wogma rating: Add to “To Watch” list, watch some day (?)
I am pleasantly surprised by the attempt at a detailed story. That, in the end, it all turns out to be rather ‘meh’ as expected, is another matter.Read more
The thing about things unexpected is that you end up valuing them more than you really should. Like say the semblance of a plot about a missing 3-year old turning into something even more interesting. Baaghi 2 keeps you wondering about, “but why has the child been kidnapped?” through the film. In fact, you are waiting so long for the answer that you lose interest in it. And even worse, when you do come to know it all seems off-landish. Having said that, so little was my hope of being engaged or entertained by this film that I was surprised to find myself interested.
maybe the makers are admitting that the character and/or the actor are not capable of holding our attention without this gimmickry
Other than that externality though, Baaghi 2 has very little going for it. The action is aggressive and has lots of sound effects to make it seem more intense but is nothing you have not seen before or would miss if you haven’t seen it at all.
The music is insipid and you sense a shudder down the spine as you watch the choreography team and Jacqueline Fernandez ruthlessly murder ‘ek do teen’. Haven’t songs that force themselves into the narrative, most of all item numbers, gone out of fashion yet? I didn’t if I ought to laugh or cry when Baaghi 2 was clearly at a point where there was no room for a song and had the protagonist go into a flashback to make room for a song. Sure, this particular song was weaved into the story but the jolt with which you are taken into the song makes that weaving lose the little credibility it has. All than I can do then is appreciate the attempt.
Speaking of things that ought to have never come into fashion, why are characters still being introduced in slo-mo? What is the point? How are additional tools to add drama to the narrative applicable at the beginning of the film, while introducing a character?
Anyway, maybe the makers are admitting that the character and/or the actor are not capable of holding our attention without this gimmickry. Which is evident when you see Tiger Shroff being earnest on screen and still not striking a chord or when you see Disha Patani on screen and wonder if you would know she is worried about a missing child had she not told you so repeatedly. Prateik Babbar’s act was unintentionally amusing. And while having Manoj Bajpai and Deepak Dobriyal is some consolance, it can hardly be fair to them. Randeep Hooda’s act is over-the-top and is yet another out-of-fashion element – the comic relief.
It is difficult to fault some of these actors because while the plot elements are intriguing, the tiny details are uninteresting at times and at other times, they fall in the usual range of appalling casual sexism and pandering to popular views.
That leaves me then with one question – why Baaghi? Not, why Baaghi 2? I wasn’t expecting to find that answer at all. But, why Baaghi at all? Where’s the rebel?
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by NILESH RAMCHANDANI, Kia Gia : ...On the whole, 'Baaghi 2' is a wholesome entertainer which can be enjoyed by the entire family. Please do not watch it with high expectations but make sure to watch it on a big screen. 'Baaghi 3' has already been announced and after watching the film, one realises how this is a smart move by the creators. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Umesh Punwani, koimoi : ...Some movies are just made with the purpose of serving entertainment and Baaghi 2 is one of them. When we as the audience can enjoy something like John Wick (It is an outstanding film & I am not comparing, please consider this before bashing me) we should not have a problem with this one. ... full review
So-So, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...Summing up, BAAGHI 2 could have been a much impactful film focusing on its plot more than the hero and his actions skills. But since it chooses to go with the hero, therefore can strictly be seen if Tiger Shroff and the action are the only two key elements you are more interested in. However it does manage to gain some extra marks for both Randeep Hooda and Manoj Bajpai providing the entertainment in their scenes together. ... full review
So-So, Bollywood Hungama : ...On the whole, BAAGHI 2 boasts of an extraordinary action and spectacular performance from Tiger Shroff with an absence of a convincing and engaging screenplay as a minus point. At the box office, it will score huge over the weekend in the mass dominated circuits. However the real test for the movie will begin from Monday onwards. ... full review
So-So, by Ankita Chaurasia , Bollywood Life : ...Some whistle-worthy dialogues that will remind you of Sunny Deol and some well-choreographed action scenes, make Baaghi 2 a decent watch. However, if you don’t get high on seeing an unbelievably ripped Tiger Shroff take on an entire army of baddies, you can give this one a miss. ... full review
So-So, by Rohit Bhatnagar, Deccan Chronicle : ...Baaghi 2 is one of those masala entertainers that can be watched once over popcorn. A perfect massy flick away from the quality cinema. ... full review
So-So, by Devesh Sharma, Filmfare : ...The film is a must watch for action junkies. Tiger is a true-blue action star alright and those craving for some high octane thrills won't come away disappointed. ... full review
So-So, by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal : ...Dialogues are pitiably pithy as is wont in mainstream excesses. Meaningless songs and dances only add bloat to experience here. While the stunts look pretty good and lend credibility to Tiger’s appropriation of the ‘action star’ status, they fail to keep us engaged and enthused. Tiger is definitely playing to his strengths and for that measly take-away, we must be grateful, I guess! ... full review
So-So, by Prema Prakash, fullhyd.com : ...The filmography and cinematography are functional. The locales are beautiful, of course, but a disproportionate amount of time is spent focusing on the rock-hard, chiselled body that Tiger Shroff totes around for the entirety of the film. ... full review
