August 04, 2012 Y. Sunita Chowdary
Fifteen minutes through the film Mahesh Bhatt is sure to realise that he cannot take his audience for granted, even if Sunny Leone is willing to strip completely naked. If the director is successful in any way, it is only in garnering the pre-release hype. The first day morning show crowd were abysmally low that shows either the story has no spine or sex is plain yawn inducing.
Jism 2 begins with Sunny and ends with her and all you have to settle with is give indifferent looks at her curvaceous figure, after a point even that gets tiresome. "Har jism ka expiry date hotha hai," is the line reeled off by Arunoday Singh and the expiry date ends on the day of the release. Why blame the Censors, even if they had allowed excessive adult content the film would have fizzled anyway.
A couple of Intelligence Officers want her to be a honey trap to nab the most wanted terrorist Kabir (Randeep Hooda). The lady is more than willing though she has her doubts that is asked on behalf of the audience. Her only conditions are ten crore that has to be deposited in her account straight away and she needs to travel first class. No betrayal please she adds.
But why me? The most corniest line heard recently is, "You have to help the country." So the mission to kill Kabir Wilson an assassin, whose target they don't know, begins and Izna (Sunny) joins the unofficial team. The entire screen time has only three members carrying out the plan.
Not trained, doesn't even know how to run a trigger, not a spy, Izna begins her journey. They land as neighbours to the criminal and before that we are treated to a flashback as to why Sunny has been chosen for the mission. Randeep and Sunny were lovers for years before he dumped her unceremoniously.
Kabir is a strange criminal, he weeps when he gets emotional, listens to shayari making us wonder how a man who loves poetry becomes a ruthless assassin killing 250 people. Well, the sexual jealousy err the war begins. The crime, intelligence, patriotism, thrill..all go for a toss, the film is reduced to just a plain love, no sexual triangle.
The scenes are limp and loose, Sunny's body and lingerie gives a deja vu and a mechanical feeling after a while. It becomes very clear, Mahesh had written the sexual part first and weaved the story around it. Poor Sunny, she doesn't benefit by the film either. Either there is no acting or overacting but no one is normal.
The Intelligence Officers don't delete confidential messages on their cell phones, the houses don't have secret cameras. Every character in the story knows what each one is upto and they know each other's weaknesses i.e., sex and Sunny is aware of it.
Mahesh Bhatt should stop writing for films and first get over the fact that sex is equal to entertainment. Stop thinking about what could be between certain pages in a Barbara Bradford novel or the contents of the letter written in orange coloured blood in a child's handwriting. One line makes you smile, "Mard kam pad gaye kya, auraton ko bejne lage," when an officer gets caught.
Jism 2 could have better been a love story, it would have made some sense at least Randeep smelling the letter written in blood and brooding over the orchid. All the characters kill each other leaving one great line by Mahesh Bhatt, i.e., the spirits speak to each other, "Us swarg mein kya lena jis me tum nahin, us nark se kya darna jahan tumhara saath ho." Save yourself from this misery.