Jolly LLB 2
|Jolly LLB 2|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Subhash Kapoor|
|Produced by||Fox Star Studios|
|Written by||Subhash Kapoor|
|Story by||Subhash Kapoor|
|Edited by||Chandrashekhar Prajapati|
|Distributed by||Fox Star Studios|
|Box office||est. ₹197.33 crore |
The State vs. Jolly LL.B 2, known also as Jolly LL.B 2, is a 2017 Indian Hindi-language black comedy film written and directed by Subhash Kapoor and produced by Fox Star Studios, serving as a quasi sequel to the 2013 film Jolly LLB, and as the second film of the Jolly LLB franchise. Based in Lucknow, the story follows a lawyer who fights a case against a ruthless and powerful advocate to bring justice to the deceased victim of a fake encounter involving a corrupt police officer. Akshay Kumar plays the titular character, Jagdishwar Mishra, replacing the 2013 film's lead actor, Arshad Warsi, while Huma Qureshi, Annu Kapoor and Kumud Mishra, as well as Saurabh Shukla, who reprises his role from the 2013 original, star in the lead roles.
Jolly LL.B. 2 opened worldwide on 10 February 2017, and made on an investment of ₹450 million (US$6.3 million), earned ₹1.83 billion (US$26 million) worldwide to become a major critical and commercial success, with praise for the writing and execution by Subhash Kapoor, as well as the performances by Kumar, Shukla and Annu Kapoor, as well as Mishra.
A third installment of the franchise has been planned, with Kumar, Warsi and Shukla returning.
It is the year 2016, Jagdishwar "Jolly" Mishra (Akshay Kumar) is a Lucknow based lawyer, who stays with his wife Pushpa (Huma Qureshi) and son. Despite being a lawyer, he works as a menial assistant to one of the most famous lawyers of Lucknow, Mr. Rizvi, for whom his father had worked as an assistant for 30 years. He is street smart and dreams of his own law practice. To arrange money for his own chamber, Jolly lies to a widow, Hina Qasim, telling her that Mr. Rizvi will take her case and that the fee is 200,000 rupees. When Hina finds out that she has been bluffed by Jolly, she commits suicide. Jolly soon discovers that Hina's husband Iqbal Qasim was killed in a fake encounter on 13 August 2015–the very next day of their marriage by Inspector Suryaveer Singh, showing him as Mohammed Iqbal Quadri, a terrorist. Singh also shot at a fellow constable, Bhadouria in order to show the encounter as genuine, who died later due to complications.
Filled with guilt, Jolly decides to fight Hina's case & files a PIL. Singh then hires Lucknow's best lawyer Pramod Mathur (Annu Kapoor) to fight his case. After reprimanding Jolly for his mistakes in filing the PIL and no credible evidence, Justice Sunderlal Tripathi (Saurabh Shukla) gives a date for hearing and warns Jolly to collect some evidence before the hearing.
Jolly is able to get a copy of the FIR and other papers regarding the case with the help of a bookie, Guru Ji, in Varanasi by paying him a sum of ₹500,000 by selling his own chamber. Later he is able to track Ram Kumar Bhadauria, the son of the constable who died in the fake encounter. This backfires as Mathur uses his power and money to tamper with the narco test video of the witness. However, even though Justice Tripathi orders disciplinary action against Jolly for showing allegedly dishonest evidence, the Chairman of the Discipline Committee, Mr. Rizvi, gives Jolly 4 days of time to prove himself correct, as he also feels guilty for not fighting the case himself.
Jolly and Pushpa, while analysing the wedding album of Hina and Iqbal Qasim, notice an unknown cop from Kashmir called Fahim Butt. Jolly travels to Kashmir and gets confirmation of the truth from Fahim Butt, a constable who visited Lucknow to identify the terrorist during Iqbal Qasim and Hina's wedding. Fahim, now suspended and arrested in a fake case, reveals that the person who died in the encounter was not the real terrorist and that he also filed a complaint against Singh. Jolly flees with Fahim to Lucknow. Meanwhile, Jolly coaxes the police commissioner V.K Paul to tell the truth or else he will file a PIL against all the encounters done by him. Advocate Mathur, tries his best to avoid Fahim from giving statement in the court as he stops proceeding in the courtroom by sitting on the floor in protest. The judge also sits on the floor, refusing to be swayed by Mathur's tactics.
