Jannat 2 is an Indian 2012 Hindi-language crime thriller film directed by Kunal Deshmukh and distributed by Fox Star Studios. Produced by brothers Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt on a budget of ₹200 million (US$2.8 million), it is a sequel to the 2008 successful film Jannat. Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta and Randeep Hooda are featured in lead roles. Set in New Delhi, the story of the film is about the issues of illegal arms in the city. It was theatrically released on 4 May 2012 with mixed reviews from critics. The film’s final worldwide gross reached to ₹799 million (US$11 million). Jannat 2 marked Gupta’s film debut and did extremely well at the box office. It was termed a Hit by Box Office India. The film netted ₹449.6 million (US$6.3 million) domestically. Gupta was nominated for the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for her performance.
The story follows Sonu Dilli (Emraan Hashmi), a street-smart, small time arms dealer in Delhi who has the gift of gab. When he is interrogated by a tough cop, ACP Pratap Raghuvanshi (Randeep Hooda), he turns informer for the latter. Although helping Pratap puts Sonu in jail for a little time, he continues to purvey the ACP with information about illegal arms racket as he has no other choice. But when Sonu falls in love with Dr Jhanvi (Esha Gupta) and manages to woo her, he wants to leave the life of crime and settle down. However, Pratap, who is hell bent upon finding who the leader of the arms racket is, persuades Sonu to continue being his informer by promising him protection and a good life afterward.
Sonu’s world is shaken to the core when he realises, after his marriage to Jhanvi, that Jhanvi’s estranged father, Mangal Singh Tomar (Manish Choudhary), is actually the leader of the guns/arms business in Delhi. Soon enough, Sonu becomes a police informant for ACP Pratap, who has been looking for Mangal. Becoming a police informant, Sonu manages to convince Mangal that he is a corrupt and shrewd person who will be of use to his gang. Mangal embraces Sonu as his next in command. Sonu, caught between the devil and the deep sea, starts playing a double game. He neither gives information to the ACP nor tells Mangal the truth about him being a police informer. Secretly he plans to run away with Jhanvi so that he can live a peaceful life with her. However, things get risky once a mysterious informer in the police force tells Mangal about Sonu’s truth.
During a shootout, Mangal finds out the truth about Sonu and takes his whole gang after him. Sonu, on the run, rings ACP Pratap for help. Pratap then brings his whole police force to the scene. There, Sonu is surrounded by Mangal’s gang, which is then gunned down by the police chief commissioner. With only Sonu, Mangal and the chief left, it turns out that the chief is actually Mangal’s informer, and they both follow Sonu to a deserted area. There, Sonu meets Pratap and tells him he is done and leaves to go to his wife. However, he is shot by the chief. Pratap, seeing Sonu get killed, shoots the chief commissioner and Mangal multiple times, leading to their deaths.
In the hospital, during Sonu’s last words, he tells Pratap that his wife Jhanvi should not know about his death, and Pratap should tell her that he was a criminal who committed smuggling and ran away. After his death, Pratap goes to his house and informs Jhanvi that Sonu ran away from the city. Jhanvi, heartbroken, thinks straight and forgets Sonu, and moves away to carry on life as normal.
Emraan Hashmi as Sonu Dilli “KKC” (Kutti Kameeni Cheez)
Esha Gupta as Dr. Jhanvi Singh Tomar
Randeep Hooda as ACP Pratap Raghuvanshi
Manish Chaudhary as Mangal Singh Tomar
Sumeet Nijhawan as Sarfaraz
Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub as Balli
Brijendra Kala as Dadda (ACP’s Assistant)
Arif Zakaria as Police Chief
Rohit Pathak as Inspector Rajender