Force Hindi Movie Review
Come to think of it, the John Abraham starrer film Force has a lot going for it. It happens to be a South remake, a phenomenon that has become a formula for guaranteed success at box-office. It's a film revolving around a cop; all the films that have had the lead character essaying the role of a cop have resulted in pulling humungous mass to the ticket-windows. Despite all this, Force hasn't managed to garner enough pre-release buzz. Whether this film makes a forceful entry at the Box-office or not will soon be known.
Yashvardhan (John Abraham) is a hot-headed senior narcotics officer who doesn't play by the book but always ensures that justice is served. In the midst of his most dangerous and significant operation to crack down on India's drug cartels, Yashvardhan encounters a ruthless enemy who will stop at nothing until he gets his revenge for the damage done to his business by the narcotics team. He also meets the free-spirited Maya (Genelia), whose love pushes him to make a choice between the life he already knows and the life he could have with her. Yashvardhan's decision to let happiness and normalcy into his life changes his life forever.
Filmmaker Nishikant Kamath who's been a name to reckon with in the art house circuit packs a punch with this commercial mass entertainer. Not only does he keep his technique intact but also plays well with emotions and drama. The film has some brilliant editing work by Aarif Sheikh who stupendously uses intercutting technique thrice in the film to keep the story going without wasting time.
When one talks about filmmaking, director Nishikant Kamath brings in a powerful combination of technicians. Action director Allan Amin brings to fore outstanding action sequences and the best part of it all is that they all appear very realistic. Not at all akin to the on-going trend of graphically shot action scenes where the heroes are flying in air and executing unrealistic stunts. Music by Harris Jayaraj and Background score by Sameer Pathapekar is commendable.
When one comes up with a remake of any film, comparisons are bound to happen and that's where Force takes a beating. Compared to Kakka Kakka, Force does fizzle out towards the climax. Blame it on the unbeatable acting of Surya, John Abraham fails to emote the angst and longing for the love of his life. The second half of the film slacks and it gets a little tedious to watch some retro style filmy scenes. The movie gives in to a lot of cliche in the second half.
As a hard-hitting, fearless cop, John fits the bill. His efforts for over an entire year behind his body also show up. However, it all gets restrained to a muscle act. Genelia D'Souza looks fresh, chirpy and beautiful. Even on the acting front Genelia does a swell job, filling up for John too at times. Newcomer Vidyut Jamwal who plays the maniacal and revengeful villain is brilliant. Trained in martial arts, Vidyut gives in some stupendous action scenes. His action sequence with John towards the climax is praiseworthy.
Keeping aside all odds, Force still comes as a refreshing action film that doesn't have heroes aping Rajinikanth. It's raw muscle show that's very engaging and entertaining. A must watch.