Massy or Messy?

The much-awaited sequel to the sleeper hit ‘Commando’ hits the screens today. Starring Vidyut Jamwal, Adah Sharma, Esha Gupta and Freddy Daruwala in pivotal roles, this one is touted to be a full-fledged action thriller. But does it live up to the expectations? Let’s find out


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Captain Karanvir Dogra is out on a mission once again. And this time, he is supported by a team of fellow officers- Bhavna Reddy (Adah Sharma), Bhaktawar (Freddy Daruwala) and Jaffar (Sumit Gulati). Their mission is to nab Vicky Chaddha, the man responsible for siphoning off black money to Swiss accounts and bring him back to India. With just a few plot twists thrown here and there, the rest of the film follows Karan’s quest to recover the laundered black money.

Many would argue that the film is basically meant for the masses and hence, not meant to be viewed technically. Agree. But it doesn’t take much to turn from massy to ‘messy’ and same is the case with ‘Commando 2’. The main fault of the film lies with the writing, so much that the film stumbles upon itself. A lazily written screenplay, which depends more on its leading man packing a punch, is what makes the film suffer. Add to it the dialogues, which are so cheesy and cringe-worthy that it’ll make you laugh. The only thing the writers depend on is the pre-interval twist. But dude, didn’t we see that coming?


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Among the star cast, it is only Vidyut Jamwal who saves the film from drowning. He nails it in the action sequences- he packs a punch and kicks some butts with utmost ease. His well-chiselled body might make girls drool over him. But then, as he delivers a dialogue, we realize that there’s still a lot to be explored in terms of his acting potential. Adah Sharma performs well, despite a character that doesn’t go beyond the ‘Hyderabadi’ accent and dollops of forced comedy, but yes, she does entertain in certain parts.

Freddy Daruwala and Esha Gupta perhaps have the easiest task in the film- to sport the same expression throughout the film and they do it with utmost sincerity. And when they utter a dialogue, you’ll feel like burying your heads under the ground. Adil Hussain, Shefali Shah, and Satish Kaushik seem to be wasted in this film; a film which doesn’t think beyond its lead’s biceps and abs.

Watch it only if you are a die-hard Vidyut Jamwal fan or love high-octane action sequences. Otherwise, wait for its World Television Premiere.

    


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Sidharth Sharma

Sidharth Sharma

Movie buff by passion, a medical student by profession. Got stuck with Cadavers instead of Cameras
Sidharth Sharma

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