Director: Deven Bhojani
Producers: Vipul Amrutlal Shah
Writer: Ritesh Shah, Suresh Nair
What's Yay: Fist fights, Crisp action
What's Nay: The cheesy dialogues which make you
chuckle for the wrong reasons and the plot post interval which
tends to get slithery at a couple of places.
Popcorn Refill: Interval
Iconic Moment: Majorly those involving Vidyut
Jammwal going 'dishoom dishoom' to beat the baddies to
Captain Karanvir Singh Dogra (Vidyut Jammwal), our invincible
Commando is now a part of a special cell. This time, he is assigned
to assist the PMO's mission of bringing back the black money that
has been siphoned offshore. It all begins when India's most
wanted Black Money agent, Vicky Chaddha and his wife Maria (Esha
Gupta) get arrested in Malaysia and are kept in a safe
house by the Malaysian authorities.
A team of four- ACP Bakhtawar (Freddy Daruwala), Inspector
Bhavna Reddy (Adah Sharma), Dishank (Suhail Nair) and Karanvir
himself are sent off to Malaysia to bring back Vicky safely to
the Indian shores so that he can spill the secrets that could be of
help to the government here. Unfortunately, the plan goes awry with
a sinister twist. Will Karanvir succeed in this mission of
black money trail?
This time, the reins of Commando 2 lies in the hands of Deven
Bhojani who is known for his comic timing on the Indian television.
One must say that the debutante director has pulled off a good job
in his first film. Unfortunately, it's the narrative and the paltry
dialogues that weigh down his efforts. Sample this- 'Aap baat itni
gehri karte hai, toh chot bhi kaafi gehre dete hoge.'
Vidyut Jammwal's brawny torso and arms seem to have a life
of their own as he performs the hand-to-hand combats and the
gravity-defying stunts with such ease that you couldn't help but
marvel at his dare-devilry on screen.
Adah Sharma is supposed to be a encounter specialist. But all
you get to see her doing is talk about shopping, clicking selfies
and giving 'chapkaas'. She comes across more as a dimwit with an
irritating Hyderabadi accent that puts you off.
Freddy Daruwala doesn't look convincing as an ACP and fails to
impress with his poker face minus any expressions. After a dismal
performance in last year's release Rustom, Esha Gupta make a
vampy comeback on screen. This time, it's her fitting gowns and
stilletos than her acting histronics that draw more of your
Adil Hussain and Sheefali Shah do their job as the script
demands them to do.
The bright spot of Commando 2 is Vidyut Jammwal's swift, neat
action moves and aerial aerobics that save the day. Unfortunately,
it's the other poorly-sketched characters that fail to stay with
Chirantan Das' cinematography captures the bone-crushing action
and bloodied fist-fights quite well and the brisk pace of the film
works in its favour.
There are no songs in the film except for 'Hare Krishna Hare
Rama' that appears during the end credits. The rest of
the songs are a part of the soundtrack album that has been
released online. On the flip side, none of them have managed to
catch the audience's attention.
Commando 2 is strictly for Vidyut Jammwal fans and for those who
have a thing for action-fests!