Jism 2 Review
Rating: 2.5/5 stars (Two-and-a-half stars)
What’s Good: The titillating skin show; the music.
What’s Bad: The flaky storyline; the scenes and dialogues that are unintentionally comic; Arunoday Singh’s expressions.
Loo Break: None.
Verdict: Jism 2 is paisa vasool for watching Sunny Leone.
Watch or Not: Watch it for Sunny Leone’s much-hyped debut in Bollywood.
Is Jism 2 paisa vasool for watching Sunny Leone? Yes.
That’s probably the only question you need to ask yourself before watching Jism 2 because you definitely aren’t going for the aesthetics (which are good in the film).
Don’t be surprised, Jism 2 does have a plot, albeit a flaky one. Izna (Sunny Leone) is a porn star who gets recruited by Intelligence Agency officer Ayaan (Arunoday Singh). Ayaan’s boss (Arif Zakaria) explains that Izna’s mission is to get close to rogue officer Kabir (Randeep Hooda), who was once Izna’s boyfriend.
The officers claim that Kabir once worked with them, went bonkers, decided to turn messiah and is bumping off other officers and ministers in his quest to clean the world. Now they don’t want to just kill Kabir and end the whole mess, they want to find some crucial data that he stores in his laptop. And for this they need Izna to waltz back into his life.
Izna decides to help the Agency and moves next door to Kabir in Sri Lanka, with Ayaan pretending to be her fiancé. At first Kabir refuses to recognize her, but he later gives in with all his Jism. Although he suspects Izna, Kabir begs her to marry him. Partly because her plan of getting the information from him fails and partly because she still loves Kabir, Izna agrees.
The rest of the film is actually just an excuse to watch Izna’s skin show, so don’t really worry about Kabir-Izna-Ayaan.
Jism 2 Review: Script Analysis
Mahesh Bhatt just keeps the basic ingredients to make a potboiler. Not much of the script or story make sense, but they’re just scenes for letting Sunny Leone do what she does best. The holes in his story and script would make a sieve blush.
An “Intelligence Agency” hires a porn star to do their work? Not a hacker, not a sniper, nor a mercenary; a porn star. If they were so bent on killing him, why did they agree to pay Izna Rs. 10 crore to do the job? Kabir has a friend/guard who protects him all the time. But when Ayaan sneaks into his house and hijacks his laptop, his guard is conveniently missing. And obviously, the Sri Lankan government isn’t bothered when Kabir guns down half a dozen people there. And that’s probably just down the initial 20 minutes.
The plot turns downright stupid at some places like when Ayaan’s boss yells at his heartbroken subordinate, “Agar mujhe cancer hotey huey main ye kar sakta hu, to tum kyu nahi?!” That’s 2 seconds after this cancer-patient boss is thrusting a syringe down his arm. What has that got to do with the plot? Nothing. Sunny smooches Randeep a few moments later, so you can forget about it. The dialogues are alright. There’s an oil-massage scene, one near a pool, a semi-strip etc.; these should keep the male audiences happy.
Jism 2 Review: Star Performances
Sunny Leone can barely act. Most of her scenes involve heaving to accentuate her ample bosoms: either pining/worrying for Kabir or in some erotic scene. The tough-officer-in-love does not suit Arunoday Singh and he ends up with unintentionally funny expressions on his face in the emotional scenes. Randeep Hooda is quite good as Kabir, but he mouths too many dialogues through grit-teeth. Arif Zakaria is a joke as Arunoday’s superior.
Jism 2 Review: Direction, Music & Technical Aspects
Pooja Bhatt has done a very good job as the director (even with this hackneyed plot). The movie looks good and doesn’t disappoint those who’ve come to watch Sunny. Vicky Goswami, Arko Pravo Mukherjee and Mithun Sharmav’s music is excellent. Maula and Yeh Jism songs stand out. Editing by Devendra Murdeshwar is alright. Nigam Bomzan’s cinematography is beautiful!
Jism 2 Review: The Last Word
Sunny Leone shows off her sexy body and there’s some real good music while she does that. Don’t even bother trying to make sense of the film.
Jism 2 Trailer
Jism 2 releases on 3rd August 2012.
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