The film’s opening with a ‘Pahlaj Nihalani Presents’, does not really go with the Sanskari tag.
With a title like Julie, from the classic vintage song, to the new age Neha Dhupia starer, the name has had context. But Nihalani’s recent avatar as the protector of Indian Culture also does not fall straight, with some of the cheap erotica invoking films he has done.
Julie 2 doesn’t disappoint either, in breaking the little faith left in the power of cinema. With Nihalani as a censor board chief, which has been censoring films, not favourable to the ruling party’s agenda, left right and center, one expected a little image consciousness. But Nihalani has shed the Sanskaars.
With some horrendous writing, the movie has dialogues like “Seal toddna bahut zaroori hai”, “Bollywood mein garma garam body chalti hai” and much more. It leaves no doubt about the quality of the D grade film this is.
But if you think the Sanskari lacked imagination, you must be told that in the film, the film-makers manage to bring in a French director to make a movie on a socialist from, wait for it…. Durgapur.
In the first scene of the film, written and directed by Deepak Shivdasani who has also helmed its prequel – Julie featuring Neha Dhupia, Julie wakes up to say – “I am the best”.
The script has nothing going in its way, it just gets weirder with each passing scene.