By Shevaal Singh (@being_shevaal)
This is not a family movie , nor was it ever intended to be one for the family !
My rating: 3/5 Stars
Star Cast: Sunny Leone, Randeep Hooda, Arunoday Singh and Arif Zakaria.
What’s Good: The “titillating” skin show; the locations with great cinematography. Like most Bhatt movies , the music fits in perfectly with the movie and its scenes. Sunny Leone’s debut performance in Bollywood was good , It definitely was the right type of movie for her ‘welcome’ to Bollywood.
What’s Bad: The storyline lacks ‘focus’ and some of the scenes could have been more complete with better dialogues.
Verdict: Watch it for Sunny Leone’s much-hyped debut in Bollywood.
Pooja Bhatt’s much hyped thriller ‘Jism 2’ starts with Izna, a porn star, narrating her (love) story with a pinch of guilt while she is on her deathbed. Enter Ayaan (Arunoday Singh) who sleeps with her one night and the following morning introduces himself as an officer of some secret Indian intelligence agency. Ayaan’s mission is to convince Izna to do ‘desh ki madad’ by approaching her ex-lover Kabir ( Randeep Hooda) who is now an assassin wiping out prominent figures from the political and security arena. So, Izna packs her bags with Ayaan and flies down all the way to Sri Lanka with the aim to extract Kabir’s secret data that helps him in helming all his criminal activities…
Bollywood cliché – a complex love triangle where a woman is trapped between her long lost emotions for her ex-lover Kabir and Ayaan’s growing love for her which she reciprocates, at times.She must kill her emotions for Kabir to save the nation.
The story maybe a bit obscure but the screenplay is quite well-written though it is hard to compare the movie with ‘Arth’ as the film’s director Pooja Bhatt claims it to be. Also, keeping aside the few aesthetically shot sex scenes in the film and Leone’s cleavage show, it is unfair to bracket it as an erotic or a sleazy film.
Arunoday Singh and Randeep Hooda both fit well into characters but the attention for greater acting would go to Randeep for portraying such an intense role with a feeling of strong eagerness as Kabir, Hooda does things passionately- be it the steamiest of love scenes,killing or even reciting Urdu poetry.
Moving on to the new heartthrob of millions in India- Sunny Leone is not that bad either. Despite her dubbed dialogues, it shows that she has put an effort in her debut Hindi film. She looks fresh, beautiful and convincing onscreen!
Like most of Bhatt movies, Jism 2 has soulful music which strikes one’s heart. The songs are perfect for every situation and it is difficult to pick a single as your favorite…
Well done to Pooja Bhatt & Dino Morea for the sensual and vivacious Jism 2 !