Directed by: Subhash Kapoor
Produced by: Fox Star Studios
Written by: Subhash Kapoor
Screenplay by: Subhash Kapoor
Starring: Akshay Kumar, Annu Kapoor, Huma Qureshi, Saurabh Shukla
Music by Songs: Manj Musik, Meet Bros, Chirantan Bhatt
Background Score: Vishal Khurana
Cinematography: Kamal Jeet Negi
Edited by: Chandrashekhar Prajapati
Production company: Fox Star Studios
Release date: 10 February 2017
Set in Lucknow, Jolly LLB 2 is the story of the blunt, abrasive and yet oddly compassionate Jagdishwar Mishra, aka Jolly, a small-time, struggling lawyer who has moved from Kanpur to the city of Nawabs to pursue his dream of becoming a big-time lawyer. A hustler by nature, Jolly survives by fighting petty cases and using every tactic under the sun to make a quick buck and earn a decent living. Having spent years in the chaotic and dingy court corridors Jolly is looking out for an opportunity that could turn the tide in his favour and help him achieve his dream of becoming a full-fledged Lawyer with a chamber. When faced with the glimpse of such an opportunity, Jolly jumps at the chance and in the bargain commits an innocent mistake with irreversible consequences that makes him ready for a big fight with the ruthless advocate Mathur.
Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director:
After completing his MA degree in Hindi literature, Kapoor started his career as a political journalist in Delhi in the 1990s covering North India, thereafter when his short film got him acclaim in 2001, he started making commercial short films, documentaries and ad films, eventually shifting base to Mumbai in 2006.
In 2007, Kapoor made his feature film directorial debut with Say Salaam India. The film failed at the box office, In 2010, he directed his second venture, a satire Phas Gaye Re Obama, which featured many comedians. The film managed to do well in India, and received critical acclaim as well as commercial success.Due to the surprise success of the film, Kapoor began writing his next project. In 2013, it was announced that Kapoor’s next project is titled Jolly LLB and features Arshad Warsi, Amrita Rao and Boman Irani. It is a courtroom drama with an comical touch. The film was released on 15 March 2013. In 2015 Guddu Rangeela was released which neither critically acclaimed nor a success a box office.
My Gut Feel and comments:
Jolly LLB part one was a class act. As an under rated actor Arshad warsi backed by interesting story line and with realistic screenplay. All in all an intelligent film with decent performances. On the other hand Jolly LLB part 2 seems loud and seems to be an attempt to justify the stardom of Akshay Kumar from first to last frame. This is where most of the sequels go wrong as in order to create better bigger film creative teams goes wrong in most of the places. Although good aspect is that director of both the movies is same, Subhash Kapoor who is an intelligent creative person and changes are that with his latest offering he would have delivered a decent movie if not the great one. Jolly LLB 2 with Akshay kumar in lead will surely attract mass audience to the theater and I believe Akshay’s fans won’t be disappointed. In second half of the movie changes are that film would loss the grip however I am sure it won’t go drastically wrong.
Going by my gut feeling I am giving this movie 2.5 stars out of 5, two days before the release.