Jism 2 review: Convoluted story, limited erotica!
By: Sonia Chopra
Critic's Rating: 17/5
Friday 3 August 2012
Sunny Leone, Arunoday Singh, Randeep Hooda
You have three characters you couldn't care less about, in various stages of undress. They keep harping about some 'data', a word repeated in almost every dialogue.
Forget about details of the story - it's too convoluted and perhaps better suited for a comedy.
Intelligence bureau officer Ayaan (Arunoday Singh) offers Isna (Sunny Leone) a deal. He will make her rich by crores if she agrees to trap and kill Kabir (Randeep Hooda), a wanted terrorist.
You figure that since Kabir was Isna's former lover, and Ayaan too seems to be in love with her, things could get a little more exciting. But no such luck.
Isna resurfaces in Kabir's life and lies that she is engaged to Ayaan.
That the two men are psychos is hardly endearing - and neither are we keen on deciphering the good guy from the bad.
Isna's motive for listening to one whacko and going to live in the totally enclosed house of another is a mystery. At one point she's ready to risk her life for the "sake of the country". At another point, she says she wants to take revenge for her broken relationship.
So Isna pretends to be in love with "terrorist" Kabir and begins living with him while hunting for the elusive 'data'. Meanwhile, Kabir locks himself in a room and listens to old songs while philosophising that we are also nothing but our past.
A conversation-heavy film can be fun, but only if the conversations are interesting. Here, you get meaningless repetitive sentences spoken without context. You have dialogues like, "Main sitaaron se maang bhar doonga" and words like aavam and raakshas are spoken by the seemingly modern characters.
Director Pooja Bhatt's indulgent storytelling lets the story ramble on. The finale is a mess, and just when you're sure things cannot get worse, you're proven wrong.
Sunny Leone, predictably dressed in cleavage-revealing attire throughout, is the central character of sorts. Breathing (very) heavily seems to be a consistent reaction for being happy or sad.
Randeep Hooda is the saving grace of the film. Arunoday Singh's performance is erratic - effective at times, and over-the-top at others.
For an erotic thriller, the lack of chemistry between the lead pairs is glaring!
And if it's the much publicised erotica that you're looking forward to, you're better off viewing just the songs of the film. Watching the entire film is too dear a price to pay.
Rating: 1.5 stars