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A pretentious erotic thriller which neither thrills nor is it sensuous ...
rangdetumpy4 August 2012
Agreed that India is now somewhat ready for erotic thrillers which were not the scenario way back in 2003 when "Jism" came out of Bhatt camp. Known for their broadmindedness and talking about taboos Bhatts did a decent job with Jism (even though it wasn't by any means a great movie),a dark erotic thriller with Bipasha succeeding in the role of a mysterious seductress. Come to 2012 they wanted to capitalize on the brand Jism and come with a naive Jism2. They even roped in famous porn-star Sunny Leone to create hell of hype but sadly the idiotic plot will let you think "Ra One" is a masterpiece.

The so "original" plot is all about Izna (still clueless about showing her as a porn-star which didn't help anything in the film) and how the Indian intelligence hired her to destroy the network of a dreaded assassin Kabir and add to the "surprise" Kabir was Izna's ex-boyfriend. And then in a stupid pretentious pseudo-erotic thriller, intelligence officer Ayan and Izna lands up in a resort just opposite Kabir's place from where Izna can easily lure Kabir to her trap and get the data. Think f the plot it is too juvenile to think that such master planner intelligent officer-turned-assassins are dumb enough to keep data in a laptop lying unguarded.

Mahesh Bhatt simply lost his creative bent of mind with time which was evident from this wafer-thinnest ever script which has plot holes bigger than Leone's assets. Why the hell would intelligence plant a porn-star when they know every whereabouts of the assassin and that also only a two-men army. Moreover from manipulative journalism to terrorism to patriotism Bhatt tried to chew too much but sadly left audience with indigestion. To be precise it comes with an added headache. The plot of good guy turning bad who is actually good and all the tug-of-war for a voluptuous pretty lady had expiry date written all over it. To add to the torture dialogs were unintentionally funny. With Urdu thrown here and there to give a spiritual feeling (even bible has been quoted twice) it was as lame as it can be. Even the lovemaking sequences were painfully contrived unlike earlier film of this franchise and not a single frame oozes any sensuality. Frankly speaking Bhatts confused with the genre of the film they were trying to make and eventually actually wrapped in too many things. They tried to highlight the love for body with a soul. While we could easily figure out the big Hole in the plot, that particular soul was definitely missing.

Pooja Bhatt should stop directing films and concentrate on promotional videos for resorts and spa. The camera was unnecessarily wandering around the green locations of the Srilankan resort, if it wasn't fixed in Leone's body. If Bhatt's idea to showcase a modern individualistic woman is by showing her roaming around in lingerie then it only reflects duplicity of her mind. The shots of camera were there only for titillation with beautiful locales and not-so-zoomed camera angles to camouflage the intentions. Less said about the acting is better. Sunny Leone exactly showed two expressions throughout the film. When she is not seducing either she is smiling or she is heaving. In fact she heaves when she is happy, she heaves when she is sad, she heaves when she has to show orgasm, she heaves when she is frightened..and we, the audience heave in almighty knows what. In fact her reactions in climax can make one roll in laughter and at the same time kill someone in anger. To add to the brutality the lady who dubbed for Leone (it doesn't seem to be her voice) had a shrieking high pitch which gives a feeling as if a needle has been poked inside her. Arunodoy Singh as Officer Ayan was as clueless in the first half as in the second. While he was overtly robotic in the first half he turned to be highly emotional in the second half. The close-up sequences where he was shown crying or bursting out of emotions were the funniest ones. Even I don't remember laughing out so loudly while watching the stupid slapstick film "Kya Super Kool hai Hum" the previous week than this one. Arunodoy should be nominated in the comic role category. Same can be said about Arif Zakaria who was too theatrical to maintain equilibrium with otherwise stiff Singh. When they both speak childishly about war & peace, you can relax your senses gazing into the torso of heaving Leone. Randeep Hooda as Kabir was decent in few scenes but the weak script overpowered his acting capability. Inane histrionics with few spiritual lines didn't help either. His portrayal of a Messiah & patriot didn't evoke any sympathy. The only positive aspect of this film is its music. Debutant composer Dr Arka Pravo Mukherjee's sufi inspired (unlike Pritam's plagiarism) music was all treat to the ear.With limited use of instruments backed by strong vocals of exceptionally talented Ali Azmat, they created some magic. "Maula" and "Ye Jism hay tu kya" haunts you with its tune and strong lyrics. How one wished the dialogs were as strong as the lyrics of the songs in the film.Though it has nothing to do with the film the other great thing about the movie was the interval where a brilliant 5mins trailer of Gangs of Wasseypur-II was show

Overall Jism-2 is an utter disappointment. It is a bad example of film making at its pretentious best.
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3/10
A great unintentional comedy
Apurv Nagpal2 August 2012
I found the following things funny about the film

