Feature Name: Baaghi 3
Directed By: Ahmed Khan
Cast: Tiger Shroff, Riteish Deshmukh, Shraddha Kapoor, Ankita Lokhande, Jaideep Ahlawat, Vijay Varma, Jackie Shroff
Run Time: 143 minutes
Review By: Grinell Jacinto
RanveerPratap Singh aka “Ronnie” (Tiger Shroff) and Vikram Pratap Singh (Riteish Deshmukh) share an unbreakable bond as brother. Since their father’s death (Jackie Shroff), Ronnie always comes to the rescue whenever Vikram falls in trouble. The film follows their journey when certain events lead Vikram to travel to Syria for some work. What happens there once Vikram gets kidnapped by terrorists and how Ronnie avenges the pain and suffering of his brother and many more, is what the film is all about.
Baaghi 3 is basically been made only to show off Tiger Shroff’s hot chiseled body and amazing action stunts. The story of the film is weak and predictable cause we all know the good guy is gonna win in the end – even if its hit fighting an entire ‘country’ alone!
Yes we know it’s Bollywood and such things are expected but to have one brother singlehanded take on the other brother’s foe and (mostly) not bleed a drop of blood is absurd! Riteish plays an inspector in the film and is much more timid than Amitabh Bachchan’s inspector in Shahenshah. My first question seeing Riteish as an inspector was – how the hell was he qualifies and how did he get the post! Tiger Shroff, is basically jobless as he spends all his time looking after his naïve brother and fighting his battles.
Shraddha Kapoor as Siya Nandan and Ankita Lokhande as Ruchi Nandan have a combined screen time of nothing more than 15 minutes – if you take out the songs. Why take talents if you are gonna waste it! We have seen Shraddha kick the asses of the villains in Bhaagi and Saaho but here she is just limited to screaming instead of getting her hands dirty.
Ankita on the other hand just comes and goes that if you get to engrossed in your samosa you will miss her.
Talking about acting, Tiger Shroff is smooth and will make you fall in love with him ever time he take to jumping, kicking ass and fighting. But when it comes to emotional scenes, he falls flat. His bare body shots, action scenes is worth watching.
Riteish is wonderful and lets you know why he is considered one of the talented actors in Bollywood with his act as the naïve Vikram. The one action scene he has in the film is amazing and you can feel the emotions he is going through during that scene.
Shraddha Kapoor is loud and sometime overacts as well. We cannot actually blame her for it as her character doesn’t have much development. Ankita, during her on-and-off appearances, is calm and composed – mostly (wink!). Jameel Khoury as Abu Jalal is convincing in his role. He has worked to get the accent and nuances right as the chief of ISIS. Jackie Shroff, though he only appears in flashback and imaginative scenes is beautiful. The other characters, who have small roles, are a delight to watch on screen.
Talking about the music, the film has three song – Bhankas, Do You Love Me and Dus Bahane 2.0. They go in sync with the film and don’t feel forced or out of place. Bhankas appears in the first half, Do You Love Me in the second and Dus Bahane 2.0 during the credits. The background music is mostly fighting, bombing, firings and such so that too goes in sync with the story.
The film is full of action and it impresses all. But at times it is UNBELIEVABLE! Tiger fighting off bad guys on top a helicopter that’s in the sky and not faulting once in his step is a little too much.