Directed by Kunal Deshmukh and starring Emraan Hashmi and Randeep Hooda in the lead, Jannat 2 is nothing extraordinary. Like all previous Bollywood gangster films, the protagonist (who is extremely good at heart) gets lured into the big bad world and later faces the negative results of his own deeds.
Jannat 2 bares a lot of resemblance to Nicolas Cage’s Lord of War as it revolves around the plot of arms trafficking. Jannat 2 is a sequel to the 2008 release Jannat.
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. Music by Pritam is melodious, but not remarkable. The background music is brilliant.
Sonu Dilli aka KKC (Kutti Kamini Cheez), played by Emraan Hashmi, owns a small business of selling and renting guns. ACP Pratap (Randeep Hooda) asks Sonu to become his informer and help him get into the roots of the nexus of arms racket. Sonu later falls in love with Jhanvi (Esha Gupta), a doctor at a government hospital.
In an effort to change his life, will Sonu be pushed further into crime or get himself into trouble?
Emraan Hashmi as Sonu is endearing with his typical Hariyanvi accent. However, the actor conveniently forgets the accent after the first few scenes. Randeep Hooda as ACP Pratap is outstanding. His anger and frustration combined with his goodness stands out. Jannat 2 is undoubtedly his best film as far as performance goes. Esha Gupta is wasted. Apart from kissing and making love passionately, she really doesn't have anything much to do. But yes, the girl definitely has the talent, if given an opportunity.
Overall, Jannat 2 is a decent effort, but somehow is unable to hit the bulls eye. It will please you in bits and pieces.
Director: Kunal Deshmukh
Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Randeep Hooda, Esha Gupta