•Sunny Leone's constantly heaving bosom through the entire film. Its just the speed which varies and at its peak (pun intended), it clocks in a shade faster time than the Titanic. •The afore-mentioned bosom manages to convey more emotion than Arunoday in the entire film •One song begins with such sustained yowling that even Sunny Leone develops a painful look that is reasonably convincing. •When the intelligence agency chief, Arif Zakaria, better known as The Wig Who Walks, meets Sunny for the first time, he requests her to 'come' twice within the first couple of minutes •The story credit for Mahesh Bhatt. Should've been a debit. •The reliance on old school acting. Bite lips, heave bosom, yell, smash things, look constipated to demonstrate pain, anguish. •In a major score for consistency, the same constipated feeling was conveyed through the selection of the lead vocalists as well. •The predictability of the end which was only overshadowed by its sheer dumbness

This is a great unintentional comedy to watch in a group, a kind of a soft porn film, masquerading as a full feature. If you can ignore the lack of a story, acting skills, plausible characters and tuneful music, you may even have fun viewing this.

She is hired by an intelligence officer, Arunoday, (who sleeps with her first, kind of like a 'test the goods' sort of thing), for a dangerous mission. To get close to her ex-lover, Randeep Hooda, a renegade officer and currently freelance assassin, and to get some data from him. From the first frame onwards, nothing any of the characters does makes any sense. The only things worth admiring are Sunny's constantly revealed assets, the locations and the tasteful interiors of the various homes chosen.

Sunny, obviously not hired for her acting chops, prefers to ignore dictums like 'vastra aurat ka gehna hote hain' and appears to be in greater load shedding mode than the much maligned Northern power grid. Arunoday is in sleepwalk mode throughout and Randeep is wasted in his vacuous shayari spouting role. The tortuously slow pace of the film doesn't help either

As I look at the original film poster again, its clear that some things are better off under wraps. The film is 132 minutes long. With a little skillful editing, could've shaved off about a 100 odd minutes…
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3/10
If you want to laugh at emotional scenes then it is a must watch
dineshprakash3 August 2012
Watched "JISM 2". If you want to laugh at emotional scenes then it is a must watch. I didn't get the creative motto behind making of this picture. If they wanted to expose Sunny Leone, then they should have remembered that she is already over exposed. Censor has chopped the steamy scenes at the level that it could have been gotten U/A certification but the taboo of Sunny Leone made it A. There is only a good thing that is the poster design, especially the girl in semi transparent cover, which is not in film. This poster easily created the curiosity among audience. Due to this poster and the brand value of it's part 1, exhibitors are going to book losses because audience will bombard with negative mouth publicity. Direction is poor. Story is also not up to mark. Few dialogues are good at places but remember only a few. when Sunny Leone fell in love at first sight is good. Rest dialogues are reflecting the dialogues writers personal things without thinking about the character. Dialogue writer Shagufta Rafique, has used heavy Urdu word like Myar, Darakht, Tasauuar, Awam but there is no any typical Muslim character. Music is good and soothing at least. Performance wise Randip Hooda is good in anger but funny in emotional scenes. Surprisingly Sunny Leone did well in an intense emotional scene.
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Crap
silvan-desouza4 August 2012
Warning: Spoilers
Bhatt films are normally films with good stories, ample sex, shock value and hit music but that is Vishesh films. Pooja Bhatt who didn't do much as an actress(mostly starred in dad's films) as a producer she managed to get a hit JISM which was quite shocking those days in 2003.Then she got flops like Dhokha, Rog and Kajra Re. JISM 2 marks the debut of Sunny Leone, it also has Arunoday Singh who did some few films like Sikandar, Mirch, Yeh Saali Zindagi along with the talented Randeep Hooda who recently got great acclaim for his acts in Saheb Biwi aur Gangster and Jannat 2. Sadly the film comes across as a badly attempted thriller cum sex film and ends up being a comedy. The film starts with a backless shot of Sunny Leone who claims that she is a porn star but her career never really seems significant in the film Being a porn star she is only shown sleeping around. Which a prostitute does, seems like they didn't know the difference. Surprisingly the film is written by Mahesh Bhatt who gave several great films as a writer like Gangster, Awarapan but here the film has so many big loopholes it seems it was just made for the sake of cashing on the hoopla of Sunny Leone or the brand of Jism The erotica too seems to be inserted to shock the audience but it is just in bits and spurts and hardly excites. There are several hilarious scenes in the film, the plot is absolute stupid... The reason behind IB sending Sunny Leone to Randeep Hooda seems so stupid, also the reason she becomes a porn star is never revealed. It seems like it's forced last minute to show her real life. The film starts with Sunny Leone going to a party where Arunoday gazes at her, sleeps with her and in the morning reveals the plan This scene itself with hideous dialogs, hideous overacting, pouting and then the scene that follows where Arif Jackeria reveals the plan like a theater act will make it for the best comedy scenes this year. The dialogs of the film seem to be written for some other film, The entire film has dialogs in sher shayari style and look like 70s leftovers. The film goes for a flashback where Randeep was a cop who busts a party of drugs and falls for Sunny and then disappears after sex with her. Back to present The rest is a foolhardily story of cat and mouse game, melodrama, long boring dialogs and never ending twists. The sexual scenes are mostly cut by censors too but the worst part is the story, screenplay all look like mere props to showcase sex and SL.

