Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Quick Review of Ab Tak Chappan 2

Ab Tak Chhappan 2, a film by Aejaz Gulab, is another attempt to make a sequel to a successful movie of 2004 Ab Tak Chhappan. Offlate, it has become a trend to make a sequel, but it becomes challenging to carry forward the legacy of success. Ab Tak Chhappan 2 is not as good as its original film.

The story revolves around Inspector Sadhu Agashe (Nana Patekar), an encounter specialist. It is being said that the character of Sadhu Agashe is inspired by the life of Police Sub-Inspector with Mumbai Police force Daya Nayak.

The film begins with Sadhu in confession room, where he explains about the basic difference between reality and perception to ex Police Commissioner Pradhan (Mohan Agashe). The story moves into flash back.

After his wife’s (Revathy) murder, he moves out of the city and gets settled in Goa with his only son Aman (Tanmay Jahagirdar). Initial frames are shown Sadhu frying fish, playing marbles with local kids, paddling a boat etc. He is being invited by Home Minister Janardhan Jagirdar (Vikram Gokhale) to join back the force to lead the encounter tasks in Mumbai city, which he denies. Aman tries to convince Sadhu to join back the force. Aman’s one statement- “My dad is a cop not fisherman”- inspires Sadhu to join back the force. Sadhu reestablishes contacts with his informers and a series of encounters begin. Ashutosh Rana is part of his team. Gul Panag plays the role of crime reporter.   

It is all predictable thereafter. Lot of killings, double games, power hunger etc. projected in the movie. And as expected, having reinstated in police force brought new challenges for Sadhu.

Ab Tak Chhappan 2 is definitely an out and out Nana Patekar movie, but fails to impress.

Rating: 2/5 (Average)