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Bare All,Dare Nothing

Jism 2 has turned from the promised film with porn stars and hot bods into a marathon laughathon.

Written by Shubhra Gupta | New Delhi |
August 3, 2012 4:30:00 pm

Cast: Sunny Leone,Randeep Hooda,Arunoday Singh,Arif Zakaria

Director: Pooja Bhatt

Indian Express Rating: *1/2

Bare-backed girl,making like a mermaid,on a rock,against the sea. I Am A Pornstar,a voice-over intones,and This Is My Story. Okay then. You sit back and wait for some hot action which is what porn stars are meant to show us,right? Or what are they porn stars,avowedly and loudly,for? I am here to tell you that on that count alone,Jism 2 is a crashing disappointment. Yes,there are several flashes of bare backs. There are several flashes of bare everythings,actually,especially in the chest department whose musculature,as they say these days,is awesome. You can see why Ms Leone would be a smash hit in movies which wouldn’t stretch her beyond the requirements of standard X-rated flicks: she’s really pretty,she’s got tumbling locks that tease her shapely shoulders,a constructed bust that proceeds into the room before the rest of her,legs that go on,and so on. But what the makers of Jism 2 didn’t see that for a two hour-and-some film where the leading lady would have to do a little more than moaning and groaning and heating up the bed clothes,Ms Leone would run into trouble. She is made to teeter about in stilettos while delivering dialogues about patriotism and true love. Yes,that’s right.

So this is the way Jism 2 goes: Izna (Leone) is a guy magnet and one head that turns towards her belongs to intelligence officer Ayaan (Singh) who talks her into being a honey-trap for a terrorist named Kabir (Hooda). Which involves listening to instructions from a security chief (Zakaria),swanning in and out of lovely resort-style homes (a lot of the shoot has taken place in Sri Lanka) surrounded by lush greenery. And fiddling about with guns and secret codes and data and such. Ayaan bloods Izna into “spygiri” by telling her to read a pulpy romance: this is how we met,okay,and this is how we fell in love,okay,and now burn it. He means the book. By this time,we are all on the floor,hooting,and Jism 2 has turned from the promised film with porn stars and hot bods into a marathon laughathon.

Singh is all buff chest,and some of the most unintentionally hilarious lines we’ve had the pleasure of coming across in a while. So is Leone,but you’ve got the low-down on her already. Hooda,he of the hooded eyes and deep voice,is the only sexy thing in the movie,but even he is set up for mirth: he is to be seen playing the cello ( the film has a couple of nice songs,a Bhatt trademark) and reciting soulful poetry and looking deep into Ms Leone’s eyes.

I would say something at this point about jisms and stuff that rhymes with with it,but this is a family newspaper. So I’ll just leave you with this.

Jeez.

shubhra.gupta@expressindia.com

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