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Baaghi 2

Released Date : Mar 30, 2018

Directed by : Ahmed Khan

Box Office : 159.45 Crores

Genre : Action

Baaghi 2 Movie Review

Reviewed By Fresh Box Office

Dev Meher

Post Akshay Kumar, Bollywood has been desperate for a young action lad who could kick-it-like-Damme and smolder like Dwayne. So, one of the most anticipated movies of the year is here and I watched with a houseful crowd, mostly in pairs, thanks to Good Friday. I will make it easy for those who like a short review: Watch it for some good old action!

At one point of the film, almost when Tiger is whacking butts better than the flying Jatt and the junta is in a clap-rush, I was thinking, forgive my over-analyzing mind (oh if I could stop thinking in the middle of Bollywood movies!), or actually asking myself: In India, we have several fighting systems – Kalaripayattu, Silambam, Ghatka. Do we need a Rambo? Anyway, the makers seem to believe we do. Hence, we have a sequel helmed by choreographer-turned-director Ahmad Khan.

So, let me just clear this wedge in my throat. I haven’t watched Baaghi. Yeah, well, judge me! Actually, this was my first Tiger Shroff movie ever. I just have seen the trailers for his movies. He came off, to my utter surprise, as a believable action hero whose has a bloody good punch in the fists. Move over Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Akshay Kumar or even Vidyut Jamwal, Tiger is destined to be one of India’s biggest action stars. As a military officer, a rebel for a cause, he has got the body language and human language both spot-on.

Movie Synopsis

Do you know that Baaghi 2 takes its story from Kshanam, a hit Telugu movie? As a result, The script of the movie feels decent (It is a scene by scene copy) but it is a south remake that tries to hammer sense. For example, the hero gets arrested for beating cops. But, Dialogues not so much. Ab dialogues toh copy kar nahin sakte. Phir kya karein? So you have lines like: ‘kam paise se pet nahin bharta, zyada se dil nahin bharta’. You get the drift! The film is set in Goa. It has drug-lords, addicts, schemers, smugglers, beaches, item number, Russians, Christian weddings – actually everything Bollywood knows about Goa. So, Ranveer Pratap Singh or Ronnie (Tiger Shroff) hasn’t been off-base at Kashmir for the last four years. He gets a call from his ex-girlfriend Neha (Disha Patani) and things begin from here. She is married with a child who has been abducted. Her husband has given up; the police have stopped looking but our Ronnie had once told her in college that he will always be there – that was before they separated of course. Ronnie investigates the case and opens a can of worms. He takes on some real baddies with authority and power.

Ultimately, the movie is a revenge saga where good triumphs and evil sinks.


Since there is suspense in the build-up, I do not want to give away the plot any further. More than the leads, I liked the other characters in the film – Randeep Hooda as the humorous ACP with unique methods, Manoj Bajpayee as the DIG add to the movie, Deepak Dobriyal as a car-renter, not in terms of depth but likeability. At the same time, there are a bunch of forgettable characters, for example, Pratik Babbar as Neha’s villainous brother-in-law or Neha’s father played by the talented Vipin Sharma who comes three times in the movie – the first time to facilitate a joke, the second to slap our hero and finally to announce his stage 4 cancer. I think the central hinge of the plot gets weak as a result.

Jacqueline Fernandez’s 1-2-3 number doesn’t recreate the same magic as Madhuri’s. Ahmad Khan tries to choreograph it with some novelty but all I see is Jacqueline doing gymnastics. There is so much convenient plotting of story that the proceedings become infantile sometimes. The movie keeps going, bolstered by a strong technical team and certainly better choreography of action scenes then dance numbers. I wonder what is a Punjabi item number doing in Goa? And dear Bollywood, use your flashbacks better.

Tiger Shroff may be doing a Rambo here but he reminds me of Van Damme much more. He is good-looking, flexible and he can fly-kick. He invests in the action scenes a degree of sincerity and grit whereas, in romantic scenes, he definitely comes up short. Also, the film builds up emotionally quite well but is forced into a Rambo-like climax. It was full-throttle adrenaline, almost like a video game. While I did still enjoy the fight scenes, I dearly wished they weren’t slow motion. Imagine you playing your action games where your punches and kicks are delivered in slow motion! How anticlimactic! But I must confess these are one of the best combat scenes we have seen in Bollywood. And the voltage does rise when required.


I am going with 2.5 on 5. This may surprise you!

