Starring – Emraan Hasmi, Randeep Hooda, Esha Gupta, Manish Chaudhary
Director – Kunal Deshmukh
Producer – Mahesh Bhatt
Banner – Fox Star Studios, Vishesh Films
Genre – Crime, Thriller
Rating – * 1/2
By Prerrna Seth / Kreative Access Media
Filthy abusive language, (this time a little too much, well at least in the first half), a lot of smooching scenes and clichéd twists add up to make Kunal Deshmukh’s ‘Jannat 2’. The film that is a sequel to the Emraan Hashmi and Sonal Chauhan starrer film ‘Jannat’ that released in 2008 has a similar story line, a bad guy falls in love and wants to lead a common man’s life in search of ‘Jannat’ but ends up in a fix. Last time it was about bursting the Match Fixing Racket and this time it’s the Illegal Arms Sale.
Now, if you argue that the abusive language is reality and talking bad about the smooches is double standard, I take it. But making that the central selling point is something that disturbs. Okay if you still want to watch this film, watch it for Randeep Hooda and Manish Chaudhary who give honest performances. Emraan Hashmi is good too, does his best for the film. Eesha Gupta sure can’t act but looks quite hot. The rest of the supporting cast is decent with special mention to Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub who was last seen in ‘No One Killed Jessica’.
The film also has more reasons to watch it, like Randeep and Emraan’s chemistry and their sarcastic banter. Talking more liberally, the film gets better in the second half, as the first half runs too quickly and is stuffed with song and dance sequences. What also impresses is Manish Chaudhary and his hold over the Haryanavi kind of a language. His authoritative acting is laudable. The film sure has a ‘Kahaani’ like suspense and vibe but it is the other distracting commercial masala elements added that make it less watchable.
The music of the film is decent much like other Emraan Hashmi’s films. The cinematography is okay. The antagonist is a Maa Udhyeshwari devotee and his mission is to be the king in Arms manufacturing and selling. The Police too is involved in the racket. Quite cheesy and predictable isn’t it. Most of the film can be easily guessed while watching it and so it’s fun to go with your friends and add on a Tadka of comments. But with better films to watch in theatres, this one is better left to be watched on a DVD at home.