A lawyer who wants to make it big in career to get the nod of his ‘to-be’ father-in-law fails repeatedly before opportunity presents itself in the form of a sensational land cruiser Hit-and-run case shrouded with mysteries. He takes on the best lawyer in town filing a PIL to re-open the case, trades blows and he discovers his true self in the process.
Running Time:
150 min
Release date:
29 April 2016
Directed by:
I. Ahmed
Produced by:
Udhayanidhi Stalin
Written by:
I. Ahmed
Ajayan Bala
Based on:
Jolly LLB by
Subhash Kapoor
Udhayanidhi Stalin
Hansika Motwani
Prakash Raj
Aishwarya Rajesh
Angana Roy
Music by:
Santhosh Narayanan
Shot by:
R. Madhi
Editing by:
J. V. Manikanda Balaji
Distributed by:
Fox Star Studios

What’s Hot

  • This film adapted from Subhash Kapoor’s Jolly LLB has been tweaked a little but the essence doesn’t get lost in Ahmed’s presentation of the court-room proceedings. The cohesive screenplay makes us stay focused even with a romance track running in parallel.
  • In terms of characters and performances, the ‘fire’ of Prakash Raj‘s Adiseshan and the ‘ice’ of Radharavi’s Judge Dhanapal strike a fine duel adding to some tense moments in the court and Udhayanidhi‘s Sakthi, though no match for the veterans’ shows, is still a commendable improvement if you consider his work in past films. The cameo played by the actor enacting Kamalakannan is a sweet surprise and works very well.
  • Even Hansika (surprisingly!) isn’t all that irritable with some finely worked portions, Aishwarya Rajesh as Jenni brings the needed emotional quotient and Vivek‘s wisecracks are enjoyable.
  • In Santhosh Narayanan‘s music, there are some fine melodies like Aval Kural and an international class theme bit which is too good elevating the film’s impact level.
  • Balaji’s editing makes a lot of fade out/fade in cuts and doesn’t try to do anything fancy. Madhi’s camerawork resonates the film’s theme to such an extent that you get to see the Court in almost all frames in the film!

What’s Not

  • The film takes its own time to build up and leads to a rather placid start. The comedy in these portions (before Sakthi heads to Chennai) don’t work too making one dread the direction the film might take.
  • The build-up to the senior Dhiwan goes futile as he doesn’t enter the picture in the crucial climax portions.




Verdict Stamp

The levelheaded approach shown by Ahmed & Udhayanidhi in not tinkering much with the core of Jolly LLB and letting the veterans take as much limelight as its hero makes the film tick the right boxes and score as a feel-good flick with a message.