The premise remains the same, a novice fighting a case of his life. And that is more than enough for a somewhat tight screenplay. Other than a short song in between, which happens for rhyme or reason, rest of the film does not let you know the time. There is hardly a moment that you are not gripped in a somewhat predictable track. However, there are small twists that make the viewing interesting. There are quite a few coincidences in the whole plot. You tend to accept them and willingly overlook minor errors and slip.
JOLLY LLB 2 is like the disciplined naughty boy in school, who the teachers love and willing overlook his faults.
I personally enjoyed the movie and would want you to see it. There are enough courtroom situations that are supported with big witty dialogues that make you laugh. Equally strong is the emotional quotient, which fortunately never reaches the tear-jerk level.
Akshay like most of the time delivers in the role. He is equally apt as a scheming dreaming small-time assistant and as a passionate determined lawyer fighting the case. Saurabh Shukla steals the thunder in his role as a judge who is known as a teddy bear outside in the court corridors. He times his act to perfection. He delivers his humour with a straight face. His courtroom scenes and interactions with Lawyer Annu Kapoor as well as Akshay Kumar are some of the highlights of the film. Annu Kapoor is wasted as a cardboard character. He had nothing fresh to deliver. Huma Qureshi is looking interesting and has a right balance of glamour and homeliness needed in the role. Her role is small but not negligible.
THE STORY IN SHORT: Jagdishwar Mishra ( AKSHAY KUMAR) also known as JOLLY, is a son of an ex-Munsi of the court and currently 15th assistant advocate under a very renowned advocate of Kanpur. He is married to a Whisky loving and very devoted wife Pushpa (Huma Qureshi). Having own Chamber in the court premises is the passport to future success for him. For this, he knowingly swindles a pregnant widow ( Sayani Gupta) who is seeking justice for the killing of her husband. He gets the chamber, and the widow commits suicide. Suddenly Jolly conscience is jolted. He even though a novice gets the required courage to fight the system and then the case against one of the top-notch lawyer Pramod Mathur ( Annu Kapoor) in Lucknow High Court. He is now fighting the PLI in the court of Judge Surdar Lal Tripathy ( Saurabh Shukla).
STAR CAST: Akshay Kumar, Huma Qureshi, Saurabh Shukla, Annu Kapoor. Sayani Gupta DIRECTOR : Subhash Kapoor
BLOG / 14/2017