Badrinath Ki Dulhania will release, which is a sequel to the film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania released last year. Commando 2, which is a sequel to the 2013 film Commando, was released in theaters this week. Will Commando 2 get a good response at the box office or will this film be a disaster, let’s review.
Commando 2 is about bringing back the black money trail of a commando and investigating the twists and turns that follows his ‘return’. Commando 2 is the story of a commando who investigates links related to black money and the turmoil that follows his return. The film opens with an introduction filled with the prevailing theme of demonetisation followed by action scenes of Karanvir Singh Dogra aka Karan (Vidyut Jammwal). On the other hand, the Indian government prepares a team to nab a most wanted criminal Vicky Chadha, from whom he wants to extort black money which actually belongs to the poor and destitute people of India. Abhay Sharma (Shefali Shah), ‘Director of Investigation Division of the Central Board of Direct Taxes’, Inspector Bhavana Reddy (Ada Sharma), ACP Bakhtawar (Freddie Daruwala), Zafar, in the mission to bring back Vicky Chadha, who has fled black money and fled to Malaysia. The task is assigned to a team of Hussain (Sumit Gulati) and Sharad Pandey. And one day suddenly the schedule changes and Karan replaces Sharad Pandey and joins the team. When the entire team reaches Malaysia, they encounter Vicky Chaddha and his beautiful wife Maria (Esha Gupta). Seeing a friend and confidante in Karan, Maria tries to explain to Karan that her husband Vicky is being forcefully implicated in a money laundering case and how her husband is being made a scapegoat by higher authorities. Maria requests Karan to save her and her husband so that he can avenge the death of their innocent child. The story takes a sudden and unexpected turn as soon as Karan helps Maria and Vicky and Karan and his team learn something shocking. It was not enough that the conscientious ACP Bakhtawar takes a stand against Karan. Whether Karan alone manages to bring the notorious criminal Vicky Chaddha to India, what happens that stuns Karan, all this is known only after watching the film.
After rising to acting fame and directing TV serials, Deven Bhojani makes his directorial debut with Commando 2. Deven does a good job as a budding director. Deven Bhojani, who has graced the film with entertaining and interesting facts, manages to make you swoon with some unknown elements. Despite having done so much work as a director on many TV shows, it is a pity that Deven is not successful enough as a story writer for Commando 2. While the first half of the film successfully manages to build on the pace of the film as well as the introduction of the characters with really stylish action sequences, the second half of the film begins to drag and turn out to be predictable in many places. The second half, feels disjointed at many places, goes in random and unexpected directions and leaves the audience confused. Ritesh Shah’s impeccable writing in Commando 2 comes as a blow, and he is the same writer who was widely appreciated for his powerful and realistic writing in the film Pink. On the other hand, it is quite surprising to see that why did the makers of the film need to add a patriotic angle, which seems to have been forced into the film. Amidst all this, the film also has some memorable sequences like the post interval action scene outside the mall, massive fight during the climax and the interval scene.
Talking about the acting in the film, the entire film rests entirely on the strong shoulders of the lead actor Vidyut Jammwal. Vidyut suits his role very well and does full justice to his ‘Commando’ character in the film. He totally manages to keep you hooked with his stunning action sequences and acting. It cannot be denied that Vidyut has emerged as an actor through this film. Commando 2, as the name of the movie goes, people expect a lot of amazing action sequences in it. So the fact that Vidyut is there for the action scene, he is seen doing some very dangerous stunts in the film. Apart from him, Adah Sharma, who plays Vidyut’s love interest in the film. Adah, who was last seen in the film ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’, does a good job in the film. It takes a while for the audience to get used to his South Indian accent in the film. Ada adds a dash of laughter to this serious film. Apart from her laughing style, she also impresses everyone with her action scenes. On the other hand, Freddy Daruwalla, who did films like Force 2, and Holiday, does a decent job in Commando 2. What is surprising in the film is Esha Gupta, who appears at a crucial juncture in the film. Esha Gupta, who was seen in a negative role in the film Rustom, takes Commando 2 to a whole different level with her stellar performance. Apart from him, Shefali Shah, who gives an excellent performance. And the rest of the cast help in taking the film forward.
There is only one song in the film ‘Hare Krishna Hare Ram’ (which is heard only at the end of the film). On the other hand, the background score of the film (Prasad Sashte) is impressive.
The cinematography (Chirantan Das) of the film is truly remarkable. The way he has shot the exotic locations is really commendable. The editing of the film (Amitabh Shukla, Sanjay Sharma) is average. Special mention to the action director (Franz Spielhouse) for the breath-taking action sequence.
Overall, Commando 2 is, as expected, an entertaining film that will appeal to the target audience only. The film will do good business at the box office.