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Newton’s Second Law of Motion 😛 *ing John Abraham, Genelia D’ Souza, Vidyut Jammwal, Monish Behl Honestly, I went to the film only because I have heard good things about the director’s earlier outing, Mumbai Meri Jaan. Also, the other films were Dookudu and Oosaravalli,.

By Oct 12,2011  0

Newton’s Second Law of Motion 😛

*ing John Abraham, Genelia D’ Souza, Vidyut Jammwal, Monish Behl

Honestly, I went to the film only because I have heard good things about the director’s earlier outing, Mumbai Meri Jaan. Also, the other films were Dookudu and Oosaravalli, and I don’t have the balls to go watch either of them.

Half an hour after sitting on the seat I regretted it. ‘Force’ epitomizes everything that’s going on in Hindi films at the moment. Seemingly sensible directors looking to go mainstream instead of taking the usual ‘small budget-award winner’ films, actors willing to try something new with their roles, a decent story that could have been so much more, and a studboy villain to please the female fans. Bas ek cheez reh gaya – louuuv!! How can we forget that?

So there is Genelia D’Souza. Truly timeless, Genelia has been playing cute girl for about ten years, and doesn’t get tired of it. So she plays a girl who talks too much, giggles, works in an ‘NGO’, buys flowers from children just to make them happy – the entire trip.

John Abraham is a cop in the Narcotics Control Bureau. In an operation, he kills a drug warlord, and his brother vows revenge, going one step ahead of each of the cop’s moves. He is ruthless and heartless; meaning that the four guys who conducted the operation have their ass on the line. The story is wellpaced, and the action seems realistic. Everything is decent, except for that one niggling factor. Yes, louu, only. How can we have a film without louu? So the two people meet, sing songs, dance (Genelia dances, John walks across the screen) and after rona dhona, agree that they are in love with each other.

You wonder how John Abraham being a no-nonsense cop resists the urge to take out his gun everytime Genelia says “ACP, sir” and shoot her brain out! But he is the hero, na. He resists the urge, and marries her.

In the end, good wins over evil.

Mohnish Behl finally gets a role where his pay is equal to the acting he does on screen (considering the underpaying-overacting model he seemed stuck in for years), and John Abraham does an earnest job. He moves beyond the 2 expressions that he has carefully mastered over the years in Bollywood.

John Abraham Expression 1

John Abraham Expression 2

The one person in the film who manages to grab your attention is the villan – Vidyut Jamwal. If the film was half an hour shorter, it’d have been an interesting watch.

But kya karein? We are Indians, na. We need to see cute girls doing cute things on screen. Serves us right.

 

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