kumar) is an aspiring young lawyer who practices law without any scruples. Married with a small kid, he currently works as a submissive assistant to one of the most high-profile advocates in Lucknow. He hopes to own a chamber of his own one day, and one of his quick yet dastardly attempts at taking the short-cut forces him to reflect on ethics and other canons of professionalism that is otherwise at no display in his profession both customarily and personally. So starts a fast-paced drama inside and outside of the court as Jolly tries to solve his first full case and absolve his sins.
For people who have watched the prequel (Jolly LLB (2013)), there is no need for an introduction here, and even if you skip this review, you can still gleefully book a ticket and go for the next available show. You will not complain about the level of entertainment quotient as it is almost as high as it was back when Arshad Warsi was wearing the black robe. The only big difference here is that Kapoor has made it vividly more relevant if we consider the chaotic status quo of the political and judicial circues in the country. The setup is similar to what we saw four years ago - an up-and-coming lawyer looking for a breakthrough, a side family from the poor class looking for justice, corrupt policemen and babus, (coincidentally) an idiosyncratic judge, and good old courtroom drama. While the prequel dealt with an accident case involving murder, this one here talks about fake encounter.
It is evident that Kapoor has borrowed some points from Chaitanya Tamhane's 2014 path-breaker and Academy Award hopeful, Court, but this one is not as raw as the one which was arguably the best Hindi film of 2015 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnpkJW7Gcn4 ). With use of wry humor, occasional slapstick, and non-feasible fiction dangling over the scenes, there is this intrinsic lack of seriousness in the whole two hours. It's like the characters did not want to irrigate even a tiny bit of propensity to pan their story as a serious courtroom drama where one or two essential messages are to be conveyed. Instead, the film ends with a preachy note that is as cringe-worthy as the lead man's make-believe lawyering. There are far too many improbable situations, but then there is a broad line between reality, what can be shown on film, and what is shown on film. If you are used to looking at your partner while watching such a situation (which would be impossible to think of IRL) in a film and then shrugging it off, then Jolly LLB 2 will be a much better experience.
Akshay Kumar looks good as Jolly, the helpless lawyer. His transition from being helpless to artful kinda gets muddled in the non-fastidious attempt to get everyone inside the court as fast as possible. If you are wondering, I would prefer Warsi anytime over Kumar despite the latter being a phenomenal actor who has proved his talent by donning diverse roles in his long career. Saurabh Shukla is a delight to watch, and it is around him that Kapoor etches those memorable sequences I was talking about. Along with brilliant performances by Annu Kapoor, Sayani Gupta, and Kumud Mishra, the film manages to hold on to its core theme throughout and does not disappoint, especially in the second half. Huma Qureshi could have been easily done away with, but let's discuss that broad topic sometime later.
Overall, this sequel is not as good as the original film, but still merits for a one-time watch considering we don't have many good films coming up these days.
BOTTOM LINE: Subhash Kapoor's Jolly LLB 2 is a brisk drama that tries to be - a courtroom drama, a comedy skit, and a fable - all at once just because it wants to make people believe that the justice system is still a trusted institution. It's good entertainment. Go for a weekday show where you get 50% discount on BookMyShow if you have certain cards or wallets.
Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES