Commando 3 (film)

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Commando 3
Commando 3 official poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAditya Datt
Produced byVipul Shah
Reliance Entertainment
Motion Picture Capital
Written byDarius Yarmil
Junaid Wasi
StarringVidyut Jammwal
Adah Sharma
Angira Dhar
Gulshan Devaiah
Music bySongs:
Mannan Shaah
Vikram Montrose
Score:
Saurabh Bhalerao
CinematographyMark Hamilton
Edited bySandeep Kurup
Production
companies
Sunshine Pictures
Reliance Entertainment
Motion Picture Capital
Distributed byReliance Entertainment
Release date
  • 29 November 2019 (2019-11-29)
Running time
134 minutes[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Box officeest. ₹401.5 million[2]

Commando 3 is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Aditya Datt and produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, Reliance Entertainment.[3][4] The film is the sequel of Commando: A One Man Army (2013) and Commando 2: The Black Money Trail (2017). The third installment of Commando film series, the film features Vidyut Jammwal, Adah Sharma, and Angira Dhar in lead roles, with Gulshan Devaiah portraying the antagonist.[5][6][7][8][9] Jammwal reprises his role as the commando Karan, who goes undercover with encounter specialist Bhavana Reddy for an anti-terrorist mission in London.

Principal photography for the film began in September 2018 in Bradford and York City in England. The film was theatrically released in India on 29 November 2019.[10][11] A commercial success, it became the highest grossing film in the Commando film series.[12]

Plot[edit]

The Mumbai Police officers arrest three young terror suspects and try to interrogate them but get no information. Karanveer Singh Dogra "Karan" is called to help the police, but one of the suspects kills himself. Upon investigating further, Karan learns the suspects received money and VHS tapes containing a terrorist's message. Also, one of the suspects talks repeatedly about 9/11, which is decoded as an attack on India on the day of Diwali. Further learning the recordings were shot by a camera in London, Karan decides to go undercover along with Bhavana Reddy, who assisted him on his previous mission. Posing as a married couple, they arrive in London where Mallika Sood, a British Intelligence officer, picks them up and takes them to their work station where another agent named Armaan Akhtar assists them. On the other hand, the British Muslim terrorist Burqa Ansari forces his son Abeer to watch him kill a man. Abeer's mother and Burqa's ex-wife Zahira wants to contact the police but is threatened by Burqa. Learning two Indian agents have arrived in London to capture him, Burqa enlists his agents' help to track them while Karan and his team go through the same process to follow Burqa's agents. While pursuing a suspect, Karan meets Zahira and Abeer and soon gets involved in a bike chase with the suspect, resulting in the latter's accidental death. Karan retrieves his phone and answers Burqa's call, further telling him he would soon visit the dead suspect's house. Karan and the team arrive at the home, but outside it is stopped by Burqa's goons. A fight breaks out, resulting in Karan getting thrown out of the house by an explosion. The video goes viral, and so does Bhavana's tweet supporting Karan.

It is soon revealed to be a part of Karan's plan when he releases a challenging Burqa video without disclosing his identity. When Burqa's DNA matches a murder suspect, Karan and his team rush to Burqa's restaurant but find him gone. Realizing he would have gone to pick up his son from school, Karan arrives there and challenges him before the latter disappears. Back in Mumbai, the two suspects are reformed by a Muslim saint. Burqa is unwilling to let go of his son and soon finds himself exposed when Karan holds a press conference with Abeer and Zahira. While the mother and son are being escorted safely to India's airport, Burqa's henchmen attack the vehicles. Bhavana is knocked out in the crash while Karan and Mallika fight off the henchmen. However, Zahira and Abeer are kidnapped, and Mallika is informed about Burqa's surrender. Karan tries to interrogate him but ends up using force, due to which he is ordered to leave London within 24 hours. Burqa is freed due to making a deal with the BI; he gives them evidence for a previous attack in exchange for his freedom. On his way to a safe house, Burqa asks the officers to stop at a mosque so that he can pray. He switches places with one of his henchmen and kills Zahira. Realizing the attack would be not on Diwali, but Karan decides to continue alone but is joined by his team. Through Abeer's tablet, the safe house is located and attacked by Karan and the group. Following the fight that leaves all the henchmen dead, Karan injects Burqa and takes him away as he is unconscious. Bhavana and Mallika rescue Abeer, while Karan is safely picked up by his agency's helicopter and escorted to India's cargo ship. With minimal time remaining for the attacks, Karan and the police try to find the targeted cities. Decoding "ALLAH" spoken repeatedly by Burqa, Karan finds the targeted towns and releases a video requesting India's Muslims to understand the value of religious unity. When Muslims gear up to face the terrorists, they are joined by the police officers, and terrorists are arrested. Karan kills Burqa and hands over Abeer to the dead suspect's father.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The success of first two Commando series made the producer Vipul Amrutlal Shah to go for third franchise. On 6 September 2018 it was announced to start Commando 3 with Vidyut Jammwal.[14] Later in September filming began in London, England.[9] The filming wrapped up in mid June 2019.[15]