Randeep Hooda has become a terrorist now and hides in his mansion which looks like some decorated studio with walls painted in blues He is shown in a disguise of a musician and we break into a song Ishq re kiya re maula where Randeep is shown going crazy with the cello. The film tries hard to be everything, from romance, sex, thrills to everything under one roof and it never manages to keep the viewer involved. In fact there are scenes that are so hysterical that they make you break into laughter, like most scenes between Arif Jackeria and Arunoday The dialogs never end and look out of context. suddenly there is a love triangle and predictable twists and turns. The ending too reminds us of many Bhatt films which were superior compared Direction by Pooja is terrible Music is the best part All songs are fabulous, Maula, Yeh Jism and every song suits the film well Camera-work is a USP

Actingwise Sunny Leone looks good, has a beautiful face and good eyes and body but fails to carry off her part. She is so amateurish that she makes you cringe, for a first timer she may be forgiven though yet she is pathetic She maintains 2 expressions throughout, Huffing Puffing Breathing excessively or maintaining a plastic face she does it in all scene. sex scene, romantic scene, emotional scene, drama scene all scenes have her excessively breathing. Her dubbing also is below par. Bipasha's voice too was dubbed in Jism but it was far better as Bips brought in the right sensuality and expressions but Sunny fails. Arunoday Singh gives her tough competition. He looks like an AIDS patient more then a IB guy, Just watch him in emotional breakdown scenes and you'll laugh aloud. He is so terrible that he makes you cringe. Randeep Hooda a talented actor is wasted in this hotchpotch film He manages to make you feel for his character in some breakdown scenes but otherwise most of the film has him stare at Sunny or say never ending dialogs and many times his character seems unjustified and weird Amongst the rest(only 6 characters in the film) Arif Jackeria normally a fine actor(Jannat 2 and several more) seems out of place in the set up, He too makes you laugh unintentionally blame it on his dialogs or the way he mouths them. Imran Zayed seen in Jannat 2 has 2-3 scenes and is okay
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3/10
Sunny Leone, the only reason to sit through this atrocious movie
Saad Khan5 September 2012
Jism 2 – CATCH IT "As I know you'll do in any case" (C) FBI, a Porn Star and a Terrorist, Jism 2 relies on only on these characteristics rather than any story or screenplay. The only thing good about Jism 2 along with its music and stunning locations is Sunny Leone. In the mist of bad story, bad direction and bad performances Sunny Leone still makes you notice her and I think that's her achievement. She has strong screen presence and looks stunning walking around in lingerie. Randeep Hooda is alright but trapped in bad characterization and poor direction. Arunoday Singh as good until he has to speak, scream or show some emotional range. He is especially terrible in emotional scenes. In the end, even though it's a tedious bad movie, you will watch this one for Sunny Leone though let's be clear there is nothing is nothing new in the movie as all was shown in the promos already. Bummer!!!!
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2/10
A childish attempt to fool the viewers by only showing the body beautiful without any soul or content.
bobbysing23 August 2012
If there is one person in Hindi Film Industry who has skillfully learned the art of how to exploit each new opportunity coming his way for the benefit of his own banner then it has to be none other than Mahesh Bhatt. The man sights a great potential money spinner the moment he sees the famous porn star Sunny Leone featuring in the TV reality show Big Boss, makes arrangements to enter the house personally to offer her a film and superbly starts the publicity campaign of something which was not even there on papers right from inside the big boss house.

Not only that, but in the next few months, he professionally works on the project within a fixed budget, writes the film himself (inspired from Hitchcock's Notorious), gives the direction to her daughter Pooja Bhatt and releases the film with some controversial posters (reportedly inspired/copied from Goa based designer Felix Bandesh's 2008 fashion photo-shoot) on a festival day in India to ensure a great initial.

But on the other hand, as I watched the film, it surprised me a lot with its childish content which had nothing to say at all besides its expected body show from a western porn star. Said to be a Crime-Sex- Thriller, the film has neither got any thrills nor any excitement in its immature storyline only interested in showing you Sunny's bare backs, her steamy kisses and the abrupt sex scenes retained after the cuts ordered by the Censors. So, it was really shocking for me to realize that the film was written by Mahesh Bhatt himself, who had a lot of power in his vision, repeatedly proved by his own masterpieces in the past.

