Director: Aditya Datt
Starring: Vidyut Jammwal, Adah Sharma, Gulshan Devaiah & Angira Dhar
Written by: Darius Yarmil & Junaid Wasi
COMMANDO 3 is the story of a man trying to save his country. In Mumbai, two young kids are arrested along with their mentor after the police receive a tip-off. After their capture, a sinister and larger terrorist plot at play is revealed. To find the details of the attack and to stop it, the ATS call in their dependent agent Karanveer Singh Dogra (Vidyut Jammwal). On investigating, Karanveer finds the money and the videotapes being linked to London. His commanding officer realizes that the people they have arrested spoke a lot of 9/11 hence they figure the attack will take place in India on 9th November, on the day of Diwali. With the matter being urgent and time being of the essence, Karanveer is sent to London to find and catch the terrorist Buraq Ansari (Gulshan Devaiah), who has brainwashed several young people through his propaganda videos. Helping him on this mission is Bhavana Reddy (Adah Sharma), who is evidently in love with him. In London, they are assisted by two British Intelligence agents, Mallika Sood (Angira Dhar) and Armaan Akhtar (Sumeet Thakur). After thorough investigating they manage to find Buraq’s identity, and also the fact that he runs a restaurant, besides the fact that he is divorced and has a son who is his weakness. What happens next forms the rest of the film.
The plot had promise but the writing is inconsistent. The film does manage to keep the interest going purely due to the high octane action sequences. The build up right up to the climax in the second half works, but the climax is a let-down as it is too farfetched . Some of the scenes are also overly dramatized and the love angle in the film sticks out like a sore thumb, but would have worked if handled well. The biggest highlight of the film is the action, which has been choreographed brilliantly.
Technically, the film is good. Cinematography by Mark Hamilton is great and he captures the action sequences very well. Sandeep Kurup’s editing is fine but it could have been tighter in a few scenes. There is no scope for music in the film. The background score has been done well. The production design and the costume design are both decent. There was a lot of scope for improvement in the way the script has been written. The action has been choreographed very well and is the USP of the film.
Performance wise, the film is good. The film is all about Vidyut Jammwal. He gives his best in the film and with the action, he takes it up a notch. Adah Sharma does well and is likeable in the film. Angir Dhar is fine in the film but could have done better. Gulshan Devaiah is convincing and comes across as quite menacing. The rest of the cast offer good support.
Director Aditya Datt has tried to tell the story as simply as possible. Although, a few sequences could have been better handled.
At the box-office
The film has taken a decent start and should keep its investors happy.