Cast :- Vidyut Jammwal, Adah Sharma, Angira Dhar, Gulshan Devaiah.
Director :- Aditya Datt.
Bollywood has a problem with franchise films because we hardly have some franchise films with that much popularity. They don’t really think about does that film really deserve a sequel or not? How successful previous film was? Few merely succesful films have sequels for no reason. Commando released in 2013 was a surprise hit and the film was loved by audience for its convincing story and action sequences. Commando 2 went unnoticed because it clearly failed to match it’s predecessor. People didn’t like the new fresh story much as they were expecting previous film to be continued again. Commando 3 arrived with minimal expectations, but it has that convincing factor of carrying previous film’s story and characters forward. From the trailer we all got the idea that this time, it is just not about Hero vs Villain but there are some Hindu-Muslim Unity elements attached and as expected everything is there, but is it really enough?
In Commando 3, our own hero the commando, Karanveer Singh Dogra (Vidyut Jammwal), is approached to chase and catch a terrorist Buraq (Gulshan Devaiah), who pose a threat to India itself. Accompanying him, are Inspector Bhavana Reddy (Adah Sharma) and Mallika Sood (Angira Dhar), in this action-thriller ride. Buraq is a serious threat to India because he can convert some hindu people into muslims and motivate them to hurt the unity of the nation. After lots of chasing, spying and fighting with British Intelligence Agency Karan finally gets Burag but is it too late? Has Buraq done the damage already? You would prefer to find the answers in the film rather than reading them here.
In a predictable storyline Commando 3 is blended with weak execution. Vidyut Jammwal as Karan is Super entertaining with his action and moves. Adah and Angira also got plenty of action scenes to wow you. Gulshan Devaiah as Villain is always there with the plan but hardly has any Powers to look strong. That intelligence which we usually see in spy thrillers is missing here. Supporting cast is okay and they don’t even have much to do. Screenplay finds it tough while keeping you engaged throughout 130 minutes. The storytelling is high at some ocassions but goes down for the same period again. Climax scene is worthy which showcases Hindu Muslim unity but presentation could have been much better. The entire narrative should have been songless and at one moment it looked like that until that one song appears post interval and spoils the tempo. Despite so many mistakes director Aditya Datt somehow gets it right as a whole but if had worked on the mistakes then it would have been more happy scenario.
Cinespeaks Verdict- Commando 3 coming with low expectations somehow makes it one time watch and that too only because of upgraded action mania. The third film has raised the bar in action’s portfolio for the franchise but storytelling has gone down. The concept of Hindu Muslim Unity might have been the saving grace here if it was presented in better manners. Overall this one goes as Below Average film in the franchise that can be enjoyed by hardcore lovers only.
By :- Sameer Ahire.