Baaghi Movie Review (2016), Film Rating, Hit or Flop

Bolywood Movie Baaghi Review

Cast: Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor, Sudheer Babu
Director: Sabbir Khan
Rating: 2.5/5

Baaghi Story (Plot)

Baaghi is story of Rony (Tiger Shroff) who is a rebel whose father, in order to get him disciplined sends him off to Kerala at his friend’s martial arts academy. Naturally, he is much of a rule-breaker there.

On his journey to the academy, Ronny meets the over-chirpy, talking to the clouds kind of girl Sia (Shraddha Kapoor). She is an upcoming actress in her father’s (Sunil Grover) film.  Boy-meets-girl, exchange a few words and are in love!

Well, there is a Villian too. Raghav (Sudheer Babu) too is in love with Sia or more like obssesed with her.

Will Ronny and Sia’s love survive amidst Raghav’s nasty plans is what the story is all about.


Baaghi Movie Review – Star Performances

Take a dramatic Bollywood love story and crash land it into an adrenaline-pumping fight movie, and you have Baaghi. With soft emotions and hard knock outs interrupting each other, the Tiger Shroff-Shraddha Kapoor movie is jarring.

Baaghi is a mix of Rumble in the Bronx and the Protector, but in the wrong proportions. It uses the space like the former and sensibilities of the latter. Action sequences lack thoughtful choreography, and thus everything comes down to Tiger’s flexibility. In addition to it, he is also expected to play a hardcore Bollywood lover.

Ultimately, instead of a well-etched strong yet compassionate character, Shroff comes off as someone with split personalities. He laughs, smirks, cries and fights on repeat.

The director also wastes too much time in laying out a carpet for the final bloodbath. Had he prolonged the action scenes, Baaghi could have at least been more engaging. This is where Vidyut Jammwal’s Commando (2013) excelled.

Shraddha Kapoor does a la Ek Villain. She over-acts even when she is just batting her eyelid. In spite of that, she is one of the key selling points of the film and for that she should have been utilized more. Her limited action sequences are certainly worth a mention!

The saving grace is the exotic locales, from Kerala’s backwaters to Krabi, there’s plenty eye candy to soothe the sore screenplay. But you still have to deal with the ugly bones being broken in the 133- minute film.

Final Verdict

Baaghi will not make much impact on Box office with his predictable story and  huge dose of action!


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