A typical Bollywood flick, with a hot actress and an actor with overhyped action sequences sums up Baaghi 2. As much of a franchise builder the first one may have seemed, this installment dulls the hope even for the already planned third.
The movie follows two timelines: 2001 and 2018. The cliché romance follows the story of a beautiful girl and a handsome guy and their college romance. The father manages to emotionally blackmail the daughter and win the battle against the guy. He manages to set his daughter with the suitor of his choice which enrages our hero as he moves on to start off a journey of sheer mourning with nobody to fall back on. He comes back to help his lady love leaving behind his army life, which follows some casualty and eventually good overcomes evil. The movie is filled with a pinch of drugs, Goa setup, Punjabi remix wedding songs, item numbers and high-end action. The movie is conventional but there’s nothing new that the audience has never seen. The acting is still about as good as you can expect of Shroff, the fight scenes highlighted as the USP of the film are nothing new, the dialogues and the climax are predictable. The direction, editing, almost every other technical aspect is average at best. One can appreciate Tiger Shroff’s physique. He looks nothing less than a Greek God, giving us some serious fitness goals.
Shroff’s portrayal of a 21st century Sunny Deol in Rambo’s avatar trying to fight the whole army of villains is too much to digest. The rest of the cast that includes Disha Patani, Manoj Bajpayee, Prateek Babbar or Randeep Hooda have played a fair part in the film. The item song “Ek Do Teen”, with the disappointing choreography, makes for a poor reincarnation of the hit Madhuri Dixit item song. So, if you’re a typical Bollywood fan who loves no-brainer movies, then you can definitely give it a pass.