Monday, April 22, 2013

Commando- A One man Army: Movie review

We have a new action hero and the name is Vidyut Jamwal. Representing the finest form of body building template we have so far seen in Bollywood, Jamwal comes up with extraordinary stunts. The camerawork is superb as well with fantastic aerial shots in wild, something Indian film makers haven’t yet learnt too well. It’s a case of Army commando out to render justice in the civilian world not by choice but by circumstances. Don’t go expecting a screenplay of quality of ‘Prahaar’ or a ‘Lakshya’ here but do expect hand to hand combat and martial art reminiscent Rambo I (tempered for a nascent Bollywood action). The film begins with a lot of promise and is sustained by screen presence of the brooding Jamwal with his good lines till the interval. The distracting presence of songs and the mandatory item numbers undo a lot of good work as the film progresses. Vidyut Jamwal almost did a Tony Jaa (of Ong Bak fame) here had the film been directed a tad better. Nonetheless, it’s a movie that’ll keep you engaged and entertained with well choreographed action and a well meaning message. The negative role has been played to perfection by Jaideep Ahlawat, who blends maniacal power play dry humour as he recites santa banta jokes, to strike fear into the audience’s hearts. 4 Stars.

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