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Force – movie review

A stylized action thriller


Force - movie review

Very rarely the viewer is treated with good action in a bollywood film. Force is such a film which has logical action and each of the stunts can be reasoned out. Unlike other bollywood flicks where the hero jumps in the air, travels a long distance and then kicks multiple bad guys and then he safely lands on both his feet. Thankfully, this film is devoid of such action. Force movie review…

A stylized thriller among the new wave of Indian films paying homage to the seminal Indian action genre, ‘FORCE’ combines state-of-the-art fight sequences and thrills with an original romantic narrative, delivering an abundance of on-screen energy and vigor that will have audiences gripped from the opening sequence to the end credits.

Directed by the critically acclaimed, Filmfare and National Award winning Nishikant Kamat ‘FORCE’ is a contemporary action romance and a Hindi reinterpretation of the Tamil blockbuster, ‘Kaakha Kaakha’, which achieved widespread popularity among audiences and critics alike. ‘FORCE’ is produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah who previously brought cinemagoers screen gems such as ‘Aakhen’, ‘Singh is Kinng’ and ‘Namastey London’.
At the heart of the action-love story is a renegade cop, played by John Abraham, in relentless pursuit of a ruthless, underworld gangster. He believes that the only way to eradicate crime is to give criminals the bullet – not hand cuffs.

Sharing screen space with John is one of the most vivacious and exuberant talents, as Genelia D’Souza plays John’s love interest. The seat-grabbing suspense is perfectly balanced with passionate romance and a melodious soundtrack, masterfully composed by one of the leading Indian music composers, Harris Jayaraj.

ACP Yashwardhan (John Abraham) is a hardheaded senior narcotics officer who doesn’t play by the book but always ensures that justice is served. Intolerant towards any nuisance in society – his bare hands action literally speaks louder than his words. And when that fails, he believes that the only way to eradicate crime is to give criminals the bullet, and not hand cuffs. A lone wolf by choice, he strongly believes that relationships of any kind will tie him down. That is until he meets Maya, who he has fallen in love with after much resistance.

Maya (Genelia D’Souza) is a young, fun loving and a sweet NGO worker and teacher who looks touch and western but is a simple Indian ‘girl next door’ at heart. She is the complete opposite to John, talkative, optimist and sweetly stubborn. Maya embodies all the virtues that make up the modern Indian girl through her free spirited nature and resolute in her ways.

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, 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.

Force also boasts of the superhit song ‘Khwabon Khwabon’ which is rendered by KK and Suchitra, has a melodious tune and is picturised beautifully.

It is a watchable thriller and full of raw action which appears realistic specially the fights between John Abraham and Vidyut Jamwal.

CAST of Force:
John Abraham – ACP Yashvardhan
Genelia D’Souza – Maya
Vidyut Jamwal – Vishnu
Raj Babbar – Narcotics Officer
Mohnish Bahl – Atul Kalsekar
Sandhya Mridul as Swati Kalsekar
Mukesh Rishi – Reddy / Anna
Anaitha Nair – Rachana
Ameet Gaur – Mahesh Pandey
Shashank Shinde
Kamlesh Sawant

Credits & Crew of Force:
Banner – Studio Fox Star Studios
Produced By Vipul Amrutlal Shah
Directed By Nishikant Kamat
Writer – Ritesh Shah
Lyrics- Javed Akhtar
Music – Harris Jayraj
Executive Producer – Aashin A. Shah
Production Designers – Pupa
Editor – Aarif Sheikh
Cinematography – Ayananka Bose
Action Director – Allan Amin
Choreographer – Bosco-Caesar
Sound Designers – Sanjay Maurya, Allwin Rego
Media Consultant – Spice
Head of Production – Sanjay Bali
Force – movie review