In strong words with JISM 2 both its writer and the director try to make fool of we, the audience as if we are only there to see Sunny Leone without her clothes, locking lips every five minutes. In this context I would like to remind both Pooja Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt that please don't treat the audience as dumb minded people who would just applaud anything served by you in the name of SEX. Because what you are selling to them for a price in the name of Sunny Leone, a lot more than that is easily available free of cost on a simple click all over the net. So please don't take us as granted every time you make a movie, which in reality is a mere commercial project rather than being a creative expression of a visionary. And as far as direction is concerned Pooja Bhatt should stick to producing films and avoid directing them for the sake of her own banner.

Coming to the performances, only Randeep Hooda seems to be acting in the film to some extent and the rest are all doing their offered jobs as professionals. I have liked Arunoday Singh in all his previous ventures but in this he has really acted in a very awkward style and remains completely unconvincing. Arif Zakaria once again gives a seen before performance which fails to impress and Sunny Leone expectedly relies a lot more on her body than her acting skills which was pretty obvious. But still she manages well in her debut venture with her limited facial expressions and stunning beauty. The girl has got the fire to burn the screen but doesn't get anything to work on from her writer-mentor Mahesh Bhatt. And I seriously doubt that with such an image she would ever get an author backed role in our films.

Honestly speaking, throughout JISM 2 I remained puzzled thinking that can Mahesh Bhatt really write this kind of crap storyline and screenplay? The progression of the film is so lazy and uninteresting that it seriously doesn't seem to be a Bhatt's camp movie from any angle other than its sexual scenes. The absurd writing reaches heights when you suddenly hear a vague mention of Cancer towards its end and also the playing of an old Hindi classic song "Woh Subah Kabhi To Aayegi" without any basic purpose. Unarguably Sunny Leone is sure going to learn a lot of essential lessons from her first film itself about how things actually work in our Hindi Film Industry, where the on screen project comes out to be entirely different from what was being projected in those initial interactive sessions.

As publicized in its promos the Cinematography gracefully adds to the soft-porn feel of the movie along with its OK background score. But another surprise of JISM 2 remains its less inspiring soundtrack despite the presence of Mr. Bhatt, the man with a fine musical ear. Though few songs sound fine as individual tracks but while watching them on the screen in their boring placements, they fail to keep you hooked.

Continuing with Mr. Bhatt's passion for Pakistani music, Rashk, one of the four music directors in the film, simply ruins a fabulous track originally sung by the legendary Noor Jehan and Reshmawith the words, "Na Dil Dendi Bedardi Nu".

Overall, JISM 2 is surely one of the weakest movies from the Bhatt camp and maybe the most silly one too. I recently read that after working in it, Sunny Leone was thinking of leaving the porn industry to pursue a dedicated career in Indian films. But after watching it, I would just like to say to her that, please do watch JISM 2 yourself as a movie, before taking your final decision. Because here you are nothing more than a bold girl who has a rare beauty ready to be canned naked without any hassles and who can easily bring in great initials even for a trash film. Hence, I sincerely doubt anyone would be ever able to see beyond that for Sunny Leone in the present scenario of our films.
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3/10
Audience taken for ride for Erotic thriller with Pitiable script, Pathetic direction, Lackluster dialogs
gbasandani22 August 2012
Jism already a hot brand was waiting for by another hottie Sunny Leone to create a perfect combination to seduce audience to come to the theater. Arunoday Singh and Randeep Hooda talented duo were to fill the missing ingredient, had the script been written with sincerity to suit roles, characters and theme. Heavy Urdu moralistic dialogs looks out of place and funny from Sunny. She can say the same what Pamela Anderson quoted once "I am not an actress, I don't think I am an actress. I think I have created a brand and a business." A femme fatal Izna (Sunny Leone), is hired by a young chap an intelligence officer, to expose a hardcore criminal who has been involved in assassination of many govt. high ranking officers, ministers and even bombing of innocent people. In the past she had been the inamorata of this criminal and deserted by him. The agency asks her to use her amorous to take out in-depth information of the terrorist organization kept on his computer. Unfortunately everybody have his own justification of doing the things, right or wrong, irrespective of which side of law they are. In the end personal interest get bigger than the principles, and the ethical code one is working for. Life is a game of cards in which heart is never an asset. Heart always takes over the logics of mind. Exquisite locations and scenes are definitely eye soothing with Sunny's assets exposure and romantic scenes. Nice classic songs but you are not watching a classic or an offbeat film and are completely misfit for this kind of a theme. The songs with beat and fast pace are more appropriate for such films.

