Making a film on a fairly decent story-line with an A list star in Hindi cinema can do wonders to the film and Jolly LLB 2 proves that quite well. Presence of Akshay Kumar in the film may not have affected the essence of the film but has surely added much more credibility to it.
Jolly LLB 2 is an easily written story with hardly any substance in first half and courtroom drama in the second half saving the film. Film is most of the times predictable but surprisingly does not spoil your movie watching experience; all thanks to Subhash Kapoor for handling this ordinary story smartly. Treatment of the film is perfect but not new. Screenplay is gripping enough but not something never seen before. Courtroom sequences has enough drama, humour and emotions but they still look like any other courtroom scenes from any other Hindi film. Protest inside the court and resuming the case after the sleep during that protest is like taking extreme liberty while writing the film. Too many things turn in Jolly’s favour making everything easy for him to win right from getting witnesses to getting things the way he wants.
Akshay Kumar is brilliant in this one. His performance is such that any other actor also could have pulled it off with much ease, but Akshay needs to be appreciated for perfectly getting into the skin of the character. He looks like a typical lawyer from northern India, he eats his paan and talks like a total UPite. Its a treat to watch Akshay in such interesting roles. Annu Kapoor is good but his performance does not create a lasing impression. Saurabh Shukla is highly impressive as the judge. He is subtle but extremely funny. Most of the humour in the film comes from his portrayal of the character and not the overall writing of the film. Huma Qureshi remains to be a support to Jolly and nothing else. The rest of the supporting cast like Manav Kaul, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra, Inaamulhaq are all good in their respective parts.
Subhash Kapoor had the total creative control over the making of Jolly LLB 2 and that is where the film survives as an entertaining fare. There is no doubt that Jolly LLB 2 lacked innovation considering it as a courtroom drama. His dialogues are funny at places and some are very strong. Music in the film hardly anything to the film but the songs are well placed and are enjoyable. The editing of the film is just perfect. Production design and costumes are as per the requirement. These aspects does not seem have been specially worked on.
Overall Jolly LLB 2 is good and not that great as the trailers of the film suggested. This one is easily enjoyable and can be watched once.