Jannat 2

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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Director: Kunal Deshmukh
Running time: 135 minutes
Genres: Crime, Romance
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What is it that makes Vishesh Films name its films to make them sound like sequels? Murder 2 earlier and now Jannat 2 have nothing to do with the films with the same names but for the number attached at the end. Is it that the producers are trying to bank on the success of the earlier films to get in the initial crowd? Is it lack of creativity? Is it pure laziness? Or is it mere disinterest? The same disinterest that shows through the film by the actors and the director.

Of the entire team, only the writer seems to show interest right through the end of his assignment. Sonu Dilli (Emraan Hashmi), a small-time gun-dealer finds himself stuck between a cop (Randeep Hooda) who forces Sonu to turn into an informer; his willingness to live an honest living for the love of his life (Esha Gupta); and the bigger-time dons of the underworld (Manish Choudhary). A dilemma that could've been so much more engaging but for some awful performances and a tedious screenplay.

Similarly, the dialogues are some of the most inane ones. The kind that actors should have objection to saying out loud, however inept they might be at their work. No, I'm not referring to perfunctorily used profanity Except for Emraan Hashmi, the rest of the cast is rather monotonous, each one seems to take to one expression and hold to it. This fact is more so evident in the cases of Randeep Hooda, Esha Gupta and Manish Choudhary. Anyway, as usual, the lead lady is made irrelevant in a crime saga.

Despite all of this, I'd consider the climax one of the bravest ones in recent times. It is surprisingly unexpected for an otherwise predictable story. It is also an interesting one in terms of what it means to the various characters, even if they aren't written with too much depth. Yet, it can't take away from the fact that it is 'too little, and a little too late'.

Jannat 2 is another one of those standard crime romances to come out of the Bhatt stable - only less engaging than the average Vishesh Films' product.

- meeta, a part of the audience

36 reviewers(?) - 5 yays 6 so-so 25 nays

Warning: clicking on "full review" will take you to an external website that could contain spoilers.

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 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

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 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 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!...

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

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

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 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 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 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

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

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

137 tweeters(?) - 81 yays 15 so-so 41 nays

zmilap: 'Jannat 2' is a brilliant and powerful film! A must watch for ALL! Perfect film to see on not just Sunday but any day! Don't miss it! :)

yshihora: Jannat 2 rocks...

wasif_quazi: Jannat 2 is awesome movie.kunal deshmukh is really a fine director.randip hooda performed well.

Wafaxoxo: Jannat 2 was awesome. @RandeepHooda has left me speechless. Those killer looks and that sexy voice ahhh <3 #todiefor

vinithjain1: jannat 2 good movie:-)

tummile2: Jannat 2 rocks no word to say

titli_tina: Jst watch d movie #Jannat 2.awesome movie.

thisistheHK: Jannat 2 is One Heck of a Nice "Beep" Movie. They way they Say "Pain***" is just So Punjabi! =D

thesanapatel: Jannat 2 was sucha good movie ♥

TheMaverickTv: Home alone on a Sunday night after ages... Watched "Jannat 2"... Worth a watch... loooovvvve the music... Now... http://fb.me/1lX08bABF

tapan2842011: Jannat 2 movie is superb!!!!!!!!!☺☺

sumitraj6: (¨`·.·´¨) (¨`·.·´¨) `·.¸(¨`·.·´¨) `·.¸(¨`·.·´¨) `·.¸.·´ ` jannat 2 is awesome .... movie...../

Star_jakhu: watched JANNAT-2 Awesum movie!!! KKC #LOL


soulucky: #Jannat 2 is mind blowing at @CineParkValsad... Weekend Just -10% in comparison with Housefull 2.

SoniRahulzyx: jannat 2 rocks....... :D

sohambrahmasmi: Was a tiring day indeed...had a great time jannat 2....a masterpiece...loved it

Shreyas_Jain: Jannat 2 or jannat1??? J2 is nice to watch (18+ effect :D) superb! dialogue as expected!! but J1 has its own imprint!! loved it!

ShbSfz: Jannat 2 was surprisingly good ..

sanketsheth84: I show jannat 2 it is good love story film like jannat the first one

sadiquequreshi: awsome movie ha yaar jannat 2 n badi kkc h yeh life


ravitheja94: went for JANNAT-2,Gud movie....although not equally awesome to its PREQUEL.,will enjoy for sure! i will give 3.5/5 for this movie!

