Commando 2 movie review: Vidyut Jammwal's the only saving grace in this flawed action flick

Overall rating: 2
Vidyut Jammwal reprises his role as Captain Karanvir Singh in Commando 2 which released on 3 March. Here's our review of the action flick

Three years after he single-handedly destroyed a local MP’s drug den in Commando: A One Man Army, Vidyut Jammwal is back as Captain Karanvir Singh. This time, he embarks on a mission to bring back black money which is stashed in banks abroad. That’s the central theme of his upcoming film Commando 2: The Black Money Trail which hit the theatres on 3 March.

Vidyut Jammwal has established himself as an action star with his stellar performances in recent times. Be it Force, Bullett Raja, or the prequel of this film, the 36-year-old actor has impressed everyone. Sadly, his caliber and gravity-defying stunts are not enough for this Deven Bhojani directorial which loses its plot too often throughout the runtime of this film.

Jammwal reprises his role as Captain Karanveer Singh who has been sent on a mission to nab money laundering agent Vicky Chadha (Thakur Anoop Singh) and bring back illegal money stashed abroad. He is paired alongside Adah Sharma in the action flick which also features Esha Gupta, Adil Hussain, and Freddy Daruwala. If you are Vidyut’s die-hard fan or fond of action movies, only then you should risk spending money. Otherwise, it is a big letdown.

There is a reference to Narendra Modi’s demonetisation drive and his call to end black money in India. Besides this, Vidyut takes time from thrashing business to utter monologues on black money. The two leading ladies Adah and Esha have not much to do in a flick only suitable to be watched for our Commando. Adah’s Hyderabadi accent is forced and looks artificial, and is a major put-off. The saving grace in the film is Fredy Daruwalla.

The film’s lead antagonist Thakur Anoop Singh has done a decent job, so has Freddy Daruwala. Shefali Shah as a tough IRS officer impresses all with her performance. Her acting prowess needs no introduction. Sadly, a good star cast fails to hold together a plot which is high on patriotism and low on content. Plus, the dialogues too are ill-timed which spoil your mood in the later half. What a way to spoil your weekend!