Movie: Commando 2
Direction: Deven Bhojani
Cast: Vidyut Jamwal, Adah Sharma, Freddy Daruwala, Thakur Anoop Singh, Esha Gupta, Adil Hussain, Suhail Nayyar
Music: Prasad Sashte
Cinematographer: Chirantan Das
Editor: Amitabh Shukla, Sanjay Sharma
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, War
What is it about: This is an action thriller, which focuses on the black money trail from India to international shores. How the Indian government forms a team in tackling it, forms the crux of the story directed by Deven Bhojani.
Why it’s disappointing: The film overly depends on the parkour talent of Vidyut. If that’s taken out of the equation, the film will fall hard on face, just like the baddies in the film do after getting thrashed by Vidyut.
The film poses a serious issue of black money trail, and takes references from the current affairs of demonetization. It does starts at a promising note, but just dives right in to crap, few minutes in to it. Logic is something which is an alien word to the director Deven Bhojani. It tries feed on it for two hours. The first half does packs in a tight pace, but the second half drags it out just to pretend that it’s a story with lot of twists and turns.
The twists and turns in the film are so outdated that a small child can point out who Vicky Chadda is, and that’s not it. Later it multiplies until the climax.
Freddy Daruwala didn’t fit the bill, he looked more of a poster boy than an actor.
Esha Gupta is overly decked with designer outfits, and in few scenes she is made sit on a big throne like chair, posing a GOT. In all this, the actor was lost for performance.
What to watch out for: Well there were couple of things which does making this a worthy watch at the multiplex. Those were Vidyut’s action packed scenes, floating parkour endlessly. His performance was average, because he focused more on the action.
Then there was a surprise package in the name of Adah Sharma as Bhavana Reddy. She did role with great humour. She keeps you laughing all the while with her witty Hyderabadi accent laced with few Telugu ones as well.
The cinematography by Chirantan Das was good and so was the editing by Amitabh Shukla and Sanjay Sharma.
Verdict: Deven Bhojani, couldn’t give an honest sequel. The first film was not that great but did become a blockbuster. This one might not hit that note. Definitely a multiplex movie which is gullible for time pass.