Raviraj9793: awesum movie jannat 2....

Rahulraj8426: Guyzzzzz! Jannat 2 was Awesome!!!!!! I really liked the movie!Emran was fantastic in the whole film! Ijust wana say!!!!! I love u Emran:)

PunsAndParadox: Jannat 2 is all about repeatedly saying bhenchod, and Jannat 1 with cricket betting replaced with gun smuggling. But I liked it.

pravi_tungala: Watched Jannat 2 today. A very good movie just like the first part!!!

prashom2012: Jannat 2 izz nice movie bt once again wid a sad ending.. Good acting by Imran & Randeep...

PoeticMagnet: Jannat 2 good movie...☺

OutdatedModern: Watched jannat 2 , awesome acting by emraan and randeep hooda ... Superb movie :-)

nowarnever: Jannat 2 - brainless but beautiful movie

nitingarg24: jannat 2 is good movie ... jannat 1 ka naam burbad kur dee ..

neelapeela0: Jannat 2 - Randeep Hooda and Emraan Hashmi played their parts brilliantly. Watch it for them.

MoizH91: Jannat 2 was so good! #thanksdad

mhkvampire25: jannat 2 awesome muvie..........

MariamHussain_x: So Jannat 2 was pretty good, well better than I expected anyway.

maheshgarg33: Yesterday it was nice night out. Jannat 2 is seriously a nice movie!!

Leader_sriram: Yesterday i saw jannat 2 back 2 back two times what a acting of u... Why u alwgayz die in ur movies... Any way we luv ur mvs @emraanhashmi

KiranRoxDWorld: Jannat 2 .... sweet love story, awesome action, tragic story......

khanrizwan12: jannat 2 awesome movie

Jonty_10: Watched JANNAT 2 yesterday. Nice story, good ending. Just leave the abusive languages, the movie is very heart-touching.

jeet1286: Watch jannat 2 for Randeep hooda ...he was too gud...b***nc**d

JayshreeSundar: Having said that I did think Jannat 2 is a good film..much better than some of the highly hyped big films.Hooda and Hashmi act damn well.

jamilkapadia: Awsome Jannat 2 @emraanhashmi

itzme_anish: Jannat 2 ---- first half excellent...v.nice story line !!! @umanamboodiri

ItsmeRam07: Watched jannat 2 , awsome movies i loved it

isunila: Jannat 2 ending so different. Movies r improving n not stereo typed

iShaharyar_MD: Jannat 2 was awesome.. loved it. But missed Aamir's new show.. hearing great thngs ..wud watch the repeat

IrfanFafoo: Jannat 2 minus some unnecessary romantic scenes = Good movie.

ipavanc: Jannat 2 .. Wat a movie .. Luved it ...

ImzyZ: Jannat 2 was amazing. Such a relief to see such a wonderful Bollywood film after so long and everyone especially @emraanhashmi was brilliant

Immonu1112: what a supeb movie JANNAT 2 , its a really ,gve d felings of jannat.. superb actng by @imran hashmi nd randeep hooda,, superb....

IamShery21: Such a beautiful movie i really enjoy it love the story of Jannat 2 beautiful work done by Emran Hashmi and Esha Gupta- http://www.imdb.com/rg/s/1/title/tt2319889/

himelgoswami: jannat 2 is rocking in alll theateres........................... all of u mst c it

gouravkamal: Awesome muvi jannat 2......

drizzyraghav: I dont usually watch indian movies but jannat 2 hats off sir !!

Don_khanz: see jannat 2, a brilliant story..... KKC...


dj_rock1: Jannat 2 was paisa vasool movie boss.. @MaheshNBhatt

Dixit0007: "@minaz13: Sweethearts who all have watched janat 2 plz review?? Yes or a no???"Jannat 2 awesome movie I loved it.

debadutta: Watched Jannat 2 yesterday. Good Movie. characters were outstanding. Randeep Hooda was too good.

ChillMaarYaar: Jannat 2 : its a above avg movie, did nt gt bored for a min. Chemistry between emraan and randeep is too good.Esha is a hottie and can act !

