Force 2 Movie Review: You'll Love to Hate Tahir Raj Bhasin in This Predictable Spy Thriller
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Cast: John Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha, Tahir Raj Bhasin
Director: Abhinay Deo
With the socio-economic impact of demonetisation on the common man running deep, spending money on movie tickets isn’t as easy as it may sound. And since people are busy understanding both immediate and long-term effects of PM Modi’s surgical strike on black money, here comes a film that is so relevant to the current situation. No it has nothing to do with political and social ramifications of demonetisation, but it certainly explains what you could do when betrayed by your own political leaders, and what our cops and RAW agents can do to rescue our nation from doom.
Since the film is a spy thriller, it was important for the director Abhinay Deo to work with just one superseding goal - to keep the viewers hooked. Honestly speaking, there is no greater compliment to the director than for the viewers to say, ‘I want to know what will happen next’. And that’s how you’d feel when you watch the movie. Force 2 will keep you engrossed. And it would also restore your trust in thrillers when you have already lost interest in them.
Director Abhinay Deo’s latest offering is a sequel to Nishikant Kamat’s Force, which featured John Abraham and Genelia D’souza in key roles. Abraham is back as a dedicated Mumbai police officer Yashvardhan who has no interest in following the protocol to track down the killer of his friend and other RAW agents. The case that has been assigned to him to hunt down those planning murders of RAW agents takes him to the picturesque Budapest. But he isn’t alone! His boss RAW officer KK, Kamaljit Kaur (Sonakshi Sinha), accompanies him to solve the case. Their initial clashes, difference in their approach to work bring the much-needed comic relief to the film. But what’s even funnier is how KK is unable to shoot at the culprit. Her inability to perform stunts, even though she is a disciplined RAW agent looks a bit silly.
Like an efficient good cop Abraham is not just about serving their nation honestly but is also courageous enough to risk his life for their nation. With such a daring cop in the lead, no
mission can fail, no causalities can happen. Even though his dedication to the job left his life in ruins, his aggression doesn’t suffer. He is ferocious, shrewd and entertaining, unintentionally though. But we would have appreciated Abraham’s character a lot more had here been more clarity to it.
Tahir Raj Bhasin plays the bad guy Shiv Sharma with aplomb. After an unforgettable act in Mardaani, expectations from Bhasin were really huge. Agreed that he is cunning, witty and evil, as Shiv Sharma, and he has us booing at the screen, but he is the most charismatic character in the film. Even though he doesn’t play the gun wielding beefed-up antagonist, his prudently nuanced performance as a disturbed character keeps the spotlight fixated on him.
Since Force 2 follows a three-act structure dividing the narrative into the setup, the confrontation and the consequence. But it is how the stunts have been executed, the way the foot chase has been shot, and just the ease with which Abraham collapses a portion of a balcony, lift a car – all of it makes an impact.
Since the narrative of Force 2 is fast-paced, the viewers are interested in knowing what happens next. This isn’t to deny the presence of predictable moments in the film, which is why it disappoints.
All in all, Force 2 works like a typical spy thriller. If you are a die-hard fan of John Abraham, you have to watch the film.