John Abraham and Sonakshi Sinha‘s Force 2 that will hit theatres tomorrow is one of the most awaited sequels. The film is a sequel to the 2011 hit Force that starred John and Genelia Dsouza Deshmukh in lead roles. I got a chance to watch Force 2 at a special preview a while ago. Read on to find out if the film is worth watching this weekend.
What ‘s it about?
When Force released in 2011, it was John’s first solo hit as it catered to the action lovers. Come 2016 and John Abraham is back with its sequel, this time around there is Sonkashi Sinha and Tahir Raj Bhasin giving him the company. The film is directed by Abhinay Deo, who directed Delhi Belly, Game and two seasons of 24 India in the past. The film is shot on a bigger canvas and has a much bigger conspiracy at than the first one. It’s a rare sequel in Bollywood to have story carry forward from the first one. The film starts five years after the first part. Yash (John Abraham) in his own words has lost it after his wife’s death and is looking for that traitor who has conspired against RAW agents and has killed three agents who were posted in China. He is joined by KK (Sonakshi Sinha), who is a RAW agent. They both go to Budapest to catch Tahir Raj Bhasin.
Almost everything in the film is kickass, right from its intriguing plot to the edgy action scenes to picturesque cinematography to the amazing casting. John Abraham, after disappointing us in Rocky Handsome is back at what he does best. He is fully aware of what he can do and can’t as an actor and owns the screen. Sonakshi Sinha is believable in few action scenes she got and ably supports John. Coming to Tahir Raj Bhasin, he is just amazing in his act as the mastermind behind all the killings and conspiracies. In a way, he is the life of the film. The film has a serious tone throughout except a few subtle comical moments in the second half and that’s pleasant change. Watch out for the chase sequences, especially the one in the first half, atop buildings and the climax fight which is an amazing POV action sequence a la Hardcore Henry, which is a first in Bollywood as far as I can remember.
And lastly the captain of the ship Abhinay Deo, he has been series director of 24 India, so this sort of breathtaking thriller was expected of him. He knows his craft well and can rightly be termed as one of the best directors we have when it comes to thriller genre. He should direct more films. The film is more or less without songs except a rehashed Kaate Nahin Kat Te in the second half but the good thing is it ends soon. John Abraham‘s entry in the film is a money shot moment!
There’s not much to not like about the film, except for Sonakshi’s character. Being a RAW agent she was very clumsy, the one who can’t shoot and was mere prop in many scenes. Also as mentioned earlier Tahir is life of the film but he should watch out for the roles he select next as he might get typecast in the similar roles. There are many cliches in the film but they are passable.
What to do
This film is a must watch for all the film lovers. It is one of the few Indian espionage thrillers on the India China relationship and it isn’t too preachy. Go for this one and you’ll be hooked for sure till the end.