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Subhash K. Jha speaks about Force

ForceA raw rugged cop's tale of vicious vendetta fused into a tender romance seems like a hard act to live up to. But Nishikant Kamat seeking inspiration from a hit Tamil film (Kaakha Kaakha) manages just fine. He gets incredible support from the dialogue writer Ritesh Shah who infuses every exchange on love (with the girl who won't take a no for an answer) and war (against drug peddlers) with a kind of lived-in warmth and familiarity.

Kamat who earlier made Mumbai Meri Jaan, that fine film on terrorism and the city of Mumbai, here has a blast bringing back the old-fashioned action hero. John Abraham has worked hard on his physique and his expressions to look alike cop who thinks falling in love would take him away from his line of duty.

Enter the vivacious effervescent girl next door. Genelia with her multiplicity of expressions aptly plays Bubbly to this duty-bound Bunty who would rather not get entangled in human foibles like love and family. But the inevitable happens.

Kamat lovingly weaves the love story between the impish girl next door and the gentle giant into the persistent call of duty, making sure the film's claims to be an action film doesn't get drowned in mush.

While the first hour is a loose bag of striking shootouts staged in crowded localities of Mumbai and some highly dispensable romantic songs, it is the second-hour where the narration really gathers momentum pitching the relentless cop against his chief adversary a drug dealer named Vishnu, played with arresting élan by debutant Vidyut Jamwal.

ForceThe man-to-man confrontations between Abraham and Jamwal have a rousing rugged resonance to them. They may make you squirm with their brutality. But the two look like well-matched opponents. Action director Allan Amin devises combats that convey a bone-crunching realism.

The two adversaries take care of the rest. John gives a finely pitched performance looking every inch like the action hero who can deliver that punch. He handles both the brutal and tender moments the violence and romance, with ease.

Newcomer Vidyut Jamwar makes a formidable adversary. The menace is not only in the physique but the tone. This man means business. Some of the supporting cast is interesting too.

Force is a full-on action film with balls brawn and brains. It's the kind of virile cinema where action speaks louder than words. Blessedly the narrative secretes some fine dialogues and tender love story that goes with the turbulent territory. Nishikant Kamat balances out the colour khaki with sharp colours of humour and romance.

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