Baaghi 2 Movie Review: A Masala Movie, That could’ve been more.

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When this movie was announced, I was less than thrilled to know that a generic action hero is in another generic action movie. But with time, the movie showed promise, with the trailer, the publicity and the hype.

But come Friday, it proved to be a mix, bag of good and bad, with Tiger Shroff stealing the limelight.

Baaghi 2 is another movie produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, who not only launched Tiger with Heropanti, but also gave recent hits like Baaghi, Judwaa 2 and Kick.

The choreographer-cum-actor-cum-producer-cum-director Ahmed Khan Directed this flick with not much experience, same can be said for Female Lead Disha Patani, the national crush, with her first role as a Lead Actress.

The thing with Baaghi 2 is that it’s a film for the masses, not classes. So don’t get your hopes too high regarding groundbreaking performances, compelling storytelling, and direction.

Because it’s not meant to deliver that. So when people criticize the movie in these fields, it actually does not make any sense. What we were promised was an Action-Filled Masala Movie, and we got it.

Although having a compelling cast with the likes of Manoj Bajpai and Randeep Hooda, they are under-utilized. Even though we have seen them slaying even the smallest roles they get. Maybe it’s to keep our focus on Ronnie (Tiger Shroff), who as usual, is Fit and ready to Hit. The action of the movie is remarkably good.

Not only does Tiger look seamlessly perfect doing them, but the whole stunt team’s hard work and coordination can be seen in the scenes.

Even the chemistry between the two leads is good. Disha, who otherwise comes out pale and hollow, is very comfortable with a tiger on screen but is nothing more than a beautiful display.

The music is catchy, but not a trendsetter. Even the gorgeous Jacqueline Fernandez and the classic Ek Do Teen turn out to be a disappointment.

The story was never promised to be great, but still, it looks like an unbalanced mix of action and thriller. The screenplay is there to blame, but come on, it’s Bollywood and the movie delivers on what it promises- an action filled ride.

Overall, Baaghi 2, with a mostly under-experienced cast and director, manages to make us sit through its runtime that stretches for over two hours. And although it has flaws, it can still work good in the box office, as this is exactly what today’s India expects from a Masala Bollywood Movie.