Jolly LLB: Showcasing India's Judicial System - Review, Story, Wallpaper and Trailer on WBRi

By Priyanka Dutta / WBRINN

Arshad Warsi as Jolly and Boman Irani as Tejinder Rajpal in Jolly LLB Wallpaper Poster
Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani

Kolkata, March 17, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): Jolly LLB (Hindi, 2013) feature film focuses on the judicial system in India. It successfully tries to point out the follies and frivolities of Indian courts and manages to do so convincingly through the course of the film.

The story of the film begins in Meerut where Jolly AKA Jagdish Tyagi (Arshad Warsi) aspires to become a successful attorney. However luck does not favor him in Meerut and he moves to Delhi to try to make a mark in his profession. Things take a drastic turn in his life when he files a PIL {in Indian law, public-interest litigation (PIL, or जनहित याचिका) is litigation for the protection of the public interest) seeking justice for homeless people crushed under the wheels of a speeding Land Cruiser driven by a son of a rich and influential businessman at the steering. The influential businessman and his family gets the legal cases against the errant son dismissed. But it is due to Jolly’s filing of the PIL that they again face the prospect of their son going to jail.

Influential big-city lawyer Tejinder Rajpal (Boman Irani) had earlier saved the son of the rich businessmen and tries very hard to stop small-town lawyer Jolly from proceeding. Jolly is offered money and beaten up, but Rajpal fails to deter Jolly who continues his search for the truth and ultimately fights for the footpath dwellers in court.

Director Subhash Kapoor keeps immaculate track of the proceedings in the film. He does not simply make the film on two poles - it would have been easy to just put Jolly the good lawyer opposite Tejinder the bad lawyer in a legal battle. The director instead uses both the characters to highlight the sad plight of the judicial system in India.

The not-too-complicated plot and effective presentation communicates the director's message well.

Music of Jolly LLB is nothing to write home about. The songs are forgettable. It would have been much better if the director had decided to have no songs in this film at all. The film would have become even more compact that way.

It is great to see Arshad Warsi in a completely different role as the small town lawyer who wants to make a name in his field. This character is completely different from the “Circuit” kind of characters which the actor has been repeatedly playing in a number of his recent releases. He breathes life into the character of Jolly and does a credible job. His confrontation scenes with Tejinder are a great treat for the audience.

Arshad Warsi proves again that he can do much better than acting as second leads in below-average films.

Boman Irani as Tejinder Rajpal is cunning, scheming and likes manipulating others for his own personal benefit. This character has been portrayed well by Irani. Even during the long monologues in the court room, the actor shows his acting skills to the fullest.

Boman Irani as lawyer Tejinder Rajpal in Jolly LLB
Boman Irani

Amrita Rao as Jolly’s girlfriend Sandhya functions as the eye candy in this film.

Saurabh Shukla as Judge Tripathi delivers another great performance. The climax demonstrates the power of the Judge in an Indian court effectively.

The film Jolly LLB is a focused directorial venture and will keep you glued to your seat till the final verdict is out.

Watch Jolly LLB Hindi Movie Trailer.