Rating: 2.5/5 stars (Two and half star)
Star cast: Arshad Warsi, Amrita Rao, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla
Director: Subhash Kapoor
What’s Good: Court Drama where at last the truth wins over lies!!
What’s Bad: Everyone must have thought its a comedy movie but its not!
Loo break: A couple may.be where the songs doesn’t fit the plot
Watch or Not?: Jolly LLB is a humor movie where you can find good court room drama scenes backed up by excellent Boman Irani style attitude fitting his character. We categorize this movie as One time Watch.
Paisa Wasool? :- No. We found Sikhar Dhiwan hitting 185 on his debut more entertaining than Jolly LLB 🙂
Jolly LLB Review
Young lawyer Jagdish Tyagi AKA Jolly is frustrated with his legal career going nowhere. He leaves Meerut and moves to Delhi in search of thriving opportunities and convert himself a supreme lawyer. Easy popularity comes knocking on his door when he tries to en-cash some residual fame off a Land Cruiser hit-and-run case by filing a PIL.
Fighting against the very best lawyer Rajpal(Boman Irani), who easily scores over Jolly by virtue of his obvious position, stature he has attained in his profession and experience, this fight isn’t an easy one for Jolly.
Jolly suddenly finds himself down from every side with manipulations and threats coming his way. Truth demands strength! So can Jolly uncover the intricacies of the case, and fight the likes of such powerful men? What unfolds is a fascinating legal drama, harsh face offs and a strong ending.
Do you wonder what Amrita Rao is doing in this story? well we feel as she grows older by her age she is loosing good roles in industry. Amrita plays girl friend of Jolly. Their love story starts from Meerut where she is Jolly’s girl friend who is confident that Jolly will success in his mission to Delhi. Through out the movie she supports Jolly in his journey towards a successful Lawyer.
It is a sheer delight to watch Boman Irani and Arshad Warsi against each other. They simply carry forward the film, most effortlessly. Arshad exhibits many shades of humor, nervousness as well as confidence and frustration immensely well
Boman Irani will somehow manage to strike you more. He is classily manipulative, shows arrogance in the most stellar way and even when his character is most shaky given the circumstances, this man brings alive on screen most flawlessly the psyche of a towering legal giant.
The judge who-knows-it-all, Saurabh Shukla plays his part naturally, with so much ease. It is the perfect choice of actors, which makes this film strong!
Best Scene from the Movie-
Police constable auctions postings. Where SHO posting is auctioned by a constable in front of all candidates.
Rating: 1/5 stars (One-star)
Star cast: Vivek Oberoi, Paresh Rawal, Charmy Kaur,Arshad Warsi, Sunil Grover, Ravi Kissen, Chandrachur Singh, Sanjay Dutt, Minissha Lamba.
What’s Good: A few sequences; Arshad Warsi’s acting.
What’s Bad: Almost everything else.
Loo break: As many as you like.
Watch or Not?: Zila Ghaziabad is a forceful mix of gang-wars, hinterland action and a sprinkle of a nasty Dabangg-esque cop too and disappoints miserably.
The first half of the film shows how the righteous teacher Satbir (Vivek Oberoi) replaces the chalk in his hand with a gun. The local Chairman (Paresh Rawal) has a soft corner for Satbir, as does his daughter, Charmy Kaur, since Satbir often helps him in situations where brains are involved. The muscle power for the Chairman comes from a rabid goon Fauji (Arshad Warsi) who probably has gun shells where his brains should have been. The Chairman’s growing proximity to Satbir leaves his good-for-nothing brother-in-law (Sunil Grover) jealous and he plans an attack on Fauji’s home, making it look like Satbir was responsible for it.
It’s not long before swords are drawn and sides are set. Satbir has the protection of the Chairman while Fauji joins the gang of Rashid (Ravi Kissen). After Satbir’s brother (Chandrachur Singh) gets killed in the battle, there’s no looking back for either of them. When their rivalry becomes unbearable for Ghaziabad, maverick cop Pritam Singh (Sanjay Dutt) is called in. Known for his use of force, this time Pritam wants to use his cunning to get them killed without straining his hands.
There is a lot of blood spilt and bullets fired before the movie finally gets to its conclusion.
Zila Ghaziabad Review: Script Analysis
Zila starts off like Othello/Omkara with a nasty character trying to sow the seeds of distrust so that he can have his foot in the door. After that, it’s all downhill. With all the characters trying to outwit each other, the film just reeks of bad writing. Vinay Sharma’s characters live in the same city, yet they seem to take every other person out of their way except their main nemesis. The movie then drags endlessly and the intrusion of a police is just another added trick to lengthen it. It’s also strange as to why they have to show Pritam as a my-punches-do-the-talking cop while his strategy involves staring at a chessboard and vainly listening to his old film songs in his office. The love angles with Minissha Lamba and Charmy Kaur are parts that jump out like annoying jacks-in-boxes. The dozens of inspired scenes means that even our cop here gets a Dabangg-cop-song-and-dance entry with even the dance steps similarly choreographed.
Unsurprisingly, the most entertaining scene is the walkthrough with the chai-wala in the police station and it doesn’t involve any of the lead stars.
Zila Ghaziabad Review: Star Performances
Zila is like a madhouse with varying amounts of craziness. The top honour goes to Arshad Warsi for his portrayal of Fauji – the mad dog who should have been put down shortly after he barked first. He’s happy to shoot anyone and everyone; the only flaw to his character being the forced romantic angle written in. Poor Vivek Oberoi, either he’s trying to be the righteous teacher or the masterji-turned-gangster. Either way, the straitjacket shackles him with a bad performance. The most annoying part is when they take close-ups of his face twitching in slo-mo. Bad idea.
Paresh Rawal is good as the Chairman. Charmy Kaur looks incredibly daft and has exactly two expressions. Ravi Kissen is quite good as Rashid. Chandrachur Singh is probably the fattest subhedar you’ll get to see on screen. Sanjay Dutt is mashup of other on-screen ex-cops and gets under your skin after a few scenes. Sunil Grover is excellent as the wily villain.
Zila Ghaziabad Review: Direction, Music & Technical Aspects
With a tumbled script like this, it’s no surprise that Anand Kumar doesn’t make a memorable movie out of it. If that isn’t enough, you have scenes looking like they’ve been shot from a webcab with shady yellow lighting. The songs are so badly placed. Sample this, shortly after the heroine’s father dies, she’s singing and breaking the bed with Vivek Oberoi. The background score is just a lot of sholkas remixed with noise. Bunty Nagi’s editing is unsatisfactory. The cinematography is alright.
Watch out for the shifting bald patch/es on Sanjay Dutt’s head for more entertainment.
Zila Ghaziabad Review: The Last Word
Zila Ghaziabad is a gang-war story done in a confused Dabangg style that will bore the daylights out of you.