MUMBAI: Jism part of the Jism2 is an apt title in that
the reputation of its female lead, Sunny Leone, as a
porn star and her willingness to shed her clothes in
front of the camera makes this film with a banal story
idea into a hot proposal in trade, the media and finally
the by-now-curious moviegoer. It has given the film
Pooja Bhatt, Dino Morea
Director: Pooja Bhatt
Cast: Randeep Hooda, Arunoday Singh, Sunny
Leone, Arif Zakaria.
Leone introduces herself as a porn star at the onset;
does not matter that this has nothing to do with whatever
happens in the film thereafter. Arunoday Singh represents
a secret intelligence force made of a select few whose
existence is not on any record; he is chasing Sunny
Leone for some prolonged time to enrol her into an assignment.
She is willing to sleep with him as soon as she sets
her eyes on him but is not sure if she would be interested
in his assignment.
price tag of Rs 100 million convinces her to take up
the assignment but she is not sure again if she should
because the assignment is to go back to Randeep Hooda,
who she loved immensely once and who walked out on her
one night. She only has hatred for him now. That he
was equally in love with her is why she is chosen to
take up the job. The prospect of getting even with Hooda
convinces Leone to go ahead.
is holed up in some picturesque location in Sri Lanka.
Singh and Leone land up in a cottage bang opposite him.
Their cover story is that she is here with her fiancé,
a PR man who has some work to finish but the real purpose
being to find a hard disc on which Hooda has a list
of crimes and criminals. Hooda loves Leone still as
much but his new profile as an assassin compels him
to keep her away from his troubled life. He is drawn
to her again easily enough providing Singh the opportunity
to search Hooda's place for the disc and to producers
to put Leone's body on exhibition, not that she wears
much throughout the film anyway!
Leone gets deeper into luring Hooda back to her, Singh
meanwhile falls in love with her and becomes jealous
as well as possessive of her. This has now developed
into a love triangle. While Singh gets a couple of pecks
and kisses, sex with Leone is Hooda's domain. The thought
makes Singh furious. The proceedings are slow and rather
boring with just three characters dominating the screen
time and no twists and turns in the story. Songs are
the only distraction but they are of a kind that one
would rather hear on a system than watch on screen.
little excitement, though predictable, happens only
at the end, when the cards open and it is revealed that
the good men were not really good and the bad man was
not a bad man as he was made out to be.
the absence of a sensible, taut story, Jism2 has an
excuse for a plot. The treatment is routine. In all,
there are three decently penned dialogues. The location
is beautiful. The film can be trimmed and will serve
the purpose of showing Leone and her Jism. Randeep Hooda
as at times violent, at times tear shedding lover and
at times a loony loner does well. Sunny Leone tries
to act; Arunoday Singh does not.
the casting of a porn star, Jism2 can be called marketing
coup of sorts where the producer Pooja Bhatt has more
than doubled her investment and the all-world theatrical
distribution rights holder, Wave Pictures, already has
in their kitty a handsome margin of about 70 per cent.
The film has had excellent opening at most places. All
this notwithstanding, a couple of distributors, who
have paid high price for their territory, will stand
to make losses.