Force 2

John Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha, Tahir Raj Bhasin
Vipul Amrutlal Shah, Viacom Motion Pictures, John Abraham, Narendra Jha, Adil Hussain
Abhinay Deo
Parvez Shaikh, Jasmeet K. Reen
Action Thriller

An action thriller is supposed to deliver mayhem and high-octane action sequences in a fast paced setting; Force 2 scores pretty well in that department and even boasts of some brilliantly choreographed scenes, which does make this ride surprisingly entertaining. Of course, provided if you don’t apply too much logic to it.

And while it is the second instalment to the 2011 action-drama – ForceForce 2 begins a new action chapter in ACP Yashvardhan (John Abraham)’s life, barring a few glimpses of his dead wife Maya (a refreshingly beautiful looking Genelia Deshmukh).

So our hero - Yashvardhan is still rugged, rock-solid and fearless, who has been promoted from being able to carry bikes with his muscular arms to lifting cars in the second instalment (whistle worthy, indeed). A li’l daft but badass RAW agent KK (Sonakshi Sinha) is our heroine.

Now this action duo is sent off together on a mission to chase an extremely smart, a little daffy, tech-savvy villain – Shiv Sharma (Tahir Raj Bhasin) in Budapest, who has killed several raw agents, including Yashvardhan’s best friend – Harish. This explains the logic behind an ACP officer going on a RAW mission — “It’s personal,” as John’s character says in the film.

The plot, which has shades of patriotism and is dedicated to the unsung martyrs, is simple with plenty of loopholes but it does unfold well and keeps you engaged. All credit to director Abhinay Deo, who despite these dodges in the screenplay has skillfully fused all the elements together in a stylized manner, to deliver a crisp and gripping film.

Action is John’s forte and by now he has mastered the trick of playing the brooding, reticent, muscular man, who can give believable solid punches on-screen, and honestly, we like it that way. His entry shot on the bike, in a white shirt is sleek and one of his best.

Sonakshi Sinha, after Akira, has acquired the tag of an action heroine and rightly so. The girl does know how to kick butts, but her character in Force 2 is poorly written — A lame attempt at trying to glorify the strength of a woman.

However, the show stealer here is Tahir Raj Bhasin - the young lad is impressive with his funny-yet-menacing act.

What really works for the film and is fantastically done is the action climax. Using a similar technique as used in games, the action sequences are shot in an FPS (First person shooter) style which makes the audiences feel that they are a part of all the action and helps them experience the narratives through the eyes of the main shooter/protagonist. It’s technique that we had not seen in Hindi films before and hence it makes Force 2 one of its kind. Gamers will totally love it.

On the whole, Force 2 may not be a terrific thriller but works, thanks to its execution!

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