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We have witnessed a spate of cop films in the recent times (Wanted, Dabangg, Singham, Department, Rowdy Rathore etc) but most of them were masala entertainers boasting of larger than life characters who can easily beat up 25 people at a go. In that context, Maximum stands out. Our hero (Sonu Sood) doesn’t go ‘aata maazi satakli’ when his nemesis (the cops actually) create obstacles in his path. Resting on an interesting idea, Maximum very sadly fails to make any impact whatsoever. The script is insipid and so is the direction. Thumbs down!
The story of the movie: Mumbai 2003. The hold of underworld in Mumbai is almost over. Pratap Pandit (Sonu Sood) is an encounter specialist who has sworn to give the underworld a full stop. Another encounter specialist, Arun Inamdar (Naseeruddin Shah) too has a similar agenda. Both have excellent network and the best informers and officers at their disposal. However, both struggle in the battle of one-upmanship. How this affects them and their lives over a period of 5 years and is also taken advantage of by others forms the crux of the story.
As the story suggests, Maximum is not a cop vs gangster drama as was believed by few pre-release. This is a cop vs cop drama. Although the story had enough meat, the script and direction was extremely dull. Nothing much happens for most part of the movie. The director made sure to make the goings-on seem authentic (characters are using black and white Nokia phones) but on the other hand, the film More >