Summary: You might have seen our actors flaunting their great bodies in front of the camera. The biceps, triceps, abs look all too good in show off but the moment it comes to action and cracking the skull bone of a villain, the stunts start looking more like comedy. Not in Commando though as Vidyut Jamwal and the makers give the Indian audience a real taste of action in this film. Watch it if you have been a fan of the Rambo series by none other than Sylvester Stallone.
How The Movie Unfolds: Commando Dogra played by Jamwal is captured by Chinese Army as he crash lands in their region. After getting tortured there for around a year he escapes and crosses into Himachal Pradesh. In India, he accidently crashes into Simrit [Pooja Chopra], who is trying to run away from local goon Amrit aka AK74 and his goons. Simrit has reasons too, that of not wanting to marry AK 74.
From here action unfolds and Karan keeps smashing Amrit’s goons and fools his dogs alike. The escape into the jungle makes the scenario further interesting. The cat and the mouse game in the deep forests is really well shot.
Rating: 3 Stars
Director Dilip Ghosh finally delivers to the Indian audience a true roller coaster action flick. Vidyut Jamwal is shown doing action stunts like never before in Indian cinema. With news coming from the media that all his action scenes, hand-to-hand combat, mid-air splits and somersaults and extreme acrobatics, all done by himself without a double creates an aura around him.
For all action lovers who loved seeing Stallone in the Rambo series, here’s your own in Hindi. It wouldn’t be wrong to call Jamwal the new action hero or the original action of Bollywood. This though is not the first time he has impressed. In his first film, Force, where he played a negative role, Jamwal very well created his own niche against a very well established actor John Abraham.
This film though is completely owned by the actor. His action scenes, dialogue delivery, especially the ones in which he debates with Amrit aka Jaideep Ahlawat are supremely performed. Pooja Chopra has got quite a good launch pad but it was visibly clear that she was trying to imitate Kareena Kapoor of Jab We Met in her scenes with Vidyut. Nonetheless the female lead gave her best shot. The negative protagonist Jaideep Ahlawat again delivers a stellar performance. He’s a natural and one of the finest around to play a negative role today. Rest of the performances too are good in bits and pieces.
Overall, if you think it’s been a while since you last saw a good Hindi action flick, Commando is the one to go for. You won’t be left disappointed.
- Movie Review: Commando (thenewstribe.com)
- Arnold vs Vidyut: Has India got a new action hero? (ibnlive.in.com)
- ‘Commando’ review: Ruthless action rules the roost (ibnlive.in.com)
- Commando: Brawny points (thehindu.com)