Film Review: Force 2
Date: November 18 2016
Director: Abhinay Deo
Cast: John Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha, Tahir Raj Bhasin
Rating: 3 stars
The film opens to news of assassinations. Three RAW agents have been shot down in China. The head office of the intelligence agency/ Raj Babbar suspects national threat. One of the deceased/ Harish is hero police inspector Yashwardhan/ John Abraham’s friend. Harish before being shot down couriers a clue to his friend.
Yashwardhan suspects there’s a mole in the system that is leaking secrets and requests the agency to let him carry out the mission.It is against the rule so he is paired with a RAW agent, KK/ Kanwaljeet Kaur/ Sonakshi Sinha.
The mole/ Tahir Raj Bhasin turn out to be a brat and lead the duo on a wild goose chase all over Buddapest. There is frenzied car and bus chase, crazy street fights as heroes jump over roofs, rope walk and breaking into homes and accounts. Not to miss the regular dose of bullets firing on wind shields and home windows. Vehicles are stylishly blown into fire balls cut to Caucasian girls sizzling to remix of Bollywood numbers.
The first half is packed with thrills and gripping quite like a bond film presenting exotic locations, dare devil action and intrigue.There is a stunning sequence where strangers cross paths and exchange codes wordlessly. The pace is the magical and the credit goes entirely to the director, Abhinay Deo.
The second half becomes predictable packaging back stories to the characters. The script is unfair to Sonakshi Sinha who was marvelous in a similar genre/Akira. The intention was to break a stereotype which is why she is addressed as KK but is lost in translating into the character.
Upcoming actor Tahir Raj Bhasin is impressive but repetitive of his role in Mardani. Genelia Dsouza makes a brief appearance but leaves a mark.
Force 2 is better than Force and for those who enjoy spy thrillers. It is worth it for John Abraham’s master action and director Abhinay Deo’s craftsmanship