Movie Review

Jolly LLB 2 (2017)

Akshay Kumar and Huma Qureshi starring Jolly LLB 2, is a yet another courtroom “drama”. A prequel to this was Jolly LLB which was adapted in Tamil as Manithan (2016) starring Udayanidhi Stalin.

Jolly (Akshay Kumar) is a lawyer working as an assistant to a leading criminal advocate, and is struggling for a break; in a desperate moment for money, he cheats a lady resulting in her suicide. With such a negative baggage on the shoulder of a Bollywood hero, the Director Subhash Kapoor succeeds in moving the story and even recovering the hero’s image. That’s the plus in the film.

A senior officer in UP Police and his team kill an innocent Muslim in a fake encounter. The sad part being they get promoted for this act after they doing a good job of hiding it under the guise of anti-terrorist activity. They also get a bribe from the real terrorist. The story is how Jolly investigates this case and brings to justice the culprits while fighting both the police and the courts. With such a premise if you are expecting any intellectual courtroom arguments or action sequences on the ground, you will be disappointed. The film is mostly courtroom drama with boat loads of dialogue.

The film is available online for free from Hotstar.

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