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Release Date : 30 September 2011
Year : 2011
Banner : Fox Star Studios , Sunshine Pictures Pvt. Ltd
Producer : Vipul Shah
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Genre : Action | Drama | Romance | Crime
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Force is a romantic - action film that revolves around Yashvardhan (John Abraham) who is a hard-headed senior narcotics officer who doesn't play by the book but always ensures that justice is served. He believes that the only way to eradicate crime is to give criminals the bullet - not hand cuffs.

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 D'Souza), 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.

Nishikant Kamat, the director of the film says "This is a different offering from me altogether.  John is ready to amaze his audience with his eight pack abs. He has been dedicated to the cause and it was a pleasure working with him. The film has got all the right elements to keep the viewers intact i.e. action and romance"

The film is a remake of the successful 2003 Tamil film Kaakha Kaakha, directed by Gautam Menon.



Action Abraham, 'Force'ful Punch

By MovieTalkies.com, 30 September 2011 3 / 5

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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.

Jayaraj's Rocking Resurgence A Musical Mimeo

By MovieTalkies.com, 03 September 2011 3 / 5

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Though he made quite a splash with the music of 2001's R. Madhavan, Dia Mirza starrer 'Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein', Tollywood's superstar composer Harris Jayaraj has preferred to more or less hold out from Bollywood so far. Even for 'Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein', which has gathered a cult following in the years since its release, Jayaraj chose to go the Ilaiyaraja way and rework his own used tunes for the soundtrack. Now, with Nishikant Kamat's 'Force', Jayaraj finally chooses to make his proper, big-budget Bollywood debut. Question is, though, is Jayaraj still taking the second-hand path with this release?

Directed by Nishikant Kamat, who already has the critically acclaimed 'Mumbai Meri Jaan' under his belt, 'Force' is a direct remake of Gautham Menon's 2003 Tamil blockbuster, 'Kaakha Kaakha', which starred  Surya and Jyothika in top-line roles. Having been already remade to great success in Telugu and Kannada as 'Gharshana' and 'Dandam Dashagunam', the Hindi remake stars John Abraham and Genelia D'Souza, with the latter hoping that the smash-bang Southern style success that has touched Ajay Devgn ('Singham', directed by Rohit Shetty) and Amitabh Bachchan ('Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap', directed by Puri Jagannadh) so far this year, works wonders for him too.

Coming to the music of the film, Harris Jayaraj helms this affair, with lyrical contributions from Javed Akhtar.  With just five tracks and no remixes, this is pretty short work from the music director.

The album opens up with 'khwabon khwabon', which features KK and Suchitra on vocals. If there's an already heard feel to the number, that's because this fast-paced track, which brings together elements of rock, pop and trance, is a 'reworking' of Harris' own old tune, 'uyirin uyire', which featured in the original, 'Kaakha Kaakha', identical in tune, arrangement, and even featuring the same singers. Still, it is to Jayaraj's credit though, that a tune and arrangement that is roughly three-quarters of a decade old still sounds so fresh.

The gifted Bombay Jayashree comes in, along with Karthik on the soft, lilting melody of 'kaise kahoon'. The track, with some affected guitar work in the background, is perfectly arranged by Harris, an ascending tune with saxophones, some mild orchestral work and a beautiful choral section. The slow-paced ballad is beautifully shaded with Akhtar's simple lyrics.

The album's first misstep is Lalit Pandit's composing cameo on 'dum hai toh aaja', which has Mahua Kamat, formerly of the girl-band Viva, on the mic. The sanitised rock number tries its best to sound menacing, but is terribly produced, with some generic guitar hooks and core tune that seems to be a very obvious rip-off of Viva-counterpart, Aasma's 'Chandu ke chacha' number. Though he may have scored with 'Munni badnaam hui' last year, clearly, this one's a fail for Lalit Pandit.

The second rework on the album after 'khwabon khwabon' comes with Naresh Iyer and Shreya Ghoshal's 'main chali', a reduxed version of Harris' own 'manasa', which was one of the top tracks off of his 2007 hit Telugu OST, 'Munna'. Compared to 'khwabon khwabon', Harris makes some significant changes to the arrangement here, giving the track a more pumping sound. There's a distinctly southern charm to this melody, and Naresh, who was on the original track as well, forms a great vocal pairing with Ghoshal here.

The final entry on the album is 'dil ki hai tamanna', which opens up with a nice whistling intro from Karthik, which makes a couple of more appearances on the track. Though the track seems interesting at the start, the melody is rather pedestrian sounding, given that it comes from a soundsmith like Jayaraj. Vijay Prakash, Shalini Singh and Neha Bhasin are on vocals here, and the latter two make for an interesting contrast in their sounds, but that hardly helps the track rise above its forgettable factor.

It is quite a comment on Harris Jayaraj's much awaited re-entry into Bollywood that the best two tunes on 'Force' are rehashes of his old hits. While 'khwabon khwabon' and 'main chali' are still fresh as ever, and potential hits in the offing, it is a track like 'chahoon bhi', that shows Jayaraj's skill at crafting immensely appealing melodies that can work in Bollywood, Tollywood, or any other 'wood' one can come up with. Still, while one is disappointed that in his first big outing in B'town, the talented composer hasn't chosen to take the all-original route with his tunes, Harris' work on the 'Force' OST is worth more than a few listens.

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Vidyut Jamwal, a model turned actor bagged the role of villain in ‘Force’. Reportedly, he had to undergo strenuous training to build a body that could be comparable to John Abraham. 


Gratification guaranteed....
Mrinal Monu, Oct 05, 2011
4 / 5
Well,the silver lining is that Force doesn't disappoint at all and in fact is an extreme entertainer.The story lacks novelty but the fast-paced screenplay,juxtaposed with sweet romantic track, fantastic twists and electrifying action,more than compensates for that.Editing is razor sharp.Harris Jayaraj's music is exceptionally sweet and well injected into the film.Action sequences are top notch and elevate the movie to the next level.Bravo Mr.Allan Amin!Nishikant Kamat's direction is almost flawless.Be it the romantic portions or the menacing moments,he has handled every sequence with expertise.Performances are brilliant to say the least.John's hard work is evident in the way he has carried of his role.He is brilliant and his physique suits the role to the T.Vidyut is the surprise package of the enterprise.He is incredible as the villain.Genelia looks bewitching and is extremely likeable.Mohnish Behl stands out in a substantial role.Others lend adequate support quite well.All in all Force is a killer movie with electrifying action,sweet love story,brilliant performances and lovely music. Gratification guaranteed!

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