10 Reasons Why Jism 2 Failed to Leave a Mark at the Box Office
I believe there are two types of people in the world- one who are intelligent enough to spend their weekends dining with their peers, and the other who are idiots like me to waste their weekends watching Jism 2! And though some would disagree with what I just said, there would be plenty others who share the same school of thought as me.
As I think of the pathetic 132 minutes that I spent yawning, fidgeting, munching popcorn and paying occasional visits to the restroom, here’s what I make of the 10 main reasons why Jism 2 didn’t work:
1) Sunny Leone! The reason why people went to watch Jism 2 is the reason why the film falls flat on its face. Her sizzling hot photos and videos may have adorned your desktops and laptops in your ‘private times’, but in Jism 2, she is totally ‘thanda’! Every inch of her frame looks so very plastic that she could even give tough competition to many of our new B-town stars.
2) As far as I remember, director Pooja Bhatt had told in an interview that she has made her heroes too strip in the film. (Now don’t get excited as you will be highly disappointed!) If her idea of male-stripping is that of a lungi-clad Randeep Hooda massaging Madame Leone’s bare back, then I must say she needs to do some thorough research on the word ‘stripping’! Reason enough for the film to stride towards failure!
3) Having talked about two of the leads in the film, how could the third one be left behind? Arunoday Singh undoes all that he had done in his last film ‘Yeh Saali Zindagi’. Not a single expression on his face for even a moment in the film! Whether he is making out with the porn star, or stealing data from Mr. Hooda’s laptop, or even killing his Godfather, the muscles on his face don’t budge an inch from their positions. Is that how you act Mr. Singh?
4) The storyline, if at all there is any! Even till now, I failed to understand why on earth an Intelligence Bureau officer would make out with a porn star and then hire her as a secret agent on a mission to obtain some data from a terrorist?? If Madam Bhatt could please explain it to me, I would really be enlightened!
5) The pathetic dialogues forcefully mouthed by the actors are another reason which makes the audience go ‘bwaahhhh’ while watching the film. Samples: ‘Ek terrorist ko maarna punya ka kaam hota hai’, ‘Jo aadmi sochta hai ki woh kal khush hoga, who kabhi khush nahin hota.’ I could go on and on but I choose to forget those terrorizing lines!
6) Old habits die hard. Watch the film and you will realize why I am saying this. Panting, panting and more panting! This is what our leading lady keeps doing through the entire length of the film. No matter she is crying, staring, talking, or making love to her partners, Sunny Leone just takes deep breaths in and out. Someone please tell her there are better things to do in front of the camera!
7) Weird characterization of the actors in the film makes me wonder if Pooja Bhatt was attempting to make an erotic thriller or a comedy film. While Randeep’s Kabir listens to songs by Mukesh, Sunny’s Izna runs to and fro between her two lovers! And Arunoday’s Aayan cries more than he drinks, and pleases himself by panning a pencil torch over Izna’s body while she is asleep. Whatever all that was supposed to mean!
8) The climax of the film confirms why Jism 2 didn’t work at the box office. Aayan gives Izna those cute little homoeopathic medicine bottles to poison Kabir’s coffee, and our Izna thinks that Kabir is a fool who will happily gulp the coffee?? As if he won’t find out what she had been doing all along? Give us a break folks!
9) The overall pace of the film is too slow, and the script is not well-bound. As can be explained, if your shoe laces are not tied properly, you are bound to trip and fall on your face. This is exactly what happens to the film as well. If only Beti Bhatt could weave the story properly, there could have been some saving moments for the film and us too! But alas! (Sigh!)
10) The music of the film and the costumes of Sunny Leone adds petrol to the fire in which Jism 2 burns. Apart from Maula, the other songs fail to strike a chord. And so does the background music. Unlike most other Bhatt films, which generally score well for their music, Jism 2 fails even in this area! Poor guys!
Hunt for your favorite buys in the ongoing sale season and give this film a miss. Or better still, if you have been deprived of sleep for quite some time, then you are most welcome to go and catch Jism 2 in your nearest theatre!