So-So, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...Finally, it all comes down to Tiger, and he burns bright only up to a point. An even bigger sin is in the way the film tries to re-jig Madhuri Dixit’s iconic “Ek Do Teen”: Jacqueline Fernandez, an efficient bumper-and-grinder left to herself, comes on, and our eyes glaze over. ... full review
So-So, by Sonil Dedhia, MiD DAY : ... Baaghi 2 seems so long that by the end, I started counting the minutes.... ek, do, teen just like the unwanted remix starring Jacqueline Fernandez. By the end credit, I also remembered that Baaghi 3 is on its way in a few years. This Tiger is going to be alive and kicking.... full review
So-So, by Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror : ...Shroff has come a long way from his debut fours year ago. Once a popular meme contributor, the actor is finally finding his feet in Hindi cinema as a teen idol who can throw high kicks and even plunge down to nail splits. Essaying a soldier who lets his fist do the talking, Shroff is unobjectionable. Disha Patani couldn’t be more marginalized in a film and her contribution to her character is almost negligible. Why Manoj Bajpayee would pick this film is a bigger mystery than the one in the film’s plot. Regardless, he manages to extend some dignity to his character. ... full review
So-So, by Manisha Lakhe, Now Running.com : ... Baaghi 2 is pure homage to these bad action flicks. It's full of corny manufactured situations and characters, and dialog that make you choke on the cheese nachos. So bad, it's good. ... full review
So-So, by ANISH MOHANTY, Planet Bollywood : ..."Baaghi 2" is a definite improvement on the kind of films Tiger Shroff has done in the recent past. Though flawed, the film has a script that manages to engross you to a good extent. That, coupled with some gorgeous action pieces, makes this film a fun affair that delivers a bang for your bucks. ... full review
So-So, by Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.in : ...Director Ahmed Khan hurls everything he has at the screen but little sticks. He retains the plot twists from Kshanam, throws in songs to showcase the chemistry between Shroff and Patani with an item number for good measure... full review
So-So, Sify Movies : ...Overall, Baaghi 2 is a few notches better than its predecessor, which is saying a lot. And the only saving grace we could argue is that Ronnie joined the armed forces to vent the rebellion born out of his failed love story, which in the narrative is taken for granted. ... full review
So-So, by Rachit Gupta, Times of India : ... At 2 hours and 25 minutes Baaghi 2 seems a little too long. With better editing and a taut screenplay this one could have packed a stronger punch. Nonetheless, folks who enjoy mindless, stupid and impossible action could watch this film to kill time. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Rahul Desai, Film Companion : ...Either way, I suspect I will be reviewing Baaghi 8 in the near future. Perhaps by then, Hindi cinema will have moved on from believing that the Indian Army is composed of heartbroken college boys who decide to substitute women for country. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Swetha Ramakrishan, FirstPost : ...Ultimately, Baaghi 2 surprises you. It's not a well-structured film, and the story has many loopholes; the performances are over-the-top and the plot points convenient. Also, how Baaghi 2 uses its sole woman — yes that's right, there is only one woman in the film (Patani) — says much about what it wants to be. However, some credit must be given to Baaghi 2 for staying true to its genre. If you're a fan of high-action dramas, you may just (gasp!) enjoy this film. It's a pity the film didn't use Manoj Bajpayee and Randeep Hooda's expertise more; they are mere pawns in Tiger Shroff's journey. Now that's the real pity. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times : ...At nearly 150-minute of runtime, Baaghi 2 is a big disappointment, especially for those who were waiting for a new action star to take over Bollywood. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Lakshana N Palat, india today : ...Baaghi 2 is ridden with loopholes the size of craters, and doesn't have a coherent structure. Watch it ONLY if you swear by Tiger Shroff. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Raja Sen, NDTV : ...It is a long, painful film capable of giving audiences post-traumatic stress disorder. Right when I thought Baaghi 2 couldn't possibly get worse, an electrocuted Jacqueline Fernandez showed up with a sickening take on Ek Do Teen. We're down for the count. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Rajeev Masand, News18.com : ...But any and all promise is ultimately short-lived, as the script comes undone in the end with a twist that is underdeveloped and underwhelming to say the least. It’s so lazy, in fact, that it’s not even true to the film’s own logic. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Sukanya Verma, Rediff : ...The best thing I can say about Baaghi 2 is it does have its moments of 'so bad it's good' gratification in Prateik Babbar's hammy dope head, the babyish wailing of a constable assisting Hooda and Tiger's bizarre boss, the guy could put caricatures to shame with his 'The war is over' solemnity. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Karan Bali, Upper Stall : ...PS: A word here about the UA certificate given to the film. Looking at the graphic, bone crunching violence I don’t know which parent would be comfortable letting his child watch these sequences in the film even if he or she accompanies the child. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Rummana, yahoo! India : ...If you enjoy videogames where all your favourite character does is beat the opponents to a pulp then you will definitely like ‘Baaghi 2’. I didn’t. Obviously, I enjoy good cinema more than I enjoy a good videogame. ... full review
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Surajbulletclub: Just watched Baaghi 2 and loved it 3 thing makes it perfect 1 Great Acting 2 Perfect Cast 3 Awesome Action 4 Great Story
starsshinex: Baaghi 2 is remake of Kshanam. No wonder it is good
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Shbhmry2: Baaghi 2 is awesome movie, I really like this movie then, I'm fan of #Tiger_Shroff...
