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JUDGE SINGH LLB (Punjabi) - A JOLLY LLB clone with a strong potential plot that becomes a victim of a lazy writing/direction and loads of overacting by the supporting cast. (Review By Bobby Sing)
06 Dec, 2015 | Movie Reviews / 2015 Releases / Inspired Movies (Alphabetical) / J

Adapting subjects similar to the recent hit Hindi films is one of the biggest blunders being made by the Punjabi Cinema since the past few years, simply ignoring the fact that the viewers of Punjabi films are actually the same people who regularly watch all Hindi films too widely released in their regions at a large number of screens. Still for a reason better known to them, they strangely keep on making films on many identical subjects and the latest example of the same is JUDGE SINGH LLB conceived on the lines of the much appreciated Bollywood movie JOLLY LLB released in 2013.
Thankfully this latest inspired project does have a novel twist added into the storyline making it different from the original but the twist unfortunately comes too late in the script and also not executed in any amusing manner by the writer-director Atharv Baluja along with his co-writer Chandan Prabhakar (of “Comedy Nights with Kapil” show fame).
Yet giving the team their deserving credit, JUDGE SINGH LLB cannot be rated as any bad film at all due to many noticeable merits such as being the first courageous attempt in the courtroom drama genre in Punjabi Cinema, presenting the same in a realistic form using the actual court settings in the local region, a commendable lead performance from Ravinder Grewal playing the dumb lawyer turning into a smart one, a fine supporting act from the ‘ever dependable’ B. N. Sharma as the father and some catchy tracks with ‘Pari’ already scaling the charts in the musical circles.
However with an equal number of negatives, the film is unable to rise above the average. And these downers include a quite lazily written and directed first half that is painfully long with nothing happening at all (the film actually begins post intermission), a poor background score and art direction giving you a feeling of watching a Tele film (particularly in the indoor sequences shot in various homes), wastage of potential actors in the supporting cast such as Chandan Prabhakar, a wierd ‘no attention attitude’ shown towards the female lead, a completely silly and immature casting of the laughable lady judge and loads of (unexpected) overacting from the veteran Sardar Sohi (who takes his own references from Amrish Puri of DAMINI, Boman Irani of JOLLY LLB and the pissing sequence straight from again Rajkumar Santoshi’s HALLA BOL). Above all with a poster design (showing the visiting card) straight away lifted from YRF's ROCKET SINGH, it was indeed a highly questionable move to promote the film as a pure comedy movie when it was actually a light hearted thriller cum suspense based court room drama revolving around a brutal murder.
In all, JUDGE SINGH LLB largely gets saved by its interesting subject and the worth praising, sincere performances of both Ravinder Grewal and B. N. Sharma together. But a better writing, direction and vision could surely have resulted in a much brighter product than just an average one time watch for the end user.
Ratings : 2.5 / 5

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