Ab Tak Chhappan 2 Reviews
Everything about it feels rehashed and redundant.
This kind of film can work if it has a new spin on an old story. But the cop who gets busy notching up kills, without making us wonder about the morality of someone taking it upon themselves to exterminate humans, is a cipher. So is the film. And the worst part? It’s full of blips, everyone’s lips going silent, as soon as, presumably, a cussword comes along.Oh our delicate ears.
Ab Tak Chhappan 2 is solely dependent on Nana Patekar and he doesn’t disappoint, but he alone is not enough to save a film that is almost a replica of the original. However, it offers thrilling scenes and a good first half. On second thoughts, I think it works in the wrong way because the first half raises the expectations and then the film loses the steam. Still, it’s not an unwatchable film. You’ll like it if you don’t want it to compete with LA Confidential or Training Day or Sehar or Ardh Satya.
This sequel stands as an example of why every part 2 (or 3) is not necessarily a good idea.
Watch this if you are a fan of Patekar and have an appetite for gory gangster-cop films.
Ab Tak Chhappan 2 is so terribly obvious in its deviousness, there’s not even a smidgen of surprise to expect...
Does Ab Tak Chhappan have any redeeming feature at all? Well, it has no songs. But, then, who would feel like singing when trapped in a darkened hall where Ab Tak Chhappan 2 is playing? Stay away unless you are a diehard Nana Patekar fan.
Despite its flaws, ATC2 can be watched, if you are a diehard Nana Patekar fan. On second thoughts, watching the original again would be a smarter move.
A failed attempt to rekindle the excitement of its first part, Ab Tak Chappan 2 is like attempting to go back to an ex who has clearly moved on!
...is a pointless film. It's a film that shouldn't have been made in the first place. It misfires!
For an action drama, there is a lot of talk in Ab Tak Chhappan 2 but not all of it is worth a listen. Obviously, Patekar's Agashe has the best lines as he shoots wisecracks and indulges in sardonic talk. Some of it draws a few laughs, making it the only redeeming bit of the film.
Ab Tak Chhappan 2 is all talk and no play. There is no killer action or pace like its prequel. It lacks the nerve to make up for a entertaining cop drama. Shoddy direction and editing spoil all the fun.
AB TAK CHHAPPAN 2 is a poorly made sequel and can be skipped.
More than a decade after Shimit Amin made one of the more memorable gangster films, a deathly dull sequel to it is here. Ab Tak Chhappan 2 merely wants to cash on its predecessor, the underworld had almost taken a backseat then in 2004, but the memories of it still remained fresh due to the havoc it unleashed earlier.
... there's just one feature of this film that allows the viewer to sit through its agonizing two hours - Nana Patekar. The veteran actor pulls out all stops in action, dialogue delivery and even scenes of sparse comedy. But how long can even the most industrious captain sail a sinking ship? Ab Tak Chappan 2 goes down without a trace. Even Ram Gopal Varma's worst film has more cinematic nuance than this rookie mistake.
Nana Patekar is at his blistering best, even though he is shown ageing in the sequel. He is still sharp and agile, putting his younger teammates to shame. For his fans, this is a must watch.
Audience Reviews for Ab Tak Chhappan 2
Ab Tak Chhappan (2004) is a movie that stands all by itself; it doesn't need a sequel nor can a proper sequel be made out of what was left at the end of the film. So even if this is a daunting effort, the tediousness will bore you.
Now, the plot of this much-anticipated sequel is hauntingly similar to its prequel. All-star encounter specialist Sadhu Agashe (Patekar) comes out of retirement and rebuilds his reputation as a maverick. The sidekicks are new, though the attention-seeker that was played by Yashpal Sharma then is now played by Ashutosh Rana in a seemingly absurd role. The same phone conversations with an overseas gangster, collateral damage, raw language, camera work, and Patekar's distinct talking style are all reminiscent of the brilliant movie we adored a decade ago, but twenty minutes later, the narration fails to arrest our senses. Slowly though, the tension picks up, but soon fades away. We end up feeling displeased.
Had most of the previous cast brought back, this could have been made into a much better thriller, but given that Agashe is fighting the bureaucracy this time, all is built on stinking stones of predictability. The scattered sequences and bad editing further adds to the damage done to the original film. Moreover, the climax goes slightly overboard, dealing and being priggish about the current state of politics.
Patekar is brilliant as always, and he does a splendid work. Rana is wasted and I wonder what Gul Panag as a crime reporter was doing in the film. She barely had a role to play and is only found shouting.
BOTTOM LINE: If you loved the 2004 film, you may give it a try, for it is an average thriller. Otherwise, skipping wouldn't be harmful.
Can be watched with a typical Indian family? NO
Ab Tak Chhappan 2, a film by Aejaz Gulab is another attempt to make a sequel to successful movie of 2004 Ab Tak Chhappan. Offlate, it has become a trend to make a sequel, but it becomes challenging to carry forward the legacy of success. Ab Tak Chhappan 2 is not good as its original film.
The story revolves around Inspector Sadhu Agashe (Nana Patekar), an encounter specialist. It is being said that the character of Sadhu Agashe was inspired by the life of Police Sub-Inspector with Mumbai Police force Daya Nayak.
The film begins with Sadhu in confession room, where he ecplains about the basic difference between reality and perception to ex Police Commissioner Pradhan (Mohan Agashe). The story moves into flash back.
After his wife’s (Revathy) murder, he moves out of the city and gets settled in Goa with his only son Aman (Tanmay Jahagirdar). Initial frames are shown Sadhu frying fish, playing marbles with local kids, paddling a boat etc. He is being invited by Home Minister Janardhan Jagirdar (Vikram Gokhale) to join back the force to lead the encounter tasks in Mumbai city, which he denies. Aman tries to convince Sadhu to join back the force. Aman’s one statement- “My dad is a cop not fisherman”- inspires Sadhu to join back the force. Sadhu reestablishes contacts with his informers and a series of encounters begin. Ashutosh Rana is part of his team. Gul Panag plays the role of crime reporter.
It is all predictable thereafter. Lot of killings, double games, power hunger etc. projected in the movie. And as expected, having reinstated in police force brought new challenges for Sadhu.
Ab Tak Chhappan 2 is definitely an outright Nana Patekar movie, but fails to impress.
Not worth watching, pure waste of time