Chhotsforever: Jannat 2 is gud movi but old is old...

CheragBambboat: The most amazing movie !!!!! Jannat 2 Randeep Hooda is the complete eye candy for a stud muffin in a Hindi Bollywood movie

Champu05Amit: Jannat 2 it was awesome movie.

BeingRajeshSing: Jannat 2, watched a movie after long long time and just loved it..

babyh786: Overall Jannat 2 was a good movie. I just forgot to take a tissue box with me

AtikaShakir: Watched jannat 2 WOW!♥

asif_shaikh20: Jannat 2..hate story..lovely movies

arwamohd2: watch jannat 2 today...like the movie..Emmi u always rock.! n esha too did a gr8 job..like it

arunpersie: Jannat 2 was nice>>Emraan Hashmi gave a humorous n top class performance! Take a look!!!

arunisking: Rocking movie Jannat 2

ArnabBiswas1990: Went to see Sonu Dilli ..... "kkc" ne dil hi jitliya ...gud muvi ..#jannat 2

amansrivastav24: Watched jannat 2... Nice movie bt nt as jannat 1

akshitabartiya: amazin movie @jannat 2.. mst watch it ! lubly <3

AkhilR88: Jannat 2 wat a movie super class loved it !! Awesme !! Wud watch it many times ! :)

abnishch: yestarday i saw jannat 2 very nice movie again imran&randeev did well

abi9jain: Loved jannat 2!! Randeep n my all time fave emraan.. Better thn jannat 1! :)

abhinavbhandral: Watched Jannat 2... Its really an awesome movie...

aapkaapnaanuj: Jannat 2 works..even after same formula by Mr.Bhatt, even after filming whisky bottles like Pepsi Cola, even after... http://fb.me/CYyyEwBW

143Parimal: " Jannat 2 " imaran hasmi (sonu dilli) & Indian Angellina jolia Isha Gupata (jahnvi) superb movie..... Watch this... http://fb.me/1ozczYCCA

varnvashisht: Just came from PVR ..... Jannat 2 good movie one time watch and now having dinner at dolphin hotel

sushchop: Jannat 2 was fine. Ok to watch one time. But beware it is full of gaalis. :D

singhcd: Jannat 2 - (cont.) I constantly got 'been there done that' feeling and hence felt little cheated. But not a bad film by BHATT standards.

Sameer1155: JANNAT 2 is good, but not as gr8 as expected....

Psgoswami: jannat 2 is average movie...jannat is better then j2

paramparatweets: Randeep Hooda: You're hot! The total delight of Jannat 2! Emraan avg & Esha... well..err! One time watch!!! #Jannat2

MrSukhdeep: #Jannat 2: Average movie #bollywood

i_chintan: Jannat 2...one time watch movie just for randeeo hooda..good job..

FarhaanDadoo: #jannat 2 is a ok not as good as jannat

deepak365: Jannat 2 : One tym watch :) :)

Bollywoodoholic: Randeep Hooda is fantastic in Jannat 2...an avg movie

bkarwarkar: #Jannat 2 one tym watch...good storyline.. bt i missed satyamevajayate...hw ws it???

BeingVivian: Watched Jannat 2 . . . Liked Hashmi, Hooda Impressive Though Over Act, Eesha - Kisses & Kisses.. Average Not Like Jannat 1

BabaUmarr: Actors go full Maa-behen in #Jannat 2. Muslims shown baddies.Movie is average bt Randeep Hooda rocks till the end of this 'one time watch' .

ahmednkhan: Jannat 2 is another genre of movie- lots of abuses but content neat. Hooda-Imran nice bonding !!! Can Watch !!! Kunal Deshmugh good job.

vyoma08: hey bhagwan yeh movie jannat 2 kyun banai gai! Total misuse of imran hashmi..but really randeep hooda stole the show..

vaishaliishere: Jannat 2 not able 2 fulfill our expectations..but still Imraan Hashmi was as usual irresistible! <3 <3

UsmanJavd: I saw jannat 2 on the weekend, I don't how I got convinced by the boys to see it; quite an idiotic movie.

trendy_candy: Jannat 2 is horrible movie...bucket of desi slangs...time n rupees waste

TheQueenQurat: Jannat 2 #fail

TechCrush: Jannat 2 - I was stuck so choose to spend some time in Cinema but it was awful. I wish I could have watched Vikky... http://fb.me/1ErjMmlsz

Sum_IH: Ending of Jannat-2 is on similar lines as its first part but still Jannat-1 was far better. It's ending much dramatic & unique.

