Maximum Movie Review

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Martin D'Souza By Martin D'Souza | 18 Mar 2017 15:39:45.1370000 IST


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Director Kabeer Kaushik's debut vehicle, SEHAR, will be remembered as one of the finest cop stories of recent times and it received a lot of critical acclaim for its story, direction, execution and performances. In fact it still is considered as Arshad Warsi's best performance till date!

Even the music of SEHAR was of a high quality with some classy compositions that went along with the serious theme of the film, and was purely situational so it did not find universal acceptance.

His latest film, MAXIMUM, is also a cop story, though about an encounter specialist, and therefore there is not much expectation from the music of the film. Yet let us check out for ourselves whether this time the makers are able to bridge the gap between classy and commercial music, as there are a whole bunch of musicians and lyricists, some old, others relatively new!

''Aa Ante Amplapuram'' is a Hindi version of an old composition by renowned South composer Devi Sri Prasad just like his 'Ringa Ringa' (used as 'Dhinka Chika' in READY). The item number that is doing the rounds on many television channels does have that particular rhythm, the raunchiness and good 'masala' flavor (that is the demand) to attract its target audience. Sung by Malathy, the song will serve as nice a tension reliever, and as one can make out from the promos that it has been choreographed quite well and hot siren Hazel has done a good job. The lyrics by Raqeeb Alam are a bit strange sounding in parts but may translate well on screen.

''Ya Maula'', is a composition in the honour of Zille Shah, composed by Vikram -Sawan, and is reminiscent of ''Ya Rabba'' (SALAAM-E-ISHQ) in the beginning. The 'antara' has an uncanny resemblance to Pritam's chartbuster title track TUM MILE (''antara''). It has been sung by Shafqat Amanat Ali who is goes through the proceedings in a professional manner. A prayer number with traditional Hindustani arrangements and some good apt lyrics by Shabbir Ahmed.






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Supriya (Neha Dhupia), Pandit's wife, is always in the kitchen or at home and Naseeruddin Shah has just four-and-a-half dialogues. The rest of the time he is just 'looking' into the camera, giving that perfectly-angled shot that will convey the mood to the audience.

What this movie will do is give Maximum mileage to Sonu Sood for whom this is a solo vehicle. The actor does a damn good job. This guy has screen presence and talent. Another talented actor who is being reduced to doing bit roles is Arya Babbar. Completely wasted in an inconsequential role.

CHECK OUT: Interview - Sonu Sood

Actually, there are lots of loopholes in MAXIMUM. The intent was to make a slick cop caper. Sadly, nothing works, not even the item number. Hazel Keech's outfit needed better tailoring.

In short, it's collateral damage!

Ratings - 1/5




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MAXIMUM is the story of two encounter specialists wanting to complete domain of the shootout territory. At least that is what I gather from the little that I am able to grasp of Kabir Kaushik's latest cop caper, set in the year 2003, which culminates in 2008. The director focuses only on style and loses out on substance.

The story is told at staccato pace, between gun shots. The encounter specialists, we are given to understand, have fallen apart after once working together. Pratap Pandit (Sonu Sood) is the younger one with lots of style and a networking that runs deep within the system. Arun Inamdar (Naseeruddin Shah) is now an ageing ATS (Anti Terrorist Squad) police officer. Apparently he is jealous of Pandit's style of functioning and his growing popularity within the department. Both begin gunning down each other's informers in and out of prison walls. Before you know it, Pandit is implicated in some bureaucratic mess because he is not willing to bow down to some 'builder request'.

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Strange, but he is still within the system and after five years wins the case and is back with a vengeance. Things take a new twist and he resumes his bang, bang, bang mode of operation. Inamdar, on the other hand is not too pleased with this latest development. He tries to cut short Pandit's career yet again. This time using a different bait.

What's nice about the film is that it is good to look at. What's annoying is that there is no semblance of sanity in the proceedings. There is a TV reporter who is perennially stuck to Pandit. I know crime reporters have their networking for juicy stories within the underworld, but nowhere will you see a reporter networking with just one cop.



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Supriya (Neha Dhupia), Pandit's wife, is always in the kitchen or at home and Naseeruddin Shah has just four-and-a-half dialogues. The rest of the time he is just 'looking' into the camera, giving that perfectly-angled shot that will convey the mood to the audience.

What this movie will do is give Maximum mileage to Sonu Sood for whom this is a solo vehicle. The actor does a damn good job. This guy has screen presence and talent. Another talented actor who is being reduced to doing bit roles is Arya Babbar. Completely wasted in an inconsequential role.

CHECK OUT: Interview - Sonu Sood

Actually, there are lots of loopholes in MAXIMUM. The intent was to make a slick cop caper. Sadly, nothing works, not even the item number. Hazel Keech's outfit needed better tailoring.

In short, it's collateral damage!

Ratings - 1/5



Rating 1/5

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Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Naseeruddin Shah, Sonu Sood and Mohan Agashe, Sonu Sood, Neha Dhupia, Amit Sadh, Arya Babbar, Anjana Sukhani, Vinay Pathak
  • Lyrics: Raqueeb Alam, Shabbir Ahmed and Nasir Ali Nasir, Shabbir Ahmed
  • Director: Kabir Kaushik, Kabeer Kaushik
  • Music Director: Amjad Nadeem, Devi Sri Prasad, Daniel B George and Vikram Sawan, Amjad-Nadeem
  • Release Date : 29 Jun 2012

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