It is really unfortunate that producer director and story writer of Mahesh Bhatt's caliber, (ultimately it is his blessing, guidance and banner is at stake), can be so myopic and takes audience for ride. Am sure they should have done better homework to en-cash the brands (Sunny n Jism) they were holding and for their future projects. The movie is B (minus) grade.
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what's going on?
rightwingisevil26 October 2012
i never thought that Hindi movie could be this bad, dude. how dare you can fool us with such a joking movie, dude?! the screenplay was a joke, the acting of all the participants were nobody but some funny males and one big porn star, sunny leone! the only thing that this hollow pretentious film didn't show us was the complete naked body of sunny leone, the penetrations from all the openings of her body. the screenplay was like written by a junior high school student. the scenario was so laughable and elementary, the plot so ridiculous. it's just so hollow and pretentious. the director seemed to be a korean movies lovers, burned a lot of production money on fireworks to make the scenes more colorful and alive, but other than the fireworks in the night sky, the whole movie was just a deadbeat soul-less nothingness. i paid more attention to this movie's settings, such as those exotic and luxurious hotel scenes, those nice furniture and their layout. sunny leone looked just like a woman who overly used her body in porn movies, her figures and her facial features both aging prematurely, she looked more like a cougar instead of young woman.

i laughed out-loud when i read her so-called "bio". it read just like this particular moronic film's screenplay, a hollow and pretentious joke! the guy who wrote her bio was definitely one of the guys who wrote those porno movies screenplays for her. very funny.
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4/10
Jism 2 (A)------------Rating: 2/5 AVOID
yunusitboss6 August 2012
Jism 2 (A)------------Rating: 2/5 AVOID

*It is an erotic flick which is not a thriller..... *Music was awesome and direction is good and story contains a beautiful dialogues... *Sunny leone is not suitable in Bollywood where as she is best in Porn industry but in this movie her figure/sexy scenes were beautiful...

-Story is not good feels boring but the screenplay is fast.... -Love making scenes are very less and decent with more kisses....

On the whole watch this movie for sunny leone....

Jism 2' is the sequel to the 2003 movie 'Jism' starring Bipasha Basu and John Abraham.

A porn star (Sunny Leone) is hired by a dashing intelligence officer (Arunoday Singh) to become a 'Honey-trap' for a dreaded assassin (Randeep Hooda). In doing so, she not only has to confront her bitter- sweet past, but is also forced to make an impossible choice - one that will put her own life in double jeopardy
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not impressive at all
Dr.Abrar khan4 August 2012
awful awful awful please don't waste your time and money on this awful movie other than few songs nothing is there which doesn't make u irritate sunny Leon nowhere looks like a Bollywood actress as she is only a porn actress as far as story is concern its not at all a story its just a money making drama which has been created to make money by putting Leon into cast i wont recommend at all i m really a fan of Bhatt camp but this time i m greatly disappointed i would give 8.5 star in music no doubt but movie is very slow and dialogue are not impressive at all movie was in hype due to sunny Leon but you will not find anything other that what she is made for a very soft porn appearance and i don't think you have to pay that much for watching that kind of thing camera work is good as usual for a Bhatt camp production Randeep Hooda looks good but couldn't beat John in JISM 1 looks like movie was made in hurry even emotional scenes seems to make u laugh which is really a failure for a film maker Puja bhatt has already announced JISM 3 but i thing they will hire a few more porn star as well as a male porn star in JISM 3
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4/10
A poorly made erotic thriller
Dev Alok25 September 2012
Watched this movie on DVD yesterday. This movie was dubbed as erotic thriller. The debut movie of Sunny Leone who is of Indian origin and has acted as a porn star in some Hollywood movies that I haven't seen. Indian movies have lately become lot more racy but this movie fell short. This was neither erotic nor thriller. Sunny Leone the star attraction of the movie doesn't know how to act but that was not expected of her either. She looked older than she claims to be. Her still pictures look good but she wasn't erotic in the this movie. Randeep Hooda I thought did fine in whatever he was allowed by directors to do. He was also impressive in Sahib bibi aur gulam. He doesn't have a chocolate face but I think he will do well. Bhatt's direction was poor. Bhatt's films are usually copies of a foreign film but I couldn't figure out which film they copied here. May be they tried to make an original and hence the poor final product. Music is usually good in Bhatt's movie and it was decent for this movie too. I don't remember all the songs now but they sounded good while I watched the movie. I have given it 4 out of 10 stars and I think am being generous!
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3/10
Jism-2
sumitsingh_12343 August 2012
Lust, sex are its overriding ingredients, but Jism-2, for good measure, opens with a Biblical reference – "the life of man upon earth is warfare" – so that the audience does not miss the moral context of the drama.

But when it is Sunny side up with a voluptuous and well-endowed Leone using her body at the drop of a black bustier to get her point across in this steamy and slow-burning drama, it is actually a perfectly agreeable battle to wage.

Pooja Bhatt's Jism 2, scripted by Mahesh Bhatt, isn't quite the full- bodied sex flick that Leone's presence in the cast might raise visions of: the liberal dollops of skin show, as is the norm in a Bhatt camp offering, are given a veneer of sustained sophistication.

Sunny Leone is cast as porn star Izna who, after a night on a hotel bed that establishes the lady's enormous power over men, is hired by an intelligence agent, Ayaan Thakur (Arunoday Singh), and taken to picturesque Galle in Sri Lanka to infiltrate the secluded hideaway of a dreaded lawman-turned-assassin Kabir Wilson (Randeep Hooda).