At midnight, the Judge ignores his plea and decides to carry on the proceedings. After Fahim's statement, Jolly with the help of police commissioner presents Quadri, who fakes his identity as a Brahmin Pandit. After initial reluctance from Justice Tripathi, Jolly rapidly fires questions to Iqbal by asking him details of the Shastras. Iqbal finally admits that he is the terrorist, Quadri, and had bribed Singh to set him free. Justice Tripathi then declares Iqbal Qasim innocent and orders Quadri's arrest, giving life imprisonment to Singh along with his accomplices on charges of murder, erasing evidence, misleading the court and showing false evidences as Jolly wins the case.
- Akshay Kumar as Advocate Jagdishwar "Jolly" Mishra
- Huma Qureshi as Pushpa Mishra (nee Pandey), Jolly's wife
- Saurabh Shukla as Judge Sunderlal Tripathi
- Annu Kapoor as Advocate Pramod Mathur
- Ram Gopal Bajaj as Mr. Rizvi (Jolly's boss and senior advocate)
- Kumud Mishra as Inspector Suryaveer Singh
- Sayani Gupta as Hina Qasim nee Siddiqui, Iqbal's lover and later wife
- Manav Kaul as Iqbal Qasim
- Inaamulhaq as Mohammed Iqbal Quadri / Pandit Ram Krishna Saraswat
- Sitaram Panchal as Sitaram, the farmer
- Sanjay Mishra as Guru Ji
- Brijendra Kala as Dubey, the man who arranges chamber for Jolly
- V.M. Badola as Mr. Mishra (Jolly's father)
- Rajiv Gupta as Birbal, Jolly's assistant
- Vinod Nagpal as Zahoor Siddiqui, Hina's father
- Avijit Dutt as Commissioner V.K. Paul
- Brijesh Sharma as CBI Officer Nair
- Sudhanva Deshpande as CBI Officer Basu
- Sunil Kumar Palwal as Fahim Butt, a Kashmir Police Constable
- Saurabh Agnihotri as Gul Mohammad
- Saran Tiwari as Tripathi's nephew
- Shubhangi Latkar as Dr. Hema Deshpande, the narco specialist
- Zia Ahmed as Reporter
- Tarun Kumar as Baldev Singh Bhadoria
- Dadhi Pandey as Siraj Alam
- Sushil Pandey as Ramkumar Bhadoria
- A.R. Rama as Mushtaq, Mathur's assistant
- Yakub Sayed as Jugal Kishore Mathur, Mathur's father
- Gurpal Singh as Judge Harbhajan Singh
- Rati Shankar Tripathi as Chacha in the opening mass cheating scene
- Mir Sarwar as Kashmir Police Inspector
- Ajay Singh as Rizvi's assistant
The film was announced in July 2016, where the lead actor Akshay Kumar had revealed his first look for the film. It was reported that Arshad Warsi, who played the lead role in the previous installment, was replaced by Kumar. Actress Huma Qureshi was signed as the female lead, pairing opposite Kumar. Annu Kapoor was signed as the antagonist of the film pitted against Kumar.
Principal photography of the film began in Mumbai. The major parts of the film were shot in Lucknow in a one-month schedule. It was further reported that the first schedule was completed in September 2016. The second schedule was shot in Varanasi in later September 2016. A stunt sequence was shot in Ganga river, where Kumar refused to use a stunt double. The final schedule of the film was shot in Manali, Himachal Pradesh in October 2016. Kumar shot his scenes in a time span of 30 days. A promotional song was shot in Mumbai in December 2016.
