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Jolly LLB 2 trailer: Akshay Kumar plays a bumbling lawyer-turned-hero in Subhash Kapoor’s film

The Jolly LLB 2 trailer is out. And from what it offers for our consumption, it seems to have capitalised on all of its leading man Akshay Kumar’s strengths.

Akshay Kumar in Jolly LLB 2

Jolly LLB 2, the trailer, starts off as a comic caper. We see Akshay’s character, a lawyer named Jolly, on a losing streak in court. He is prone to asking his witnesses filmi questions, like when Salman Khan is likely to get married; cry like (in the words of Saurabh Shukla, who plays the judge) Nirupa Roy, and generally engage in a whole lot of theatrics that have little or no intended effect.

He also has the gift of spinning grand, catchy lines — although his bombast finds barely any appreciation in the courtroom, or at home, with his long-suffering wife Pushpa (Huma Qureshi).

Things — and the tone of the film — change suddenly when a man is killed, and his wife approaches Jolly for help seeking justice.

Jolly quickly realises that this is not just about one man’s life being brutally cut short, the victim was but one pawn in a larger nexus that involves several powerful people. When Jolly fights against them, he realises that he has the fight of his life ahead. His adversary in court is the evil advocate Annu Kapoor.

There is one dialogue that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser: Jolly says in court that whoever said ‘everything is fair in love and war’ was the biggest fool — because then it would mean that those who decapitate soldiers at the border in the name of war, or those who fling acid at women in the name of love, are justified in carrying out their heinous acts.

The Jolly LLB 2 trailer packages everything that the ‘Akshay Kumar brand’ is known for — comic timing, action, dialogue delivery, romance and pop patriotism — in its two-and-a-half minutes of run-time.

‘Bandhni, Guide and hopefully Neerja': Here are Sonam Kapoor’s favourite women-centric films

Mumbai: Sonam Kapoor says that Bandini and Guide are among her favourite female-oriented films and she now hopes that her own Neerja also joins this list.

Present at the FLO Film Festival, Sonam was asked in a media interaction about her three favourite female-oriented films to which she replied: Bandini, Guide and hopefully Neerja.”

Sonam Kapoor. Getty

Bandini (1963) directed by legendary Bimal Roy starred Nutan playing a prisoner, while Guide which released two years later saw Waheeda Rehman coming up with an excellent performance.

Asked about the International Women’s Day to be celebrated on 8 March, Sonam said: “I think Women’s Day should be celebrated everyday. But I’m happy that we’re giving one day for Women’s Day. Women are multi-taskers and we can do anything, so let’s celebrate the fact that we are capable of doing anything and more than a lot of men.”

Sonam, who has acted in numerous female-centric films such as Aisha, Khoobsurat and Dolly Ki Doli, says that the trend of actresses not given enough importance in films is now changing.

“I have been trying to get that importance since the age of 23, and that’s why I’ve come here and promoting a film like Neerja. Since I’ve joined the industry 8-9 years back, we’ve been moving gradually towards our goal, so I’m looking forward to it.”

“I had done a film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo which shone at the box-office. And according to me, my role was very good and lengthy. If Salmanji (Khan) was working for 200 days, I was working for 180 days, so it’s upto to the choice. I choose to do films like that, and if the other heroines take up such choices, then the change will happen,” she said.