If in the mood for beauty, brawn, exhilarating action, look no further than this Bollywood extravaganza; more twists than a F-scale tornado, Director Deven Bhojani uses martial artist, model and present day action guru, Vidyut Jammwal (Captain Dogra) as the hero of this spinning, at times nonsensical, parody of righteousness prevailing, regardless of the brilliant, nefarious outlaws. “Vicky Chaddha” is the metaphor for the malevolent force behind all that reeks of inordinate graft.
Black market funds (unaccounted money, unpaid taxes), resulting from influence peddling; 62% of India’s wealthy pay bribes to get the job done; this untold wealth is funneled into foreign banks; “Commando 2” courageously addresses this egregious affront to the justice system; padded with talent, (Jammwal, Adah Sharma, Esha Gupta (Angelina Jolie, lookalike) one can ignore the simplistic dialogue, whiplash jolts, contorted narrative, and wallow in Jammwal’s Adonis’ hunky, mesmerizing agility; sublime cinematography captures breathtaking views of Malaysia, Bangkok; never trusting the obvious, one shocker follows another, saving audiences from inertia and ennui.
On November 8th, 2016 Prime Minister Narendra Modi deemed that Rs 500 and Rs1000 rupee notes were worthless; demonetization meant to stem the “Black Market”, illegal activity and terrorism. Criticism, positive and negative, has “commanded” worldwide attention; “Commando 2: The Black Market Money Trail” presciently unveils, the cancer devouring India’s democracy.