John Abraham and Sonakshi Sinha-starrer Force 2 started on a low note with film witnessing around 15-20% occupancy in theatres on the first day. The film was released on 1800 screens. A sequel to 2011 Force, the film is expected to collect Rs 5 crore on the first day. Force 2 has got positive reviews from the audience.
The positive word of mouth can help the film get a decent weekend collection. Another thing that can benefit the film is its patriotism angle. Both John and Sonakshi are doing some high-octane action sequences. But will demonetisation have an impact on film’s box office collection? 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.
Force 2 stumbles through because director Abhinay Deo does not repeat the mistakes committed by local versions of the Bond-Bourne and Mission: Impossible movies, including D-Day, Ek Tha Tiger and Baby. Except for an item number that is woven into the story, Yash and Karanjeet do not halt their hunt to pose amidst the Budapest countryside.
Sonakshi Sinha is less convincing as KK. Sinha has hacked away at her voluptuous body and domestic goddess image to refashion herself as an action heroine in Akira and now Force 2, but she is never convincing as a ground operative. Karanjeet’s lack of initiative and inability to decode clues hidden in plain sight make her a poor cousin of Taapasee Pannu’s resourceful secret agent in Baby.