Baaghi 2 Review: 150 Minutes Of  Physics-Defying Stunts Minus Acting, Tiger, Disha Look Pretty And That’s It!

Baaghi 2 Review: 150 Minutes Of Physics-Defying Stunts Minus Acting, Tiger, Disha Look Pretty And That’s It!

Baaghi 2 is a sequel to the previous rebel movie. This as well follows the one-man show of Tiger Shroff. A rebel lets lose on adrenaline, trigger hap

Baaghi 2 is a sequel to the previous rebel movie. This as well follows the one-man show of Tiger Shroff.

A rebel lets lose on adrenaline, trigger happy and defying physics in every scene. If tolerance levels are not high for such stunts, then Baaghi 2 is not the cup of your tea.

Movie: Baaghi 2

Release Date: 30th March 2018

Director: Ahmed Khan.

Music Director: Mithoon, A.P Mukherjee, Julius Packiam.

Production: Sajid Nadiadwala.

Cast: Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani, Prateik Babbar, Manoj bajpayee, Randeep Hooda, Deepak Dobriyal.

PLOT:

The film begins with a brutal attack on Neha (Disha Patani), by two masked men. Meanwhile, we learn of the existence of Ranveer Pratap Singh aka Ronnie (Tiger), who is a special-ops Army officer in Kashmir. We can see the struggle into establishing him as a hardcore Army man.  Who is brave, beefy and reeks of machismo. As a bonus they add in a scene where Ronnie beats up terrorists, establishing his nationalism. The film’s plot picks up steam when Neha calls Ronnie for help after her attack. Her daughter’s been kidnapped in the assault, and she needs his help.

Rhea, daughter of Disha Patani, whom he once loved but could not marry. Her abduction in front of Panjim play school surely sets the tone of the plot. The hero – yes, the very rebel for the cause of love whose dazzling martial arts moves felled an arch-villain in Baaghi a couple of years ago – penetrates the heart of the Goa underworld and takes on sundry drug dealers, Russian ruffians, uncooperative cops and menacing gangsters in a fight to the finish. The time-tested formula appears to work fine up to a point, but once the expected superhero act kicks in it is an unstoppable downhill slide.

Manoj Bajpayee, who plays the DIG and Prateik Babbar, who plays Sunny, Neha’s husband’s brother. Babbar plays a caricature of a drug addict: loud, dramatic and pierced, with a Metallica t-shirt and guns in tow.

POSITIVES:

Good news for Tiger Shroff fans and cultists. The movie is a 150 minutes stunt show. Surprisingly, the production values are high credits to Sajid Nadiadwala. Going by the trailer, director Ahmed Khan makes sure he doesn’t fiddle around with the audience’s time. He uses his previous experience as a director, choreographer and an actor to smartly position the film. He also ropes in bigwig performers like Manoj Bajpayee, Randeep Hooda and Prateik Babbar sharing screen space with Tiger, and a buzz-worthy pairing with Disha Patani.

Unlike other hyper-masculine action films, Tiger has multiple aspects of conflicts. The mind games of heart versus brain also snarls Tiger who faces realistic dangers while performing stunts. The threats posed are real, and there are high-voltage stunts galore — it’s what action was meant to be.

NEGATIVES:

In spite of talent-laden cast, lack of direction from Ahmed Khan has resulted in actors hamming quite a bit. The roles are not even close to doing justice to any script. The structure of the story goes haywire and so does the entire movie.

Adding more misery to injury is over the top performances from the lead pair of Disha and Tiger. The twists are annoyingly common with no surprise elements. And the entire movie just revolves around one female lead further projecting the mentality of the makers.

What is even worse is the Ek, Do, Teen reenactment. The Jacqueline Fernandez’s rejig of the 1988 Madhuri Dixit iconic number is just a mere travesty. A sob ode to ears and flashy music will definitely ruin your childhood if you are a 90’s kid.

VERDICT:

The first installment of Baaghi was it came and it went- Cham Cham Cham. The sequel, Baaghi 2 is way too much over the top. If you are a hardcore Shroff fan, then you may survive through the mindless stunt video. Not a genuine cinema to watch, an epic failure that drowns the legacy of Ek, Do, Teen. Well yes, that’s the countdown for some more bad news as the makers are confirming to make Baaghi 3. Lord save us!

Comparedada rating: 1/5

 

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