Reliving the Bollywood’s one of the favorite genre, crime-thriller, director Kabeer Kaushik has come up with his latest release Maximum, featuring Sonu Sood, Naseeruddin Shah, Amit Sadh and Neha Dhupia.
The film is set in the previous Mumbai i.e Bombay and the story portrays the embezzlements in politics, land deals and fake encounters. But, sad to say, that the film fails to deliver the MAXIMUM as the title promises.
The story of Maximum goes back to 2003, where the local police had declared a war against the underworld. Two brave officers Pratap Pandit (Sonu Sood) and Arun Inaamdar (Naseeruddin Shah) have been given the responsibility to weed out the wrong-doers. While Pandit (Sonu Sood) is ambitious, Inaamdar (Naseeruddin) is shown conniving and silent.
The story is majorly based on the two cops, one journey and a struggle for power, maximum power.
Maximum lacks the punch and the plot badly lacks meat. What’s more disappointing is that the film at times leaves you clueless as in what’s actually going on.
Talking about the performances, Sonu Sood is an encounter cop of few words and many bullets. He’s the blue-eyed boy of the Establishment. A man with all the power. Sonu has an impressive screen presence, but, fails to prove himself due to weak plot.
Naseeruddin is just dynamic. No wonder Shah just steals the show with his power pack performance.
Other stars like Neha Dhupia, plays Pandit’s wife, who would be subsequently killed by his rivals in the climax. Neha looks lovely and more appealing in traditional, sari avatar, rather than her bikini look.
Vinay Pathak plays Tiwari, an Uttar-Bharatiya neta, looks convincing as the politician. Amit Sadh as a reporter is decent in his role.
The music is given by Amjad-Nadeem and the lyrics are penned by Shabbir Ahmed. One notable thing in the movie is Hazel Keech’s popular item number Aa ante amalapuram.
Overall, the film certainly fails to bring the MAXIMUM.