BAAGHI: MOVIE REVIEW
CAST: Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor, Sudheer Babu, Sunil Grover, Sanjay Mishra, Master Shifuji Shaurya Bhardwaj
DIRECTION: Sabbir Khan
DURATION: 2 hours 16 minutes
It would’ve been more appropriate to let the film’s tagline read – Rebels without a cause.
“Baaghi bano par ek maqsad ke liye,”
says a Kalaripayattu guru to Tiger in the film. But the ‘maqsad’ doesn’t make its way into the screenplay. The film is singularly dull and devoid of logic with nearly no spark between the leads. Shraddha and Tiger are very true to their characters and director Sabbir Khan’s efforts show, but the focus is not on making a good film rather showing just some good action.Tiger’s back flips may make you cheer and his stunts have gotten dishier since Heropanti, but that’s about it. He does his best to bring forth the rage of an impassioned lover but clearly he romances Kalaripayattu more than Shraddha. His stunts are more sensuous than his kisses.
But it has it’s moments the songs are pretty vibrant and gets you moving. The movie is not terrible at all just lacking that clicking substance. That something to get you at edge of your seat.When we come upon him first in his second film, ‘Baaghi’, we see Tiger Shroff upside down, balancing his full weight on a thumb and forefinger. It is an impressive sight, to see someone so fit, so agile, so much in command of his body. It is the money shot of the film.
The process of transformation– from aimless ‘baaghi’ to a rebel with a cause– is familiar from many similar films, but there’s enough to keep us engaged through the interactions with a ramrod straight `guru’, who puts the young fellow through his paces.