Director: Kabeer Kaushik
Cast: Sonu Sood, Naseeruddin Shah, Neha Dhupia, Vinay Pathak
Ratings: *** (3 out of 5)
The film “Maximum” its a very good movie based on the life of Inspector Pradeep Sharma. The director Kabeer Kaushik has kept the film very simple and concentrated on the issue of Inspector’S working against the underworld – As per the reports.
In his first lead role, Sonu Sood, gets his chance to play a Chulbul Pandey, (minus the comedy, though in true Dabangg style). With ample confidence and flair, he displays a gamut of moods and emotions that his chequered character demands.
Naseeruddin, as the vengeful, angry old cop, stranger to sympathy, doesn’t belt out his usual knock-out performance. For an actor of his stature and skill, his role is partially sketched, and he’s left with no choice but to bite the bullet.
The usually comical Vinay Pathak puts up believable act as a sly politician, with wise-cracks and disposable gyaan. Neha Dhupia plays the wifely act to the tee, and pleasantly breezes through the role.
The reports also suggests that Overall the basic flaw of the film is that while it is designed as the clash of two cops, there isn’t much dramatic conflict between the two. The director uses protracted scenes, slow pacing and long pauses for the effect but even they distract more than having a disturbing effect.