Force 2 loses steam over hastily established grievances, vendetta schemes and quick fix conclusions, feels Sukanya Verma.
Enroute to Budapest airport, a methodical RAW agent and a devil-may-care Mumbai cop struggle to stay calm and pay no attention to the inciting louse in their custody. For all one knows, he’s a pest with a purpose and there’s a ring of truth to his barbs, seeing they are neither denied nor confirmed.
The sequel once again brings back the daredevil officer, ACP Yashvardhan (John Abraham) but this time he has a bigger job to do than just the Mumbai police work. After a series of killings of RAW agents become rampant in China, an investigation team is set up to nab the traitor who has been exposing the undercover agents.
After losing his best friend in a similar killing, Yash comes across a clue sent by his friend that leads to the criminal. RAW sends Yash and KK (Sonakshi Sinha) on the mission to capture the traitor and protect their agents. They soon find a lead to Shiv Sharma (Tahir Raj Bhasin) and are confirmed that he is their target.
Director Abhinay Deo deals cleverly with a film like Force 2. At first, he makes a good use of nostalgia as he connects the prequel, further he takes the story international and makes it the eye candy that was missing in the first one. Later, he builds up a great pace and keeps the run time tight, so as to not bore the audience out unlike Shivaay. Combining all these, Deo makes sure that in spite of all its cliches and loopholes, the film is watchable.