Jolly LLB 2 - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

As we'd expect from the trailers, a satirical, court-room drama that keeps you engaged for the 2+ hours. Won't stay for too long after though.

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35 reviewers have given Jolly LLB 2 an average rating of 3.8/5.0 (?)

20 yays
2 nays
13 so-so

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So-So by Anna MM Vertticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...So yes, it pulls off humour and emotional resonance in several places, but those passages are also a reminder of what might have been if more time and thought had been invested in the writing of this film as a whole. Jolly LLB 2 has its moments, poignant, political and profound, but it ain’t no Jolly LLB. ... full review

Thumbs up by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...We see this as a sequel even though we know it’s not quite one. It’s a good idea: a legal-drama franchise, powered by Saurabh Shukla’s exasperated sighs.... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...Summing up, JOLLY LLB is not any smartly written or a surprising court room drama on the lines of its much superior original. It’s a typical Hindi film featuring a known star banking on the borrowed characters, prominently dealing in jokes and some well written dialogues much more than any solid story progression. Further it mocks the court and the chair of honourable judge too in a highly shameless manner crossing the limit of respect and dignity unlike its gracefully original. And therefore fails to prove any better sequel as usual like in many recent cases. ... full review

Thumbs up Bollywood Hungama ...On the whole, JOLLY LLB 2 comes across as a powerful courtoom drama which is laced with humour as well as emotions. With Akshay Kumar’s star power, positive word of mouth and almost zero competition at the box office, JOLLY LLB 2 has the potential to grow huge at the box office. A must watch.... full review

So-So by Rashma Shetty Bali, Bollywood Life ...If you are an Akshay Kumar fan, you might enjoy Jolly LLB 2. But if you watched this film coz you loved Arshad Warsi’s Jolly LLB then there are chances that you’ll walk out disappointed. ... full review

Thumbs up by Mansi Bengali, BookmyShow ...If you have watched Jolly LLB, this movie is an obvious must-watch too. The movie delivers on everything it promises with a perfect blend of humor and drama. Akshay Kumar, Annu Kapoor and Saurabh Shukla's chemistry on screen is something you should not miss. Even with all the humor, the film never loses its focus. ... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...Kapoor has the ability to move and amuse the audience at the same time, which makes Jolly LLB2 such a satisfying watch. In his new ‘serious actor’ avatar, Akshay Kumar excels and effortlessly does the henpecked husband (to Huma Qureshi’s Gucci-craving Pushpa) as well as the committed lawyer role well. His performance is aided and enhanced by the wonderful supporting actors—theatre has obviously become a big hunting ground for talent scouts. ... full review

So-So by Rohit Bhatnagar, Deccan Chronicle ...‘Jolly LLB 2’ should definitely be on your to-do list for the weekend. The film might not satisfy you as much as the first one might have, but you surely won’t come out disappointed out of the theatres. ... full review

Thumbs up by Shreya Narang, Desi Martini ...The music was fine, action scenes looked unwanted and courtroom humour sometimes ruined the suspense mood. But all in all Jolly LLB 2 was pulled off very well by the actors and director. ... full review

Thumbs up by Pearl Sahni, Desi Martini ...Since all Akshay Kumar fans are going to see this, I would urge the non-fans to watch it as well. ... full review

So-So by Praachi Nagpal, Desi Martini ...overall shows us the actual state of the Indian Law system and how we're the victims. The theme of the movie steals the show and not Akshay this time!... full review

Thumbs up Desi Martini ...In the end, I would just say that if you’re still clueless about your weekend plans then Jolly LLB 2 it is. And even if you already do have plans then cancel them and book the movie tickets now! The movie is totally worth it! ... full review

Thumbs up by Smita Vyas Kumar , Desi Martini ...Jolly LLB 2 is definitely worth a watch. It keeps you engaged, makes you laugh and then reinforces your faith in the judicial system. In these troubled times, you need to have faith in something to keep you afloat. ... full review

Thumbs down by Dev Raj Gulati, Desi Martini ...The movie under review touts to be a satire on the functioning of the criminal justice system at the trial stage... full review

Thumbs up by Sarita A Tanwar, DNA ...Jolly LLB has its flaws but it makes up with its honesty and of course, the superb performances from the cast. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...Director/writer Subhash Kapoor knows the legal system like an absolute pro. His setup for the actors is authentic but his ideas aren’t all that strong. The second half of the film especially tries to pack in too much drama, melodrama and twists. But the actors bring in the requisite restraint and make Jolly LLB 2 an absolute delight. ... full review

Thumbs down by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ... The problem with Jolly LLB 2 is that the star is bigger than the material and that’s really a pity. A little toning down, a few more nuances in the lead performance, a couple of necessary cuts and much tighter, grittier narration could have turned this flaccid experience into a much more fulfilling one. Alas!... full review

