Reviews Summary: This week’s release Jannat 2 has opened to mixed reviews. According to most critics the sequel is not as good as the first Jannat. Randeep Hooda has garnered maximum praise for his role in the movie, with many claiming this as his career best performance. While Emraan Hashmi has done well, newcomer Esha Gupta fails to impress.
Box Office: The movie has opened to a very good response at the box office. The all India average was around 70-75%. The first day collections are likely to be around 9 crore.
Here’s a quick summary of all the Jannat 2 Reviews
Total Reviews: 14
4 stars: 1
3 stars: 4
2 stars: 6
1.5 stars: 2
1 star: 1
Bollywood Hungama 4 stars: JANNAT 2 is an unsettling motion picture that exposes the arms trade in the capital. Illegal arms are sold and bought with effortless ease and this film throws light on how the ammunition reaches the hands of the common man. On the whole, JANNAT 2 is an engaging film with tremendous appeal for the masses. An absorbing story, a swift and coherent narrative, exemplary direction, fantastic action, soothing music and stellar performances summarize the highlights of this triumphant franchise.
Bollywoodtrade 3 stars: What go missing are a coherent screenplay and the visceral romance between a ‘junooni’ goon and a soft-core middle class girl.This is replaced by an over-abundance of mindless ‘gaali-galuaz’ and the attempts to come up with shocking sequences and denouements every now and then to keep the audience constantly engaged with the narrative.
Indicine 3 stars: Jannat 2 belongs to Emraan Hashmi, who is one of the most dependable actors in the industry. He performs with effortless ease in Jannat 2. Randeep Hooda’s character is similar to Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, but here he has a lot more to do. He’s outstanding. Overall, Jannat 2 is entertaining in parts. The film is targeted mainly at the masses, and should do very well in the B and C centres.
Times Of India 3 stars: Emraan plays Sonu Dilli with a brusque Haryanvi accent, which is forgotten halfway through the movie. He’s impressive in intense scenes and panic moments, portraying conflicting emotions with aplomb.He’s crass and cool at the same time, wooing the lady, kissing and making love – in true Hashmi style. Jannat 2 is a decent crime caper, but doesn’t shoot you between the eyes.
Koimoi 3 stars: Emraan Hashmi is first-rate as the glib and deceitful but endearing criminal. He has proved once again that he can make a negative character likeable. Randeep Hooda carries himself very well and delivers an excellent performance. Kunal Deshmukh’s direction is praiseworthy as he is able to make the drama engaging for the most part. On the whole, Jannat 2 is an entertaining fare from Vishesh Films. If you go in expecting that, you won’t be disappointed.
DNA 2 stars: Although the plot is calculable, the swift narrative manages to squeeze out humdrum portions. The movie had a prospect of being more engaging if the director would have invested some extra action sequences. Overall, the portrayal of this foreseeable plot is appealing in parts. Jannat 2 is worth a one-time watch, since there aren’t many options for the movie-goers this weekend.
Deccan Chronicle 2 stars: Sorry but the cricket betting scams tackled by the first Jannat, four years ago, was far superior, in practically every department from storyboarding and performances to the music score and entertainment value. Part 2 leaves you feeling like a coolie balancing too much luggage on your head. It’s heavy, herky jerky and finally pointless. All that’s achieved is the glorification of a petty crook who suddenly discovers that he possesses that mental component called a conscience.
Zee News 2 stars: The swiftness of the plot is a blessing, and helps in obliterating the mundane parts of the movie. Kunal Deshmukh’s second project, however, could have done with a lot more as far as action sequences and the climax is concerned. The film reaches a zenith which is pretty unpersuasive, and doesn’t do much about gluing the eyes of the audience to the screen.Watch ‘Jannat 2’ for its catchy numbers (better still, buy a CD!). And since there aren’t many options this weekend, you can count that as a reason to go watch the movie!
Movie Talkies 2 stars: Four years post the release of his original ‘Jannat’, director Kunal Deshmukh tries his best to turn his debut into a franchise. However, as one sees, while ‘Jannat 2′ does have its moments, the general predictability of the plot and the inflated dialogues of the film mean that this one is a less-than-appealing effort. Jannat 2′ is worth a watch solely for the play between Emraan Hashmi and Randeep Hooda.
Nowrunning 2 stars: Filmmaker Kunal Deshmukh falters in bringing a semblance between the stark plot and romantic mush in the film and that’s where Jannat 2 majorly lags. Over all, Jannat 2 isnât half as enticing as its first part. Watch it for Randeep Hooda or if you are a big fan Emraan Hashmi.
Glamsham 2 stars: Kunal Deshmukh’s JANNAT 2 can be best described as patchy. The storyline lacks imagination and given this backdrop, he tries his best to weave a plot into the scenes. He succeeds mainly because there’s Randeep Hooda, Bollywood’s most underrated actor, who stands tall among the ruins.Take his character out of the film and you have nothing left. Such is the impact he has on the film.
Daily Bhaskar 1.5 stars: Kunal Deshmukh fails to cash on the talent from the Bhatt camp and makes the movie a tedious and mind-numbing watch. The loss of cadence is clearly visible in an effort to make the movie a Masala entertainer. Though the climax might spring a surprise, but by then it becomes too late for one to react for appreciation. For all those Emraan’s fans, who can endure anything to see him on-screen- this one’s for you. But still we would say, beware. This Jannat is far away from fairytales!
Sify 1.5 stars: Director Kunal Deshmukh (Jannat, Tum Mile) puts in several twists through the second half – most predictable, others lame. Performances are note-worthy. Emraan Hashmi manages to humanize Sonu Dilli despite the characterization. Randeep Hooda is the best thing about the film. A tired story with cliched characters propped-up by an OD on machismo, some dialogue-baazi, and a gorgeous heroine does not a film make. At least not one worth watching.
Rediff 1 star: A lot would have been forgiven — as it often is with these producers — if the film had either a meatier plot or a more gripping narrative, but this one’s just tiresome as the obvious story drags on. A couple of chase sequences, particularly one through the arteries of a Dargah, are slickly shot, but even these lose their charm as they get needlessly long-winded.