The State vs. Jolly LL.B 2, known also as Jolly LL.B 2, is a 2017 Indian Hindi-language black comedy film which is the second film of the Jolly LLB franchise. It was produced by Fox Star Studios. The story, screenplay and dialogue were written by Subhash Kapoor, who also directed the film. It follows a lawyer who fights a case against a ruthless and powerful advocate.
The film stars Akshay Kumar and Annu Kapoor. The supporting cast included Saurabh Shukla, who reprised his role from the first film as the courtroom judge, and Huma Qureshi as Jolly’s wife. It opened worldwide on 10 February 2017. Made on an investment of ₹450 million (US$6.3 million), Jolly LLB 2 earned ₹1.83 billion (US$26 million) worldwide.
A third installment of the franchise has been planned, with Akshay Kumar, Arshad Warsi (who portrayed the title role in the first film) and Shukla in lead roles.
Jagdishwar “Jolly” Mishra (Akshay Kumar) is a Lucknow based lawyer, who stays with his wife Pushpa (Huma Qureshi) and son. Despite being a lawyer, he works as a menial assistant to one of the most famous lawyers of Lucknow, Mr. Rizvi, where his father had worked as an assistant for 30 years. He is street smart and dreams of his own law practice. To arrange money for his own chamber, Jolly lies to a widow, Hina Qasim, telling her that Mr. Rizvi will take her case and that the fee is 200,000 rupees. When Hina finds out that she has been bluffed by Jolly, she commits suicide. Jolly soon discovers that Hina’s husband Iqbal Qasim was killed in a fake encounter on the very next day of their marriage by Inspector Suryaveer Singh, showing him as Mohammed Iqbal Quadri, a terrorist. Singh also shot at a fellow constable, Bhadouria in order to show the encounter as genuine, who died later due to complications.
Filled with guilt, Jolly decides to fight Hina’s case & files a PIL. Singh then hires Lucknow’s best lawyer Sachin Kantilal Pramod Mathur(Annu Kapoor) to fight his case. After reprimanding Jolly for his mistakes in filing the PIL and no credible evidence, Judge Sunderlal Tripathi gives a date for hearing and warns Jolly to collect some evidence before the hearing.
Jolly is able to get a copy of the FIR and other papers regarding the case with the help of a bookie, Guru Ji, in Varanasi by paying him a substantial amount. Later he is able to track Ram Kumar Bhadauria, the son of the constable who died in the fake encounter. This backfires as Advocate Mathur, uses his power and money to tamper with the narco test video of the witness. Though the Judge orders disciplinary action against Jolly for showing allegedly dishonest evidence, The Chairman of the Discipline Committee, Mr. Rizvi gives Jolly 4 days of time to prove himself correct, as he also feels guilty for not fighting the case himself.
Jolly travels to Kashmir and gets confirmation of the truth from Fahim Butt, a constable who visited Lucknow to identify the terrorist during Iqbal Qasim and Hina’s wedding. Fahim, now suspended and arrested in a fake case, reveals that the person who died in the encounter was not the real terrorist and that he also filed a complaint against Singh. Jolly flees with Fahim to Lucknow. Meanwhile, Jolly coaxes the police commissioner V.K Paul to tell the truth or else he will file a PIL against all the encounters done by him. Advocate Mathur, tries his best to avoid Fahim from giving statement in the court as he stops proceeding in the courtroom by sitting on the floor in protest. The judge also sits on the floor, refusing to be swayed by Mathur’s tactics.
At midnight, the Judge ignores his plea and decides to carry on the proceedings. After Fahim’s statement, Jolly with the help of police commissioner presents Quadri, who fakes his identity as a Brahmin Pandit. After the initial reluctance by the Judge, Jolly rapidly fires questions to Iqbal by asking him details of the Shastras. Iqbal finally admits that he is the terrorist and had bribed Inspector Singh to set him free. The judge then declares Iqbal Qasim innocent and orders the arrest of the terrorist and gives life imprisonment to Suryaveer Singh along with his accomplices on charges of murder, erasing evidence, misleading the court and showing false evidences and Jolly wins the case
Akshay Kumar as Advocate Jagdishwar “Jolly” Mishra
Huma Qureshi as Pushpa Mishra (nee Pandey), Jolly’ s wife
Saurabh Shukla as Judge Sunderlal Tripathi
Annu Kapoor as Advocate Pramod Mathur
Ram Gopal Bajaj as Mr. Rizvi (Jolly’s boss and senior advocate)
Kumud Mishra as Inspector Suryaveer Singh
Sayani Gupta as Hina Siddiqui / Hina Iqbal Qasim
Manav Kaul as Iqbal Qasim
Inaamulhaq as Mohammed Iqbal Quadri
Sitaram Panchal as Sitaram (Farmer)
Sanjay Mishra as Guru Ji
Brijendra Kala as Dubey (the man who arranges chamber for Jolly)
V.M. Badola as Mr. Mishra (Jolly’s father)
Rajiv Gupta as Birbal (Jolly’s assistant)
Vinod Nagpal as Zahoor Siddiqui (Hina’s father)
Avijit Dutt as VK Paul (Police Commissioner)
Brijesh Sharma as CBI Officer Nair
Sudhanva Deshpande as CBI Officer Basu
Sunil Kumar Palwal as Fahim Butt, a Kashmir Police Constable
Saurabh Agnihotri as Gul Mohammad
Saran Tiwari as Tripathi’s Nephew
Shubhangi Latkar as Dr. Hema Deshpande (Narco specialist)
Zia Ahmed as Reporter
Tarun Kumar as Baldev Singh Bhadoria
Dadhi Pandey as Siraj Alam
Sushil Pandey as Ramkumar Bhadoria
A.R. Rama as Mushtaq (Mathur’s Assistant)
Yakub Sayed as Jugal Kishore Mathur (Mathur’s Father)
Gurpal Singh as Judge Harbhajan Singh
Rati Shankar Tripathi as Chacha (In opening : mass cheating scene)
Mir Sarwar as Kashmir Police Inspector
Ajay singh Rizvi asst.