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‘Jolly LL.B 2’ movie review: Akshay Kumar and Saurabh Shukla shine in the eventful drama

Directed By: Subhash Kapoor
Produced By: Fox Star Studios
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Huma Qureshi, Annu Kapoor, Saurabh Shukla
Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 3/5

The ‘Jolly Good Fellow’ is here with quite an effective take on the Indian judiciary system as well as the hungry sharks enjoying their tyranny on the legal machinery. Arshad Warsi’s ‘Jolly LLB’ narrated a hit-n-run case and a fight for justice that followed. After all these days, we quite sceptically sought the same essence of truth in Akshay Kumar’s ‘Jolly LL.B 2’. Is it quenchful enough? ‘Jolly LL.B 2’ movie review has the answer.

Jagdishwar Mishra aka Jolly has been struggling to earn his feat as a lawyer for too long now.  Meanwhile, he indulges in small, petty crimes to earn few quick extra bucks. However, events take a sudden turn as Jolly unknowingly commits a mistake bigger than he thought it to be. Regretful, he sets out to find justice for the victim. The process would require him to go against the corrupt honchos of the system and pull the truth out.

In that sense, ‘Jolly LL.B 2’ is a courtroom drama with added elements. Razor-sharp Akshay Kumar wears the moods as he likes. He is sarcastic, he is on-your-face, he is determined, he is joyous, he is sorrowful. Throughout, he is genuine to the character he plays, and he has effectively brought life into every situation. Another man to take the cake away is Saurabh Shukla. This man never ever fails to show his brilliance. As an aged judge who often falls into dismay following the chaos inside the court, Shukla is spontaneous, funny and firm too. You have Annu Kapoor playing one of the major antagonists. His antics are a real reference to what often happens inside the Indian courts and goes unnoticed. And! In as little as a few minutes, Sayani Gupta will show you how she is slowly becoming an unmatchable actress behind everyone’s attention. Manav Kaul and Inaamulhaq will add to the pleasure in their respective small presence.

Director Subhash Kapoor certainly gulped down the judicial proceedings and its loopholes; for ‘Jolly LL.B 2’ is a thorough narration of everything that goes wrong in courts, and everything that shakes our belief on the judiciary. We thoroughly enjoyed the fiery and at times hilarious exchanges between lawyers. Look forward to witty one liners and an effective script. The small detailing make the film a real treat at moments. But in the end, the film becomes a nice watch thanks to the stellar performers. It is a highly character-oriented story and the actors have done enough justice to it.

Here’s all we didn’t like. Huma Qureshi remains underutilised throughout, for she doesn’t have much to do apart from cribbing over a Gucci dress that she wants and panicking over an injured Akshay Kumar. Such a powerful actress deserved a meatier role with more gravity. The second half feels a little dragged and we want the twists and turns inside the court to get over. Some portions in the second half have lost their effectiveness due to sudden jumps of events. Music is average.

Catch ‘Jolly LL.B 2’ for a chain of interesting events, a story of determination and a satisfactory ending!

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