For the longest time now, Bollywood has been the bearer of anguish and amusement for most of us. Our love-hate relationship with Bollywood is a classic, one that is the same as a couple who has been married for way too long, can’t do with, can’t do without. But why is it that we sometimes hold grudges for our beloved (not always) Bollywood? Looks like Jolly LLB2 was the perfect answer to this curious question.
Read on as to why Jolly LLB2 exemplifies what’s wrong with Bollywood…
1. L for Logic, L for LOL: In one particular scene, the goons come after Jolly (played by Akshay Kumar) They shoot him until he’s lying on the floor. How does his wife (played by Huma Qureshi) decide to protect her husband and make them flee the crime scene? She hits them with her handbag and off they go. Forget gun, a handbag is all you need to fight the evil.
In another scene, Jolly visits Zahoor Siddiqui (played by Vinod Nagpal) to collect a resourceful piece of information for the case, turns out he had the information piece handy just like that, and the paper was neither crumpled nor yellowed. Who said Colgate is only for your teeth?
2. Background Music or Cue Fest? Time and again contemporaries have suggested that the unwanted usage of background music is mostly for no good. Almost every other scene in the movie came with a background music to suggest the tone of the scene. I mean we get it when there’s an emotional scene or when the tension is mounting. Cheesy background music or bad orchestra couldn’t tell.
3. Songs more like slow death: The film features a Holi song titled GO PAGAL pre-interval, indeed we did go pagal while the song rubbed so much annoyance on us. Watch the song for yourself to understand or recall what’s the fuss about.
Not sure if it’s my OCD talking or Akshay Kumar’s lip sync (rather not) is disturbing, watch the video here and tell me if you feel the same way.
4. Lazy lawyer or Convenient Plot? So turns out Jolly never looked at a series of photos definite evidence) in the case until his wife points out the existence of an additional cop just when he has four days to prove his credibility to the court. Lazy lawyer or convenient plot because heroic rises take place in crucial situations? (Also did I mention he takes a trip to Kashmir and even manages to return in a span of 4 days, rather less. Yep)
P.S: In all fairness, Jolly LLB2 attempts to make some extremely important points i.e- Everything’s fair in love and war may not always be justified, and offense is above religion or community. But it’s the passé approach in 2017 that makes me really sad. Here’s to hoping a better watch soon, until next time, #StayCurious 🙂