Director Kunal Deshmukh's latest venture Jannat 2, which is sequel to his hit movie Jannat, is an action and romantic thriller and it features Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta, Randeep Hooda and Imran Zahid in the lead roles. The film has received average reviews from film critics. It has been rated 2.5 out of 5.
The film critics think that the performances of the lead stars, the music, the drama, the dialogues are the major highlights of the movie Jannat 2, while a few boring parts in the second half and the predictable climax are demerits of the film. Overall, it is an entertaining flick. A few critics feel that it is not a sequel to Jannat. So, it could have been called with a different name. Continue to read film critics verdict.
NDTV – IANS Rating: 3.5
Short of artificial affections Jannat 2 is easily the best film from the Bhatt camp since Gangster. Neither as gruesome as Murder 2 nor as bland as Blood Money, the movie brings forward some inspired writing and two watchable performances that lend a blend of the bitter and the biting to the proceedings.
Times of India - Gaurav Malani's Rating: 3
Jannat 2 follows the basic template of a small-time crook trying to reform himself when he falls in love. So the narrative primarily is a love story playing simultaneously alongside a crime-drama, both consequential of each other. But while the crime backdrop is reasonably riveting, the romance track is dull and deterrent to the drama. Only if the director could balance the two elements appropriately, Jannat 2 could have been a heavenly experience!
Koimoi - Mrigank Dhaniwala's Rating: 3
The drama, the dialogues, the performances, the music are it highlights, while a few boring parts in the second half and the predictable climax are demerits of the film. Jannat 2 is an entertaining fare.
Glamsham - Martin D'Souza's Rating: 2.5
Jannat 2 is watchable only because of Randeep Hooda and the action which is top class. The music too has the usual Bhatt stamp. But it cannot compare with Jannat RELEASED IN MAY 2008. Naam continues to be the favourite film of the Bhatts. In both Jannat and Jannat 2, Deshmukh, I believe, is compelled to make references to this Sanjay Dutt starrer. By the way, this film could have been called by any other name. It's not a sequel!
Oneindia - Smita Nambiar's Rating: 2.5
Few emotional and action scenes in Jannat 2 give you an adrenaline high, though the various twists and turns in the narrative is quite predictable. However, the fast pace of the film makes for an interesting watch.
Mid-Day - Shaheen Parkar's Rating: 2
Jannat 2 could have been a gun-toting action drama with lots of thrills but except for a chase sequence in the climax there is nothing. It also appears to have loosely sought inspiration from the Nicholas Cage-starrer Lord of War (2005).
Rediff - Raja Sen's Rating: 1
Jannat 2 is an uninspired script and lacks everything Jannat had going for it.