Jolly LLB 2 Story:
An ambitious lawyer (Akshay Kumar) finds himself in a battle with a ruthless advocate after making an innocent mistake.
The movie has impressed a large section of critics and audience alike. Critics have been praising Akshay’s brilliant performance. The film also has Huma Qureshi opposite the Khiladi actor.
The film faced trouble with not just the censor board but also the courts, who asked the makers to cut four scenes of the film as it mocked the Indian legal system. It was only after the makers agreed to remove the four scenes that the movie was passed.
Below, we bring to you some of the critics’ opinions on the movie.
Masala.com said: “Jolly LLB painfully moves from one witness to the other, none of which contribute to the climax of the scene. There is no nail biting investigation but a couple of witnesses, whose stories, the writers don’t invest in at all. They are used like diapers and thrown leaving you disconnected. If the film focused on the crime, without trying too hard to make it easy-breezy and crack jokes that don’t have much context to the film, it would have made for a far more compelling story.”
Gulf News said: “It’s the pacing that’s a let down and there are moments when the thrilling bits of the case feels overly stretched. Perhaps, shaving off those bits would have helped. However, one of the refreshing parts about this Hindi film is the realistic sparring between lawyers and sometimes with the judge. It isn’t gratingly melodramatic nor does it descend into buffoonery in the name of comedy. Watch this if you are in the mood for a legal drama, albeit a long, arduous one.”
TOI said: “On the face of it, apna Jolly is a novice indulging in petty crimes because he knows the loopholes in the law. At home, he is the hen-pecked husband of lush, Pushpa Panday(Huma) who loves whisky, Gucci dresses and her chubby son in that order. But these are just asides and not the main premise of courtroom drama, which in many ways follows the template of the 2013 prequel, Jolly LLB.”\
Celebscinema said: “Every one are happy to see the Akshay Kumar’s satirical courtroom drama as it has its heart in the right place. Now such premise of fake encounters (One that Jolly LLB2 has) has constantly provided fodder for Bollywood gangster thrillers, but director Subhash Kapoor gives it a legal spin here. And the protagonist that is Akshay Kumar is introduced as a crafty lawyer with questionable scruples. But like all good things in films, there are some bad things too. Slow Paced second half. But directors fast paced but genuine and intelligently handled last 20 min part. Film slows down only to pick up again in pre-climax.”
Bollywood Hungama: 3/5
Times of india: 4/5