In the cinematic world travel by the superheroes, it’s increasingly difficult for the audience to be impressed by the exploits of normal, on-screen heroes. The recent cinematic action thriller by ZEE5 – the action superstar Vidyut Jammwal has carved a distinct segment for himself because of his death-defying stunts, and his films which are mostly of the action genre. He’s popularly referred to as the ‘Commando’ actor as he been a neighborhood of both the COMMANDO films.
And now he’s back with COMMANDO 3, which like its predecessor promises a lot of action, entertainment, and patriotism. So does COMMANDO 3 manage to offer the audiences a paisa-vasool time? Or does it fails to impress? Let’s analyze.
The most theme of Commando 3 may be a barely-disguised loyalty tested for the Muslims of India. The plot itself may be a cut-price version of the typical nationalist thriller during which a bunch of state agents races against the clock to nab a deadly terrorist.
The one and half hour movie begins on a hyperbolic note and barely settles down thereafter. When in Brussels, the NATO’s headquarters was blown and while in Mumbai, a Muslim enjoins his brothers to slaughter a sweet-looking baby cow.
‘Commando 3’ gets into the thick of things right at the start, when police station chases down a gaggle of misled youngsters, which, in turn, results in a much bigger revelation. During a bid to avert the approaching surprise attack, the bureau ropes in Karanveer Singh Dogra (Vidyut Jammwal), who is amid Bhavana Reddy (Adah Sharma), to urge to the basis of the plan and convey the culprit to justice. The duo receives able support from their British counterpart, Mallika Sood (Angira Dhar) during this mission.
Buraq Ansari (Gulshan Devaiah) may be a master manipulator settled in London who focuses on brainwashing the youth. The Indian government sends commando Karanveer Singh Dogra (Vidyut Jammwal) and encounter specialist cop Bhavana Reddy (Adah Sharma) to London to ferret him out. Mallika Sood (Angira Dhar) and Armaan (Sumeet Thakur) are their liaison with British intelligence. A game of a cat and mouse ensues, what with Buraq eager to capture and execute the Indian agents before they are doing him in. Just brawls aren’t enough; the great guys need to utilize their brains also to return on top.
R&AW, agent backed action is the film’s biggest USP and it continues till last. Besides from these scenes, there’s another fight scene worth mentioning where Vidyut overcomes two knife-wielding mercenaries. To offer the actor credit, he has put his beat the hand-to-hand combat scenes, making them as real as possible. The two girls aren’t visual precepts either but are given action scenes of their own to execute. They punch and kick with much gusto and team-up nicely together, doing their bit for girl power.
Having a macho hero sandwiched between two hot also as hot-headed heroines leave many rooms for romantic alliances, not to mention bouts of rivalry between the women. But strangely director Aditya Datt chooses not to take that route. It isn’t that the women don’t drop enough hints, it’s just that our hero isn’t exactly curious about them. Hence, there are not any songs or romantic interludes to interrupt the monopoly of action.
‘Commando 3’ uses cliché tropes that action thrillers with such subjects usually do, just like the hero making a dashing entry while a woman is being harassed, scenes replete with loaded patriotic dialogues and lots of such. The primary half the story has ample action, but it takes time to collect momentum and draw you in. In the last half gives some twists and turns in the story even as the high-octane action doesn’t keep your interest stable.
The basic plotline of one brave commando saving the state in the least costs from a series of terror attacks is trite, but that’s not the larger problem here. The narrative is far-fetched, defies logic and tries to pack in such a lot that it loses grip and pace sometimes. Background score attempts to elevate the drama but is usually overbearing.
There is no middle ground within the film. The villain is shown to be a self-obsessed psycho. He hasn’t been given a back story, so we do not get to understand the rationale for the hatred burning in his heart. The hero too may be a die-hard Desh bhakti who treats every situation sort of martyr operation.
Gulshan Devaiah villain acting along with Vidyut Jammwal stunts with a superhumanly fast and furious speed within the fraction of seconds. Guess what, sometimes a minimum of, he succeeds.
However, for action-goers, there are lot more in, ‘Commando 3’as Vidyut steals the show because the dare acts which can stun you with every blow. The patriotic fervor captures almost every key scene within the film, but what manages to carry your interest is the tension and tact Vidyut adds to each scene together with his power-packed action moves. #KhabarLive