Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta, Manish Chaudhary, Randeep Hooda
Director: Kunal Deshmukh
Length: 2.10 hours approximately
Even though not necessary, the dialogues have man cuss words trying to make it a crude impact. Unlike the prequel, JANNAT 2 has a weak script and the film seems quite careless about it. First 30 minutes of the film solely attends the way the protagonist stands his life. The director gives many episodes on what Emraan Hashmi’s role is all about. Frankly, JANNAT 2 would’ve been a washout if not for two spectacular performances.
First half manages to move quickly as the incidents have pace in them and also the love track is simple and amusing. The chase scene in the beginning is also very well shot and it puts you off the edge of your seat. Yes the boring songs pop up and bring halt in the story, but that isn’t a big problem as the other things are very good. The intermission part is exciting and has a turn in the tale, though quite predictable, thanks to the inefficiency of director to handle it. First half is entertaining and quite up to the mark.
Post-intermission the film stoops up to the bizarre level where the film loses its points in heavy equation. In-fact it’s shocking that the director keeps the film in depressed mode for such a long duration where the prequel was so energetic. The film manages to make its way in penultimate minutes where the film threw unpredictable filmy surprises just to roll the film in entertaining way.
In previous film, there was emotional connect which was very well handled, but here the emotional moments hardly pinches you. All said and done, JANNAT 2 is still watchable and enjoyable to an extent for two performances and superb dialogues. Dialogues have that massy feel and few dialogues are truly clap-worthy. The music is major disappointment and not a single song remains with you later. The script and screenplay as pointed before doesn’t give much focus. Kunal Deshmukh makes good effort apart from one part where he fails to keep a major turn as confidential. But Kunal handles the chase sequences exceedingly well.
Emraan Hashmi is excellent. It won’t be wrong to say he has pitched his career best performance after AWAARAAPAN. He just amazes in every scene. And then there’s Randeep Hooda’s act which matches with Emraan Hashmi. Both Emraan Hashmi and Randeep Hooda salvages the film. Esha Gupta is average. Rest all has very minimal scope.
JANNAT 2 concentrates on everything apart from script. The film should have had an smart script to keep the audience enticed. JANNAT 2 is decent in its own ways, thanks to Emraan Hashmi and Randeep Hooda’s performances and terrific dialogues.
Rating- 2.5/5 (Above Average)