Baaghi 2 movie review: This film rides entirely on Tiger Shroff’s sculpted shoulders
Baaghi 2 banks on Tiger’s biggest strengths – dance and action
Starring: Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani, Manoj Bajpayee, Prateik Babbar
Directed by: Ahmed Khan
Similar to its predecessor, Baaghi 2 is a high-octane action thriller that borrows its storyline from the Telugu blockbuster Kshanam.
Devoted army officer Ronny (Tiger Shroff) has not taken time off from work in the past 4 years of his service. Upon receiving a plea from his old flame Neha (Disha Patani), he drops everything and immediately rushes to Goa to her rescue.
We learn that in an accident 2 months ago, Neha’s 3-year-old daughter Rhea has been abducted by 2 masked men, yet there is no demand for ransom yet. Everybody around Neha, including her husband Shekhar, stand by the fact that little Rhea is a figment of Neha’s imagination.
When Ronny investigates further, all clues suggest that Rhea really did never exist. So what is Neha on about? Has she really succumbed to her mental disorder, as Shekhar claims?
What follows is a 2.5 hour suspense thriller backed with a strong ensemble cast, who take this film forward with twists and turns injected sporadically in the narrative.
Yes, like most Bollywood action films, the storyline is heavy on plot holes. What covers up for this is Tiger’s stupendous dance and action scenes that have been shot meticulously, along with the engaging screenplay and beautifully-picturized songs for relief.
In terms of performances, Manoj Bajpayee and Randeep Hooda are on top of their game and shine through their roles. Tiger Shroff is a talent house but falls short in the emotional scenes. Disha Patani looks gorgeous in every frame but is almost reduced to a special appearance and a catchy song.
Overall, Baaghi 2 is an entertaining film that will keep you engaged till the very end, but only if you don’t look for logic behind it.
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