Commando 2: The Black Money Trail Movie Review

Rating: 2.5/5

Critic Rating: (2.5/5)
After an above-average film like Commando, the makers have come up with the sequel. And it is directed by the fat cute guy of Dekh Bhai Dekh, who also appeared as Rishi Kapoors son in Agneepath. Also, a lesser known fact is that he has directed one of the most popular comic serial Sarabhai vs Sarabhai. For such a person who has always been associated with comedy, directing Commando 2 raises questions. Whatever might the history, the sequel turns out to be weaker than its predecessor.

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commando 2 movie still

This installment deals with the Black Money laundering, probably much relevant to the demonetization which has been the talk of the town. Captain Karanvir Singh (Vidyut Jammwal ) takes up the task nabbing a money laundering leader who is hiding in Malaysia with the help of the local network there. The mission obviously has lot of hurdles along with the twists. Every then the commando has to use his ripped body, wide shoulders and solid punches. Like a video game, he has obstructions at every level and many times with the people who are more powerful to him. So the tan ki Shakti and man ki Shakti are put to a test. How the captain emerges victoriously is the film all about.

Vidyut Jammwal is no doubt the Bollywood’s answer to Rambo. He has that grace in action and a believable niceness. He plays his part well. Adah Sharma is paired along with him. Adah Sharma is assigned a Hyderabadi accent which she barely gets it. The supposed comic relief didn’t work. The romance was not up to the mark too. On the other hand we have Esha Gupta play the female antagonist with a makeup that’s overtly done. She is probably a bit worse than in Rustom. There are a series of villains in the movie whom we can absolutely ignore as they hardly make any impact. They just come and go.

The movie definitely has packed some scenes which is a feats to the action lovers. However there ends the good part of the film. The films tries to be slick but ends up as a long saga. Also, the dialogues turn out to be unintentionally funny. The action sequences itself make an impact. There was no need probably to render a punch dialogue post and pre action scenes. The movie tries very hard to impress but the path taken is so inorganic. For example there is a scene where the hero enters into kissing scene with the vamp, using which the director expects to get some brownie points.

Moreover, if you are trying to eradicate black money, does a bunch of punches literally solve it? This might be an action film but the premise chosen might be wrong.

All in all, Commando 2 is purely and strictly for hardcore action lovers. General audience would be tortured. And Vidyut Jammwal is here to stay as THE action hero.

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