Initially averse to taking up the risky job because the killer happens to be her ex-flame, Izna sees the offer as an opportunity to make the man pay for his sins, which includes vanishing from her life without warning after a short-lived but euphoric love affair.

What Jism 2 lacks by way of pace and thrills is amply made up for by the strikingly composed and lit frames, the generally taut editing, a first- rate performance from Hooda and, of course, the rampaging sex appeal of Sunny Leone, who struts around in lacy lingerie, flashing her ample assets and dishing out generous doses of the 'just do it' spirit.

However, because of the manner in which the sex scenes have been filmed, they are neither cringe-inducing nor overtly exploitative.

The film is a male voyeur's delight all right, but director Pooja Bhatt often erases the gender lines by presenting both the lead actors, too, in bare-bodied splendor.

On the flip side, Jism 2 fails to create the atmosphere of menace and foreboding that a dangerous cat-and-mouse game with a heartless annihilator should necessarily have generated. Even the sexual chemistry between the seductress and the two men seems somewhat labored at times.

What saves the film from falling into a bottomless pit is a certain degree of serious-mindedness that is embedded in the screenplay.

Jism 2 goes beyond the confines of carnality to refer to bigger issues, political and polemical.

The darkest place in this universe is the heart of the delusional assassin who suffers mood disorders, has a book about Che Guevara on his armchair, quotes Jesus Christ ("Father, forgive them for they know not what they do") and wants to save the world from itself. But it is Kabir himself who needs deliverance from the gloom that envelopes his life.

The screenplay also touches upon the issues of terrorism, fear-mongering by arms manufacturers to boost their relevance in a violent world, and the corruption of those that wield the power to influence the destiny of millions.

Dialogue writer Shagufta Rafique, despite the occasional lapses into the clichéd ("Aur Bi Ham Hi Samoan mien…") and the corny ("Terrorist KO Marna pun ya Hi"), lends a certain zing to the brew. She ensures that the appeal of Jism 2 isn't just skin deep.

In an early scene, the female protagonist describes her burning desire as the scorching sands on the seashore and her lover's touch as the ocean that evaporates into thin air as it meets her. How often do you hear a line like that in an erotic thriller coming out of Bollywood?

Frequent allusions to nature underlines conversations in this garden fraught with temptations. The rogue cop, completely smitten by the temptress, sums up his feelings for the woman who's been sent to trap him by comparing her to a solitary tree in a desert. And, of course, he reminds her and the audience that her name – Izna – means radiance, the light that dispels the darkness that he represents.

Jism 2 is a dark film, but the production design (by Pooja Bhatt herself) and the luminous lighting do not belong to the 'doomed love' genre.

The film has several other bright spots: Nigam Bomzan's outstanding camera-work, the songs composed by débutant Arko Provo Mukherjee and the restrained yet supercharged star turn by the ever-reliable Hooda.

This film is designed to be Sunny Leone's ticket to a place in the Bollywood sun, but it isn't quite love-all in her favor. Yet, Jism 2 has enough soul not be swamped by a curvaceous body. It is more than just another 'booby' trap of a film.
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1/10
Really??
philsone5 August 2012
First off, when are people going to realize that the Bollywood phenomena is just another long slimy slide into porn disguised as dance entertainment and suggestive comedy. India is producing more porn at a faster rate than any other country in the world. Soft eroticism is just a code word for soft core porn. Even the title of this movie comes from the slang for male ejaculate used in the 60's and 70's. I think we have enough porn in the world. What we need is some good solid, well scripted movies instead of all these really bad remakes of old movies and the introduction of another group of people into the porn industry. To each their own but aren't the women in India oppressed enough as it is without the rest of us condoning it by viewing this crap?
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4/10
Immobilism 0,00000000000000002 (web)
leplatypus1 November 2017
It's easy to understand: this movie runs for 130 minutes! With such a length, movies have usually a lot of things to tell or to do! However, here the movie is clear as crystal (an undercover operation) and action is not so diverse: it's about getting in and out of a house… so you understand: this movie drags terrifically! After 1 hour, I just forwarded the pretty unispired songs and some silent scenes (a lot) because it was too much boredom! It's a pity because the locations were amazing: a luxury resort in Sri Lanka built modern but decorated with century of colorful art and close to the green nature… The cast was really into it and Sunny did an excellent job that was not about showing her skin but rather her feelings! I don't know why it's considered erotica as there is no frontal nudity! This corrupted hero plot is a bit unbelievable but the mix of romance, Far east, agencies recalls the Hojo Manga (City Hunter, Dark Angel)… So I think it would have been a great thriller if it had been wisely edited, meaning with one hour cut!
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1/10
Stupid movie
Liam Dalquen21 May 2014
Warning: Spoilers
This movie shows how Bollywood is going down a dark path, and is becoming more and more like Hollywood. First off, they hired a freaking porn star to be a central character to the film. Who also plays a porn star in the movie. She's there just to make people get all hyped up, hoping they can see Sunny's tits without having to actually go on a porn website. Then, they add a dumb script about how Sunny was the girlfriend of some terrorist that she's gotta go and get files from that contain all his bad deeds. The police don't think of just getting a warrant or something, or why the dude would just keep his stuff lying around, but whatever, people wanna see Sunny's tits! The dialogue is bland and dull, Sunny is terrible at acting, and Randeep Hooda goes on some next level stuff where he's crazy one second and down in the blues the next. Stupid movie.
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8/10
Why I gave it a 8
Ratan Tata26 August 2012
I know many people might not agree with me, you have already been brain washed by paid reviewers like Times of India. Unlike what they say, it is not a bad movie, in certain aspects it is brilliant.