Srkoholic: Jannat 2 is def not a sequel..its no where near the original...jus an another boring muv...only thing good abt it was d music n BG score!!

sramugade: Just saw jannat now on tv and now am sure jannat2 was hardly 20 per cent as good to the former, jannat 2 failed to evoke the same emotion

sensonize: Jannat 2 Review: Nothing like 'JANNAT' in it. The original Jannat was way better than this. Can give it a miss.

Saurabhkarwa: Jannat 2 ka best part intermission.....

saurabh_sp: Jannat 2: Boring movie with Bhen**** dialog atleast 1000 times

Sanjay_999: jannat 2 sucks waste of money

Samyksha: Jannat 2 ... #Disappointment

rockeranshu: jannat 2 sucks.....

rakeshkhabiya: What a crap movie jannat 2 is.

pushpa_pandey: Jannat 2 movie yukkkkkkkkk:-)chi....chi...

PTI_tsunami: The movie, Jannat 2: Utter waste of time. Don't watch.

PritiMufc: Survived Jannat 2.... Emraan Hashmi was a total jackass...the actress(?) was actually hot...and Randeep Hooda i love you <3

prachee16: #jannat 2 is super sick movie.. #jannat was awesum and no sequel can match tht level... Money waste...

nriblogger: Film Review: Jannat 2 - An exhausting film with a glaringly flawed script and lackluster performances. http://ht.ly/1jtzg9

Nk_J: jannat 2 ..hell

Neha_jdr: 2 films in 1 day ! Jannat 2 & Vicky Donor :) First one disappointed me but the later entertained me ^=^

NakuulMehta: Jannat 2 is such a drag! Even that is an understatement. #sleptThruMostOfIt

maloodeepak: Putting in a lot of bh******s in the movie doesn't make it great, or even more realistic #Jannat 2.

mailrohitanand: Jannat 2 isn't worth the time !

karan_kochar90: Jannat 2 flop show

JapinderKBaweja: #jannat 2 offered nothing new to watch. In fact it didn't meet any expectations of a tp watch.

jaivir777: Jannat 2 is boring n predictable.

ishaqzaadi: Hindi films r so dumb n predictable!! Jannat 2 is a WASTE!!

iSameeir: Jannat 2 - fitehaal movie , paise kaatne ke liye second half me baithna pada :P

Im_Ankur: Mannn jannat 2... Didnt gt the tickets..

Gaurav_Mehra1: Money wasted on Jannat 2

FreakAyaz: Saw Jannat 2....not as good as the old jannat.....2 out of 5...

deadlyzansa: Save money cancel da ticket 4r jannat 2

ArabiqPrince: Jannat 2 sucks !! I didn't like except few scenes!! Sonu dilli kutti kameeni cheez haha !! #jannat2 #atriumcinema

anirudha_ingle: Jannat 2 was so predictable!! Had to watch it becoz of cancelled show of Fatso.

AmarnathBiswas1: Jannat 2 such a bore movie

ajitviras: jannat 2 itna maja nai aaya

abhishekbekal: jannat 2 stinks..!!

_Hi_Bye_: So much of bhencho macho in Jannat 2. The script is weak.

3 readers - 3 yays 0 so-so 0 nays

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Anuj

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Hemanta Doley : Realistic and purely entertaining.

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Jannat 2 : Amazing Movie!

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Parental Guidance:

    Rated Adult.
  • Violence: Loads of gun fights. Well, the lead character is a gun-dealer.
  • Language: Loads and loads of profanity.
  • Nudity & Sexual content: A few scenes showing a couple making out or kissing. Then, a scene with Emraan Hashmi in the act with a prostitute, even though he is fully-clothed. Many dialogues in the beginning revolve around sex.
  • Concept: A gun-dealer who has decided to mend his ways gets caught in a trap that doesn't let him do so.
  • General Look and Feel: Dark.

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Running time:
135 minutes

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