Genre: Action, Drama
Release Date: 29th November, 2019
Cast: Vidyut Jammwal, Adah Sharma, Angira Dhar, Gulshan Devaiah
Director: Aditya Datt
Commando 3 Movie Review Rating: 2/5 Stars (Two stars)
Star Cast: Vidyut Jammwal, Adah Sharma, Angira Dhar, Gulshan Devaiah
Director: Aditya Datt
What’s Good: In a film dipped deep in patriotism if you find the villain worthy, then I don’t think if that’s a good or a bad thing
What’s Bad: The hope that makers might also come with Commando 4
Loo Break: If you can’t see Vidyut doing the action or Gulshan not being eccentric on screen, leave for a break!
Watch or Not?: Have you liked both the initial instalments? Totally rush for this one. If not, re-watch War & Saaho.
The story starts with a provocative speech by a masked man who’s planning an attack on India. Then we see some people from Mumbra (Mumbai) try to create a chaotic situation by slaughtering a cow for the beef. Then we see school girls getting molested by some wrestlers. Why am I telling you all this? Because that’s what we see before Karan (Vidyut Jammwal) entered to actually start the film (or that’s what I thought so).
So, Karan flies off to London with Bhavana (Adah Sharma) and meets Mallika (Angira Dhar) along with some stereotypical techie nerd. Teaming up they’re looking for Buraq (Gulshan Devaiah), who apparently is planning the attack on India. We all know the drill ahead, will they find him? Will they prevent the attack happening in the country? Will the movie end up with an emotional speech followed by a promotional song? Guess we’ve seen enough such movies to answer these.
Commando 3 Movie Review: Script Analysis
The base of the story is laid properly, characters introductions keep you intrigued but the film lags behind at the most important juncture – mission execution. Makers have tried to reform Vidyut’s action as we can see him fighting with car’s wipers, a pehelwan’s Mugdar, anything and everything that comes to his hands.
The only issue is Mark Hamilton’s cinematography fails to do any justice to Vidyut’s moves. In a similar zone, Tiger Shroff’s room-action scene in War was so beautifully shot. There is a scene which could have changed my entire stance for the slow 2nd half, in which we see Vidyut confronting Gulshan and that’s royally wasted. The climax might work in the single screens but apart from a few good actions scenes, there’s nothing to feed the multiplexes.
Commando 3 Movie Review: Star Performance
The only thing that separates Vidyut Jammwal from Tiger Shroff is his script sense. He’s where he’s today because of he’s a flexible beast & he can nail every action sequence you throw at him. The problem arises when the script demands him to act. As explained in the script analysis section above, the majority of his combat sequences are wasted.
From when I saw this film’s trailer, I knew the villain in Gulshan Devaiah will emerge as the hero for me & that’s what happened. From donning those lose clothes to speaking with that English accent, Gulshan carries the eccentricity of Buraq with style.
Also could the makers please stop making Adah Sharma speak with a Hyderabadi accent? Because she can’t. Angira Dhar is unidimensional & survived the entire film with a couple of expressions. Both the ladies have some good action sequences but that doesn’t serve any purpose to the story.
Commando 3 Box Office Review: Star Cast: Vidyut Jammwal, Gulshan Devaiah
Director: Aditya Datt
Producer: Vipul Amrutlal Shah
Commando 3 Box Office Review: Expectations
Commando as a franchise is not among the most popular ones in the industry but with an action star like Vidyut Jammwal in lead, this one has shown growth from film to film. If Commando took an opening of 3.7 crores, Commando 2 started with 5.15 crores. If Commando did a lifetime business of 21 crores, Commando 2 showed a little improvement by bringing in 24.90 crores.
Now with Commando 3, the makers have tried to really raise the bar. The scale is bigger, the star cast is better and the trailer is more impressive. But how much of all of this will come together? Well, the expectations are not big from Commando 3 either, but it is at least expected to take the franchise to a new level.
Commando 3 Box Office Review: Impact
As mentioned above, the trailer of Commando 3 was impressive. It promised some really kickass action by Vidyut Jammwal. Although it didn’t promise a unique storyline, a gripping screenplay along with, Adah Sharma, Angira Dhar’s action scenes and mind-blowing performance from Gulshan Devaiah was expected.
It keeps some of its promises while lags in others. First of all Vidyut Jammwal hasn’t been utilised well to do the kind of action he is expected to do. The guy has humongous expectations from his niche and for them, it’ll be a bit let down. There are a lot of action scenes in the film where he could’ve been far better. Also, the camerawork in those scenes could’ve been better.
Secondly, the screenplay never really engages you with it. The drama could’ve been really engrossing but it just doesn’t touch that mark. First half is still decent and builds up expectations for a better second half and finale but things just keep on sliding down. The climax is little better than the earlier part of the second half but again it could’ve been executed in a better way. Still, the emotional and secular angle will be liked by the masses.
The most pleasant surprise in the film has been thrown by Gulshan Devaiah who has played the role of cold-blooded terrorist exceedingly well. He is outstanding as the antagonist and his performance will give you chills. This is one character which will stay with you for quite some time. Adah Sharma and Angira Dhar were good in action scenes.
Music is fine. Tera Baap Aaya is good and gels well with the mood of the film and others are decent.
Commando 3 Box Office Review: Prospects
Overall, Commando 3 will find it tough in multiplexes but will be received fairly well in the small centers. Apart from its own demerits, the film will be affected by two major releases Panipat & Pati Patni Aur Woh next week. The film will do a lifetime business in 30-40 crores range depending on the kind of opening it takes.
Vidyut Jammwal deserves a bigger and better franchise.