Baaghi– The Action-Packed movie with a touch of conventional Bollywood Romance!
By Barsa Ray
Mar 4, 2018
Sajid Nadiadwala’s ‘Baaghi: A Rebel for Love‘features Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles. The film also stars Sudheer Babu, Sunil Grover, Shaurya Bhardwaj in prominent roles. This romantic martial arts movie is directed by Sabbir Khan. It is inspired by the 2004 Telugu movie ‘Varsham’.
The production of the film was made on an amount of ₹40 crore. ‘Baaghi’ hit the theatres on April 29th, 2016. The motion picture showed a considerable growth in cinemas right from its release. It grossed more than ₹100 crore at the box-office taking the tally to around ₹127 crore worldwide.
The action-packed film comes with a romantic touch which provides the base storyline. It starts with Raghav, played by Sudheer Babu, the antagonist kidnaps Sia, played by Shraddha Kapoor. Sia’s father P.P. Khurana, played by Sunil Grover, knocks at every door of the concerned government offices and the police to help him get back his daughter, but to no avail. He then contacts Sia’s ex-lover Ronny Singh, played by Tiger Shroff.
The movie goes to the flashback, where Ronny first meets Sia on a train journey. Raghav also gets to see Sia and is smitten by her beauty. He asks his men to get details regarding Sia. Ronny visits the martial arts school in Kerala. Guruswamy, played by Shaurya Bhardwaj, is the head of the school. Ronny’s character is kind-hearted but has a rowdy and reckless attitude. Gradually Sia and Ronny fell in love. Sia gives him her father’s ring as a token of love. Khurana agrees to hand over his daughter to Raghav in return for a hefty sum of money. In the meanwhile, he comes to know about Sia-Ronny’s love affair. He decides to kill him with the help of Raghav’s men. Ronny beats up Raghav’s men when they manhandle a vocally-challenged boy. Guruswamy is murdered by Raghav when he retaliates against him. Khurana creates a misunderstanding which leads Sia and Ronny to part ways.
The film shows Ronny in Bangkok in the present. Here comes a series of action-packed sequences which the movie boasts of. Gradually the film paces up as Ronny gets hold of Sia through Raghav’s close aide. But the antagonist takes back Sia when he gets to know Ronny’s whereabouts. Ronny enrages and single-handedly fights all the fighters and hired goons under Raghav’s employment. The movie ends with a conventional note where Ronny kills Raghav and rescues Sia. They return back to India where Ronny now teaches at Guruswamy’s school and they live happily-ever-after.
Tiger brings justice to the action sequences along with Shraddha. Binod Pradhan’s cinematography in several scenes makes the movie visually appealing. Sunil Grover’s light moments comes in handy from his years of small screen comic performances.
Sudheer fails to provide the much-needed on-screen fear and baddie attitude. The storyline falls short in delivering the core theme to the audience and is quite patchy.