|Release date : Nov 07, 2014|
|123telugu.com Rating : 2.5/5|
|Director : Arjun|
|Producer : Arjun|
|Music Director : Arjun Janya|
|Starring : Arjun, Surveen Chawla, Rahul Dev, Simran Kapoor|
Jai Hind was one of Arjun’s biggest hit of the 90’s. After a long gap, he is now back with its sequel titled Jai Hind 2. Directed by Arjun himself, this action entertainer has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is.
The story starts off with the suicide of Chandu(Shafi) who kills himself as he cannot afford the costly education of his children in a rich corporate school. This incident deeply hurts Abhimanyu(Arjun) who in turn decides to take on the corporate structure of the educational system.
His speeches and ideas become huge, and the media also makes this a big issue. Twist in the tale comes in when the association of the corporate schools decides to go against him. Rest of the story is as to how Abhimanyu fights against this corporate system and proves his point.
Major plus point of the film is Arjun and his role. Even at the age of 50, Arjun looks super fit and suits the heroes role aptly. As usual, he is excellent in all the action and emotional sequences. He carries the entire film on his shoulders by handling more than one department quite convincingly.
The message that is showcased in the film is very good. Arjun’s take on the education system and the way he goes preaching about it is also showcased nicely. Except for the first 20 minutes, rest of the film flows quite smoothly.
Major drawback of the film is its run time. The film tends go on and on, and the forced comedy episodes of Ali and Brahmanandam do not help matters much. This comedy track does not have much depth and fails to bring in any laughs. Both the female leads Surveen Chawla and Simran Kapoor does not have much to do in the film.
Villain’s character has not been justified clearly. Major logics go missing in his role and make the film volatile. As said earlier, first 20 minutes of the film are quite tedious. The story just wanders here and there and fails to take a start. Those who are seeking regular entertainment can stay away from this one.
Even though Amar Mohile’s music is decent, all the songs in the film act as speed breakers. Re-recording of the film is quite good and takes the film to another level. The fights choreographed by Arjun are top class and entertain you well. Cinematography is just about ok and so is the editing.
Jai Hind 2 is Arjun’s baby all the way. Right from the screenplay to the direction and production, Arjun has handled all departments quite decently. Even though he faltered during the first half an hour, he holds grip during the rest of the film. The way he handles a film with a strong social message is endearing.
On the whole, Jai Hind 2 is an out and out Arjun film right till the end. Be it his acting, stunts or direction, he handles every department convincingly. But an extended run time, forced comedy track and tedious first half an hour stops this film from becoming an complete action entertainer. Finally, all those who love serious films with a social message will end up liking this one.
123telugu.com Rating : 2.5/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team