After the success of Jannat, Vishesh films decided to churn out another instalment in the series, though completely UNRELATED, its still called Jannat 2. This time the story moves from match-fixing to dealing with arms & ammunition. Is this one worth your weekend watch?
Alas, this one entertains in parts & but falls short for most of it.
Sonu Dilli(Emraan Hashmi) is a Kutti Kameeni Cheez. He is a smooth talking small time arms dealer who knows his way out of a problem.
While selling guns in old school Delhi, he stumbles upon eccentric cop ACP Pratap Raghuvanshi(Randeep Hooda) who is not one to be messed with. He brings Sonu on board to break the arms nexus by having him go undercover to help capture the kingpin. Along the way he meets sexy doctor Jhanvi Tomar(Esha Gupta) whom he sets his heart on & tries to woo.
Does he end up breaking the nexus & helping the police or does destiny have other games planned for Sonu? Thats for you to see & find out.
The first half of the film is definitely entertaining & has a couple of great songs. The second half is where the wheels come off as clichd Bollywood situations come to haunt a film that definitely had great scope.
Unlike the posters, where it gave out the vibe that it is a remake of
Lord of War(Nicholas Cage), its not. The music by Pritam is fantastic & each track is a winner. Even the background score does justice to build the mood.
Emraan Hashmi does a decent job as Sonu as he potrays the cunning villain-turned-hero with a heart of gold. Randeep Hooda does a brilliant job as always & the surprise package is Manish Chaudhary who seems to nail every character he plays. Esha Gupta looks decent but doesnt really act.
Before the release, Director Kunal Deshmukh promised that he would thoroughly entertain the audiences and he achieves 60-70% of his goal. A tighter middle would have lifted this film substantially.
To sum it up, Jannat 2 isnt great but its surely watchable. The music is great, dialogues are filmi(free flowing use of profanity) & story is predictable. Its the kind of film one watches on a Sunday evening on cable TV to kill time. With Hugo releasing this week, I dont need to tell you what makes more sense.