The crime thriller sagas have been one of the favourite subjects of many Bollywood filmmakers for decades now. Reliving the same genre, director Kabeer Kaushik has come up with his latest release Maximum, featuring Sonu Sood, Naseeruddin Shah, Amit Sadh, Neha Dhupia. The film is set in the Bombay (and not Mumbai) of the past and the story portrays encapsulates politics, land deals, and fake encounters. But, to one's expectation, the film fails to deliver the MAXIMUM as the title promises.
Story: The story of Maximum goes back to 2003, where the local police had declared a war against the underworld. Two brave officers Pratap Pandit (Sonu Sood) and Arun Inaamdar (Naseeruddin Shah) have been given the responsibility to root out the wrong-doers. The story is majorly based on the two cops, one journey and a struggle for power, maximum power. But they are not alone in this game, there are other players as well. The conspirators moving at every level. Taking the dream through layers of emotions and betrayals to an unpredictable climax. While Pandit (Sonu Sood) is ambitious, Inaamdar (Naseeruddind) is shown conniving and silent.
Maximum lacks the vivid detailing and the plot badly lacks meat. The film is based on two Mumbai encounter cops, who are locked in a bitter and eventually self-defeating turf war. But, to one's surprise there isn't much dramatic conflict between the duo. What's more dissappointing is that the film at times leaves you clueless as in what's actually going on.