Cast: John Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha, Tahir Raj Bhasin
Director: Abhinay Deo
Rating: 2.5/5 stars
I take this opportunity to pay my respect to the soldiers of our country and RAW agents who sacrifice their lives selflessly to protect us. From the trailer till the release of the film and even in the start of the film, the makers of Force 2 have constantly displayed their respect for the RAW agents and Indian soldiers. I appreciate their gesture.
Now, coming to the story of the film, it was unnatural and exaggerated. The reason I say this is because on a macro level, the film is trying to show the covert operations of RAW but actually, it narrates the story of a Mumbai Police Officer who overtakes the whole mission of RAW and goes to foreign countries, killing enemies and doing pretty much everything by himself, without any help of RAW. Hence, I call it an unnatural story. Parveez Shaikh and Jasmeet K. Reen have written the script of the film. I would have believed it if Yash (John Abraham) decides to help the RAW people but he literally leads the whole mission just like that which is not convincing.
So, Yash goes to Budapest with a RAW officer KK (Sonakshi Sinha). Now, at one point, the makers are trying to pay their respect to RAW agents and in the film, they show the RAW agent KK a dumb officer. Both, the writers and director Abhinay Deo have degraded the character of KK. Her way of investigation is weak wherein she can’t even zero-in on the suspect and Yash quickly identifies the suspect as Shiv Sharma (Tahir Raj Bhasin). Throughout the film, she is not even a sidekick and she screws up so much that you start getting a feeling that the director is forcefully trying to give ultra-importance to Yash’s character. She just asks stupid questions and tries to guess things about the mission. How can this be a RAW story?
The only thing good about the script is the overall conclusion of the film and Shiv’s narrative.
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Let’s talk about Abhinay Deo. As a director, I wouldn’t blame him much as the script itself makes a lot of mess which is irrecoverable. He gives the film a pretty good flow. A strong introduction to Yash’s character, the monstrous plans happening against RAW and then Yash’s connection to it was nicely established. Deo manages to create a fruitful intensity in Yash’s character. But, he screws up with KK’s role. She should have been portrayed as a smart RAW agent. What’s the point of the film if the agents to whom you are paying respect are shown so weak?
Another goof up is the role of Shiv Sharma. He is a hacker but there is only a fraction of a time scene wherein he is seen doing some nerd stuff. Rest of the time; he is too talkative for a hacker. This is 2016 man, at least give him some heavy stuff to do so that audience can seriously feel he can damage the national security. Also, why would he expose his identity in the museum when he can delegate these things to others? He is a hacker, so he can perform everything from a remote location. It’s ridiculous from Abhinay Deo.
The screenplay was also all right. Especially, the important moments when Yash and Shiv talk with each other, those dialogues should have been swag but they are ordinary where Shiv keeps calling Yash as Sir. These moments could have made the film a better experience. A careless scene which should have been avoided when KK and Yash are in a taxi in Budapest and she tells him that they are going to a safe-house. Really? Agents don’t reveal such things in front of a taxi driver or in public. Even the ‘O Janiya’ song and that Martinez angle was pointless.
Force 2 has potent action. John Abraham’s fights and chase scenes are full of rush. The film has a top notch editing, especially during the fights. The last action scene is highly enjoyable with a first person camera showing all the fights like the film ‘Hardcore Henry’. Treat for action fans.
Force 2 is an action flick so the performances are mostly associated with the fights. John Abraham is always a perfect choice for such roles where he does not have to talk much but his intense look and fights do the job. He is effective as a Police Officer who is ever-curious and smart to figure out enemy plans. Sonakshi Sinha is wasted in the film. She doesn’t have much to do except asking questions and being emotional. Tahir Raj Bhasin is a decent actor. It’s not his fault that he has been portrayed as an excessive talkative guy but he carries the negative role honestly.
Force 2 doesn’t impress. Its story is exaggerated. A police officer overtakes the RAW mission and runs on the streets of foreign countries, killing and shooting. There is absolutely no depth of RAW system and its working in the film; it’s just John Abraham. Apart from some good action scenes, Force 2 lacks the power.