Commando 3 Movie Review: Vidyut Jammwal’s film is high on action but misses a strong storyline

The Commando is back with a new franchise that promised to entertain audiences to be an action-packed thriller. While it doesn’t falter on the former, a strong, logical storyline continues to be the Achilles heel for the franchise.
Commando 3 Movie Review: Vidyut Jammwal’s film is high on action but misses a strong storylineCommando 3 Movie Review: Vidyut Jammwal’s film is high on action but misses a strong storyline
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Commando 3

Commando 3 Director: Aditya Datt

Commando 3 Cast: Vidyut Jammwal, Adah Sharma, Angira Dhar, Gulshan Devaiah

Commando 3 Stars: 2.5/5

The Commando is back with a new franchise that promised to entertain audiences to be an action-packed thriller. While it doesn’t falter on the former, a strong, logical storyline continues to be the Achilles heel for the franchise.
Like its predecessors, Commando 3 is again about a Karanveer Singh Dogra (Vidyut Jammwal), Indian Special Forces’ best Commando who is sent on a mission to London to avert a possible terror strike on India. He is accompanied by Bhavana Reddy (Adah Sharma) and a British counterpart, Mallika Sood (Angira Dhar) on this mission to nab the terrorist mastermind Buraq Ansari (Gulshan Devaiah). However, their only clues are his eyes and voice.

Vipul Amrutlal Shah has offered each film in the franchise to a new director, which comes with its sets of pros and cons. Undoubtedly, the film delivers on the action front. Producer Vipul and director Aditya Datt have found gold in Vidyut Jammwal. Since the first film, Vidyut has ensured to up the ante and effortlessly deliver action scenes without making them look choreographed. Adah Sharma makes a comeback in this film as a police officer. Adah and Angira Dhar get their time to do some stunts and actions scenes, and they have done it with finesse. However, their roles are relegated to a support function with nothing much to brag about. 
Gulshan Devaiah has done a good job as the antagonist, but we have seen better performances from him. This film, of course, just takes him to the league of stylish antagonists with masala inducing dialogue and slow motions. 

If you can digest half-baked action flicks, the film will not force you to think logically. The story rides on patriotism of a defence personnel. There is nothing wrong with the thought, but the dramatized execution hinges on to an utopia disregarding even logic at times. For instance, spreading news through WhatsApp in a matter of three hours across the country with an intension to evoke patriotic sentiments is not just far-fetched but utterly impossible. In addition, how the task team manages to break the high-end security of a British Intelligence with ease, makes us question if the audience’s logic was taken for a ride. 
 

Lack of twists or turns, and not so convincing climax ultimately makes the film to nosedive on many fronts. The dialogues are written for the whistling first-rows of single screens. It also has a scene where an officer (Adah Khan) actually whistles when Vidyut delivers one of his lines. It’s not a very officer-like gesture. However, who are we to question?
It is perhaps time for Vipul Shah and team to ponder upon what made the first film click with the audience? Was it just the action or were there other elements involved? Lest the makers wish the audience to categorise the next in the series as a purely action film with no strong storyline. For now, this one is made as a one-time watch for an action-masala lover.

 

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