The King and the Commissioner (2012) Review Aggregator
Shaji Kailas’ ‘The King and the Commissioner’ is drawing in full houses at all the major centers across the state. Do the critics share the sentiments of the masses regarding the film? Not quite, going by the reviews.
Sify thinks the magic doesn’t work that well: “A better script, more believable characters, some real trimming and a modern style could have done wonders for The King and The Commissioner. But in the current form it succeeds in reminding about the earlier movies, though it is painfully long at more than three hours. “
Rediff feels that it stirs nostalgia: “This film is a political thriller. It begins with a couple of murders and the heroes get a chance to utter bombastic dialogues about the prevailing political situation. The first half goes smoothly with the investigation and provides the background of the characters. But the second half becomes something of a speech-athon, if we can use that term.”
Nowrunning adds that they have had their fill: “‘The King and the Commissioner’ does try to make up for its very serious loss of a sense of intrigue by going in for those flashy cuts and chic looks. The blood, bullets and the bombs are there in abundance, and irrespective of the box-office status of this film, I seriously think its time for these officers to move on. “
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