Direction: Sabbir Khan
Cast: Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor, Sudheer Babu
Music: Julius Packiam
Cinematographer: Binod Pradhan
Editor: Manan Sagar
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
What is it about: The movie is about a young couple who meet on the train travelling to Kerala and fall in love with each other. Rony(Tiger) is on his way to learn martial arts from a reputed Guruswamy(Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj) whereas Sia(Shraddha) is on her way to try her luck as an actress in South Indian film Industry. These people are tied up with one thread which leads to chaos in the name of Raghav(Sudheer Babu) who is a Kingpin in illegal street fights in Bangkok and the son of Guruswamy. What forms next is the crux of the story directed by Sabbir Khan.
Why it’s disappointing: This film lured the audience with exceptionally cut trailer which were edited to its perfection with crisp action sequences involving Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor. Even though it had the traces of “Raid Redemption”, people were excited to catch this flick and so was I.
But few minutes in to the film, you feel the potential of the film which goes in to drain. Tiger Shroff may look good, hard physique and exceptional fighting skills, but lacks one main thing ACTING skills. It’s surprising that a gene from Jackie Shroff has tough time coping up with it. He has standard expression and for sure can’t cry, so please avoid doing those scenes, which brings in laughs in the cinema hall. Emotions are the weakness for him and he has to work hard on those skills. As the audience won’t like an actor just because he can do back flips well. So Tiger, it’s nothing personal but buck up before you’re forgotten.
Shraddha Kapoor, why is she so hung up on the character from “Aashiqui 2”. She’s been repeating the traits from that character for long. A potential talent is getting wasted in the name of commercial cinema. Shraddha audience love you, adore you and moreover they love your acting. Please get your act together and start doing films and choosing scripts which brings out the actor in you. At points in “Baaghi” it looked like over acting.
Sabbir Khan, the director and captain of this ship. He thought just like last time, he can get away with action sequences. But he forgot that last time he had a script from Telugu film and the remake saved his day which had some potential as an entertainer. But this time the screenplay was weak, he didn’t know how to weave that and just randomly attached scenarios and kept moving forward with help of Tiger’s action and Shraddha’s beauty. A big let-down, hope it’s corrected in future.
What to watch out for: The film had 2 characters which were worthy talking about. Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj as Guruswamy/Aachan & Sudheer Babu as Raghav. They both play father and son did a great job with their martial art skills and acting too. Especially Shifuji Shaurya he was great and had gracefully performed the character. So did Sudheer Babu.
The cinematography by Binodh Pradhan was delectable, he captured it with great beauty. Mana Sagar editing was jumpy and was not in sync, but he made it up in the action sequences. Music was very average and was not good.
Verdict: Sabbir Khan lured everyone with the trailer, but couldn’t live up to it. The film fails terribly with average performances which struggles to move forward. The only saving grace was couple of action sequences, and I believe audience have seen that in ample in Hollywood flicks. Definitely not worth a watch. You can give this a miss.