Release Date: March 30, 2018
Cast: Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda, Manoj Bajpayee, Prateik Babbar, Deepak Dobriyal, Darshan Kumaar
Director: Ahmed Khan
Genre: Action, Thriller
Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes
Bollywood has always been in a constant struggle to make better films than Hollywood. The successes in this area have been few, but Bollywood filmmakers have never stopped trying. In what can be said to be a good attempt in that direction is Baaghi 2, an all-out action movie. As a bonus, you also get to experience blooming college romance and a decent amount of suspense and thriller elements. There’s also some good music including the remix of the chartbuster ‘Ek do teen’, which features the sizzling Jacqueline Fernandez.
While the original Rambo did not have any specific reason to fight the bad guys, except his own survival, our own homegrown Rambo in Baaghi 2 needs a definite reason. However, this time the reason is a bit different, which is interesting. This time, it’s not about saving one’s girlfriend; rather, it’s about saving the daughter of your ex. This twist in the plot gives a more mature tone to the story, something that strengthens the film.
The movie catches up on the life of Neha (Disha Patani), whose daughter has been kidnapped. Unable to find her 3-year old daughter, Neha seeks help from her ex-boyfriend Ronny (Tiger Shroff), who had earlier served in the army. What follows is non-stop action and blood and gore, as Ronny takes on the bad guys while trying to find the daughter of his ex-girlfriend. The plot also takes on mysterious shades, as no one seems to know the details about the abducted child. The secret is finally revealed towards the end.
Tiger Shroff dazzles in the movie, as he appears at ease in some of the toughest action sequences. He has already said in an interview that he knows what he is good at and is making a niche for himself in that area. He has the perfect physique to support the superhuman strength and agility of the character in the movie. Baaghi 2 has other prominent actors such as Randeep Hooda and Manoj Bajpayee, but their roles are limited and sort of cliché. Disha Patani has two shades to play in the movie. She does look charming in the role of a college girl, but her real talents are unveiled in the role of the distraught and hapless mother searching for her daughter.
Action movies need not have a strong story, but Baaghi 2 does provide an interesting one. The action is really good and probably one of the best ever in Bollywood. If you like action movies, Baaghi 2 is just the thing you need.