Maximum (2012)

Hindi 2 hrs 30 mins Crime
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Total Reviews: 23
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Review Summary: MAXIMUM has an attention-grabbing premise but lacks the meat in its screenplay to leave much of an impact.

Average Critic Rating: (2.12)
Cast: Sonu Sood , Naseeruddin Shah , Neha Dhupia , Vinay Pathak , Anjana Sukhani , Aarya Babbar , Swanand Kirkire , Amit Sadh , Mohan Agashe , Rajendra Gupta , Hazel Keech , Ananya Vij , Ujjwal Chopra , Mukesh Bhatt 1 , Ravindra Kale , Shishir Sharma , Murli Sharma , Shankar Sachdev , Raju Shreshta
Director: Kabeer Kaushik
Release Date: 29 Jun 2012
Est. Box Office Collection: 1.5 CR

Plot: Story of MAXIMUM revolves around two of Mumbai Police 's top encounter specialists. It's a story of their fight for control and oneupmanship. This fight goes through a complex maze of politics, land deals, fake encounters and bad money. Pundit (Sonu Sood) and Inamdar (Naseeruddin Shah) are two encounter specialists Read more

Maximum - Top Reviews

Two encounter specialists get into a ruthless head-on battle for maximum power and control; and are willing to go any extent to up the ‘headcount’ to fuel their selfish ambitions.
Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India
Are we really expecting viewers to be gung-ho about yet another encounter specialist's story and the morbid police-underworld-politician nexus?
Sonia Chopra, SIFY
Cast:Sonu Sood, Naseeruddin Shah, Neha Dhupia, Vinay PathakDirector:Kabeer KaushikA thriller about the power struggles within the Mumbai police force and the repercussions of such cops-versus-cops clashes, Maximum, directed by Kabeer Kaushik is an interes
Rajeev Masand, IBN 
Nothing to love.
Raja Sen, Rediff 
A film that goes from promising to pat in a matter of minutes
Rachit Gupta, FilmFare
Maximum isn’t a washout – not by a long chalk. It is well crafted and superbly acted. Sonu Sood in particular leaves a lasting impression as the police officer under fire for excesses committed in the line of duty
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
MAXIMUM has an attention-grabbing premise but lacks the meat in its screenplay to leave much of an impact.
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama

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Maximum - All Reviews

The biggest drawback of the flick is in placing way too much emphasis and focus on counting/ statistics of encounters/ killings
K N Gupta, Smash Hits
Story: The story of Maximum goes back to 2003, where the local police had declared a war against the underworld. Two brave officers Pratap Pandit (Sonu Sood) and Arun Inaamdar (Naseeruddin Shah) have been given the responsibility to root out the wrong-doe
or Kaushik, his 2005 debut film Seher remains his best effort coming as Maximum is after the disastrous Chamku and Hum Tum Aur Ghost.
Vinayak Chakravorty, India Today
Kabeer Kaushik's movie 'Maximum' was on a hold for quite a long time, but finally it got released somehow. The movie had quite a good expectations for the reason that of its powerful star-cast and appealing promos. However, it's a huge let down and doesn'
Aakash Barvalia, Movie Zadda
Maximum has minimum entertainment and maximum mediocrity.
Mansha Rastogi, Now Running
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Kunal Guha, Yahoo India
You could skip it!
Roshni Devi, Koi Moi
This police department politics story had the potential to become a gripping drama about morality and justice. But it stays indifferent and lacklustre
Janhavi Samant, Mid-Day
 Could have been better
Bharat Student
Fails to create an impact
Deboshree Ghosh, Bollywood Life
The basic premise of 'Maximum' is quite strong. While one has seen films about cops v/s underworld, mainly a plot that has been patented by Ram Gopal Varma and also bears resemblance to 'Ab Tak Chappan' in case of 'Maximum' as well, the core storyline doesn't quite cover the distance. In fact not just does the film feel scattered all over the place, even the core conflict makes it's appearance only on and off with Shah being relegated to background for most part of the film.
India Glitz
Kabeer Kaushik made an impressive debut in 2005 with the textured Lucknow-set police drama Sehar .
Trisha Gupta, First Post
On the whole, Maximum is one movie which could have been really better, falls short because of its poor execution. Lack of gripping screenplay and fiery dialogues are big time let downs in this movie. Apart from Sonu Sood and Naseeruddin Shah, Maximum giv
Aparna Hajirnis, Bollywood 3
Verdict: Even power packed performances don’t save the film from being an average affair
Director :Kabeer KaushikMusic :Amjad-NadeemLyrics :Shabbir AhmedStarring :Naseeruddin Shah, Sonu Sood, Neha Dhupia, Amit Sadh, Arya Babbar, Anjana Sukhani , Vinay PathakJune 29, 2012 11:53:39 AM ISTBy Martin D'Souza, Glamsham Editorial view MAXIMUM videos
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