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05-03-2012, 03:28 PM #1
Movie Review: Jannat 2
Star Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Randeep Hooda, Esha Gupta
Director: Kunal Deshmukh
Producer: Mahesh Bhatt
Music Directer: Pritam Chakraborty
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Jannat 2 revolves around Sonu Dilli (Emraan Hashmi), a street-smart hustler and local gun dealer, and an angst ridden cop Pratap (Randeep Hooda). Later, Sonu is shown sharing an unlikely partnership with Pratap against the murky underbelly of the gun trade, in quest of his personal heaven, as he falls in love with a beautiful young doctor Jhanvi (Esha Gupta)Story Treatment: Though the film belongs to the Jannat franchise, 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. Delhi has been used as a backdrop for the crime of arms trafficking and romance has been induced to make Jannat 2 a complete Masala flick, but the attempt is tasteless. The chase game between police and criminals is probably more innovative when it comes to the school kids, who attempt something different.
Emraan Hashmi tries his best to pull the film on his shoulders, but he barely manages to do so owing to a bad script. However, the actor is effortless in parts. Esha Gupta hardly gets any part to play and look unprocessed as an actress. We wonder, whether the little skin show and smooches will grab any attention. The chemistry between Emraan and Esha is a dull affair. Randeep Honda walks away with the cake and screams out loud for attention with his amazing talent. Zeeshan Ayyub and Arif Zakaria leave an impact.
Kunal Deshmukh fails to cash on the talent from the Bhatt camp and makes the movie a tedious and mind-numbing watch. The loss of cadence is clearly visible in an effort to make the movie a Masala entertainer. Abuses and adult jokes too canít add a pinch of entertainment to the film. Lack of script and a story telling approach makes Kunal miss out on few brownie points.
Dialogue are simple, a special mention of Emraanís diction as a Delhiite, it's pretty impressive! Abuses play an important part of the conversations, especially as they emphasize the roughness of an arms dealer. Music is the hero of the film and songs provide you the much required breathing space that one needs while watching the film. Tu Hi Mera, Tera Deedar Hua are beautiful compositions and the impressive treatment to the songs make them a likeable deal. Cinematography is decent, while the chase scenes between cops and arm dealers are weak.
Ups and downs:
Music is one of the reasons that might develop a curiosity for the film. A predictable and extremely tiresome attempt will be one reason to stop you from buying a ticket. Though the climax might spring a surprise, but by then it becomes too late for one to react for appreciation. For all those Emraanís fans, who can endure anything to see him on-screen- this one's for you. But still we would say, beware. This Jannat is far away from fairytales!
...being a human...
05-04-2012, 01:11 AM #2Movie: Jannat 2
Director: Kunal Deshmukh
Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Randeep Hooda, Esha Gupta
With uncanny similarities to Nicolas Cage’s Lord of War, Jannat 2 revolves around an unexplored (in Bollywood) premise of arms trafficking. The sequel of the 2008 film Jannat, the film is a predictable, yet partly gripping tale of a small-time brat who faces the results of his own deeds.
A street-smart punk, Sonu Dilli KKC i.e. kutti kamini cheez (Emraan Hashmi), runs a small bi-ness (business) of selling and renting guns. His motto – people kill each other with any weapon they find, he might as well make it convenient by supplying guns. ACP Pratap (Randeep Hooda), a maverick cop, driven by the aim of getting to the roots of nexus of arms racket, compels Sonu to convert into his informer and forces him to delve deeper in the illegal business of arms manufacturing and selling. In the midst of all this, Sonu falls in love with Jhanvi (Esha Gupta), a doctor who works at a government hospital which faces serious cash-crunch. The plot moves on to show how Sonu, in a bid to transform his life into a decent living, signs a deal with Pratap (who develops a soft-corner for Sonu and Jhanvi) to reach to the bottom of the nexus of illicit business of guns trading.
Although the plot is calculable, the swift narrative manages to squeeze out humdrum portions. The movie had a prospect of being more engaging if the director would have invested some extra action sequences. The chase sequence in a dargah needs special mention with excellent camera work and proves why action scenes could have been a bonus for the film.
Kunal Deshmukh, who made his debut with the prequel of Jannat 2, though promising, has a lot of scope to narrate a plot with a more engaging approach. The climax, though, was somehow is unpersuasive.
Emraan Hashmi, who is the protagonist and narrator of the movie does justice to his role, and carries the film forward with a not-so-believable portrayal of a typical dilli boy. In a particular scene, Pratap tells Sonu, “Saans toh lele. Bolta hai toh bolta hi chala jaata hai.” This rightly portrays Emraan’s dialogue delivery in the movie, in his bid to play a (well-tried, yet unconvincing) crook. The actor somehow looks more convincing when he is not busy trying to be a typical Delhi lafandar.
Randeep Hooda proves yet again that he is worth all the compliments in his previous films. His convincing portrayal of a grief-driven cop is noteworthy. Randeep’s stellar performance is the most positive point in the film.
Esha Gupta adds glamour to an otherwise fiery and somewhat-impetuous tale as she switches between magnetic and the next-door-neighbour looks. The alluring model-turned-actor, (whose similarities to Lara Dutta are remarkable) may land up being another one of Vishesh film’s ‘rare discovery’ which never saw a career in Bollywood beyond their first film.
The music, like any other Vishesh Films’ movies, is remarkable. The background score deserves brownie points.
Overall, the portrayal of this foreseeable plot is appealing in parts. Jannat 2 is worth a one-time watch, since there aren't many options for the movie-goers this weekend....being a human...
05-04-2012, 02:00 AM #3
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05-04-2012, 05:41 AM #4