Film : BAAGHI 2
Cast : Tiger Shroff , Disha Patani , Manoj Vajpeye, Randeep Hooda, Deepak Dobriyal and Prateik Babbar
Director : Ahmed Khan
Producer : Sajid Nadiadwala
Rating : 3 Stars out of 5
As we all know Baaghi2 is a sequel to the 2016 Film Baaghi staring Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor which was a commercial success. While the first part was directed by Sabbir Khan , this one is Directed by well known choreographer Ahmed Khan.
We are introduced to both Ronnie (Tiger) & Neha (Disha) in the first 5 Minutes only. And then we are taken into flashback- college days- where we witness some good romantic moments between Tiger & Disha followed by Saathi song. Then story again shifts to present day and Neha tells Ronnie that her daughter has been kidnapped and no one is helping her and thus now she needs his help in finding her daughter Riya. Ronnie decides to help her and in his search he is exposed to many facts and secrets , twists and turns. Interval point is Top notch and rises expectations for better second half. Meanwhile, so far we are also introduced to DIG played by Manoj Vajpeye and ACP L.S.D played by Randeep Hooda. Second half starts on a good & exciting note as expected but gets repetitive later on. Though it has its good moments most with Manoj & Randeep but the action scenes are lengthy and illogical. Having said that the picturization of these action scenes and jungle is excellent. But as compared to the first half , second half falls flat and makes Baaghi 2 a one time watch. Now when we have twoo films in a series , comparison is inevitable. I personally found first part (Baaghi 2016) more entertaining than this one.
Talking about Performances , Tiger Shroff has done a fine job and his hardwork reflects in each frame of the movie especially action scenes. Disha Patani looks Stunning and really beautiful. She had less to do but did it well enough. Manoj Vajpeye, as always, is in top form and did his job nicely. Randeep Hooda as LSD is Impressive and Funny too. While Prateik Babbar & Deepak Dobriyal in small roles as Sunny & Usman respectively are good.
Music is good and goes with the film but I feel song ek do teen and Mundiyan were unnecessarily put which makes the pace slower. Otherwise songs Saathi and Safar are awesome !
Ahmed khan’s Direction is average ! He focused too much on action which at some places overshadows the emotional and romantic angle of the film.
The Problems with Baaghi 2 are its screenplay and editing. Though screenplay is not bad but its not good either. Its slow and sometimes gets repetitive. Editing could have been crispier. I feel film should have been shorter by at least 15-20 minutes.
On the whole , Baaghi 2 offers good first half and average second half. Its definitely a one time watch and a treat for fans of Tiger Shroff. While Disha Patani’s fans may feel disappointed because she has much lesser screen presence than Tiger. But yes she looked damn stunning and absolutely beautiful.
I am going with 3 stars out of Five for Ahmed Khan’s Baaghi 2 !