31 October, 2020

Jolly LLB

Gets moralistic, cliched and cringingly sanctimonious. But with a riveting performance by Saurabh Shukla

Jolly LLB

Starring: Arshad Warsi, Amrita Rao, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla
Directed by Subhash Kapoor

The film may be titled Jolly LLB, but belongs wholly to Justice Sundarlal Tripathi, rivetingly played by Saurabh Shu­kla. Whether peering closely into his mobile, berating a lawyer, seeking favour from an advocate or casually asking for a cup of tea after pandemonium in the court, Shukla is spot on with the nuances. The film, however, is not. After the delightfully eccentric and out-of-the-box Phas Gaye Re Obama, Subhash Kap­oor’s Jolly LLB disappoints. The satire on the judiciary, inspired by the Sanjay Nanda-BMW case, with Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani as rival lawyers, is too regular and square to take you...



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