Thumbs up by Ajay Kumar R, fullhyd.com ...Although Jolly LLB 2 doesn't feature the most inventive court trial in Indian cinema history, it is certainly high on tragedy, raw emotions, morals and starkness of justice, and will appeal to both the thinking and the commercial audiences. ... full review

Thumbs up by Vishal Verma, Glamsham.com ...JOLLY LLB is a perfect package, it makes you laugh, think and stand in support of the judiciary system that in spite of its flaws, delays and criticism, we still have a faith that it will follow the truth. - See more at: http://www.glamsham.com/movies/reviews/jolly-llb-2-movie-review.asp#sthash.SEQwEU1i.dpuf... full review

So-So by Manjusha Radhakrishnan, Gulf News ...Watch this if you are in the mood for a legal drama, albeit a long, arduous one. ... full review

So-So by Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times ...Jolly could have avoided falling prey to such a system, but he has taken the onus of getting the justice delivered in a fake encounter case in which inspector Suryaveer Singh (Kumud Mishra) is the prime accused. ... full review

Thumbs up by Ananya Bhattacharyal, india today ...The paan and people of Lucknow are captured well on camera. Kudos to Subhash Kapoor for making his Jolly LLB 2 on a believable plot. These are all real cases we have seen, heard of, grown up with. From references to Sunny Deol to what actually goes on inside a courtroom, Jolly LLB 2 has it all.... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...Akshay’s charm and his chemistry with Annu Kapoor Believable realism of the film The film maintains a decent pace throughout and is entertaining The tone of the first film is maintained in the sequel ... full review

Thumbs up by Surabhi Redkar, koimoi ...Jolly LLB 2 is entertaining as well as hard hitting. Saurabh Shukla is a stunner while Akshay is once again at his best. A 3/5 for this film. ... full review

So-So by Uday Bhatia, Live Mint ...Jolly LLB 2 has a busy plot, but the film’s real triumph is the wealth of detail that informs the scenes. Kapoor, who’s also written the film, has a good eye and ear for the blackly comic and the mildly surreal... full review

So-So by Mayank Shekhar, MiD DAY ...No doubt, this particular turn as the mustachioed, simpleton Jolly—vulnerable, yet so full of earthy swagger—qualifies as his best. Yet again!... full review

Thumbs up by Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror ...Director Subhash Kapoor does well in keeping the audience glued to the screen and keeps the melodrama in check. If only a few songs could be eliminated and a few scenes were cut a bit more crisply, this could've been a much tighter film. ... full review

So-So by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...If all this sounds too solemn for a mass entertainer, do not be put off. Jolly LLB 2 does well not to take itself too seriously. ... full review

So-So by Shomini Sen, News18.com ...Even if Jolly LLB 2 is based on the same format of its prequel, it works well. It lacks the surprise element that the first part had, it is not that cleverly written as well, yet Jolly LLB 2 manages to engage viewers and gives Kumar ample scope to perform. And he doesn’t disappoint. ... full review

Thumbs up by Manisha Lakhe, Now Running.com ...There are twists and turns in the plot, but thankfully nothing unbelievable. In fact, you sit back and enjoy the popcorn courtroom (after 'Court' the movie, you want less melodrama than 'Damini', but it's okay!). This date in court is very watchable! ... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...Except it’s a criticism that’s gladly washed away by the pungency at which Jolly LLB 2 scorns at the intense rot eating up a noble profession without compromising on the inherent rascality of its titular character. ... full review

So-So by Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.in ...To the credit of Kapoor and the marquee lead, Jolly retains his human dimensions. Akshay Kumar is typically endearing in his everyman role, and Annu Kapoor is suitably venal as his opponent, but both are defeated by Shukla’s Tripathi. The judge’s pragmatic definition of the law, unconventional courtroom behaviour, and no-nonsense attitude enliven the proceedings. In the case of Justice Sunderlal Tripathi versus the others, the defence and prosecution can both rest. ... full review

So-So by Namrata Joshi, The Hindu ...Yes there could be much to crib about in the film—like the easy jump of the hero to Kashmir—but even as you keep thinking of the niggling problems you can't deny that it manages to come together well. What Jolly LLB 2 essentially shows is how the marriage of opposites—the mainstream dramatic tropes and a realistic tapestry—can be the formula to go for, for Bollywood. That is of course, until it gets done to death. ... full review

Thumbs up by Meena Iyer, Times of India ...Akshay changes shades from crooked to straight, like a chameleon. In top-form, he puts up a perfect display of a street-smart lawyer who hasn’t read legal tomes but who has instead picked up tips from courtroom corridors to become Jolly LLB. Huma and Annu are also compelling enough. It is the fine display of histrionics by all these refined actors, which makes the movie, worth seeing. ... full review

Thumbs up ZEENEWS.COM ...With excellent production values and good cinematography, the film is a typical Hindi blockbuster with an easy going demeanour. Nevertheless, the film is an entertainer. ... full review