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Jannat 2 critic rating (Hindustan Times): 2.5
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Jannat 2 critic rating (Times of India): 3

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Jannat 2  (2012 - Hindi)

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Jannat 2 cumulative rating: 2.55 out of 52.55/5 (175 users)

Jannat 2 critics rating: 2.55 out of 5 2.55/5 (15 critics)

My Rating

  • Heaven full of Swear words!!!

    Jannat 2 rating: 6 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 04 May 2012)

    There was a time when Mahesh Bhatt used to make hard-hitting realistic films on one side and frame –to-frame copy of Hollywood flicks on the other. As he stepped down from the director’s seat, he along with his brother Mukesh Bhatt started making small budget romantic dramas with good music score and some amount of skin show. They touched their peak with the arrival of Emraan Hashmi and Pakistani singer Atif Aslams songs. The result was a string of box office hits like Murder, Jannat, Zehar, Gangster, etc. Yes, most of them were inspired and heavily ‘inspired’ from Hollywood and Korean films, but till then these makers had made their mark and created a niche market for their brand of Cinema. Thus with rise of sequels they too decided to make sequels of their films like Murder 2, which was just namesake and nothing else to do with the original. Now they bring us sequel to their hit film Jannat - let’s find out whether this too will be just for namesake or might carry forward the story of its predecessor.

    “Jannat 2” is story of Sonu Delhi KKC {Emraan Hashmi} who is a small-time weapon dealer. He along with his friend Balli has only one mission - to earn quick money. He gets traced by ACP Pratap Raghuvanshi {Randeep Hooda}, who wants to reach the kingpin of Illegal weapon trading. At the same time, Sonu meets Jhanvi {Esha Gupta} and falls in love with her. ACP Pratap strikes a deal with Sonu, if he helps him in his mission he will give him a clean life with which Sonu can lead a happy life with Jhanvi. What happens next is what the entire film is about.

    Story is simple and has been presented many times in different ways, but what works here is the superb screenplay in first half. The characters and mannerisms make the film work especially in the first half, but as the second half starts the movie starts to fall apart and drag at times. The novelty of the characters once established starts to fade as the movie lacks a good script at base. Still there are some superb scenes like the title-credits scene, Randeep-Emraan’s first meet followed by a meet in toilet and the whole Gaffoor chase scene, Emraan proposing Esha, Emraans and Randeep’s Bollywood references {Naam, Don, Etc}, Randeep’s first meet with Manish Chaudhary, Dargah chase, etc. On the flip side the weak story line, typical scenes like Daughter father drama, Police informer, etc followed by Randeep’s past, Emraans friend’s sacrifice and hurried up climax. Camera work is good, especially in all the chase scenes. Editing could have been bit more tightly in the second half.

    Music by Pritam is good and “Tu Hi Mera” is already at top of the charts. “Tera Deedar Hua’ and ‘Sang Hu Tere’ are good. ‘Rab Ka Shukrana’ is average. Background music goes well with the feel of the film.

    Kunal Deshmukh debuted with Jannat which at good twist related to cricket and match fixing. His next film dealt with The 26/7 Rains of Mumbai and out here he decides to portray the illegal weapon trading. Sadly except the original Jannat, both of this films swift apart from his basic theme. Out here except for the name there is no connection to the original film Jannat. Wish they stop fooling their audience. The director could have done better if he had some good script and better ending. Still except few scenes post interval one does not get bored in this masala drama.

    Emraan Hashmi has been improving his acting skills and keeps working over his character. Out here he adapts the local dialect very well and slips easily in the character’s shoes. Randeep Hooda is superb in this film as a frustrated alcoholic cop. Esha Gupta looks much better than last few debut heroines from Bhatt camp. Hope to see her perform in her next film. Brijendra Kale, Arif Zakaria and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub do their part. Manish Chaudhary was bit over the top.

    So bol meri ‘Filmi Khopdi’ is film mein kitna hai Dum ?

    Dum hai with good songs and decent first half, but as the movie goes ahead it just keeps dragging to a weak climax. Also the over-usage of Swear words {unnecessary} starts to irritate as the movie keeps going. Films like Omkara, Bandit Queen and many others too had loads of swear words, but that went along with the script unlike out here where it looked forced and unwanted. After the movie I overhead someone saying Mahesh Bhatts heaven {Jannat} is full of swear words. Hmmm quite amusing.

    Ratings : 2.75/5

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