Julie 2 Review
For those looking out for erotica in this film, be prepared to be disappointed! Barring a few scenes post interval, Julie 2 is short of this genre. The rest of the time, it's more of an outdated mish-mash of Bollywood films from the past with melodrama and glycerine tears seeping in every minute.
Except a scene or two, Raai Laxmi is hugely let down by Deepak Shivdasani's directorial vision. The dialogues mouth by her lack conviction and fails to move you in the emotional sequences. She even falters in the oomph department. Sorry lady, this one's just turn out to be an unflattering Bollywood debut for you!
'All that glitters isn't gold' and Julie 2 turns out to be just a lesson in that! There's a track in the film which goes like 'Koi Hausla Toh Hai'. Unfortunately, the audience can't say the same thing for this 137 minutes of sparkless fest!
“Julie 2” is an old-fashioned high-pitched melodramatic take on an actress’ journey from zero to wow. It has plenty of unexpected twists and turns in the plot, not all of them convincing. The narrative neatly balances the engaging and the corny.
Even though the story is set in current times, the narrative plays out like a 90s masala flick. The dialogues must have been written to induce wolf-whistles but are cringeworthy to say the least. The dance numbers are also reminiscent of the by-gone era. Meanwhile, the camera constantly lingers on the leading lady's bosom only to titillate the audience.
Ravi Kishan in the role of a Telugu superstar is unintentionally funny and one wonders, why a gifted actor like Pankaj Tripathi who has delivered stirring performances this year even agreed to be a part of this film. Give Julie 2 a miss, you won't be missing much.
Julie 2 is pure gold in the section of ‘Best Trashy Films’. With a baseless storyline, loud melodrama and unintentional humour – this film is a poor man’s The Dirty Picture. Give it a miss without much thinking.