Force Movie Review: Action Abraham, ‘Force’ful Punch
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Salman Khan tried it with Dabangg and Ajay Devgn did it with Singham. Now, its Bollywood beefcake John Abraham's time for some hard-core action and the result is Force. A remake of a Tamil movie Kaakha Kaakha, Force will definitely find takers among the action junkies who love nothing better than to watch the invincible hero bashing up bad guys by the dozens.
The movie revolves around the tough-as-nails ACP Yashwardhan (John Abraham) from the Narcotics Control Bureau who believes in staying away from relationships as he believes attachments will be a chink in his armour. However, Fate has something different in store for him and Yash keeps bumping into the vivacious Maya (Genelia D'Souza) on various occasions while in the pursuit of justice. After a brief courtship, where Maya wins the heart of the stoic Yash, the lovers plan to get married.
Meanwhile, the ruthlessly brilliant Vishnu (Vidyut Jamwal), the younger brother of drug kingpin 'Anna' Reddy (Mukesh Rishi) uses an 'informer' and orchestrates a plan to have all the competing drug gangs destroyed by Yash's special unit specially handpicked for combatting the drug mafia so that he can become the undisputed drug lord.
However, when Reddy himself gets killed by Yash and his team during an operation, Vishnu vows to avenge his brother's death and therein begins a cat-and-mouse game between the team of cops and Vishnu's gang, the latter leaving no stone unturned to target the cops and their families in a no-holds-barred brutality.
After a few murders, beatings and close shaves with death, Yash finally manages to corner Vishnu and kill him in a hand-to-hand combat, though losing Maya in the process to Vishnu's bullets.The final scene shows Yash going back to being the invincible cop that he was and doing what he does best... battling crime.
One of the strong points of the movie definitely remains John Abraham's muscular physique and screen presence. Though he seems expressionless on many occasions (A Bajirao Singham or Chulbul Pandey he is not), he yet manages to carry off the strong but silent tough cop role convincingly. Genelia as the bubbly Maya also pulls her weight though the chemistry between her and John is not that palpable.
Vidyut Jamwal as the vicious Vishnu is a pleasant surprise package. A ruthless drug lord who doesn't play by the rules and is bad to the core, he reminds one about the era of old school films when the villain was a match for the hero. Granted that Jamwal needs to work on his diction (he tends to mouth dialogues in a monotone, most times), but his menacing screen presence and looks compensate for the minor flaws.
Other actors like Mohnish Behl, Sandhya Mridul and Raj Babbar perform satisfactorily. Kamlesh Sawant, who seems to be destined to play cop roles (Khakee) because of his looks and strong Marathi accent, does a good job as an officer from Yash's team, eliciting chuckles with his cynical humour at times when viewers get tired of seeing the grim Yash playing the stoic cop.
Director Nishikant Kamat also deserves praise for the pace of the movie, which doesn't drag at any point and hurtles towards the climax with impressive speed. However, the love story between Yash and Maya could have been developed more.
Overall, Force is definitely worth a watch, especially for the kind of viewers who can't get enough of the super-hero like protagonist and raw action.
Release Date : 30 September 2011
Producer : Vipul Amrutlal Shah
Director : Nishikant Kamat
Genre : Action , Crime , Drama , Romance