Jolly LLB 2 Trailer Critics Review & Public Response: Live Tweets

Akshay Kumar’s Jolly LLB 2 Trailer is Out Now

The highly awaited trailer of Akshay Kumar film ‘Jolly LLB 2′ finally released on Monday, December 19. The sequel to the super successful 2013 movie Jolly LLB featuring Arshad Warsi looks like another high-octane courtroom drama with a dash of satire. The sequel is also directed by Subhash Kapoor. The Jolly LLB 2 trailer showcases Akshay Kumar as a small-town, goofy yet street-smart lawyer. The opening scene in the court shows the 49-year-old questioning his witness, “Can you tell me, when will Salman Khan get married?” This dialogue has met with a great response from fans of both Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan! Akshay Kumar in Jolly LLB 2 is witty with his one-liners. He does not forget to dance, but also is seen slapping, and getting bullets lodged in his back in the trailer. But, sorry Akshay Kumar, you seem no match to the effortless acting displayed by Arshad Warsi, the first Jolly LLB!


The Jolly LLB 2 trailer starts with Akshay Kumar as Jagdishwar Mishra aka Jolly, a rookie lawyer. Sporting a thick moustache, vermilion tika on his forehead and a contagious smile, Akshay Kumar looks ready to take on the world in the second instalment of the hit franchise. He is everything you can expect from a star in a movie. The actor’s humongous aura, his dialogue delivery and overall presence will make his fans swoon. But talking from a pure movie buff’s point-of-view, Akshay Kumar’s version of Jolly LLB misses the sharpness displayed by Arshad Warsi in the first film. Akshay Kumar took Arshad Warsi’s place in Jolly LLB 2, as the producers wanted a bigger star in the sequel who inevitably will not disappoint them at the box office.

It will be tough for the ‘star’ Akshay Kumar to display the same acting chops of Arshad Warsi’s level, although we have liked him in intense films like Baby, Airlift, Special 26 and Rustom. Arshad Warsi is one of the finest actors in Bollywood but is mostly recognised as a character actor. With Jolly LLB in 2013, the 48-year-old for a change showed us that he can succeed as a single lead, although his earlier films as solo hero had flopped. Arshad was impressive as Jagdish Tyagi aka Jolly, a dreamer of a lawyer who is street-smart as well and fights for justice. There was nothing over the top about his characterisation and that was the best part. Bollywood is not well known for earnest courtroom drama movies.

Jolly LLB proved to be the flagbearer of this genre, at least in recent times. The scenes of Arshad in court with his crisp dialogues dipped with cutting-edge humour were unforgettable, with Boman Irani as the lawyer of another party supporting him in the cast. Audiences followed their arguments as if it was happening in real. This magical tone seems missing from the Jolly LLB 2 trailer. While it may be too early to dismiss the authenticity but the scene in which Akshay Kumar slaps the high-profile lawyer played by Annu Kapoor in the middle of the court is pure blasphemy. Or, it is another classic case of depicting the star power of Akshay Kumar. The comparison began when Akshay Kumar replaced Arshad Warsi.

But the latter may beat the established Akshay Kumar by miles when it comes to pure acting. The star power of Akshay Kumar may set cash registers ringing at the box office for Jolly LLB 2, but the actor Arshad Warsi is a definite heavyweight in the role of Jolly. Akshay Kumar looks forced and unreal – be it enacting emotional scenes to his comic timing to concluding with a hard-hitting, soul-stirring monologue. As a matter of fact, his portrayal of Jolly will remind you of his famous roles from Rowdy Rathore, Khatta Meetha, and Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty. A plea to the producers – stop choosing business over talent!

See, what critics & celebs have to say about #JollyLLB2Trailer!

Taran Adarsh: Watched #JollyLLB2 trailer. Director Subhash Kapoor offers a glimpse of light moments, drama, courtroom scenes in this absorbing trailer. Akshay has evolved into a versatile actor. #Special26, #Holiday, #Baby, #Airlift, #Rustom… #JollyLLB2 will be another significant film. #JollyLLB2 has a strong supporting cast. Would like to single out Akshay and Annu Kapoor’s confrontation.

Joginder Tuteja: Saw #JollyLLB2 promo: Film is high on drama. While there are lighter moments in there as well, they stem out of situational humor. Film carries forward ethos of Part 1. With Akshay Kumar leading the show, there is no compromise in the core spirit. Promo keeps the real issue under the surface and just brings to fore the characters, stage, setting and the anticipated battle. @AkshayKumar demonstrates his versatility as bizman [Airlift], conman [Housefull 3], Navy officer [Rustom] and now simple lawyer.

Umair Sandhu: Saw #JollyLLB2 Trailer ! Best @akshaykumar Trailer ever. He Nailed it ! Full on PAISA VASOOL Trailer ! Sure Shot BLOCKBUSTER ! @annukapoor_.

Faridoon Shayryar: “Wat a FITTING end 2 d finest year dat Akshay Kumar has ever had.He has rightly disowned silly award shows.He’s ABOVE them #jollyllb2trailer”

Saqib Saleem: My fav hero and my fav person in a film together !! @akshaykumar @humasqureshi .. can’t wait to watch it @subkapoor sir !! #jollyllb2

Bhumi Pednekar: Jolly is going to make us very jolly.Amazing.Can’t wait to watch my most fav @akshaykumar kill it again @humasqureshi #jollyllb2trailer

Mohar Basu: #JollyLLB2 trailer has the wits of @subkapoor ,filminess of #AkshayKumar & thrill of a courtroom drama.Full blown fun, desi stuff.Bhai waah!

Urvi Parikh: Saw the trailer of @akshaykumar’s #JollyLLB2. It’s funny, entertaining and interesting with great dialogues! @subkapoor.

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