One more case of the original (Baghi) being better than the sequel ( Baghi 2). This time with a different director Ahmed Khan who has been successf...read more
One more case of the original (Baghi) being better than the sequel ( Baghi 2). This time with a different director Ahmed Khan who has been successful as a choreographer earlier.( Kick) but it may still be relevant because action and fight scenes are actually choreographed to near perfection before picturisation.The film itself is a rehash of all things seen earlier with our Rambo like hero Tiger Shroff who is a captain in the Indian army engaging in stunts for which he is popular. The plot is about a young lady Disha Patani whose infant daughter gets kidnapped and who calls out to her ex boyfriend Indian Army captain (Tiger Shroff) to recover the little girl. Tiger's attempts at finding the little girl take him to Goa where he gets involved with drug addicts and shady policemen. The climax is similar to a Rambo movie where Tiger's mentor( his senior in the army) comes to warn Tiger's adversaries not to mess with him else he will finish them all. This is followed by an action packed climax which is bound to thrill fans of Tiger. As Tiger demolishes dozens of men one by one ,at one point his adversaries call out to their boss that " he is unstoppable."A good touch.There is some attempt by the director to include suspense, drama and sentiments in the proceedings but it falls flat mainly due the amateurish acting of the lead couple. As long as Tiger shows his 6 pack and Disha is acting coy, things are fine but the serious scenes lack credibility. A popular dance by Madhuri Dixit ( Ek , do , teen) redone by Jacqueline Fernandez is presented in a pedestrian manner.Actingwise Tiger with a military haircut has been made as some kind of Rambo and he does his task well. He is still somewhat shaky in the serious scenes and he has miles to go before he can be called an accomplished performer.Disha Patani is called upon to look coy and cute and she does it well. She is also convincing as the mother in distress.The film has an assortment of characters like Manoj Bajpayee as the DIG, a hippy cop Randeep Hooda called LSD who wears braids and who keeps taking selfies, drug addict who harasses the heroine played by Prateik Babbar and hero's good friend (automobile mechanic) Deepak Dobrial.
Baaghi 2Story: Ronny gets a mysterious call form Neha four years after they parted ways, asking him to help her find her missing daughter. Things ,...read more
Baaghi 2Story: Ronny gets a mysterious call form Neha four years after they parted ways, asking him to help her find her missing daughter. Things , however are not how they seem. Is Neha telling the truth?Review: We dive right into a world of rebels, drug addicts and vulgar corrupt police officers and are taken close ( a bit too close) to the hub of everything illegal ,Goa. According to the film, in Goa you are either a drug smuggling murderer or a shell shocked victim, there is no in between. Baaghi 2 makes an effort to create a story which is a good thing though I'm not sure how successful they are. The story gets carried away and in an attempt to look stylish and slick it ends up looking illogical and frivolous in places. Also I would like to know what was going on in the minds of whoever developed the characters in this remade version of Telugu movie Kshanam. There is a braid making , selfie clicking absolutely absurd police officer played by Randeep Hooda and a totally "high" and reckless Prateik Babbar. There is also a not so classy rendition of an old classic picturised on the brazen Jacqueline Fernandez.Despite all this the movie does manage to remain somewhat entertaining. The cheesy dialogues between the hero and heroine in the first film are not present here .. well maybe because there was hardly any romance between the lead pair in this one. There are a few twist and turns in the plot. Some of them are predictable but still bang on! We have Tiger Shroff taking down a whole army of trained men all by himself ,some say it's not plausible but if Salman Khan(the reel tiger) can do it then why not Tiger Shroff who looks much more believable. Tiger has improved his acting .. slightly and his new look is working wonders for him. Every time he comes onscreen or packs a punch the whistles just don't stop! Competition alert for the existing talent in the industry. Disha Patani is .. uh well she's okay. Randeep Hooda is .. uh well he does a pretty good job to be honest and Prateik Babbar , Deepak Dobriyal lend the necessary support. Manoj Bajpayee seems a bit out of place. This film is a one time watch because despite all the hooliganism, lunacy and blunders Baaghi 2 is all heart!