When you have an actor who doesn’t need a stunt double and can perform even better than the stunt men in the whole film along with dancing chops, why waste money on unimportant things like scripting and direction? After watching Baaghi 2, this was the only reason I could find that prompted Sajid Nadiadwala to go for a sequel. The simplest and smallest review for Baaghi 2 would be that Tiger Shroff’s stunts are awesome, but the movie is terrible.
Ronny is an army commando whom as we all knows has unmatchable talents and his senior officer calls him a one man army. One day he receives a call from his ex girlfriend Neha who tells him that she needs help from him in finding her daughter Rhea who allegedly got kidnapped. The tale becomes confusing for Ronny when the actual existence of Rhea becomes a question mark and the movie is basically about Ronny’s attempt to find Neha’s daughter Rhea.
When film makers and producers decide to make package instead of cinema, something like Baaghi 2 is born. This film is the remake of Telugu film Kshanam which from whatever synopsis I have read is not an action film. Ahmed Khan squeezes in action set pieces at really irrelevant junctures in the movie to make it look like a masala film. His obsession for fight and the thought of making the stunts in Bhaagi better and grander than the first part gives us a climax fight sequence that tortures the hell out of your head and I have to say that the chaos literally gave me a headache with which I am writing this review now.
Tiger Shroff has improved his acting skills and I don’t think he needs anyone’s certificate in action and dancing. He is the only element in this movie that has a positive shade. Disha Patani is largely a beauty prop here. Three fabulous actors are here in this movie in either pointless or ridiculous roles. One is Deepak Dobriyal who gets to do the cliché dying “hero’s aid”. Randeep Hooda is there in a hippy kind of character and guess what? He is an on duty ACP whose nickname is LSD (WTF!). Manoj Bajpayee is also wasted in a role that sounds and looks repetitive. Prateik Babbar and Darshan Kumar also fail to create an impression.
Ahmed Khan brings nothing new to the table and he only enhances the shallowness and melodrama of the whole film. The Rohit Shetty movie like contrast color filled sets and the totally cheesy bumper sticker level dialogues just make the content part of the movie such a tedious torture. The only element that could have saved the film was the action and I must say that it also becomes a mess because of the over the top execution and also because it happens in the middle of a lot of predictable and outdated twists and turns. Some of the twists are things we have seen a zillion times. The music of the movie is kind of good, but as usual they are forcefully injected into the screenplay. Cinematography was fine and the visual effects were not that great. The action choreography becomes way too ambitious with Ahmed Khan almost recreating a lackluster version of Rambo.
Baaghi 2 is much like any other Tiger Shroff movie. It’s totally about his body, his dance moves and his ability to do action. And when compared to other action films Tiger has done, this one is the worst in terms of execution.
When compared to other action films Tiger has done, Baaghi 2 is the worst in terms of execution.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended