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Jolly LLB Review

Jolly LLB Rating: 3/5

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Ratings:2.5/5   Review By:  Rajeev Masand  Site: CNN IBN (IBNLive)
Well-intentioned but inconsistent, Jolly LLB, directed by Subhash Kapoor, blends elements of a satire, a thriller, and a courtroom procedural in this intriguing story inspired by the events of the Sanjeev Nanda hit-and-run case of 1999. Kapoor makes some relevant points about society’s apathy towards the poor, the loopholes in our judicial system, and the ease with which the rich often manipulate the truth. But he adopts an over-simplistic approach to the material that is often in conflict with this otherwise promising film. Its heart unquestionably in the right place, Jolly LLB is very watchable, even if it does paint in broad strokes. I’m going with two-and-a-half out of five. Not a bad way to spend an evening.
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Ratings:3.5/5   Review By:  Taran Adarsh  Site: Bollywood Hungama
JOLLY LLB works for yet another reason: It's a fascinating account of an underdog who locks horns with a much-senior, much-powerful and much-influential lawyer and emerges triumphant, after facing a lot of hardships. This slice of life film celebrates the spirit of the aam aadmi so admirably and capably that in his triumph lies your triumph! A satire on the judicial system, the film boasts of powerful courtroom sequences [reminds you of NO ONE KILLED JESSICA, at times], but, most importantly, it has several poignant moments that you carry home after the screening has concluded. On the whole, JOLLY LLB is a power-packed courtroom drama. But, most importantly, it celebrates the spirit of the common man seeking justice and impartiality most effectively. Just don't miss this jolly good film!
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Ratings:3/5   Review By:  Anupama Chopra  Site: Star World (Hindustan Times)
Parts of Jolly LLB are laugh out loud funny but underneath the humor is an angry critique of the legal system, which is so easily manipulated by the rich and so difficult to penetrate for the poor. You go in expecting a comedy but the story takes some unexpected turns and ends in a rousing finale that is both moving and inspiring. My trouble with the film was that Jolly’s path is almost too easy and simplistic. Despite the uneven writing, Jolly LLB works because it has heart. I’m going with three stars.
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Ratings:3.5/5   Review By:  Srijana Mitra Das  Site: Times of India (TOI)
Jolly LLB is a serious movie, showcasing the arrogance of the rich, the helplessness of the poor and the corruption of the law.Rather like its protagonist, Jolly LLB's first half meanders a bit, featuring a clumsy 'daaru' song and a Meerut that mysteriously hides - but boy, does its second half hammer things home.Jolly LLB works because of its bigger point - decency is for all and worth fighting for. Using bittersweet satire and plot twirls, the film shows corruption even used against the corrupt. Despite that weaker first half, this truly becomes a Jolly good show. NOTE: You will not like this movie if you don't enjoy courtroom dramas with moral twists.
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Ratings:----   Review By:  Komal Nahta  Site: ETC
The first half moves at a painfully slow pace (much like the courts in India!) with the songs only adding to the boredom. The pace picks up after interval and the second half has some exciting scenes and interesting twists and turns. On the whole, Jolly LLB has some entertainment value, especially post-interval, but given its dull start on the one hand and the weak first half, it will not be able to make much of a mark at the box-office.
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Ratings:2/5   Review By:  Raja Sen  Site: Rediff
Which is all rather admirable but decidedly boring, and exhaustingly predictable. All in all it turns out to be a middling drag completely lacking in surprise, with some lines that appear funny because of the actors delivering them. I just wish the film wasn’t as convenient, though. As soon as Jolly changes heart (and, indeed, name) we can see this film heading towards a sincere good-beats-evil battle, and the way in which he comes across witnesses and evidence is just farcically easy. Clearly, Kapoor can bring the humour (though someone else should write dialogue.) But alas, preachiness and the need to flaunt the film’s sincerity and heart, gets in the way of a good time.
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Ratings:3.5/5   Review By:  Saibal Chaterjee  Site: NDTV
Despite a somewhat thin storyline, or probably on account of it, the film stays on course for the most part. It addresses a serious theme – the anomalies inherent in India’s judicial system – in a jocular manner but steers well clear of unwarranted flippancy. Jolly LLB has its heart in the right place. And it’s a heart that is backed by a ticking mind and a responsive conscience. The film, which relies on both humour and pathos for impact, is buoyed by a clutch of outstanding performances and a directorial style that is marked by admirable lightness of touch. Jolly LLB wouldn’t have been half the film it is without the sterling show that Saurabh Shukla, as the all-knowing Judge Tripathi, puts up. His is a delightfully effortless performance that etches out the core of the satire. Barring the off-kilter musical score, which is completely out of sync with the predominantly naturalistic drift of the film, Jolly LLB is a jolly good film.
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Ratings:2/5   Review By:  Shubhra Gupta  Site: Indian Express
Subhash Kapoor's film suffers not only because we know the outcome, but also because it takes a bunch of good actors and doesn't make as much of them as it should have. The combination of Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani and Saurabh Shukla, who plays the myopic-but-wise lower court judge Tripathi with wonderful world-weary acuity, should have resulted in a cracking courtroom drama. But the film is stodgy and predictable. The only one who lifts the film and makes it worth our while is Saurabh Shukla, who has got himself a role worthy of his talent after a long time.
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Ratings:3/5   Review By:  Mohar Basu  Site: Koimoi
What’s Good: A sharply made satire that doesn’t switch into a preachy mode. What’s Bad: The music just doesn’t fit into the plot. Loo break: None. Watch or Not?: Jolly LLB is an enjoyable film filled with quirky humor. It doesn’t rant off bantering needlessly for the sake of humor. Sticking strictly to the plot, the film delivers brilliantly, the discrepancies of the Indian Judicial system.
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Ratings:4/5   Review By:  Martin D Souza  Site: Glamsham
JOLLY L.L.B. is one of those movies that sock you right where it hurts! It does not only sock you, you also double up in realization of what you already knew all this time, or rather had a vague idea of as far as how the rich and mighty view the judicial system. In the end, you just applaud the work of a genius. A story well told and an issue well presented. Go for it, you will leave the courtroom satisfied!
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  1. Abe yaar ye taran sala kitne paise khata hai !!
    aur isko paise deta kaun hai,producers ko pata nahi kya ki iske reviews pe se bharosa uth chuka hai logon ka kabka !!

