Akshay Kumar’s latest release managed to impress the audience as Jolly LLB 2 collection showed a huge growth over the weekend. Jolly LLB 2 4th day collection is 7.26 crore in Indian box office, and worldwide collection in the first weekend is 85 crore. Considering the fact that Friday number is Rs.13.2 crore. This is a good hold. The film has now accumulated Rs. 57.72 crore and even normal drops from here would ensure that the Week one number stand around Rs. 75 crore.
This is another instance of an Akshay Kumar starrer to register consistent collection and in similar range. Airlift, housefull 3, Rustam and now Jolly LLB 2 each of tese films has seen the superstar play different characters in a different set up and audiences have been picking what he has to offer. Jolly LLB 2 has been universally linked by audiences who have had a dekkho at it. The world of mouth is such that rest of the weekdays should be good as well. While Rs. 100 crore is given for the film, it has to be seen how much further it good from that point on.
Akshay changes shades from crooked to straight, like a chameleon. In top-form, he puts up a perfect display of a street-smart lawyer who hasn’t read legal tomes but who has instead picked up tips from courtroom corridors to become Jolly LLB. Huma and Annu are also compelling enough. It is the fine display of histrionics by all these refined actors, which makes the movie, worth seeing.
Jolly is a novice indulging in petty crimes because he knows the loopholes in the law, At home, he is the hen-pecked husband of lush, Pushpa Panday (Huma) who loves whisky, Gucci dresses and her chubby son in that order. But these are just asides and not the main premise of courtroom drama, which in many ways follows the template of the 2013 prequel, Jolly LLB.
This sequel of Jolly LLB 2, infinitely superior to the first, brings back the joys of watching a movie with a solid plot, a strong sense of time and place and rhythm, and a confidence in itself that has been missing from Bollywood. But you also know that this Jolly LLB 2 will see the path of truth sooner Vs later, and set out to slap the bad guys into submission.
Jolly LLB 2 was a Jolly good movie. A little film by subhash kapoor, at its core, Jolly LLB 2 is the story of the condition of courts in the country, much like its predecessor. Jolly LLB 2 in Akshay Kumar is the driving force of this drama. Jolly LLB 2 leaves you with a strong sense of déjà. Annu Kapoor is aming the weaker points of the film.
Post interval though, the film hits a pause button at times. The maker tries to pack in too much legal diatribe between Jolly and his adversary, the topnotch, Pramod Mathur(Annu Kapoor), in Judge Tripathy’s (Saurabh Shukla, delightful as always) Lucknow courtroom. Their weighty arguments do educate and entertain to some degree. But there are portions that seem contrived.
These are all real cases we have seen, heard of grown up with from references to Sunny Deol to what actually goes on inside a courtroom; Jolly LLB 2 has it all. Kapoor’s character is tolerable to a certain point before saturation hits you like a bus. Huma Qureshi doesn’t have much to do in Jolly LLB 2. The supporting cast is chosen well.
Total Movie collection
First day: 13.20 crore
Second day: 17.31 crore
Third day: 19.95 crore
Forth day: 7.26 crore
Allover collection: 57.72 crore