Depiction of Indian judicial system
The film's title and depiction of the Indian legal system created a controversy. Advocate Ajaykumar Waghmare filed a case at the Bombay High Court for removal of the word LLB and stated that the use of the word is a "deliberate attempt" to insult the Indian legal system. The Bombay High Court appointed a 3-member committee to examine the content of the film. The Supreme Court of India also appointed a 3-member panel, consisting of Chief Justice J. S. Khehar and Justices N. V. Ramana and D. Y. Chandrachud, to review the film.
Lawsuit from Bata
The film's trailer had shown a derogate reference to Bata Shoes, a shoe brand. The firm Kochhar & Co, on behalf of Bata India, had issued a legal notice to the filmmakers for the comment and filed a lawsuit of ₹30 million (US$420,000). The CBFC had edited out the reference to the brand with respect to the filed lawsuit.
The film was released on 10 February 2017, prior to the release of the film, the CBFC had passed the film without any cuts.
|Jolly LLB 2|
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|Released||13 January 2017|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
The music for the film is composed by Manj Musik, Meet Bros, Vishal Khurana and Chirantan Bhatt while the lyrics have been written by Shabbir Ahmed, Junaid Wasi, Manj Musik and Raftaar. The song "Jolly Good Fellow" incorporates lyrics from the English folk song "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow". The full movie soundtrack was released on 13 January 2017 and it consists of four songs which includes one Qawaali song too. The music rights are acquired by T-Series.
|1.||"Go Pagal"||Manj Musik, Raftaar||Manj Musik, Nilesh Patel||Raftaar, Nindy Kaur||2:52|
|2.||"Bawara Mann"||Junaid Wasi||Chirantan Bhatt||Jubin Nautiyal, Neeti Mohan||3:36|
|3.||"Jolly Good Fellow"||Shabbir Ahmed||Meet Bros||raam Kapoor, Earl Edgar||3:52|
|4.||"O Re Rangreza (Qawaali)"||Junaid Wasi||Vishal Khurana||Sukhwinder Singh, Murtuza Mustafa & Qadir Mustafa||4:52|
The film opened with a domestic collection of ₹132.0 million becoming Akshay Kumar's eighth highest opener and second highest of the year following Raees. The film shown growth in next two days collecting ₹17.31 crores and ₹19.95 crores on second and third day of release respectively and took its first domestic weekend collection to a total of ₹504.6 million. It became second highest first weekend collecting Bollywood film of the year after Raees. Its cumulative collection in next four days evaluated to ₹26.25 crores and with that, the film scored first domestic week of ₹777.1 million. After Raees, Jolly LLB 2 is second highest domestic first week collecting film of 2017. As of 2 March, the film has collected ₹ 1172.4 million domestically And It Declared As Superhit By BOI.
The film during its week, collected ₹49.6 million (US$700,000) from North America (United States and Canada), ₹10.4 million (US$150,000) from United Kingdom, ₹58.6 million (US$820,000) from United Arab Emirates, ₹100,000 (US$1,400) from Malaysia, ₹10.6 million (US$150,000) from Australia and ₹4.4 million (US$62,000) from New Zealand. The film collected ₹134.0 million from overseas during first week which is second highest for a Bollywood film of 2017.
Awards and nominations
|Date of Ceremony||Award||Category||Recipient(s) and nominee(s)||Result||Ref.|
|2 December 2017||Star Screen Awards||Best Film||The State vs Jolly LL.B 2||Nominated|
|Best Actor – Male (Popular)||Akshay Kumar||Nominated|
|30 December 2017||Zee Cine Awards||Best Film (Viewer's Choice)||The State vs Jolly LL.B 2||Nominated|||
|Best Actor – Male (Viewer's Choice)||Akshay Kumar||Won|
|Best Director||Subhash Kapoor||Nominated|
|Best Actor in a Negative Role||Annu Kapoor||Nominated|
|20 January 2018||Filmfare Awards||Best Screenplay||Subhash Kapoor||Nominated|||
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