Film: "Ab Tak Chhappan 2"; Cast: Nana Patekar, Gul Panag, Ashutosh Rana, Mohan Agashe, Govind Namdeo; Directed by Ejaz Gulab; Rating: ** 1/2 (two and a half stars)
Get this. If the cop-and-gangster genre must continue to flourish in Hindi cinema, it must seek sustenance in the cliches.
That's what debutant director Ejaz Gulab does in the sequel to the highly-rated 2004 film. Taking the character of the "encounter specialist" cop out of his (11 year?) retirement, the narrative constructs a combustive plot about the nexus between politicians and criminals, and the conflict that arises when ideologies are squandered in greed and opportunism.
Admittedly all this has been done to death in earlier film. Yet, "Ab Tak Chappan 2" had me hooked. A lot of the film's spirit and energy flows from the» Read full review
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