Taking over the black coat baton from Arshad Warsi, Akshay Kumar reprises the character of Advocate Jolly in the sequel of 2013's satirical comedy Jolly LLB. Set in the Hindi heartland of UP, the film is not just merely a comedy but also dwells deeper in our judicial loopholes. Directed by Subhash Kapoor, the film also Annu K...more
Taking over the black coat baton from Arshad Warsi, Akshay Kumar reprises the character of Advocate Jolly in the sequel of 2013's satirical comedy Jolly LLB. Set in the Hindi heartland of UP, the film is not just merely a comedy but also dwells deeper in our judicial loopholes. Directed by Subhash Kapoor, the film also Annu Kapoor and Kumud Mishra as antagonists while Huma Qureshi plays the female lead. Carrying over with this award winning performance in the original, Saurabh Shukla will reprise his character of the judge. less
“This goofy, engaging & exciting courtroom drama won’t disappoint. Go for it! ”
Sharam Nahi aati bhaisahab – jee nahin , vakeel hoon ! These brattish lines are said by Akshay as the movie ends and the camera pauses at his goofy smile. But rest assured by then you are already in love with this Jolly and the epic underdog battle he wages against a much powerful coterie of police and lawyers.
The beauty of Jolly LLB2 is that is a well delivered franchisee. It manages to look different. It has content of its own and yet it reminds you all the time of the previous Jolly LLB too by its characters from the previous outing. Particularly the lovable Guruji , the constable from the previous one and ofcourse Saurabh Shukla as Justice Tripathi.
The show stopper of course is Akshay Kumar. An actor who was lambasted for being wooden for years has evolved today and how. If you thought Baby and Rustom kind of efforts will be difficult for Akshay to better then you just have to look at his effort as Jagdishwar Misra AKA jolly in this one. He is earthy. Shrewd. Sincere.Greedy. All this and then he transforms into a man pushed by circumstances and his own guilt into a warrior who almost single handedly wins a war of justice for a bunch who have no hope left for themselves.
Jolly LLB 2 begins with a struggling Lawyer Jagdishwar trying to make it big, the director shows us in his opening case how he ensures that his client gets a government document in his name. I am not telling you the trick he asks his client to execute in the court, that would be a spoiler. It is hilarious to the core and will drive you nuts in the theater. So is the opening scene where Jolly makes his client pay him his full fees. This is also the biggest high stand point of Jolly LLB 2 , it makes you laugh from the start to the end on what is the irony of our system and society – we have accepted corruption,unfairness and crime as part of our daily lives.
Slowly through the tragedy that hits Jolly , in which he has a small role to play but a heavy price to compensate , we are awakened by the director that we all need to stand up and fight. There are no long nana patekar style speeches here ,small dialogues, one line punches which hit us. Jolly LLB 2 in that sense is also Subhash Kapoor’s major redemption post the drag Guddu Rangeela.
The other notable performance of Jolly LLB 2 comes from Annu Kapoor , his shudhdh hindi diction is actually a glorious contradiction of the filth that he supports. Yet Annu Kapoor has delivered a powerful performance whih does not for a moment remind us of the epic effort that Boman Irani put in as Rajpal Yadav in the original. That again is Jolly LLB 2’s scoring point.
Saurabh Shukla as usual is brilliant in his dancing/jogging judge role – he brings the house down with his eccentricity of watering the plant right on this judge bench.His dharna act against Annu Kapoor had the audiences in splits and is one hell of a screen moment.
Kumud Mishra who so far has been only in nice soft roles delivers a negative role with such old attitude that this will become one of his most memorable on screen jobs.
A special mention of the way the culture of Lucknow has been used also the kanpuri attitude of Jolly LLB in this movie. As someone who was born in Kanpur and did do some schooling there I totally connected with that bit. Yes the director also makes Annu Kapoor use the word Kantaap !
Jolly LLB 2 is also immensely watchable for its dialogues. Well written , full of humour,sarcasm,wit,anger. Every emotion is brought out well in the dialogues.
Jolly LLB2 is what we expect from Bollywood . Entertainment with high drama. Do not miss it.