It is so disappointing to see a film like Force 2 with an uncompromised making style getting fizzled because of the sloppy writing. Abhinay Deo who earlier made a flop Game and a hit Delhi Belly comes up with a sequel to Nishikanth Kamath’s Force which was the official remake of Gautham Menon’s Kaakha Kaakha. A story that has national security and operations of RAW in its core was lacking the much needed sophistication evidently.
ACP Yashwardhan is living that lonely life after the demise of his wife. One day he gets a gift from his best friend who worked as a spy for the RAW. The subsequent demise of that friend and a few more puts the RAW in a spot of bother. They knew that someone from the inside was betraying and Force 2 is about the joint operation of Yash and RAW officer KK to hunt down that insider.
Much like Force, here also we have a pretty strong antagonist. His actions have that intensity and he looks more focused. But the writing of the whole investigation lacks conviction. RAW officer KK’s thinking pattern after so many misjudgments is laughable actually. At times the way that character behaves may make you and me join RAW. Deo has managed to enlarge the scale of the franchise and has used it effectively. From car chases to gun shots and crowded set pieces, the film has an attire of a cool thriller with less visual effects gimmicks. I liked the way he included that computer games angle in that climax shootout fight.
John Abraham in that well built body with the permanent cranky expression is definitely the Yashwardhan this movie demands. I don’t know whether it is the failure or the writing or the performance of Sonakshi Sinha that made KK look like a less intelligent RAW officer. Just how Vidyut Jamwal stole the show in Force, it is Tahir Bhasin who gets the attention of the audience. In a way he has repeated the character he played in Mardaani, but still the actor manages to give a difference from Walt.
Like I said, Abhinay Deo as a director has tried his best to make the film look gripping visually by creating well carried out action set pieces. But he gets zero support from his writers. The practicality issue of an ACP working along with RAW in an international territory is a concern. But if Hollywood can interpret CIA in whichever way they want, I don’t think we can actually question Bollywood interpretations. Apart from that, the tactics and the basic revenge plot of the film aren’t that compelling. Some of the events may be unpredictable, but they were not surprising. The cinematography was good and the cuts were sharp. Music doesn’t have much of a role here and the background score suited the pace of the film.
Force 2’s biggest weakness is its writing. Life of RAW agents, Indian Intelligence, National Diplomacy etc. are the things that drive the content, but unfortunately they just couldn’t bring much freshness in mixing them all together in an exciting action thriller.
They just couldn’t bring much freshness in mixing them all together in an exciting action thriller.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended