*ing – Akshay Kumar , Annu Kapoor , Huma Qureshi , Saurabh Shukla and others
Produced by – Fox Star Studios
Directed by – Subhash Kapoor
Jolly LLb 2 marks the return of Akshay Kumar after a spectacular 2016.The film is the third superstar release of 2017 and has been reasonably well promoted. It’s promos have received a great response, while the songs have not really caught up with listeners.All said and done,the goodwill of the first part as well as Akshay Kumar’s presence has ensured that the buzz and expectations surrounding the film are quite high.So does Jolly LLb 2 match up to its excellent prequel?Does Akshay Kumar continue his excellent run,both in terms of performances as well as box office profits?Does Subhash Kapoor, after a disastrous Guddu Rangeela,get back his form?Read on to find out ……….
While Jolly LLb 2 does hold its own,the film has a very different impact on the audience from the first part.When it comes to Jolly LLb 2,the scale,level of production and star power is clearly a level above its predecessor, which makes it far more commercial. The film is quite good,but certainly not flawless.
The direction, by Subhash Kapoor,is decent.The screenplay is ranges from good to excellent. The film is quite entertaining for audiences of all ages.The story is evenly spaced in both the first and second half.The editing is choppy in a few scenes.The background score is decent,while the songs unnecessary.The production values are excellent, as mentioned above.
The storyline is very good,as it is based on real events.
Now for the performances. Akshay Kumar continues his golden run of excellent performances.He matches up to Arshad Warsi’s performance in the previous installment,which is something many had doubts about.One of the best performances in recent times. Matching up to his performance is Saurabh Shukla,who reprises his role,and as usual, delivers.Huma Qureshi has an inconsequential role,yet she does reasonably well.Annu Kapoor does a fine job,but falls pale in comparison to Boman Irani’s performance in Jolly LLB 1.Special mention for Sanjay Mishra,his cameo is excellent.
Overall,Jolly LLB 2 is a very entertaining watch.The film is a must watch for Akshay Kumar’s fans.Fans of the previous installment will have their reservations about the commercialization and filmy portrayal of some facts.Despite that,watch Jolly LLB 2,it leaves a good message, and gives one their money’s worth.
3.5 stars – Worth a watch!