Release[edit]

The film was released on 29 November 2019.[11] It was made available as VOD on streaming platform ZEE5 starting on 20 February 2020.

Soundtrack[edit]

Commando 3
Soundtrack album by
Mannan Shaah and Vikram Montrose
Released5 November 2019[16]
Recorded2018–19
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length15:28
LanguageHindi
LabelZee Music Company
External audio
audio icon Official Audio Jukebox on YouTube

This music of the film is composed by Mannan Shaah and Vikram Montrose with lyrics written by Sahil Sultanpuri, Abhendra Kumar Upadhyay, Azeem Shirazi, Farhad Bhiwandiwala and Vikram Montrose.

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Tera Baap Aaya"Farhad Bhiwandiwala, Vikram MontroseVikram MontroseFarhad Bhiwandiwala2:44
2."Akhiyaan Milavanga"Sahil SultanpuriMannan ShaahArijit Singh, Sruthy Sasidharan5:02
3."Iraade Kar Buland"Vikram Montrose, Azeem ShiraziVikram MontroseSukhwinder Singh, Vikram Montrose3:48
4."Main Woh Raat Hoon"Abhendra Kumar UpadhyayMannan ShaahAnkit Tiwari3:54
Total length:15:28

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

Commando 3's opening day domestic collection was 4.74 crore. On the second day, the film collected ₹5.64 crore. On the third day, the film collected ₹7.95 crore, taking total opening weekend collection to ₹18.33 crore.[17]

The film has a gross collection of 38.65 crore in India and 1.50 crore overseas, making a worldwide gross collection of 401.5 million.[18]

Awards and nominations[edit]

The Andy Long stunt team, Amin, and Varma were nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Action.[19]

References[edit]

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  6. ^ "Vidyut Jammwal's 'Commando 3' to release on 20 September". Times of India.
  7. ^ "Commando 3, featuring Vidyut Jammwal, Adah Sharma, Gulshan Devaiah, to release on 20 September". First Post.
  8. ^ "Vidyut Jammwal promises thrice the action, drama and thrill in Commando 3, watch teaser here". India TV News. 4 March 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Commando 3 BTS! Vidyut Jammwal films romantic sequence with Adah Sharma". Free Press Journal. 26 September 2018. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Vidyut Jammwal starrer Commando 3 release shifted to September 6, 2019". Bollywood Hungama. 3 June 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Commando 3 first look poster reveals Vidyut Jammwal's action entertainer to now release on 29 November- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. 1 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Commando 3 box office collection Day 6: Vidyut Jammwal's movie earns Rs 27 crore; top grosser among other franchise films". Business Today.
  13. ^ Hungama, Bollywood. "Commando 3 Cast List | Commando 3 Movie Star Cast | Release Date | Movie Trailer | Review- Bollywood Hungama". Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  14. ^ "Commando 3': Vidyut Jammwal preps up for the upcoming sequel". Times of India. 6 September 2018. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Vidyut Jammwal wraps the shooting of Commando 3". Bollywood Hungama. 19 June 2019.
  16. ^ "Commando 3 – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Jio Saavn.
  17. ^ https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/movie/commando-3/box-office/
  18. ^ https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/movie/commando-3/box-office/
  19. ^ "Technical Nominations for the 65th Amazon Filmfare Awards 2020". filmfare.com.

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