Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Abhinay Deo|
|Produced by||Vipul Amrutlal Shah,|
Viacom Motion Pictures,
|Written by||Parveez Shaikh,|
Jasmeet K. Reen
|Starring||John Abraham |
Tahir Raj Bhasin
|Edited by||Amitabh Shukla,|
Sunshine Pictures Pvt. Ltd
|Distributed by||Viacom 18 Motion Pictures|
|Box office||₹58.75 crore|
Force 2 is a 2016 Indian action thriller film written and directed by Abhinay Deo, which features John Abraham and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead roles. It is a sequel to the 2011 film Force, and the second installment of the Force film series. Principal photography of the film commenced in August 2015, and the film was released on 18 November 2016. Upon release, the film received positive reviews.
The movie opens with a sleek montage in China, where RAW agents are dropping dead like flies. One of the victims is Harsh, ACP Yashwarsdhan’s best friend. But before being offed, Harsh mails a book to his friend Yash, passing on an important coded message.
When Yash receives the book, he learns of a conspiracy that has been set in motion, targetting only RAW agents. When he takes the book and the clues to the RAW headquarters, the agency understands the legitimacy of the situation and puts Yash in charge of tracking down the conspirer. He is teamed with another RAW agent, KK, and together they track down the culprit in the Indian embassy of Budapest.
The mastermind of this conspiracy against RAW agents is Shiv Sharma, a nerdy hacker who is planning something bigger. In Budapest, a cat and mouse chase begins between Shiv and KK and Yash; they come close to nabbing him several times, but he always proves to be a step ahead. Multiple chase sequences ensue but each time, Shiv manages to escape.
While digging into Shiv’s past for more information, ACP Yash learns that Shiv is actually a pseudonym used by this terrorist to mask his real identity as Rudra Pratap Singh - the son of a RAW agent, who had been sacrificed in an operation years ago.
Yash learns that Rudra is now seeking revenge from RAW for betraying his father. Eventually, in an assembly in Budapest, Rudra gears up to shoot the minister who was responsible for his father’s death. But KK and Yash reach there in time and kill him before he can do harm. But before he can die, Yash forces the minister to accept his mistakes to the media, clearing Rudra’s father’s name. Rudra dies in peace hearing this.
- John Abraham as DCP Yashvardhan Singh
- Sonakshi Sinha as Kamaljeet Kaur/KK
- Tahir Raj Bhasin as Shiv Sharma/Rudra Pratap Singh
- Narendra Jha as RAW Head Anjan Das
- Adil Hussain as HRD Minister Brijesh Verma
- Vikram Kapadia as Naren Kaushik
- Patricia Mittler as Martinez
- Genelia D'Souza as Maya's spirit (Cameo)
- Raj Babbar as Zonal Director of Intelligence Bureau (cameo)
- Freddy Daruwala as RAW agent Harish (cameo)
- Boman Irani as Karan Pratap Singh – Rudra's father and former RAW agent (Cameo).
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 63%, based on 8 reviews with an average rating of 5/10. India Today and The Times of India gave the film 3 stars out of 5. Mid-Day and The Hindustan Times gave the film 2 stars out of 5.
The film has grossed ₹ 6.6 crore on its first day, becoming John Abraham's highest opening grosser. The film faced problems due to demonetization which was active at the time of its release and grossed ₹37 crore in India and ₹58.75 crore worldwide.
|Soundtrack album by |
Gourov-Roshin and Amaal Mallik
|Released||27 October 2016|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Amaal Mallik chronology|
|Singles from Force 2|
The film score was composed by Prasad Sashte who had earlier composed the score of Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty. The lyrics have been written by Kumaar and Rashmi Virag and the songs have been composed by Gourov Roshin and Amaal Mallik. Its first song Rang Laal which is sung by Dev Negi, John Abraham and Aditi Singh Sharma was released on 21 October 2016 . The full soundtrack was released on 27 October 2016.
|1.||"Rang Laal"||Kumaar||Gourov-Roshin||Dev Negi, John Abraham, Aditi Singh Sharma||3:45|
|2.||"O Janiya"||Kumaar||Gourov-Roshin||Neha Kakkar||4:22|
|3.||"Catch Me If U Can"||Kumaar||Gourov-Roshin||Amaal Mallik||4:21|
|4.||"Ishaara"||Rashmi Virag||Amaal Mallik||Armaan Malik||4:12|
An official game based on the film has been launched after the release of the film by Hungama Digital Media.
After release of the film, actor John Abraham (who is also producer of the film) confirms that they will soon start working on Force 3, with Abhinay Deo returning as director. Filming will start from the middle of 2017, John confirmed to reporters.
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