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Movie Review: Baaghi



Release Date:  April 29, 2016
Cast: Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor, Sudheer Babu, Sunil Grover, Sanjay Mishra, Master Shifuji Shaurya Bhardwaj
Director: Sabbir Khan
Genre:  Action, Romance
Duration: 2 hours 16 minutes

When two rebels meet, there are bound to be sparks and explosions. Well, this is what the movie makers thought would happen, but Baaghi might leave with an overdose of extreme action sequences. The movie utilizes the triangular love story twist, something that has been widely used in national as well as international cinema. Ronnie (Tiger Shroff) and Siya (Shraddha Kapoor) play the role of rebels who believe in following their own paths and making their own decisions, even when their actions may create friction with other members of the society.

Baaghi begins with a picture-perfect love story, when Ronnie and Siya fall in love. As they romance amidst the bountiful green forests and panoramic lakes, it appears that they were destined to meet each other and lead a happy, fulfilling life. However, things begin to change as soon as Raghav (Sudheer Babu) enters the scene. It turns out that Raghav is deeply attracted to Siya and would do anything to get her. Raghav assumes that Siya is the perfect match, a thought that brings him in direct conflict with Ronnie. The rest of the movie is Ronnie’s continued struggle to fight Raghav and his nefarious plans to acquire Siya.

Baaghi may not offer a memorable storyline, but its high-adrenalin action sequences will certainly amaze you. As far as action sequences are concerned, Tiger Shroff has matured significantly since his ‘Heropanti’ days. His performance in Baaghi brings about an experience, as was once seen with movies such as Ong Bak and more recently, The Raid Redemption. Shraddha has also delivered a good performance, as she goes beyond her romantic escapades and throws around punches to beat up the bad guys. She comes across as sensual and luminous in romantic scenes and surprises the audience, as she slays the crooks.

On the flip side, it can be said that the desired chemistry between Tiger and Shraddha is lacking. Both have done well individually, but as a couple, their interactions appear rather flimsy. The movie also tends to depend heavily on its action sequences to keep the audience engaged, which can become a drag after some time. Go for Baaghi if you have a liking for martial arts movies and the intrigues of a love triangle.

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