Star Cast -
Sonu Sood, Naseeruddin Shah, Neha Dhupia,
Music Director -
These days the small budget movies are now in trends as they are leaving a special mark over the masses. The last week’s release Gangs of waaseypur, got a thumb up which included the story of ruthless war of superiority after Independence. This Friday release titled “Maximum” takes us nine years back to 2003 in Mumbai when politics, land deals, and fake encounters were at the peak.
Here a team of local police declares a war against Underworld and the responsibility is handed over to two chosen officers-Ratap Pandit played by Sonu Sood and Arun Inaamdar essayed by the veteran Naseeruddin Shah, the shoot-out specialists. The story revolves around these two characters, their journey and effort to gain ‘Maximum’ power. But in this battle these two are not alone, as there are others to prove their superiority too. The hidden conspiracy comes at every level. The officers’ dreams through layers of emotions and betrayals are brought to an unpredictable climax.
What here will surprise you is there isn`t much dramatic conflict between the duo which is much in need. What`s more disappointing is that the film at times leaves you clueless as in what is actually going on.
Taking a note of performances, Sonu Sood’s presence looks good at screens but due to a weak plot and the storyline he fails to leave his mark. Naseeruddin stuffed with lot of experience needs no review and somewhat he steals the show away. Neha Dhupia stunned everybody with her Saari and had an appealing appearance in the flick.
As far as music is concerned, Amjad-Nadeem try hard but fail to impress the audience. The only item number “Aa Ante”, leaves its mark but only for those who grasps song’s lyrics.
Director Kabir Kaushik brings Maximum with lack of the detailing and fails to bring the plot to better conclusion.
On the whole the flick doesn’t give you “Maximum” as the title promises, and the audience is left with minimum entertainment.