A few points is a must before you enjoy this film.

1. You should have fallen in love, and lost it. You should have to understand pain to know this movie.

2. Great censor board of India has done its shitty job as not to allow the real scenes to be shown and spoil the brilliance of love making. To be real a man and woman have to go nude, if you want family drama go watch Disney movie.

3. Most of the reviewers in the press are paid, they are bull shitting.

4. Creative people are a bit mad and dint really go by what market enjoys. Bhatts are like that, i respect them for that.

Now let me tell you what aspects are brilliant.

1. Location: Just wow! Shot in Sri Lanka, the resort in heavenly. Each corner is designed so beautifully. The film manages to capture this beauty. Colours, shot angles, brilliant cinematography

2. Randeep is brilliant in his role. His voice is perfect and stood out. I am a big fan from today.

3. Sunny is brilliant. It is presumed porn stars cant act. Give her a break, for a first film that too in a foreign country like India, she has done a great job. I truly respect her for that. And to be honest she has better looks then most actresses of today, her beautiful eyes, rich mane, flawless skin, and a aura of maybe painful history she has behind her. No matter what anyone says including her, no one is willingly happy in porn industry. Lets hope she makes it put of it and turns to roles that suit her brilliant looks.

4. Dialogues specially Randeep's were brilliant at places, they had depth. A sad but powerful rendering of what the hero had to say.

5. Emotions: You really need to go through life to understand a Bhatt movie, if you have they are a treat. No one in Hindi movie industry does portrayal of emotions as brilliantly as Bhatts do. I wonder how wealthy in emotions they must be to find it and show it on screen. True love is such a complex emotion that it is impossible to define it for anyone, but Bhatts have tried their best and most part succeeded.

Watch it with a open heart.... You will be in for a treat. For rest go watch Govinda movies.
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6/10
I liked the movie...
choleraparth916 August 2012
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Its just a humor spread out...

just the start of the movie may some 15 mints is adult after that all is fine....

and

i liked the movie is because the story was some different.... i said "some" different...

but the songs are just awesome...which made the picture to stand at 6 star and one thing else...

after some time(in movie) the sunny will be not looking like porn star or something it plays the role as similar as that of some actress....

Some guys from my side go for the movie...

and also at some cheap rate...it would be like paise wasul movie !!!

:) :) :) JSK
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Jism 2 is an Bollywood erotic thriller film
shahed hasan26 July 2012
Jism 2 is an Bollywood erotic thriller film directed by Pooja Bhatt. It is the sequel to the film Jism (2003) which had John Abraham and Bipasha Basu in lead roles. The film marks the debut of Indo-Canadian pornographic actress, businesswoman and model, Sunny Leone in Bollywood. Jism 2 was launched on 1 December 2011, on popular Indian television show Bigg Boss, making the launch a first time ever in the history of Indian Cinema. Jism 2 has been passed with an A-certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

Story Line A porn star (Sunny Leone) is hired by a dashing intelligence officer (Arunoday Singh) to become a 'Honey-trap' for a dreaded assassin (Randeep Hooda).
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10/10
Pooja's best Art
Man KHAN18 November 2012
I do not understand that what is wrong with the people giving this movie such low rating. This is one of the best Pooja's movies, well written, well acted, excellent location and background and the best songs and music. I really enjoyed this movie (Blu-Ray) to its fullest in my 135 inches cinema screen with 7.1 audio setup. Well done Pooja. I can go into infinite details into this movie but briefly this is my first 10/10 movie. Even my wife enjoyed it. I tell you when you watch this movie see each and every corner of the screen and you shall really appreciate the work done and efforts. I think this is best of Randeep's movie and he will not be as visible anymore after acting in this movie. two thumbs up Mr. Randeep.
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8/10
Not so bad!!
amina230622 August 2012
I honestly was watching this movie to see which American movie they copied this time. However even though there is a certain aspect of the movie depicting similarities from Mission Impossible 2 as far as the love triangle between the girl and the 2 men in this movie and how she is placed and for what reason, the movie continues on to be quite decent.

