Bollywood First Day First Show: Jism 2 Review.

August 3, 2012
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Jism

Jism

Jism 2 tells the story of intelligence officer Ayaan (Arunoday Singh) who hires pornstar Izna (Sunny LeoneAKA Karenjit Kaur) to carry out a mission – she is to seduce dangerous criminal Kabir (Randeep Hooda), infiltrate his world, and steal data that the top-secret Intelligence Bureau requires.

This film has been making waves lately: mostly for their leading lady, Sunny Leone, and also because of a few controversies that has kept it foremost in the mind of the moviegoing audience. So does the film live up to the hype? Read our Pros and Cons list to find out.

Pros:

Jism

Jism

+ The music. It says a lot about a film when the music is not only the best thing about it, but rather, the only good thing about it. The soundtrack features various composers and singers. KK is fabulous in Abhi Abhi, and Ali Azmat is haunting in Maula. But I certainly didn’t need to go to the cinema to listen to them…

Cons:

Jism

Jism

– The dialogues. Let me share with you some gems: “Ek shikayat hai ki kaash mere khoon ka rang mere ishq ki tarah gehra hota.” “Main tumhe apne haathon se maroonga!“Jo kaam ek mehbooba nahin kar sakti hai, woh ek biwi kar sakti hai.” Need I say more? Everytime a character mouthed off one of these lines, I was torn between cringing with secondhand embarrassment, or laughing out loud at just how bad it was. Because, really. Really. Do people actually talk like that? I don’t want to know those people.

Jism

Jism

– The performances. To be fair, Randeep Hooda has his moments. But only a few moments, and those too feel completely wasted on the film. Arunoday Singh alternates from delivering empty, flat expressions to severely over-the-top, exaggerated scenes. Sunny Leone, while very pretty, did not execute her scenes well. She seems to have two expressions: a happy one and a pained one. She uses one of the two depending on the scene, but unfortunately both look so unconvincing that she bumbles through the entire film without being believable.

Jism

Jism

– The story. It’s predictable; you know what’s going to happen. Everything is too convenient; the characters don’t have a problem getting what they want . One example: the doors to Arunoday’s house are left wide open, allowing Randeep access in when he wants. Also, the script doesn’t doesn’t make sense. In the same scene, Arunoday’s bag is magically lying right there – Randeep heads straight for it, and somehow (inexplicably) finds out about Arunoday’s fake identity not from the identification proof that he tosses aside, but by reading some random novel that is supposed to have a vague connection to their lives. Yeah, okay.

Jism

Jism

– The sex. Alright, so there are supposed to be two parts to this film: Jism, the story; and Jism, the… well, actual jism. As we already know, the story is a flop show, so there’s only one thing left. And let’s be real, most people are considering going to see the film for the sex, not the story. Sadly, even those people will leave disappointed. Yes, the film does have its seductive scenes – but it’s nothing that you haven’t seen before. Even with the inclusion of Sunny Leone, they haven’t taken that oomph factor to another level. So no, even Sunny Leone can’t make this film paisa vasool. But considering that most people are going to the cinemas just to see her “hot scenes”, I don’t think the term applies. Since there are several videos of her naked online for free, how is it  paisa vasool to see her fully-clothed? Therefore, Jism 2 fails to deliver even on what’s supposed to be its USP.

Verdict:

Do you really need one? Skip it. Not worth your time, not worth your money.

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  • Shalu Zala

    i like it wot u wrote Miss Malini….bang on REVIEW …..

  • http://www.chocsugar.com Andy

    haha Rashmi, so rude review :D. Is the movie so so bad?

  • Prateek

    “Really. Do people actually talk like that? I don’t want to know those people.” Rashmi, I totally agree with you on that.

    But weren’t you the one who wrote “Karan Johar’s brand of cinema is one of my favourites” a few posts ago? How is that cinema not over the top and unrealistic?

  • Nabeela

    I think when you go into a KJo film, you expect OTT performances, settings, etc. And KJo is usually very entertaining. However, the Bhatt camp always talks about realistic films, etc. and their movies fail to prove so. Anyway, I didn’t expect anything better from this movie anyway. Sunny Leone seems to equate sadness/being upset with inhaling deeply.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/tehrashminator Rashmi Daryanani

    Prateek – Yep, that was me. I can deal with unrealistic (it’s Bollywood, after all!)… but Jism 2’s dialogues were poorly written. There is unrealistic that’s enjoyable (escapism) and there’s unrealistic that’s just cringe-worthy. It really comes down to personal choice, though, and in this case this is mine. :)

  • http://twitter.com/#!/tehrashminator Rashmi Daryanani

    Nabeela – Yeah, good point. Karan Johar’s films are already the larger-than-life variety, which is why the OTT stuff fits in. Jism 2 is intended to be one of the more “hard-hitting” thriller types, which is why dialogues like that seem out of place. But, even then, my issue is not with them being unrealistic so much as being badly written and, again, cringe-worthy.

  • http://www.missmalini.com MissMalini

    This vaguely reminds me of a Vin Diesel movie dialogue where the Russian dialogues were subtitles and translated to, “catch him fast and kill him slow!” Deffy THAT kind of movie *lol* xoxo

    PS. The other amazing co-relation to that film is that it was called “XXX” and so when my friend went to the DVD store the DVD guy kept suggesting it and my friend was mega embarrassed because he though it was an X-Rated film! Hahahahahahaha

  • Mounika

    Kudos Prateek..Miss Malini should get a reality check. I totally agree with your review Malini. But your top 10 favourite movies of all time composes of Karan Johar’s love stories and shah rukh khan’s love stories, now tell me do people talk like how shah rukh talks in DDLJ or K3G, i dont think so.

    Do people really talk like that?? The answer is yes, in movies, in your so called top 10 favourite movies.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/tehrashminator Rashmi Daryanani

    Hey Mounika. Just to clarify, I wrote the review; it does not necessarily reflect Malini’s opinions. And as I stated above, my issue with the dialogues were not that they were unrealistic, but rather that they were badly written.

    Plus, I think we’re all entitled to our list of favourites. Clearly we don’t have the same list, but that’s the beauty of Bollywood, isn’t it? There’s something for everyone. :)

  • http://www.missmalini.com MissMalini

    I second that Rashmi! xoxo

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  • Amruta

    Thanks for the honest review Rash! I’m definitely going to skip this!
    I bet the ONE star you gave the movie was just for the song Abhi Abhi.. haha.. such a lovely song by KK.
    Guess it was over-hyped before it released. I’m sure the earlier Jism (with Bipasha and John) was a much better erotic thriller as compared to this one!

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