    1. SO true i agree

    2. he still dd nt review MDKM n 3G. y? cause d producers dd nt yet call him to say that UR MONEY HAS BEEN DEPOSITED.:)

  2. going for paid preview at 7.30.. will post the review around 11.00 at night :D

    1. piad preview? i will give an unpaid review tomoro evng. :)

  3. Indian judiciary system is, without a doubt, the slowest & sadly the funniest social structure in its modus-operandi. Sometimes, you get agitated-irritated & depressed with the kind of patience you need to have in your plate to deal with its routine lengthy mechanism and sometimes you just go with the flow, without actually feeling anything out of it.

    ‘Phans Gaye Re Obama’ fame Subhash Kapoor’s JOLLY LLB can exactly be measured-compared and considered on the basis of same. It’s funny & seriously funny in parts but it also looses its grip, pace & essence when melodrama gets punched and pushed in to the narrative. Film impresses the most with its satirical take on various modules of society, flawed and failed at many levels like a doctor who lends his 14-year old son taking charge into operation theater just in order to get his name mentioned in Guinness book of world records, in an auction like scenario a constable sells the most desirable & profitable post to the least polluted-tainted policeman and the most hilarious was when an old-shaky policeman on its last legs gets appointed as the bodyguard to protect one of the leads.

    You really get fascinated the way Subhash Kapoor wholeheartedly handles the nuances of characters & the tone of the film with sheer honesty. But it’s the writing that never makes an effort to give you a high, so when you actually expect it to be smart-intelligent & sensitive, its falls flat with just being loud-unconvincing & infuriating [I am talking mostly about the court-room scenes, thank Saurabh Shukla for providing great comic relief]. Arshad Warsi & Boman Irani acts most of their parts, but there is nothing new that they could explore. On the whole, JOLLY LLB is jolly good, enjoyable & ‘paisa-vasool’ fun but with the guilt of being never ambitious for fitting in as a cult courtroom satire. Watch out for the impressive cast, thoroughly competent direction, some real-good one liners and the lovable ‘ajnabi’ song! [3/5]

  4. I still cant control my laughter ! Awesome movie ! A must watch !

  5. ‘Jolly LLB’ is a good attempt to bring out the loopholes of the Indian Judiciary system. Subhash Kapoor, the director, tries his best to come up with an entertainer cum socialist film but forgets that the audiences have gone smart.

    Jagdish Tyagi aka Jolly (Arshad Warsi) is a struggling lawyer in Merrut. He decides to go to Delhi for a bright future. Just to get some limelight, he files a PIL in the famous ‘Hit and Run’ case (inspired by a true incident) against country’s top lawyer Tejinder Rajpal (Boman Irani). Jolly soon realizes that Rajpal’s all evidences are false and decides to fight for the justice of the poor.

    Arshad Warsi, in the lead, plays his part well. He is good both at comic scenes and the intense scenes of the climax (especially his speech in the last). Boman Irani is fabulous; the character just suits his personality so much. Saurabh Shukla as the judge is just outstanding. You just want to watch more and more of him. Amrita Rao as Arshad’s girlfriend is okay.

    Director Subhash Kapoor lays down a brilliant satire on the modern day image of the Indian courts in our society. The conversations in the courtroom between Jolly, Rajpal and the judge (Saurabh Shukla) are hilarious. The film has the right humor but it is just not used effectively. The biggest flaw of ‘Jolly LLB’ is that it turns out to be a ‘Good vs. Bad’ film and that makes it so predictable.

    On the whole, ‘Jolly LLB’ is entertaining but in parts. The only good thing I liked was the humorous courtroom conversations between the 3 main characters. Definitely watch it if you’re a fan of Saurabh Shukla, this is certainly one of his best performances.

    Rating- 2.5/5

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  6. This Kapoor's have really proved dt u dnt need ny megastar in d film to deliver d script.....
    first 1 being Abhishek ''kapoor's'' KAI PO CHE n now SUBHASH kapoor's JOLL Y LLB......
    absolutely outstanding........
    n easily d most dynamic performance ever by Boman Irani n Arshad Warsi.....
    its grt to see dt bollywood is finally coming up wid sum quality films n most importntly....
    something original.....
    Must watch (4/5)

  7. VERY NICE MOVIE...... good example that good movies can be made without boob shaking and skin reveiling songs...

  8. Watched it yersterday.. movie is good.. saurabh shukla and boman irani rock..but your heart stays with jolly... inspirational comedy sattire.. will go for 2.75 / 5.. watch it if u appreciate real cinema

  9. A very good film 3 star for it Abe martin d sou a 4.5 kuch jada hogaya re itna paisa akele akele nahi khaneka re


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