In Baaghi, except for Sunil Grover everyone else is only interested in being a stunt man and there is no significance for acting. Copied from the Telugu movie Varsham with extra dosage of Karate Kid, this Sabbir Khan movie is boring because of the lackluster content. With only visual beauty of certain locations helping the movie, Baaghi doesn’t really amuse you even in the action department.

Ronny is the son of an army man and he isn’t a disciplined child. His father before death wrote a letter to his old friend in Kerala who has a Kalari based martial arts training center and asked him to train his son. The film is basically about this journey of Ronny and how it takes a different turn when he meets a girl and falls in love with her.

The sensibility of the story is one fundamental thing you will find very hard to digest. The sudden true love, the cheesy rain theme, the obsessive villain and many other eccentric features you generally find in the Telugu movies are available here. If there was at least one sensible guy in the film, I would have felt a little better. The way hero’s nature changes in front of Guru and lover is really awkward. It is as if he is trying to act like an arrogant guy (So fake). Nothing unpredictable happens in the film and too many sequences are just there to use Tiger Shroff’s acrobatic skills.

Sabbir Khan shows no improvement in terms of making. The dramatic heroism and romance with theatrical dialogues are way too much to tolerate. There have been legal issues for the film for copying from Varsham and Raid redemption. I don’t know the verdict of the court on these issues but there is definitely a huge connection with Varsham (Remade in Tamil as Mazhai). I haven’t seen The Raid: Redemption, so no comments on that. My humble request to Bollywood is to have a bit more attention in details when you try to visualize the south. We don’t have gypsy for police in Kerala. Our policemen don’t speak that fluent Hindi and their Malayalam is much better than what you have shown in the film. What is that assistant screaming at Tiger? And the visual effects guy seemed to have copied the MS Word font or Google translate result to create that bizarre Malayalam translations. Sincere thanks to Binod Pradhan for capturing the beauty of Kerala. Music was nice. BGMof Julius Packiam reminded me of Ek Tha Tiger at a few areas. Action sequences aren’t as peppy as it was in Heropanti.

Tiger Shroff must work hard in front of the mirror rather than the Gym. The actor in him is too limited and trying to be Bollywood’s Tony Jaa doesn’t sound like a great idea. Shraddha Kapoor in her usual sweet childish avatar was okay and Sabbir Khan even made her fight. It looked really like how you overact when a little kid try to kick you. Sudheer Babu never really looks like that unbeatable villain. He might have taken effort with the action part, but the face wasn’t that venomous. Sunil Grover was fine as the crooked and funny father character.

Baaghi is less entertaining for sure. With drastic developments in storyline with heavy amount of outdated masala heroism there is very less in this movie that would make you even smile. The rating is 1.5/5 for this Sabbir Khan movie.

Final Thoughts

With drastic developments in storyline with heavy amount of outdated masala heroism there is very less in Baaghi that would make you even smile.


Green: Recommended Content

Orange: The In-Between Ones

Red: Not Recommended


By Aswin Bharadwaj

Founder and editor of Lensmen Reviews.

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