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Jolly LLB (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 15 March 2013 (India)
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A small time lawyer files a PIL in court against his own idols case.


Subhash Kapoor


Subhash Kapoor
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Credited cast:
Arshad Warsi ... Jagdish Tyagi a.k.a. Jolly
Amrita Rao ... Sandhya
Boman Irani ... Advocate Rajpal
Saurabh Shukla ... Judge Tripathy
Harsh Chhaya ... Albert Pinto
Mohan Kapoor ... Yograj Dewan
Mohan Agashe ... Head of Dewan Family
Ramesh Deo ... Kaul Saab
Sanjay Mishra ... Ram Gopal Varma
Rajeev Siddhartha ... Rahul Dewan
Vibha Chhibber Vibha Chhibber ... Meerut Judge
Kartick Sitaraman Kartick Sitaraman ... News Presenter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kannan Arunachalam Kannan Arunachalam ... Meerut Lawyer filing PIL
Manoj Bakshi ... Inspector
Mukund Bhatt ... Jolly's Security Gaurd


Rajpal a top lawyer is defending Rahul Dewan son a business tycoon in a hit and run case.Jolly is a small time lawyer who comes to stay with his uncle in Delhi and consider's Rajpal his idol.When he finds hi fellow lawyer has gained fame after filing a PIL in-court against a case.Jolly decides to file against case if Rahul Dewan which will lead to a long a battle between Rajpal and Jolly. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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Release Date:

15 March 2013 (India) See more »

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Arshad Warsi won praises for his acting and also this was one of his solo hits. See more »


There is a scene in the movie where Jolly was telling Judge in court that he was beaten by goons (sent by Rajpal). In reply Judge told Jolly that he need security and it must be provided to him and The Judge said,"I ordered Police to arrange your security". Right at the time this dialogue was delivered by Judge a mobile SMS received ring tone can be clearly heard in the back ground. See more »


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A Jolly Good Courtroom Drama! Pleasurable!
16 March 2013 | by nairtejasSee all my reviews

Each & every time you move forward to have a closer look and a leaner ear to the drama, this movie scores for Jolly LLB is a fantastic thriller drama which showcases the maddening reality of India, its judicial system and people's wrath & lax attitude on crime.

A standing ovation to Boman Irani for such a beautiful and genuine performance as a senior advocate. Saurabh Shukla is faaantastic as the judge and towards the end, his ire-ridden, frustrated reply to one of the lawyers leading is just the best scene of the movie; JLLB runs for a sweet little about 2 hours with no cheap humor or blatant slapstick as one is continuously experiencing in Bollywood genres. Arshad Warsi is poignant and dramatic after his "Zila Ghaziabad" villainy look. Amrita Rao didn't have much to play, maybe that is why she was casted. After "I Love You Mr. Kalakaar," this is her latest role and she does good enough. The rest of the cast is good as the direction is cheeky.

Screenplay is straightforward while some songs made me yawn because the script didn't need them to entice me. The balance of thrills, spine- chills and oohs and aahs and whoas is equal on the two halves. Plus, since it is a based on a true story which is indeed based on vendetta, Jolly LLB is a pretty good entertainer with not much left for the audience to interpret other than enjoying it. I could forget some loopholes or plot points for this as it made my day.

BOTTOM LINE: Watch it if you have a thing for courtroom dramas or if you get emotional by the callous judicial system of India. 'Cause this one is a genuine entertainer based on sheer facts.

Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES

Language: Strong | Sex or Nudity: No | Violence: Strong | Gore: No | Smoking or Drugs: No | Alcohol: Mild

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