Everything is far in Love and War. If that’s true, then those who behead soldiers at the border are legitimate and so are lovers who throw acid on girls.
Plot Summary: Jagdishwar Mishra (Jolly) a sidekick for a lawyer lives in Kanpur. He meets with a pregnant widow Hina Siddique, who searches for Justice for his murdered husband. Jolly handles the case but never intended to find justice. When Hina finds the truth tragedy happens, that plays topsy-turvy in Jolly’s life. What was the tragedy? What Jolly did after it? How did he solve the case were narrated in a funny and emotional 137 minutes movie.
Directed by: Subash Kapoor
Background by: Vishal Khurana
Production company: Fox Star Studios
Running time: 197 minutes
Goosebumps review: A great entertainer with strong message and lawsuit throughout the movie. A must watch for family audience and movie lovers (leave the minor flaws aside). Goosebumps, guaranteed.
Critics: (3.75 / 5) Audience: (4.5 / 5)
Legal life, courtroom and common man behind law are rare in cinematic world, especially in the recent past. There are only a handful of movies which speak about it. Subash Kapoor has to be applauded for bringing in the pain of a common man and his trust on law that is being demolished.
Jolly LLB the lawful franchise is back again this time with Akshay’s touch. The movie is funny, informative and emotional. The first half was crisp and fast. Funny dialogues and Akshay Kumar’s acting will keep the audience hooked.
The second half moves into courtrooms. Though the second half moves with a strong message and sticking the reality at regular intervals, it has some speed breakers. The climax will bring the emotional part of the audience for sure.
A Little analysis:
The first half was totally owned by Akshay Kumar. His crimes using the legal loopholes will feed the funny side. Akshay and his whisky loving wife (Huma) have brought in enough cheer and smile. The best part of the first half is it has excellent mix of both fun and emotion. Sayani Gupta has done the emotional justification in the first half.
Post interval courtroom becomes the major location. Jolly’s struggle with his below average knowledge in courts and the double agent officials shows the pain of a common man. The director (Subash Kapoor) has tried to educate the audience with Indian Penal Code which works to an extent.
Akshay Kumar as Jolly was apt for the role. He never fails to entertain the audience whenever he is on screen, which was evident in Jolly LLB 2 as well. He excels in both funny and emotional scenes (Off course action as well). His expressions and dialogue delivery was top notch.
Saurabh Shukla as Justice Sunderlal Tripathi was excellent as the first part. He impresses the audience with his acting. His dance practices will bring in both laugh and anger among the audience.
Annu Kapoor as Parmod Mathur has enough acting to raise the hater on his role (just in the movie). Sayani Gupta and Huma have done justice for their respective roles.
Subash Kapoor has done exceptional research work under the law books. The major part of the movie deals with the law and its loopholes, he has never put a foot wrong. Though few might find the law educating scenes boring it was informative.
His mixture of fun and emotion was the top notch. When Jolly finds it difficult to move his case the audience would feel the pain in him. The wrong officials and the lethargic actions by them strike the painful reality.
The movie does feel a bit slow at times, especially in the second half. Leaving the minor flaws the movie does have a strong message and a great entertainment.