‘Jannat 2’: A lumpy-plumpy affair!

‘Jannat 2’, somewhere, seems a replica of Nicolas Cage’s ‘Lord of War’. The movie revolves around the unexplored-in-Bollywood territory of arms trafficking and doesn’t qualify as anything but absolutely average. Emraan Hashmi is seen as Sonu Dilli KKC, i.e., Kutti Kameeni Cheez and is as lifeless in the film as his pseudonym sounds. His dialogue delivery needs a special mention. His passion to portray himself as a street-smart Dilli awara lafandar doesn’t allow him to stop and breathe between the words he utters. While the prequel dealt with bookies and match-fixing in Cricket, this one sees Hashmi facing the consequence of his own sinister deeds.

His motto in life is to make it easier for people to kill each other by supplying guns. The driving factor behind Sonu’s business is the fact that people would kill each other with any weapon they find and he works to make the lives of people a bit more convenient.

Randeep Hooda in the role of ACP Pratap is an eccentric cop. Pratap sets out to bust the nucleus of the arms racket and in the process manages to convert Sonu into an informer for the police. Pratap’s informer is then compelled to dig deeper into the terrains of the illegal arms manufacturing and selling.

Meanwhile, Sonu falls in love with Jhanvi (played by Esha Gupta), a doctor who works at government hospital. The narrative moves forward with a decent pace to show how Sonu works hard to transform himself from the ‘Kutti Kameeni Cheez’ that he used to be to a better human being. In order to embrace a decent living, Sonu signs a deal with ACP Pratap and helps him to plunge deeper into the arms racket.

‘Jannat 2’ is fast-paced with plenty of double meaning dialogues. You may want to keep your children away, what with every second scene having some character or the other mouthing the choicest of abuses. The violence quotient is also quite high in addition to the sensual and hot scenes.

The swiftness of the plot is perfect and helps in demolishing the boring parts of the movie. Kunal Deshmukh’s second project, however, could have done with a lot more as far as action sequences and the climax is concerned. The film reaches a apex which is pretty unpersuasive and inactivating.

Esha Gupta’s sizzling on-screen presence adds to the glamour of the film, and one wonders whether the debutante will be able to make it big in Bollywood.

The soundtrack and the background score of the movie deserve a standing ovation. Emraan Hashmi has done it yet again. He has proved that his presence in a film can do wonders for its music.

Ratings: Three cheers for this one!

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