Movie: Ab Tak Chappan 2
Star cast: Nana Patekar, Gul Panag, Ashutosh Rana, Vikram Gokhale, Govind Namdeo
Director: Aejaz Gulab
Producer: Wave Cinemas
Claps for: Nana Patekar, action and dialogues
Slaps for: melodrama and predictability
Popcorn Refill: During the interval
Story: Encounter cop Sadhu Agashe (Nana Patekar) is living a normal life in a secluded village in Goa, away from the hustle bustle of Mumbai and it's crime world. However, with the increasing crime rate, the government feels the need to revive the encounter squad under the leadership of a non corrupt and sincere cop. That is when Nana Patekar is called back. How he manages to get hold of the culprits is what the film revolves around.
Performances: Nana Patekar as the encounter specialist does an excellent job. Even though you are watching him after 11 years in the same avatar, he is just the same. Though the film's script is weak, Nana will bowl you over with his fine performance. It is because of him the movie is watchable. Vikram Gokhale as the politician and Ashutosh Rana as the police officer are apt in their roles. However their roles lack the depth. Gul Panag seems to be completely wasted in the movie.
Direction: Aejaz Gulab as a debutant director fails to recreate the magic of 'Ab Tak Chappan'. His script falters at few places and he is unable to strike a connect between the two parts of the movies. The camera handling seems pretty amateur. To make things worse are the edits included in the film to keep up with the latest notification of the Censor Board. And a special mention about the film's climax, which was in plain simple terms stupid!
Combo on offer: Action + Thriller = A shady recreation of 'Ab Tak Chappan'
Final Verdict: We give the film Slaps for its weak script and awful camera handling.