Movie Review: Jannat 2 (2012)
The Bhatts have the utmost number of films which have developed into a victorious franchise. MURDER 2 has hit the bull’s eye, JANNAT 2 opens this Friday, while RAAZ 3 and AASHIQUI 2 arrive later this year. So what does a film franchise precisely connote? It symbolizes a series of films wherein the title and certain constituents of a movie remain the same, but the story alters in every installment. JANNAT was about a man’s pursuit for heaven, the gluttony to attain the extravagance in life as hastily as possible. But there’s a disparity between the two motion pictures. JANNAT explored the dark side of the cricketing world, while JANNAT 2 underlines arms trafficking.
Arms trafficking, also known as gunrunning, is the unlawful trading or smuggling of contraband weapons or ammunition. We have witnessed a number of films on drug trafficking and human trafficking, but arms trafficking has a far more deadly effect on humankind. JANNAT 2 is an unsettling motion picture that exposes the arms trade in the capital. Illegal arms are sold and bought with effortless ease and this film throws light on how the ammunition reaches the hands of the common man. The unlawful weapon trade is a flourishing business that JANNAT 2 enlightens you about. For the first time, I guess, a Hindi movie explores the precarious issue, with a stimulating romance elegantly interlaced in the narrative.
Sonu [Emraan Hashmi] is a smooth-talking street-smart gunrunner, who has the gift of the gab and knows his trade inside out. ACP Pratap [Randeep Hooda] is a hardened maverick cop, who has a personal vendetta against the gun nexus. He will go to any lengths to crack down this nexus and he handpicks Sonu to do this job, as he is the perfect candidate to enter this racket undercover and expose everybody involved in the unlawful weapon trade.
Sonu falls in love with a young doctor Jhanvi [Esha Gupta] along his journey and that throws his life’s course into a tailspin with unforeseen and far-reaching consequences for all three of them.