Jannat 2 - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

While Jannat 2's lead character, Sony Dilli has a decent conflict, the film isn't worth watching because of the dull manner it is narrated in. In many ways, Jannat 2 feels like a film that could've been a film worth watching once if it had a little better of everything, especially better actors to play the side characters and the villain.



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38 reviewers have given Jannat 2 an average rating of 1.1/5.0 (?)

5 yays
26 nays
7 so-so

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Thumbs down by Priyanka Kapoor, Apun Ka Choice ...Jannat 2 might have been a gripping thriller but is hamstrung by a painfully dull romantic track between Emraan Hashmi and newbie Esha Gupta.... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...Based on the same old Bhatt formula of music, sex and crime but this time along with heavy use of silly abusive dialogues.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...An absorbing story, a swift and coherent narrative, exemplary direction, fantastic action, soothing music and stellar performances summarize the highlights of this triumphant franchise. ... full review

Thumbs down by Malvika Rao, BookmyShow ...the movie doesn’t flow down your throat well. The parts fail to connect with each other and hence fail to connect with the audience as well.... full review

Thumbs down by Charu A Mahesh, Buzz in Town ...if you have no qualms watching a typically Bollywood film, complete with dialoguebaazi, dhishoom-dhishoom action, an average story, remarkable performance and a super hot heroine, you can watch Jannat 2! Else, wait for the DVD!... full review

Thumbs down Daily Bhaskar ...it is predictable, dull and extremely boring in the first half. While, the second part too creates no hope for an engrossing moment for the onlooker.... full review

Thumbs up by Rony Dcosta, Desi Martini ...Kunal Deshmukh makes a fairly engaging film but doesnt go all out in his attempt to mix songs and skin show in a film that required being a taut thriller.... full review

So-So by Yusuf Poonawala, Desi Martini ...Kunal Deshmukh, as director sets you off on a fantastic roller coaster ride, which doesnt leave you with much of an impact in the end due to the sheer predictability.... full review

So-So by Kshitij, Desi Martini ... partly engaging...partly boring... full review

So-So by Ankur Pathak, Desi Martini ... Complex and Involving, Bhatt's "try" to pull-off The Departed... full review

So-So by Kanika Sikka, DNA ...Overall, the portrayal of the foreseeable plot is appealing in parts. Jannat 2 is worth a one-time watch.... full review

Thumbs down Free Press Journal ...The pacing is swift but its not eventful enough for us to overlook the many chinks in Deshmukhs narrative.... full review

So-So by Nupur Barua, Fully Hyderabad ...Jannat 2 may be a decent option this weekend - just don't expect intelligent cinema, and you will be all right.... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...JANNAT 2 can be best described as patchy. The storyline lacks imagination and given this backdrop, he tries his best to weave a plot into the scenes.... full review

Thumbs down by Divya Solgama , Gomolo.in ...Dum hai with good songs and decent first half, but as the movie goes ahead it just keeps dragging to a weak climax.... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...the film suffers, it's because the material's too slim. There just isn't very much here apart from the obvious shades of The Departed.... full review

Thumbs up by Fatema H.Kajalwala, India Entertainment ...Jannat – 2 is a drama full of action, emotion, love and music like every other Vishesh Films product that is cosmetic and even with a strong story represents a commercial sensibility of ‘masala’.... full review

Thumbs down by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...The atmosphere is not totally authentic, but the film is more about a certain type. A certain type of Delhiwala who lives off his wits, with little education but a lot of guts, who wants to get ahead in life.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...'Jannat 2’ is, for the most part, a badly-done, badly-acted enterprise, lifted only a notch by a couple of performances. ... full review

Thumbs up by Mrigank Dhaniwala, koimoi ...On the whole, Jannat 2 is an entertaining fare from Vishesh Films. If you go in expecting that, you won’t be disappointed.... full review

Thumbs down by Udita Jhunjhunwala, Live Mint ...Deshmukh takes his time in connecting all the dots and bringing the film to a predictable close. The story slips in too many obvious clues that leave little mystery within the plot.... full review

Thumbs down by Shaheen Parkar, MiD DAY ...Jannat 2 could have been a gun-toting action drama with lots of thrills but except for a chase sequence in the climax there is nothing. It also appears to have loosely sought inspiration from the Nicholas Cage-starrer Lord of War. ... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...Though the film's writing and execution seems to have made a hash of things, 'Jannat 2' is worth a watch solely for the play between Emraan Hashmi and Randeep Hooda.... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi , Now Running.com ...Jannat 2 isn't half as enticing as its first part. Watch it for Randeep Hooda or if you are a big fan Emraan Hashmi.... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...Jannat 2 is an uninspired script and lacks everything Jannat had going for it.... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...The film is too long and none of the lead actors manage to inject any energy in their roles. Hooda, especially, is too over-the-top to be believable.... full review

Thumbs down by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster ...The second half is decent, Randeep Hooda is fantastic and the song 'tu hi mera' is nice to listen to appart from which the entire movie is very blah including Emraan Hashmi!... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...A tired story with cliched characters propped-up by an OD on machismo, some dialogue-baazi, and a gorgeous heroine does not a film make. At least not one worth watching. ... full review

Thumbs down by Swati Rohatg, STARDUST ...Jannat 2 gets mired by a clichéd treatment and soulless romance. A disappointing sequel to an enjoyable first part.... full review

Thumbs down by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...So don't worry about missing this. Just a matter of time before they make it again as Jannat 3.... full review

Thumbs down by Anuj Kumar, The Hindu ...A believable love story could have tilted the emotional balance in favour of characters and covered the flaws but despite some soulful tunes, the plasticity is glaring making the tension appear cosmetic.... full review

Thumbs down by Priyanka Roy , The Telegraph ...Jannat 2 is only partly gripping and often hugely predictable.... full review

Thumbs down by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ...it's not a 'bullet-proof' plan, all hell breaks loose, with everyone gunning for something, and Jannat seeming like a faraway destination.... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, Times of India ...Overlook a few of its sinful indulgences and Jannat 2 can turn out to be a hell of a ride!...

Thumbs down by Karan Bali , Upper Stall ...Mr Hashmi has his own fan following and the film has opened well. But nothing heavenly here, only hell... full review

Thumbs down by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India ...altogether, if there is a Jannat anywhere, it is outside the screen playing this film. ... full review

Thumbs down ZEENEWS.COM ...The film revolves around the hitherto unexplored-in-Bollywood territory of arms trafficking, and doesn’t qualify as anything but absolutely average.... full review