Director: Deven Bhojani
Cast: Vidyut Jamwal, Adah Sharma, Esha Gupta,Freddy Daruwala, Shefali Shah et cetera
Being screened at QFX Cinemas
Beating up an army of men single-handedly Vidyut Jamwal's stunts and actions appealed to the audiences of Commando. The same commando has returned in Commando 2 with twists and turns in plot, from rescuing a girl from a local goon to issues of demonetisation to black money deposition in foreign banks.
Karan (Vidyut Jamwal) has returned from court martial. He is then made a member of the Special Cell — a special team headed by ACP Bakhatawar (Freddy Daruwala) — to bring back the black money launderer Vicky Chadda who is apprehended in Malaysia.
The cat and mouse chase begins in Malaysia and reaches Thailand reminding one of the classic Don. However, there are unexpected surprises and suspense in the film beyond the audience's anticipation; even Maria's (Esha Gupta) and her plotting is beyond expectations. The suspense and surprises keep the audience in their seats.
Actions and stunts thrill all keeping one on the edge of the seat. Jamwal sliding from under a truck and jumping through a small square window is breathtakingly beautiful. His hand-to-hand combat moves appeal to the audience.
Director Deven Bhojani has stirred the same Bollywood action masala in the movie. The film has taken help of the narrow aisles of Bangkok for the chase scenes making it a typical Bollywood action film. A hero battling an army of villains flying is another such Bollywood element. On a brighter note, one gets to see varieties of fighting moves in the film making it a perfect action thriller. The background score of gun shots, kicks and fights are aptly presented.
However, the plot could have been much better. India's demonetisation isn't just limited to a few people which the film has portrayed! It should have elaborated on more money laundering and black money issues. And the final few scenes are a bit dramatic.
As an action hero Jamwal appeals to the audience with his action and thrill. He and Daruwala are good in their roles with their dashing looks and action. Adah Sharma in the role of Bhavna Reddy as a fashion devotee is rather meaningless — the director could have used her in a more appropriate way. Gupta has given a brilliant performance.
Commando 2 has no songs to disturb the intensity of the action and the Hare Krishna Hare Ram, a revised version of Bhool Bhulaiyaa is only at the end which goes unnoticed. The movie could be an interesting watch for action film lovers.