BAAGHI 2 – MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE!
Starring: Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda, Manoj Bajpayee
Director: Ahmed Khan
What’s it about?
An Army Jawaan (Tiger Shroff) is on a mission to find his ex-lover’s (Disha Patani) missing child. But there’s a lot more than meets the eye in this murky kidnapping that is shrouded in layers of ridiculous mysteries.
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. That’s the mantra of our leading man – an army jawaanwho hasn’t taken a single day off in the last 4 years but jet sets to Goa on one desperate phone call from his ex-girlfriend.
We get flashes of their flowery past where typical meet-cute college romance ensues and then we’re back to the present day crisis – a missing child and many missing dots that our man in uniform is frantically trying to join.
In this drama are course more flashes from the past, some gaana bajaana, lots of beating up the baddies and more implausible twists and turns than the road to Jabel Jais!
After a point though, these kahaani meintwists start becoming hard to keep up just as much for the makers as it does for the audience. They are far-fetched, unbelievable and unconvincing only to end up in a predictable climax.
Of course, what keeps you seated is the fact that ‘Baaghi 2’ is but a supremely good looking film. Not just the hero and heroine but also the supporting cast and the villains – all look their dashing best. Add to that the breathtaking visuals of Goa and Kashmir captured deftly by cinematographer Santhana Krishnan.
What also comes in wholesome doses is Tiger Shroff’s stylized action that he generously dishes out to all his enemies including many a cops. Like most Sajid Nadiadwala films, there he is – Randeep Hooda in yet another eccentric avatar. This time as a cop by the name LSD who onlyadds to more madness in an already messed up plot.
We also get Manoj Bajpai as the tough talking top cop with a hairdo as strict as his ways and Prateik Babbar as a beefed up addict whose villainy is hard to be taken seriously.
The idea to keep the narrative and the screenplay non-linear is smart but the premise itself is so deprived of conviction that it doesn’t quite make the cut.
Director Ahmed Khan gets all his paisa vasoolmoments from his hero who delivers a knockout performance despite a weak script and his heroine Disha Patani who looks gorgeous even despite bruises that keep moving at will in every scene.
Other than that, Baaghi 2 is a lost cause that can be avoided unless you’re a diehard Tiger fan.
I am going with 2.5 stars.