Directed by Subhash Kapoor, Jolly LLB is one of the most realistic films depicting the courtroom session. Considering that comic veteran Boman Irani and Arshad Warsi are the lead stars, one would expect a comic caper that would make you giggle uncontrollably throughout the film. However, that's not the case!
Jolly LLB is actually a serious film with plenty of comic, witty and satirical dialogues and situations that seem 'straight out of life'. And to do justice to the script, Boman Irani and Arshad Warsi have left no stones unturned by their brilliant performances. 'Appeal' spelled as 'apple' and Jolly telling Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists that he's Maskhar-e-Taiba is all presented in a very comic fashion. The courtroom scenes between Jolly (Arshad Warsi) and Rajpal (Boman Irani) and shots between Rajpal and judge Tripathi (Saurabh Shukla) can make you burst out with laughter, and also at the same time, it depicts the sad plight of our government institutions and highlights the challenges and struggles that a common man has to face on a regular basis.
Extending not more than 2 hours and 10 minutes, Jolly LLB gives a very clear picture of the 'real courtroom' in the country and this is perhaps the first time that any filmmaker has presented the courtroom as it is!
Jagdish Tyagi, aka Jolly (Arshad Warsi), is an advocate from Meerut who arrives in New Delhi with the desire to get hold of a case that would make him rich and famous instantly. Jolly is lucky to get involved in a case that pitches him against one of the best lawyers in the country - Rajpal (Boman Irani). What happens next is what Jolly LLB is all about.
Performances of the lead actors (Boman Irani, Arshad Warsi and Saurabh Shukla) can be described in only two words - Simply outstanding! Arshad has shown time and again in the past that he can act very well. This time, he ascertains himself as a performer and proves that he can do a great job even in handling dramatic scenes. Boman Irani once again proves his credentials and that he can carry a film firmly on his shoulders alone. Amrita Rao has nothing much to do, but still does a decent job of the role offered to her. Saurabh Shukla is incredible and is the show stealer in many scenes. All other actors, especially Manoj Pahwa, have done a great job.
Jolly LLB is an engaging film which brings a pertinent issue to the table and tackles it with finesse and flair. Watch it to get a glimpse of the 'real' judiciary system in the country. It's a nice film!
Cast: Arshad Warsi, Amrita Rao, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla
Director: Subhash Kapoor
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Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani in Jolly LLB.
Arshad Warsi and Amrita Rao in Jolly LLB.
Arshad and Boman in Jolly LLB.
Saurabh Shukla in Jolly LLB.
Boman Irani in Jolly LLB.