October 24, 2020

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Commando 2 Review: Only Action Commands Here!

The first part of it was quite appreciated, and the makers instantly decided to go for its sequel. Now staring the same lead hero with same USP (striking action-stunts), Commando 2 is back with an altogether new storyline to entertain the audience. Let us see how well the movie had succeeded in rewarding the expectations of moviegoers who loved the first part.

After the arrest of India’s most wanted black money launderer Vicky Chaddha in Malaysia, Captain Karanvir Singh Dogra (Vidyut Jamwal), who is the Commando of the Special Cell, is now being assigned to accompany the Indian police team to bring him back to the country. The task is assigned by the Director of Investigation Division of the Central Board of Direct Taxes, Abhaya Sharma (Shefali Shah) to the team of Inspector Bhavna Reddy (Adah Sharma), Zafar Hussain (Sumit Gulati) and ACP Bakhtawar (Freddy Daruwala) along with Captain Karanvir Singh Dogra (Vidyut Jamwal).

Now after reaching Malaysia, Vicky’s wife Maria (Esha Gupta) finds a friend in Karan and explains him the whole situation like how she and her husband has been trapped in this money laundering case, and how their innocent child has been killed in the midst of this. Karan decides to help Maria and her husband Vicky Chaddha, but then a sudden twist shocks the captain and his team members. What was that unexpected turn of events? And will Karan successfully bring back the most wanted black money launderer in India? The tale follows Karan as he uses his brain and brawn in planning, crossing and double-crossing.

Deven Bhojani, who is quite appreciated for his acting work and directing television serials, made his directorial debut with an action-thriller Commando 2. However, despite the fact of being a successful director in television serials, Deven struggle as an ideal storyteller here with respect to its taut genre. And the main reason behind this is a loose script. I am amazed that Ritesh Shah, who is still being applauded for penning down a powerful script in ‘Pink’, has penned down a script of ‘Commando 2’.

The first half of the movie effectively manages to shape up the storyline and introducing the characters, along with some truly impressive action scenes. However, the second half drags a bit and becomes quite predictable. Also, certain scenes go haywire and landing the audience in a relatively confusion state. Meanwhile, Deven Bhojani has a lot of potential in his direction skills and can certainly create some magic if given some first-rate script.

Going by the performances, Vidyut Jammwal is as usual our new action hero who always impresses us with doing real-life stunts. In Commando 2, he is just the same and does a decent job by justifying his role. Adah Sharma adds some humour quotient here, but not much, as after a point, one starts getting annoyed with her Hyderabadi accent. Esha Gupta is an eye-candy, Freddy Daruwala does an average job, Shefali Shah was passable in her guest appearance and rest of the cast supports well.

Background music is good, Cinematography is excellent, and Editing is decent as overall the film could have been more crisp and taut. However, action scenes is commendable here, where every sequences is a jaw-dropping one.

So is it a Paisa-Vasool Film? Not Much! If you compare it with the first instalment, then Commando 2 by no means matches the level of it. However, if one has not watched the first part, then this movie is a predictable entertainer for them. Watch it on some lazy afternoon, or else skip it!

Rating: 2 Stars

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