Reviews by Other Website

BAAGHI 2 is adapted from a Telugu film KSHANAM by Sajid Nadiadwala and the plot is very weak. Although one is not supposed to look for logic in masala films, the level of absurdity in this flick is too high. On the whole, BAAGHI 2 boasts of an extraordinary action and spectacular performance from Tiger Shroff with an absence of a convincing and engaging screenplay as a minus point. At the box office, it will score huge over the weekend in the mass dominated circuits. However the real test for the movie will begin from Monday onwards. Source : Visit site for more
Tiger Shroff is synonymous with sleek dance moves and kickass action. His fans will be in for a treat to watch a number of his shirtless moments on the 70 mm screens where he is flexing his muscles and breaking bones like a professional. This is 'Baaghi 2' which is loaded with action and drama but it is the badly written script and lousy direction by Ahmed Khan which makes it a drab affair. Source : Visit site for more
Baaghi 2 is an all-out action film with suspense and thriller elements. The first half is all about the setup.The second half though is a completely different tale. The slow pace of suspense and the romantic track give way to twists, turns and an action-packed finale. Ronny goes from the slightly confused soldier to an absolute blood-thirsty nutter with nothing but revenge on his mind. It gives Tiger Shroff the chance to exhibit his martial arts skills in full glory. Source : Visit site for more
Right from 'Why on earth is Disha's father so opposed to her match with Tiger's to 'this has got to be the stupidest reason for kidnapping ever,' Baaghi 2's laughable twists and slyness are sloppy and forced. Just like that completely needless early sequence inspired by the true incident of an army officer tying a Kashmiri local on jeep. The best thing I can say about Baaghi 2 is it does have its moments of 'so bad it's good' Source : Visit site for more
The trouble with a full-on masala film going in search of a plot is evident in the way the film unspools. The bare bones are borrowed from Telugu thriller Kshanam, but the fillings are all strictly Bollywood: the attempt to create difference gets diluted. After a while, inevitably, all the bang-bang starts feeling familiar, whether it is happening on the streets of Goa, where much of the film is set, or in some jungles, location unspecified, where the long-drawn climax takes place. Source : Visit site for more
This one's a combination of good writing, electrifying action, competent direction [Ahmed Khan] and winning performances... This mass-friendly entertainer is sure to hit the bull's eye! Tiger Shroff roars. He's here to stay. The makeover suits him. He plays on his strengths and packs a solid punch in #Baaghi2... Disha Patani is strictly okay... Source : Visit site for more
A distraught young woman reaches out to her ex-boyfriend for help in tracing her kidnapped daughter, but her husband, and everyone that knows them, insists the couple had no child at all. So is she imagining things, or is there more to it? That intriguing premise, of Baaghi 2, is buried under an avalanche of mediocrity – needless romantic backstory, too many songs, corny humor, an entirely pointless item number, cringey performances, frequent lapses of logic, and a disappointing reveal. I’m going with two out of five for Baaghi 2. It’s got its moments, but that’s all there is. Source : Visit site for more
In Baaghi 2, rebellion - trigger happy, brooding endlessly and snarling at everything in sight - comes in a single standard size, the one that the beefy Tiger Shroff embodies in all its skin-deep splendour. He is a glistening, muscle-bound, mayhem-unleashing mannequin that, at the slightest provocation, strikes out with telling force. Get out of his path if you care for your life and limbs! The action thriller that draws power from the virile exploits of this protagonist is replete with eye-popping, heart-pounding, brain-numbing and inordinately drawn-out stunts and fights. Source : Visit site for more
BAAGHI 2 is adapted from a Telugu film KSHANAM by Sajid Nadiadwala and the plot is very weak. Although one is not supposed to look for logic in masala films, the level of absurdity in this flick is too high. On the whole, BAAGHI 2 boasts of an extraordinary action and spectacular performance from Tiger Shroff with an absence of a convincing and engaging screenplay as a minus point. At the box office, it will score huge over the weekend in the mass dominated circuits. However the real test for the movie will begin from Monday onwards. Source : Visit site for more
Baaghi 2 desperately hopes that slow-mo shots of the hero’s abs and his stunts, set against blaring background scores, can uplift a dull narrative. Unfortunately, the audience today is far more discerning than that. Producer Sajid Nadiadwala doesn't waste any time in finding a writer, and instead invests in a Telugu film Kshanam and slightly tweaks its storyline to make it his own. Even the dialogues are written in rhymes, and amplified to win applause, but what it does instead, is annoy. He hands Ahmed Khan the power to design this thriller, conveniently forgetting that his strength lies in choreography. Source : Visit site for more
Director Ahmed Khan is almost three to four films old now. And this is visible in Baaghi 2. The finesse, flow, and flawlessness in the movie are proof of good direction. Baaghi 2 is the best movie to date that Ahmed Khan has directed. Just minus the 30-odd minutes of action where Tiger lands in a jungle from nowhere to fight Manoj Bajpayee. It seems the director was under some pressure to fit in the 30 minutes of action thrills to match up to the Baaghi action, else this movie could have gone to become Ghayal 2 and joined the 100-crore club. Baaghi 2 makes for a good film to watch with the family. Also, people who are die-hard action fans or are in love with Tiger-Disha, definitely can't miss this film! Source : Visit site for more

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