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Ab Tak Chhappan 2 Movie Review

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Ab Tak Chhappan 2 Movie Rating

In Bollywood, even though the film sequels have become a trend of sorts, there have been many films whose sequels have fared well as much as the original film itself. On the other hand, a few films' sequels have bombed miserably at the box-office. This week's release AB TAK CHHAPPAN 2, as the name suggests, is the sequel to 2004 film AB TAK CHHAPPAN. Will the sequel be as strong and powerful as the original? Let's find out.


The film starts off with Saadhu Agashe (Nana Patekar) in a confession room, wherein, he explains (in his inimitable style) the basic difference between reality, clarity and perception to ex Police Commissioner Pradhan (Mohan Agashe), while the police personnels are recording this conversation in control room. The confession session is immediately followed by a flashback, which establishes the whole story till the present. A calm and collected Saadhu, who, after having left his dreaded past behind him, lives a peaceful life with his only son in a village in Goa. He derives immense pleasure in fishing, cooking, playing marbles with the village children and also spending time with himself on the boat in the middle of the waters. Meanwhile in Mumbai, when the dreaded underworld raises its ugly head again, in order to eradicate the same, Home Minister Janardhan Jagirdar (Vikram Gokhale) and his top level 'management' decides to call back Saadhu and reinstate him back in the police force. Even though Jagirdar assures that he will 'manage' all the charges which were leveled against him, a firm Saadhu sticks to his guns and refuses the offer because of the step motherly treatment that was meted to him while he was in the force. It takes Saadhu his son to convince him to get reinstated in the police force. The very moment he joins back the force, Saadhu comes back to his original form and gets working on the job by activating his ever trusted informers, reliable sources and likes. No sooner he gets back to his job, he starts getting congratulatory messages from everyone, including the wheelchair ridden underworld don Rawale (Raj Zutshi). Amidst all this enters a crime reporter Shalu (Gul Panag), who, while seeking Saadhu's help to finish her late father's incomplete book on crime, later, goes onto become one of his close associates. In the meanwhile, Saadhu's son gets killed by shooters, thus, leaving Saadhu totally shattered and devastated. With the help of Shalu, Saadhu discovers a shocking truth, which forces him to do one more 'encounter' and that too... in full frontal view of the public! Who were the killers of Saadhu's innocent son and what was their motive, what shocking truth does Saadhu discover is what forms the rest of the story.


Right from the first frame of the film, the film's director Aejaz Gulab (making his debut with this film) desperately tries to pick up where Shimit Amin left AB TAK CHHAPPAN. The sad part is that, while Shimit delivered a substantial AB TAK CHHAPPAN, Aejaz falters very badly with AB TAK CHHAPPAN 2, right from the word go. He fails miserably to keep the audiences engaged in the film's plot, courtesy, the directionless storyline, hopelessly and unbelievably poor camera work and very average performances by everyone. Aejaz Gulab, really, really has a long way to go as a director, if he wants to sustain himself in this field.


Speaking of performances, even though it's obvious that its Nana's film all the way, he delivers a shockingly average and disinterested performance, which takes away the charm of the film in a big way. As far as the rest of the characters are concerned, there is hardly anyone who can be written about for delivering a decent performance. Be it the seasoned actors like Vikram Gokhale, Ashutosh Rana, Raj Zutshi or even Gul Panag... all of who fail totally (read 'miserably') in delivering the goods. Dilip Prabhawalkar has a blink-and-you-miss kind of cameo.


The characters look lost courtesy the nonexistent plot. Given the premise of the film, even though there is no room for music, the film's background music (Sandeep Chowta) helps the film and its situations move forward. Though the dubbing is very bad, it goes off-sync at certain places. A film of this genre tends to rely very heavily on its editing, but AB TAK CHHAPPAN 2's editor (Vinay Chauhan) lands up doing a very shabby job. The film's cinematography (Siddharth More) is extremely terrible. The poor quality images and senseless camera angles of the film gives an impression that it's been shot on a shoddy mobile phone! The action sequences (Javed Eijaz) action scenes are decent and probably the only saving grace.


On the whole, AB TAK CHHAPPAN 2 is a poorly made sequel and can be skipped.

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