Watch it for Jammwal and the action, if you must.

Vidyut Jammwal, the man who looked super suave as the super villain of the John Abraham starrer 'Force' and stunned us equally in his second collaboration with Vipul Amrutlal Shah 'Commando' is back again with 'Commando 2' and we say this with a heavy heart that he is the only good part in his latest outing that lacks a basic meaty script to support his delicious demeanor and all the awe-inspiring action stunts.

While the prequel was more about fighting with a notorious cold-blooded criminal and murderer played by Jaideep Alhawat, this one is more thematic with today's buzz words 'demonetization' and 'black money' as the key elements of the story. So a team of 4 headed by ACP Bhaktawar (Freddy Daruwala) has been assigned the job of getting the black money mafia king Vicky Chhada (Thakur Anoop Singh) to India. They have been assigned this job by Home Minister Abhaya Sharma (Shefali Shah) who also chose a customary geek and a shopaholic Hyderabadi female cop Bhavna Reddy (Adah Sharma) who adds humour to this actioner.

We have already mentioned how brawny and delectable does Jammwal look with his perfectly sculpted body and the language to put across all the action. He acts well too unfortunately the director decides to portray his former side better. Someone please give him a better film. Adah Sharma adds in the humor that wasn't really required in the film, although she does a decent job. It's her and Jammwal's that lacks intensity. Esha Gupta has a bit of a role too and she gets her femme fatale mode quite on point. Daruwala, Shah and Singh needed a bit more finesse. Rest of the supporting cast is okay.

The action stunts are good and Bhojani captures them well in his debut effort. He does try to make the film look good, given that his only meaty matter was Jammwal and his actions rather than the plot and the script. He has potential in this new role as well. Technically, the film is well made. The songs are okay and the background score decent. The film has a tick on adding the required masalas but hey, today's audience is looking for some good matter in the film, without which the whole effort simply looks wasted.

Watch it for Jammwal and the action, if you must.

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