"Commando - A One Man Army" is an action thriller film starring Vidyut Jamwal, Pooja Chopra and Jaideep Ahlawat in the main roles. The film has garnered positive reviews from critics for the action scenes. Vidyut, who shot to fame with "Force", received appreciation for his role as Commando in the film.
The film's name was taken from an Arnold Schwarzenegger starrer and the plot is based on Hollywood's 1982 blockbuster film "First Blood".
Check out what our critics have said about the film:
Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama said: "COMMANDO is expected to change the action landscape of Bollywood, with Vidyut partaking in never-witnessed-before action sequences, hand-to-hand combat, mid-air splits and somersaults, extreme acrobatics et al, all done *without* body double or cables, but by the actor himself. In that respect, COMMANDO takes action in Hindi movies to another level. The skeptics may argue, we have seen it all in movies starring Tony Jaa, but COMMANDO is, perhaps, the first Hindi movie that attempts to showcase a series of death-defying, high-octane stunts performed by the lead man himself. Naturally, Vidyut is being peddled as the new action hero of Bollywood.
"COMMANDO attempts to encompass every stunt possible to entice the Indian viewer, which Vidyut implements as dexterously and effortlessly as Tony Jaa or Johnny Tri Nguyen. Nonetheless, films that focus on chase and action should stick to the core issue, hence the romance between the lead pair [in the first half of the film], the mandatory songs [especially the one filmed in Kutch, again the first hour] and the political interference [in the second hour] appear completely forced in the scheme of things. But these shortcomings are pardonable, to a large extent, for the reason that the action sequences keep you mesmerized largely.
"The drama has its moments, especially when the cat and mouse game begins. The sequences in the jungle -- which forms a major chunk of the movie -- and the good versus bad altercations and confrontations are attention-grabbing.
"On the whole, COMMANDO is vintage good versus evil saga in a strikingly new avatar. A high-voltage action fare that's racy, pulsating and packed with some adrenaline-pumping stunts. Watch it!"
Deboshree Ghosh of Bollywoodlife.com said: "Vidyut Jamwal's action prowess and Gangs Of Wasseypur dude Jaideep Ahlawat's thespian skills make for a deadly combination.
"Vidyut Jamwal is where all the action is in Vipul Shah's Commando - A One Man Army. He is one juggernaut in the film - crushing the hell out of every gunda, leaving them on the brink of unconsciousness. Pooja Chopra's role as a blabbering, full-of-life Punjabi chick seems like a rip-off of Kareena Kapoor's character, Geet from Jab We Met. The girl surely knows how to act, but the comparisons are evident since there have been several offshoots of Geet and this seems to be just another one - albeit with a bit of voice modulation, it could have been way better.
"We love the locations - the fabulous foliage of Punjab and the clear water running through the streams - giving all that action the much needed soothing effect. Shot mostly in the jungles, the film captures thedhamakedaar action sequences perfectly in the lap of nature.
"Watch Commando for its riveting fight sequences, some major eye-candy and an entertaining performance by Jaideep."
Shilpa Jamkhandikar of Reuters said: "An Indian Army officer crashes his helicopter into Chinese territory and is subjected to third degree torture. But Karanvir Dogra aka Commando doesn't let slip any secrets.
"Pooja Chopra is shrill and irritating but Vidyut Jamwal as Karanvir is surprisingly effective with his brooding silence. He's a good choice for the lead role inDilip Ghosh's "Commando", pulling off the action sequences with panache.
"In his role as the tyrannical and egomaniacal villain, Jaideep Ahlawat is chilling - and is likely to give you the creeps. The action sequences are executed well.
"Watch "Commando" only if you like action films and are a diehard fan of the genre."
Subhash K Jha of IANS said: "Without the risk of exaggeration we can 'safely' say Vidyut Jamwal takes the kind of risks in his action scenes that we haven't seen in any screen-hero from any part of the world. The choreographic precision with which Vidyut flips, somersaults, and fells his adversaries is a sign of an exceptionally skilled action-hero.
"We really don't want to see Vidyut romance the pretty Punjabi damsel in distress played by Pooja Chopra who seems a tad too well-groomed for the rigours of the jungle. Not that we care. We just want to see Vidyut take on the bad guys, full-force. And boy, does Vidyut deliver!
"Apart from those utterly annoying song breaks, there are no digressions from the dynamics of instant score-settling. The film is shot on some interesting locations. The backwaters of Punjab and the thick jungles serve as just the right ambience for the rugged actioner.
"To its credit Commando creates a climate of clenched conflict for the hero to vent his voluminous talent as a martial artiste."