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Vidyut Jammwal, Adah Sharma, Esha Gupta, Freddy Daruwala, Adil
Commando 2 is an upcoming 2017 Indian action film, directed by Deven Bhojani and produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah. The film is a sequel to the 2013 film Commando. The principal photography of the film commenced on 17 February 2016.
Mar 03, 2017
The Home Minister of India (Shefali Shah) assigns a four member special unit, comprising a dedicated police officer (Freddy Daruwala), ex-commando turned encounter specialist (Vidyut Jammwal), corrupt cop obsessed with brands (Adah Sharma) and a hacker to undertake a covert operation. The team must travel to Malaysia to bring in Vicky Chadda, a notorious black money launderer. Soon this challenging mission turns into a dangerous game of deceit.
Vidyut Jammwal is a solid action star and his stunts are the only reason you manage to sit through this never-ending tale of 'catch-Vicky Chadda-if-you-can'. The opening scene is spectacular. Sadly, the cat and mouse game between the cops and the criminal is not one bit exciting as the story pretends to be more intelligent than it is. Every move is far-fetched and preposterous. Why would the cops, who accidentally witness Chadda's confrontation with their co-member Karan (Jammwal) just stand there staring at the two blatantly, knowing they could get killed! All your doubts about this chase are left unanswered like the bizarre instance mentioned above. The Home Minister comes across like a jobless person, who has nothing else to do in the world, except for making inane phone calls to these undercover agents. Director Deven Bhojani tries too hard to evoke intrigue but the absurd script leaves no room for thrill. The multiple illogical twists leave you frustrated and in no mood to connect the dots and decode the mystery. Also, the director seems to be a diehard fan of Mission Impossible series and American superhero films as various scenes remind you of the original versions. Barring Esha Gupta's ravishing looks and permanent smirk, nothing quite stands out in the film. None of the lead actors are able to show a single expression. Ada Sharma,s attempt at speaking comic Hyderabadi Hindi (or at least that,s we thought it was) fails to amuse. The blaring 'Commando commando' background during the action scenes is strikingly outdated. Overstretched and uninspiring, this film is reminiscent of a poor man's Abbas Mustan film. Even decent action cannot salvage this dreary supposed crime thriller.
Vidyut Jammwal's 'Commando 2: The Black Money Trail' collected Rs 2.25 crore on its first Monday, taking the total to Rs 15.50 crore, as per a report on Boxofficeindia.com. The film had earned Rs 13.25 crore over its first weekend. Producer Vipul Shah released the film's box-office figures, which quote that the movie (including its Tamil and Telugu versions) collected Rs 2.34 crore on Monday. The four-day collection was quoted as Rs 18.08 crore. Featuring Adah Sharma as the female lead opposite Vidyut, the film also stars Esha Gupta, Adil Hussain, Shefali Shah and Satish Kaushik. The film is touted to be a pure action fest, which promises some high-octane action sequences and gravity-defying stunts. Deven Bhojani, who had previously directed the popular sitcom 'Sarabhai vs Sarabhai' and went on to direct another TV show 'Sumit Sambhal Lega', surprised his fans by helming this action flick as his first directorial venture in Bollywood. 'Commando 2: The Black Money Trail' is a sequel to the 2013 film 'Commando: A One Man Army'. The release of the film clashed with that of Hollywood thriller 'Logan' featuring Hugh Jackman.