PLOT : A battle-hardened army officer squares off against drug lords and Russian henchmen to save his ex-lover’s kidnapped daughter in the underbelly of Goa.
MOVIE REVIEW : Baaghi 2 helmed by Ahmed Khan is the sequel to 2016 HIT Baaghi starring Tiger and Shraddha Kapoor. It is a remake of Ravikanth Perepu’s 2016 Telugu blockbuster Kshanam starring Adivi Sesh and Adah Sharma.
In Baaghi 2, Ronnie and Neha were college lovers who have been separated for four years. The movie opens with Neha played by the Disha Patani, getting brutally attacked by two masked men. Cut to two months later, she calls her ex-boyfriend an army man Ranveer Pratap Singh aka Ronnie played by Tiger Shroff and requests his help to find her 3-year-old daughter Rhea, who’s been kidnapped 2 months ago. Now a distraught mother hopes that Ronnie will be able to solve the mystery of the missing child. But once Ronny starts investigating the case, he finds out that no one has a clue about Neha’s daughter.
First half of the film is bit slow, with two songs in the first 20 minutes. It takes a while to establish the storyline but by the time of intermission the film manages to engage its viewers. There are a few action sequences too in the first half to give a glimpse to its audience that there are many more to come.
Second half is more of a stunt show and of course a treat for Tiger’s fan. Once the action sequences begin, it will not stop till the climax. In the prequel, Tiger destroys a multi-storied building full of martial arts specialist. Here in the sequel, he is dealing with countless men loaded with guns and knifes inside a jungle and there are helicopters blocking his way but here also nobody can stop him.
Hatsoff to Tiger Shroff’s hard work, he impressively played a tough one-man army officer who is blessed with an iron body and fighting against the evils of society by kicking, jumping and punching. In his first scene, he beats up terrorists to establish his nationalist pride. He will do anything to protect the National Flag, even in the middle of a heated action scene. But when it comes to emotion and dramatic bits both the leading actors have failed to impress, Tiger tried but couldn’t deliver the softer side of him successfully.
The leading pair is surrounded by a good supporting cast, Randeep Hooda an encounter specialist ACP named LSD aka Loha Singh Dhull is a fun to watch with his one liners but his character didn’t do justice to his talent. Manoj Bajpayee as DIG Shergill and Darshan Kumar as Disha’s husband get a limited screen time and didn’t got a chance to showcase their acting chops. Prateik Babbar as a Metallica ganji-wearing drug addict guy Sunny also doesn’t have a much impact here. Deepak Dobriyal is quite good among the supporting cast, he never disappoints with his performance even when it is a small role.
Music of the film is just above the average, the songs actually disrupt the pace of the film. O Saathi and Lo Safar songs are hummable but remix version of Mundiyan and Ek Do Teen featuring Jacqueline, are only there to add to the length of the film.
All the action lovers out there, go for it.. Baaghi 2 is a complete action entertainer with a suspense and thriller elements in it. And, fans brace yourselves and get ready for the third instalment of Baaghi as it is recently announced by the makers, the film is on the way.
Overall Hit ya Flop Rating : 3.3 out of 5