When Jannat came in 2008, no one expected it to do well. However the film turned out to be a sleeper hit and won universal praise from the audience for its story, direction and acting. The one who benefited the most out of the movie was Emraan Hashmi. The film not only proved his star power but also established him as an actor who can carry a movie alone on his shoulders.
With the success of Jannat, it was inevitable that director Kunal Deshmukh would think of its sequel. The team of Jannat is now back with Jannat 2 which releases this Friday. While Emraan Hashmi plays the lead role again, actress Sonal Chauhan has been replaced with newcomer Esha Gupta. The movie is not a sequel per say because Emraan’s character died in the first Jannat, but rather a new story with similar concept.
The movie is about illegal gun trading wherein Emraan plays a greedy gun runner named Sonu. He is used as a undercover by ACP Pratap (Randeep Hooda) to crack the illegal gun racket. In his mission, Sonu falls in love with a doctor named Jhanvi (Esha Gupta). Will Sonu be able to complete his mission? Will Jhanvi leave Sonu after knowing his past?
The songs of Jannat 2 are already climbing up the music chart. There is a also a good pre-release buzz around the movie. Will Jannat 2 be able to repeat the success of its prequel? Emraan is confident of the movie doing well. He even went on to say that IPL should be afraid of Jannat 2! Will his confidence transform into big box office numbers?
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