Commando 2: The Black Money Trail

Commando 2: The Black Money Trail (or simply Commando 2) is a 2017 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Deven Bhojani and produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, Dhaval Jayantilal Gada and Reliance Entertainment.[3] Ritesh Shah wrote the script and dialogues of the film, while the story was written by Suresh Nair. The film is the second installment of Commando film series and stars Vidyut Jammwal, Adah Sharma, Esha Gupta, Freddy Daruwala and Thakur Anoop Singh.

Commando 2: The Black Money Trail
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDeven Bhojani
Written byDialogues:
Ritesh Shah
Screenplay byRitesh Shah
Story bySuresh Nair
Produced byVipul Shah
Dhaval Jayantilal Gada
Anil Ambani
StarringVidyut Jammwal
Adah Sharma
Esha Gupta
Freddy Daruwala
Thakur Anoop Singh
CinematographyChirantan Das
Edited byAmitabh Shukla
Sanjay Sharma
Music bySongs:
Mannan Shaah
Gourov Roshin
Prasad Sashte
Distributed byReliance Entertainment
Release date
  • 3 March 2017 (2017-03-03)
Running time
122 minutes
Budget26 crore[1]
Box office39.04 crore[2]

Principal photography commenced on 17 February 2016.[4][5][6] The songs were composed by Mannan Shaah and Gourov Roshin, while the score was composed by Prasad Sashte. The cinematography was handled by Chirantan Das, while the editing were handled by Amitabh Shukla and Sanjay Sharma.

Commando 2: The Black Money Trail was released on 3 March 2017 in Hindi, along with the dubbed versions of Tamil and Telugu languages.[7] A sequel titled Commando 3 was released in 2019 with Vidyut Jammwal and Adah Sharma reprising their roles.[8]

Plot edit

Captain Karanveer 'Karan' Singh Dogra is assigned on a mission to eradicate black money, which has been siphoned to banks, along with his gang. Karan, along with Inspector Bhavana Reddy and ACP Bakhtawar Khan, heads to Vicky Chaddha's house, where he meets his wife Maria. The next day, a bomb blast occurs where Vicky and Maria are saved, but their daughter Tara dies. However, Maria kills her husband and tells that she is Vicky Chaddha. A cat and mouse game ensues, where Karan, Bhavana and Bakhtawar follow Vicky and defeats her army including Vicky's main henchman K.P. Though Vicky transferred the money, Karan reveals to Vicky that he had changed the history in which the money was scheduled, and that the money has actually been transferred to a replaced account, which will help the poor farmers in India. Karan also tells that this was planned from the first day itself. After the revelation, Bhavana shoots Vicky, thus completing their mission. Later, Karan receives a phone call from his superiors and is assigned for another mission.

Cast edit

Soundtrack edit

Commando 2
Soundtrack album by
Mannan Shaah and Gourov-Roshin
Released13 February 2017
GenreFilm soundtrack
DirectorDeven Bhojani
ProducerVipul Amrutlal Shah
Mannan Shaah chronology
Commando: A One Man Army
Commando 2
Namastey England
Gourov-Roshin chronology
Commando 2

The songs of the film have been composed by Mannan Shaah and Gourov Roshin, while the lyrics have been penned by Aatish Kapadia and Kumaar. The background score has been composed by Prasad Sashte. The soundtrack was released on 13 February 2017 by T-Series. The song "Hare Krishna Hare Ram" is a recreated version of the title track of the 2007 film Bhool Bhulaiyaa starring Akshay Kumar, which was originally composed by Pritam and lyrics written by Sameer. The music for this song was recreated by Gourov-Roshin with lyrics written by Kumaar.

