Ex-encounter specialist, Sadhu Agashe is called back for a special case involving the Mumbai crime scene. After being nudged by the law and cases pending on his name, Sadhu’s retirement is going by just fine as he finds happiness in fishing and rowing off in village waters along with his teenage son.
Finding pleasures in his leisure time, Sadhu is approached by the Home Minister for re-taking his position as the encounter specialist and clean up the mess. Still guilty for his wife’s murder, Sadhu intially brushes off the offer in the lieu of protecting his son. Although after being forced by his son to rejoin the force, a confident Sadhu gets back on the job.
What trails ahead is his journey. A lot had changed since he left the force and with the blurred lines between poilitical and the underworld, will Sadhu be able to remain true to his job?
Right from the first frame of the film, the film’s director Aejaz Gulab (making his debut with this film) desperately tries to pick up where Shimit Amin left AB TAK CHHAPPAN. The sad part is that, while Shimit delivered a substantial AB TAK CHHAPPAN, Aejaz falters very badly with AB TAK CHHAPPAN 2, right from the word go. He fails miserably to keep the audiences engaged in the film’s plot, courtesy, the directionless storyline, hopelessly and unbelievably poor camera work and very average performances by everyone. Aejaz Gulab, really, really has a long way to go as a director, if he wants to sustain himself in this field.
Speaking of performances, even though it’s obvious that its Nana’s film all the way, he delivers a shockingly average and disinterested performance, which takes away the charm of the film in a big way. As far as the rest of the characters are concerned, there is hardly anyone who can be written about for delivering a decent performance. Be it the seasoned actors like Vikram Gokhale, Ashutosh Rana, Raj Zutshi or even Gul Panag… all of who fail totally (read ‘miserably’) in delivering the goods. Dilip Prabhawalkar has a blink-and-you-miss kind of cameo.
The characters look lost courtesy the nonexistent plot. Given the premise of the film, even though there is no room for music, the film’s background music (Sandeep Chowta) helps the film and its situations move forward. Though the dubbing is very bad, it goes off-sync at certain places. A film of this genre tends to rely very heavily on its editing, but AB TAK CHHAPPAN 2’s editor (Vinay Chauhan) lands up doing a very shabby job. The film’s cinematography (Siddharth More) is extremely terrible. The poor quality images and senseless camera angles of the film gives an impression that it’s been shot on a shoddy mobile phone! The action sequences (Javed Eijaz) action scenes are decent and probably the only saving grace.