Yes the girl in the movie is not the brightest of the stars, however she is not so bad either for her first Bollywood movie! It's a Bhatt production so the story and the openness of the adult relationship aspect is obviously going to be shown. If you can't handle it then don't watch it just to judge it. I think the adult scenes were not tasteless at all. In fact they were very well done.

The actors seemed very comfortable in their own skin. Sandeep Hooda is phenomenal and I really found him to be totally comfortable in his role. The dude just gets better with every movie!! He is something else!! I think if the movie is looked at for what it is "A thriller" not just "an erotic thriller" it would have a better impact.

I was impressed watching the movie, the story unfolding. I obviously kinda suspected what was going to happen towards the end however the way it was all put together and how the story came through was quite impressive!! I think all the actors did really well in the movie and yes the actress was a bit cold and immature in her acting however as the movie continued she seemed to get more into her role and not the adult scenes but the other scenes too.

The second hero who played ARYAN (Arrunodhay) was not bad at all. I must give him his credit too, cause when his character goes through his complications and confusion, this actor played the role very convincingly. His anger, his emotions and how being a person in the situation that he is - his reactions!! Pretty decent choices on the actors chosen for the flick!

Pooja Bhatt, your movies are very good, It lacks a bit of direction and sometimes the storyline feels like its fumbling, but otherwise I honestly did enjoy the movie! No holds bar!!
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8/10
Good movie but not that erotic
jsimi22 August 2012
It was a good movie but it was not that erotic as I expected. You will see more erotic content in other Indian movies like Murder or Julie. In Hollywood, erotic movies usually have full blown nudity with borderline porno material. Since there is only half nudity with some kissing scene and no sex, Jism 2 doesn't really count as an erotic thriller. The prime reason why this movie got so much attention is due to Sunny Leone's debut since she is a porn star. Sunny Leone fans will be disappointed because she doesn't really show that much at all in this movie. Arunoday Singh and Ranbir are very HOT. I don't think Arunoday should be acting in this kind of movie because he will definitely be typecast in the future.
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10/10
Amazing love story
senthilkumarmorthy7 August 2012
This Movie is amazing BGM in this movie is one piece of master art. My Great Wishes to Director and too the Music Director too..! Everyone in this movie acted like anything. Simply Outstanding. All the best for the upcoming movies from this director. Actually this is my second Hindi movie in my life because i'm from different language. In this movie i have English subtitles so i was finding easy to understand things in this except the feelings of love. Because the way Kabeer and his soul love(Izna ) expressed is something really incredible. Now i'm became fan of kabeer too..! Kabeer your rocking in acting and your performance is something outstanding.
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4/10
Very ordinary stuff !!!
v-tushki3 August 2012
Well, this movie has nothing new to offer except the good music. The much awaited entry of Sunny Leoone is the only excitement amongst the crowd but unfortunately this movie fails in all respects. The storyline is like 100 years old and acting wise also movie terribly lacks. You'll feel like sleeping just after the movies passes its half an hour. This movie will be able to gather enough viewers in its first week because of the much anticipated entry of Sunny Leone and apparently this is the only reason why people will go to watch this movie. Else I feel that things could have been much better if this movie was only in the dreams of Pooja Bhatt.
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4/10
soft porn+semi love story+fake poster+below average music=Jism 2
anup-gift3 August 2012
The movie starts with plain quote ""My name is sunny ,I'm a porn star".

The movie background reminds me 1980's french style of taking were it has Scenery locations were chosen with also very limited characters of only 6.The film has very predictable screenplay which seem to be like B grade movie...the director wanted convey the message of " falling prey to wrongly influence people but erotic scenes eaten up the script". It was very loose handled Script.

The story goes like this ....Sunny walks into a pub meets a Ayaan (Arunoday Singh) whom she seduces to have one stand. Then gets she contract for 10crores to get information Kabir (Randeep Hooda) who is assassin and who turns out to be her past lover .She agrees for the deal ..later in end she gets to know that she got struck herself in conspiracy. Finally three protagonist die in the climax (which is rarest feat in Bollywood films)

The smooth going so called love story in first half instantly turns into triangle love story in the second half ("I don't want blame director for this...as Arunoday Singh also need a reason to Smooch Sunny Leone on screen" ). The rest of the movie is predictable with lots of smooches,two piece lingerie and couple of topless screen which will least expected by all the audience from a porn star.

The new-comer and main lead Sunny leone manage to act the complete film with three expression orgasm,fear and crying and keeps on walking in a seductive way throughout the film with all the colors lingerie she had:):)!!!

Pooja bhatt tried maximum to make love has main background of the movie but seemed more like semi-porno by boldness of the characters portrayed in the film ...The writers of the also tried to give best strong flavored senti dialogues in the climax to Randeeps hooda to depict the love towards Sunny but they weren't carried well..The song and music were also below average.

My rating 4/10
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