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‘Force’ a tale of an unusual cop

‘Force’, latest Bollywood romantic action movie starring John Abraham and Genelia DSouza will be screened at Liberty Lite cinema, Colombo.

Directed by the critically acclaimed, Filmfare and National Award winnner Nishikant Kamat ‘Force’ is a contemporary action romance and a Hindi reinterpretation of the Tamil blockbuster, ‘Kaakha Kaakha’, which achieved widespread popularity among audiences and critics alike. ‘Force’ is produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah who previously brought cinemagoers screen gems such as ‘Aakhen’, ‘Singh is Kinng’ and ‘Namastey London’.

At the heart of the action-love story is a renegade cop, played by John Abraham, in the relentless pursuit of a ruthless, underworld gangster. He believes that the only way to eradicate crime is to give criminals the bullet – not hand cuffs. Sharing screen space with John is one of the most vivacious and exuberant talents, Genelia D’Souza , who plays John’s love interest. The seat-grabbing suspense is perfectly balanced with passionate romance and a melodious soundtrack, masterfully composed by one of the leading Indian music composers, Harris Jayaraj.

Yashvardhan (John Abraham) is a hard-headed senior narcotics officer who doesn’t play by the book but always ensures that justice is served. He believes that the only way to eradicate crime is to give criminals the bullet - not hand cuffs. In the midst of his most dangerous and significant operation to crack down on India’s drug cartels, ashvardhan encounters a ruthless enemy who will stop at nothing until he gets his revenge for the damage done to his business by the narcotics team.

He also meets the free-spirited Maya (Genelia), whose love pushes him to make a choice between the life he already knows and the life he could have with her. Yashvardhan’s decision to let happiness and normalcy into his life changes his life forever.

Speaking on the movie filmmaker Nishikant says “This is a different offering from me altogether. John is ready to amaze his audience with his eight pack abs. He has been dedicated to the cause and it was a pleasure working with him’.

During the filming, John Abraham stated that ‘With Nishikant I have discovered the magic of raw action, but what is even more beautiful is the romance in ‘Force’. This I believe will be my first pan India film after a long gap.”

One of the most difficult scenes in the film required John to jump from a cliff 150 feet high, on to an air bag. No cables would be used because Amin wanted raw action in his film. After expressing his idea, he said that “John was not nervous at all. He simply said, “just say action, I will do anything you say.” Another scene required him to lift up a bike and throw it. Allan suggested the use of cables, but John refused. In the scene, John went on to lift a bike that weighed 200 kilos, and fling it in the air.

The film also created controversy over a scene where John and Genelia had to tie the knot. The ceremony conducted was so authentic that had they completed the last round they would have actually been man and wife. A CEL release, ‘Force’ is imported by Aaiswariya Films.

Liberty lines up top Hollywood hits

Liberty cinema Colombo is to release some of the much awaited movies of Hollywood with action thrillers and exhilarating animations as entertainment for the whole family.

Following ‘Captain America’ which is now being screened, ‘The Smurfs’, 2011 American 3D family film based on ‘The Smurfs’ comic book series created by Peyo. Directed by Raja Gosnell, starring Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, Jayma Mays, and Sofía Vergara will follow. It is the first CGI/live-action hybrid film to be produced by Sony Pictures Animation and during early production the film was known as The Smurfs Movie.

The other movies in the lineup include ‘Johnny English Reborn’, ‘The Twilight Saga’, ‘In Time’, latest of the Mission Impossible- ‘Ghost Protocol’, Antonio Banderas’ ‘Puss in Boot’ and ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks 3’.

‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’, popularly known as Mission: Impossible IV is one of the upcoming action movies to be released in the Liberty cinema. Tom Cruise reprises his role of IMF Agent Ethan Hunt, and is directed by Brad Bird, his first live action movie.

When a terrorist bombing destroys the Kremlin, the United States government initiates a black ops “ghost protocol” and disavows the entire Impossible Mission Force. Ethan Hunt and his team are to be blamed for the attack, but are allowed to escape as part of a plan to enable them to operate in the dark, outside their agency. However, Hunt is warned that if any member of his team is captured during their mission, they will be charged as terrorists planning to incite global nuclear war. Ethan is then forced to work with ex-IMF agent Brandt, who knows more about Hunt and his past than even Hunt himself.

Liberty is also to release one of the thrilling Bollywood action movie ‘Don 2’. The film starring Shahrukh Khan is directed by Farhan Akhtar. This is a sequel to the 2006 film, Don: The Chase Begins Again, which itself was a remake of the 1978 film Don. The stars, Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta, Boman Irani, Om Puri and Kunal Kapoor.

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