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Om08003563: What a movie baaghi 2 @iTIGERSHROFF bhai I love it
Niteshr59472170: U r great @RandeepHooda Sir, what a role in Baaghi 2, really fantastic
NegzErick: #baaghi_2 mind blowing movie #Tiger sir.......yeh #bosco kon hai
Naseebpradhan1: Baaghi 2 is a fantasy movie and it should be superduper hit..... Tiger your fan......
mynameisthiviya: Baaghi 2 was amaaaaaaaazing. Omg so good.
KangkanGoswam11: Baaghi 2 ❤ Best movie everrrrrrrr!
kachra_peti: Baaghi 2 is such a pefect, fabulous, amazing and great 3 hours movie. For those who do not have AC at home.
jatindas87gmail: baaghi 2 superb movie & superb action
indiotahmid: HIGHLY RECOMMEND BAAGHI 2
DangeAtharva: Loved Baaghi 2 ❤️
BeingR4hul: Baaghi 2 A fully entertainer
AslamKh28770309: Awesome movie Baaghi 2 love u tiger sir
ankurmuzic: Baaghi 2 superb movie ❤
AnkitLakha: Nice movie Ha Bhi BAAGHI-2 good experience ha baaghi-2 movie MA tum bhi tiger
amit__121: What a movie tiger sir...awesome
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5abnow: Baaghi 2 is best fit to watch this Sunday
3466rajashahroz: watched baaghi 2 @iTIGERSHROFF & @DishPatani are superb in the movie Best direction by @khan_ahmedasas @BajpayeeManoj Dialogues are Best.
_SujanShrestha: Baaghi 2 Awesome movie, ending touch my heart n I cry
taaaslima: Baaghi 2 was so excess
hasnu_: Watched Baaghi 2 movie last night , full of action and suspense but at the same time massie bongia which are ruining it badly. #Baaghi2
BeingAlif: Baaghi 2 : Action bit overpowering but otherwise Jack of All..
vysakh86371812: baaghi 2 movie same like (sathya )tamil movie too baad
Sreeep: Respect for all the critics who sat through Tiger Shroff's utterly bogus and jingoistic Baaghi 2 and reviewed it.
sameerMishra09: The worst thing about baaghi 2 is....it's release...it shouldn't be happened. #baaghi #baaghi2
NakliRedHead: Guy consciously spent on the Baaghi 2's ticket and expected movie to be all great
Mrlawyerr: I can’t believe it but, can you believe it I saw Baaghi 2 today. Fuck!! Shit!!
ModiNainsh: **Baaghi 2 review** Audience: Mukesh gutka aur Rahul dravid Tak to film acchi chal rahi thi...phir tiger ne aa ke bigad Diya sab
iams4g4r: Baaghi was crap but having a drool worthy actress was a positive it had, baaghi 2 lacks here as well. Nothing seems appealing to me.
HatefulJosh: BAAGHI 2: Sorry Tiger Shroff, you're not badass, you're just bad, Ass.
FRamshi: One of the worst Remake ever
desizindagi_: Three mistakes of my life :- 1. 2. 3.Baaghi 2.
Caped_Humor: Baaghi 2 is truly inspiring movie, turning every person who watches it into a Baaghi against bollywood and future tiger movies
buntysardwal: Avoid baaghi 2... and #TigerShroff plz yar #Acting chhod do...
Bees_Kut: Me: yaar ye baaghi 2 toh bht boring hai Watchman: saab Cinema Hall 3rd floor pe hai..ye toh gym hai.
aviditkumar7: Wasted 2 and half hour of my life on BAAGHI-2 ,Should hav purchased poison instead.
avaneeshraju: Baaghi 2,....chalo ek baar phir se....mindless action dekhe .....richy rich Bollywood ki ?
an_ant_man: Baaghi 2 was the worst movie ever
9211bangali: #Baaghi2 Criminal Bahut bade criminal ISIS Baaghi 2 ka sequel banane waale
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