Commando 02: The Black Money Trail (or simply Commando 2) is a 2017 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Deven Bhojani and produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, Dhaval Jayantilal Gada and Reliance Entertainment.
The film is a sequel to the 2013 film Commando: A One Man Army and the second instalment of Commando film series. The principal photography of the film commenced on 17 February 2016.
The Movie Stars Vidyut Jammwal, Adah Sharma, Esha Gupta and Freddy Daruwala. The film was released on 03 March 2017. It was followed by a sequel titled Commando 03 which released in 2019.
Commando Karanveer Singh Dogra “Karan” is skilled in many aspects of survival, weaponry, and hand-to-hand combat. He is on a mission to eradicate black money, which has been siphoned to banks along with his gang. He goes to Vicky Chaddha’s house where during night time, his wife Maria reveals that they did not have a life like this in the past.
The film flashes to a flashback where his husband was forced to do all this because when he declined to do a negative job, the very next day, a bomb blast occurred where Vicky was saved but their daughter Tara died. Very soon, Maria kills her husband and says that she is the real Vicky Chaddha. Karan and his gang follow Vicky Chaddha and finally find her transferring money to an account. Karan beats up all the army in her team but does not stop the money transfer.
It is then revealed that he changed the account in which the money was scheduled to the transferred and the replaced account which will help the poor people. He said this was planned on the very first day. When Vicky says that police cannot arrest her, Bhavna Reddy shoots Vicky and they get out of there. While Karan and Bhavna will be together, a phone call arrives where Karan says he is waiting for a new mystery to arrive.
- Vidyut Jammwal as Commando Karanveer Singh Dogra (Karan).
- Adah Sharma as Inspector Bhavna Reddy.
- Esha Gupta as Maria.
- Vansh Bharadwaj as Maria’s husband, Vicky Chaddha.
- Freddy Daruwala as ACP Bakhtawar Khan.
- Suhail Nayyar as Dishank Chowdhury.
- Thakur Anoop Singh as K.P.
- Shefali Shah as Leena Chowdhury.
- Satish Kaushik as Dhariwal Ranwal.
- Ivan Rodrigues as Kamath.
- Adil Hussain as Karan’s Boss.
- Kannan Arunachalam as Shrinath Iyer.
- Siddharth Kher as Jimmy Kher.
- Avisha Sharma as Tara.
- Sumit Gulati as Zafar Hussain, the hacktivist.
- Prince Rodde as Whisperer.
- Jeet Raidutt as Vinay.
The songs of the film have been composed by Mannan Shaah and Gourov Roshin, while the lyrics have been penned by Aatish Kapadia and Kumaar. The background score has been composed by Prasad Sashte. The soundtrack was released on 13 February 2017 by T-Series.
Franz Spilhaus has been nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Action for this film.
- Commando 02 is also the only film in the series to be released along with its Tamil and Telugu dubbed versions.
- The makers of the film wanted to show the film to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as it was based on black money.
You can find a full index and outline of the Commando franchise here.
Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Deven Bhojani.
- Producer(s): Vipul Shaha, Dhaval Jayantilal Gada, and Anil Ambani.
- Writer(s): Ritesh Shah and Suresh Nair.
- Music: Mannan Shaah and Gourov Roshin (songs) and Prasad Sasthe (score).
- Cinematography: Chirantan Das.
- Editor(s): Amitabh Shukla and Sanjay Sharma.
- Production: Sunshine Pictures, Pen India Limited, and Reliance Entertainment.
- Distributor(s): Reliance Entertainment.
- Release Date: 03 March 2017.
- Running Time: 122 minutes.
- Rating: Unrated.
- Country: India.
- Language: Hindi.