Track listing
1."Hare Krishna Hare Ram"KumaarPritam
(Recreated by Gourov-Roshin)
Armaan Malik, Raftaar, Ritika3:30
2."Tere Dil Mein"Aatish KapadiaMannan ShaahArmaan Malik3:41
3."Seedha Saadha"KumaarMannan ShaahAmit Mishra2:58
4."Commando (Title Track)"KumaarMannan ShaahAditi Singh Sharma2:48
5."Tere Dil Mein (Club Mix)"Aatish KapadiaMannan ShaahArmaan Malik3:17
6."Seedha Saadha (Reprise Version)"KumaarMannan ShaahJubin Nautiyal3:06
7."Commando (English)"KumaarMannan ShaahAditi Singh Sarma2:48
Total length:22:08

Reception edit

Critical response edit

Samrudhi Ghosh of India Today gave 3/5 stars and wrote "Commando 2 does not explore a novel theme - it's the classic good vs evil - but the high-voltage action makes this an entertaining one for fans of the genre."[9] Renuka Vyavahare of The Times of India gave 2.5/5 stars and wrote "Vidyut Jammwal is a solid action star and his stunts are the only reason you manage to sit through this never-ending tale of 'catch-Vicky Chadda-if-you-can'."[10] Devesh Sharma of Filmfare gave 2.5/5 stars and wrote "High on action thriller with a bizarre storyline."[11] Madhuri of Filmibeat gave 2.5/5 stars and wrote "Commando 2 is strictly for Vidyut Jammwal fans and for those who have a thing for action-fests."[12] Surabhi Redkar of Koimoi gave 2/5 stars and wrote "Commando 2 does no justice to its name. It’s a lackluster action film with remotely riveting story."[13] Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times gave 2/5 stars and wrote "Commando 2 lacks heart and is all muscles. If may not even quench your thirst for some adrenaline-pumping stunts."[14] Kriti Tulsiani of News18 gave 2/5 stars and wrote "It’s a well-thought film, but not a well-woven one."[15] Bollywood Hungama gave 2/5 stars and wrote "Commando 2 is a predictable entertainer that would appeal only to its target audience."[16]

Accolades edit

Award Category Recipient Result
Filmfare Awards Filmfare Award for Best Action Franz Spilhaus Nominated

Game edit

Commando 2, an action mobile video game adaptation was developed by Zapak Mobile Games Pvt. Ltd. to accompany the film's release.

Sequel edit

A sequel titled Commando 3 was released on 29 November 2019 in which Vidyut Jammwal and Adah Sharma reprise their roles.

References edit

  1. ^ "Commando 2".
  2. ^ "Commando 2 Box Office Collection | India | Day Wise | Box Office - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. 3 March 2017.
  3. ^ "This is when Vidyut Jammwal's 'Commando 2' will hit theatres". Daily News & Analysis. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Commando 2". Bollywood Hungama. 13 August 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Commando' sequel to go on floors on Wednesday in Mumbai". Mid-Day. 17 February 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Time for action on 'Commando 2'!". The Times of India. 17 February 2016. Archived from the original on 20 February 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  7. ^ Hungama, Bollywood. "Commando 2 – Latest News, Videos, Photos – Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Vidyut Jammwal's 'Commando 3' to release on 20 September". The Times of India.
  9. ^ "Commando 2 movie review: Vidyut Jammwal's surgical strike on black money is an adrenaline rush". India Today.
  10. ^ "Commando 2: The Black Money Trail Movie Review". The Times of India.
  11. ^ "Movie Review: Commando 2 :The Black Money Trail". Filmfare.
  12. ^ "Commando 2 Movie Review: Vidyut Jammwal Packs A Solid Punch But Is Let Down By His Co-Stars!". Filmibeat.
  13. ^ "Commando 2 Review: A Lackluster Action Film With Remotely Riveting Story". Koimoi.
  14. ^ "Commando 2 movie review: Vidyut Jammwal's stunts hold, but the film lacks heart". Hindustan Times.
  15. ^ "Commando 2 Review: Vidyut Jammwal's Action is in High-form but Dialogues Dilute the Impact". News18.
  16. ^ "Commando 2 Movie Review". Bollywood Hungama.

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