Director: Nishikant Kamat
Cast: John Abraham, Genelia D'souza, Vidyut Jamwal
Rating: * * * (out of 5)
I have a confession to make. When I heard that Nishikant Kamat (whose earlier small-budget film Dombivli Fast I had loved) was making a hardcore commercial film, I was disappointed. When we have people like Rohit Shetty and Abhinav Kashyap here, why did a sensitive, experimental filmmaker like Kamat have to toe the line, I had wondered.
But after watching Force, I am glad he did.
ACP Yashwardhan (John Abraham) is upright and so focused about his duties that he doesn't want to get distracted by any romantic liaisons. In comes Maya (Genelia D'souza). She openly professes her love for him and the cop has no choice but buckle in. Oh yes, and in the rarest chance in a Hindi film, Maya gets to tell Yash that she wants to make love to him.
Unfortunately Yash has yet another distraction (this one unpleasant though) to deal with -- a powerful and super smart opponent (Vidyut Jamwal), who wants to be the kingpin of drug dealers.
While we have seen many super cop versus vicious villain movies recently, a good film is a good film. Force keeps you hooked throughout, may it be in the action sequences or the romance between the two lovebirds.
Kamath manages to bring in a reality factor to this adrenalin-pumping action fiesta. This film is perhaps almost on par with the last good cop film Sarfarosh by John Mathew Mathan. But then Mathan had the advantage of having Aamir as ACP Rathod. While you cannot even compare this ACP with that one, John puts in a sincere effort.
While some may disagree, I actually liked the choice of Vidyut Jamwal as the powerful rival. What stands out for me is that this is not a vicious villain, but a normal cotton shirt and jeans wearing strapping young man, just like the hundreds of criminals that exist around us. The action sequences are breathtaking and thankfully not mindless. Total paisa vasool.