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A Different Theatre of Justice: Jolly LLB 2

Despite containing some characteristic Bollywood flaws, the film pushes viewers to question several axioms of our law and order system.

The movie Jolly LLB 2, released in February, is a bold step in mainstream Bollywood cinema. Contextualising the plot against the recent nationalism debates in the country, this movie is a timely and polite reminder to all those who eulogise the soldier, army and police as the most faithful brand of nationalists, to debunk the myth of an impartial and incorruptible democratic system of law and order in the country.

The movie is certainly preachy, but is able to get its message across with a crisp sense of humour. One may argue that many contemporary Bollywood movies compete to narrate a story through the willing suspension of disbelief—to the point of an extreme absence of logic. However, Jolly >LLB 2 narrates its story in such a way that an instance or two of such disbelief is perhaps negotiable for a witty and satirical depiction of the justice system that common people will be able to relate to.

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Updated On : 7th Apr, 2017
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