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jannat-2-review JANNAT 2 MOVIE REVIEW
Review by : Kaushik L.M

Starring: Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta, Randeep Hooda
Direction: Kunal Deshmukh
Music: Pritam
Production: Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt

Emraan Hashmi is back with his trademark brand of emotionally engaging cinema accompanied by beautiful music and a hot female lead. It has released in 1975 screens making it his biggest release till date. Produced by Vishesh Films and helmed by Kunal Deshmukh, Jannat 2 arrives with fair amount of hype and expectations, thanks to the success of Jannat and Emraan’s star status. Does it fulfill them? Read more to find out.

Sonu Dilli (Emraan Hashmi) is a street-smart youngster who deals in illegal arms. He falls in love with a doctor, Jhanvi (Esha Gupta), who is looking for funds to save her hospital. We have ACP Pratap Raghuvanshi (Randeep Hooda) who wants to put an end to the illegal arms racket at any cost. Just as Sonu wishes to mend his ways for the sake of his lady love, Pratap gives him a chance to work as a police informer. What follows next is the crux of Jannat 2. 

The scenes in the second half when Sonu is caught between his boss at the guns factory and ACP Pratap have shades of ‘The Departed’. Since the movie is set in the streets of Delhi, there are overdoses of profanity which incite more than a mere chuckle from the audience. It’s irritating to see Pratap in an inebriated state in scene after scene. The movie ends on an unconventional note.  

Among the cast members, Emraan Hashmi and Randeep Hooda, light up the screen with their earnest portrayals. Both of them have matched each other. The actor who plays Dilli’s friend Balli also has a substantial part. The heroine Esha Gupta resembles Angelina Jolie and she is hot to say the least. However, her emoting skills are just about ok. The songs by Pritam are melodic and good but have just about been accommodated in the screenplay. The entire movie is set in Delhi and the frames have that energy and street-smart quality that one associates with the Indian capital.

In spite of some good acting by the 2 male leads and some excellent songs, Jannat 2 falls short of being an emotional entertainer due to the laborious pace and the largely insipid villains who just look menacing.

On the whole, this movie is worth a look for the positives that have been outlined. Even though the movie has all the ingredients of an engaging movie somehow the feeling of having a full course meal is missing.

Verdict: Falls short of being a wholesome entertainer

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