Ab Tak Chappan 2 | Movie Review 27 Feb 2015   550


Cast: Nana Patekar, Vikram Gokhale, Mohan Agashe, Raj Zutshi, Gul Panag, Ashutosh Rana, Dilip Prabhawalkar
Direction: Aejaz Gulab
Genre: Crime
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes


Ab Tak Chappan has become a cult classic. The 2004 cop action drama film is etched deep in the minds of people across the world, mainly because of Nana Patekar’s superb portrayal of Sadhu Agashe—a character based on the real life of Mumbai sub-inspector DayaNayak.

Ab Tak Chhappan 2 is a 2015 Hindi crime film produced by Raju Chada and Gopal Dalvi. The film is directed by AejazGulab and scripted by NileshGirkar. The film stars Nana Patekar in the lead role. It also stars Gul Panag, and AshutoshRana.

The film picks up from where the first installment ends. But Sadhu isn’t in the police department anymore. He now lives in a secluded village in Goa with his son. Mumbai is under terrorist threat and the CM asks Sadhu to be back in office. After a lot of coaxing, he finally agrees when his son asks him to join back. He is back in form in no time and starts working in his usual way by killing gangsters after getting information from informers. However, pretty soon, his son is killed by the mafia, just like his wife was. Post that begins Sadhu’s saga of revenge and how he tries to clean up the system by staying inside the police department.

Nana Patekar is at his usual best. His cheeky dialogues make you laugh. Considering his age, he does really well with the action part of the film. There are no songs in the film, which is a relief for this genre.

It is a same old movie trick played by AejazGulab with not much appealing story. The story revolves around the same old political scenario which is seen in every movie now a day, nothing new or different added to this movie. Gul Panag who is supposed to play a crime reporter in the film, is just a filler. His presence in the film is as good as empty seats in theatres.

As compared to the first part, which was a Blockbuster. This part isn’t even close to it. Neither at all well directed nor it made a point to appeal its viewers. Very much hyped movie after its success of first part. Could have been a gross making movie had it had some punch to storyline.

Critics Rating

Times of India:

Your heart goes out to Nana Patekar, who resurrects his role as an encounter cop and in doing so, lends utmost authenticity to his character. As a man torn between his duty as a cop and responsibility as a father, he singlehandedly strives to salvage what appears to be a poor remake of the gripping original (Shimit Amin’s Ab Tak Chhappan, 2004) with his tremendous screen presence.
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Bollywood Hungama:

nIn 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.
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Ab Tak Chhappan 2 is so terribly obvious in its deviousness, there’s not even a smidgen of surprise to expect, says Sukanya Verma. Will he? Won’t he? There’s an attractive unpredictability to Nana Patekar’s contemplations on celluloid. It adds to his edge, calm and madness, or should I simply say — range.
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NDTV Movies:

A countdown to a disaster from the moment it kicks off, Ab Tak Chhappan 2 has Nana Patekar back in a role that is right up his street. But for the film to work, it would have needed much more by way of a convincing script and at least a few believable characters. It has neither. Helmed by stunt director Aejaz Gulab, Ab Tak Chhappan 2 is an ambitious cartwheel gone horribly wrong. It is an ill-advised, rough-hewn sequel to what is widely, and rightly, regarded as one of Mumbai’s better cop dramas.
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Terrific Nana Patekar in weirdly shot been-there-seen-that follow up to the brilliant Shimit Amin 2004 crime epic. Aejaz Gulab rewards the audience of the genre and the fans of the original a shamefully lame uninteresting sequel. ‘Ab Tak Chappan 2’ fails to live up to the original in every way; it’s such a mistake that even Nana Patekar remarkable brilliance fails to rectify.
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Encounter specialist Sadhu Agashe (Nana Patekar) who is forced into semi-retirement after his various encounters and cases against him is cajoled back into joining the force in Mumbai. Enjoying the bliss of Goa with his son, he breaks out of his reverie after his son tells him that he should not be the reason of him (Sadhu) not joining the police force. He is a policeman, not a fisherman, his son tells him.
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Indian Express:

The tough and uncompromising policeman fearlessly locking horns with the mob has long been a movie staple. In 2004, ‘Ab Tak Chappan’ gave us the story of ‘encounter specialist’ Sadhu Mohan Agashe , based on real-life cop Daya Nayak, and it was a cracking film about crime and punishment.
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