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Bollywood actor John Abraham thinks that his latest film Force 2 is more international than its 2011 prequel. As he takes down a terrorist this time with the help of RAW agent played by Sonakshi Sinha, stakes are too high for the massive action drama. There are definite reasons for that. Firstly, because it promises to give to cinefans some never-seen-before stunts, a glimpse of which has left us curious ever since its trailers released. Secondly, it is releasing at a crucial time when our nation is in the midst of demonetisation.
The team of Force 2, in an exclusive chat with indianexpress.com, said they are not tensed because they know they have made a good movie. “I think the kind of action you’ll see in this film is something you’ve never seen before in Indian cinema. So it’s revolutionary in a way. It’s been shot really well,” Sonakshi, who plays the role of KK in the film said.
John, who is reprising his role of ACP Yashvardhan told us what’s new to watch out for in Force 2. “This time he is on a mission to protect the country. And he is not a trained RAW agent. He is a police officer. So he has a death wish. He just wants to take up any mission. He doesn’t care about death. Force 1 was raw and local, Force 2 is international and way larger and way more fast paced.”
Director Abhinay Deo agrees. He says, “We thought let’s redefine the meaning of ‘force’, because cannot just mean police force or Mumbai force. It has to mean much bigger than that. So that was the intent. I can proudly say that the story that we have got is special. The base is very emotional to the film. You know, considering it is an action film and action and emotions are two words that don’t go together. So that’s something that we are trying to take further.”
Actor Tahir Raj Bhasin, who made an impressive debut in Mardaani, is back to playing negative in his second film too. Is it a conscious decision to keep it to the villainous characters? Tahir said, “Force one was about combat between two equally powerful people. Force 2 is about mind games and strategy. When they told me it’s going to be a spy fiction film, it was a dream come true, which leads me into why the negative. He is a lighter character. He has a dark sense of humour.”
So does Force 2 releasing during the given circumstances, concern the team? Sonakshi replied, “We are not trying to be opportunistic and cash-in on negativity of any kind. But at the same time, it makes the film relevant as it is important to know what people who work for the country go through. You should just realise their sacrifices.”
When asked if they were prepared to incur losses due to the entire issue of demonetisation, John said — without naming Rock On 2 — that Force 2 is more massy and will appeal to a larger audience. He feels after struggling with the currency matter, Force 2 will give the audience a break and help them de-stress, because the film just slips through two and a half hours due to its pace and amazing action.
Director Abhinay Deo also feels that they are definitely prepared for any kind of response at the box office, as the country is going through a major revolution and one film is a very small price any filmmaker can pay for the nation.