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Baaghi 2 (2018)

Directed by Ahmed Khan

Action | Crime | Thriller

Most recently watched by sleestakk

Overview

A battle-hardened army officer goes in search of his ex-lover’s child who is mysteriously kidnapped. Neha reaches out to the only person who can help her with her plight, Ronnie. He goes deep into the underbelly of Goa, facing off against drug lords, menacing Russian henchmen, and blood thirsty animals. Daring stunts, chase sequences, air strikes, bomb blasts and other large-scale action sequences will be done with a bona-fide, larger than life approach, truly making it a spectacle.

Length 145 minutes

Actors

Randeep Hooda | Manoj Bajpayee | Deepak Dobriyal | Jacqueline Fernandez | Prateik Babbar | Tiger Shroff | Darshan Kumaar | Disha Patani | Aryan Prajapati

Viewing Notes

Hahahahahahaha this is so stupid.

Even tho it’s a sequel in name w/Tiger Shroff back in the role as Ronnie those are the only similarities as they completely reinvented his character and history from the previous film (if he truly is the same character I’d love to hear them attempt to explain it). It starts with him being a super badass special forces soldier in the mountains. He gets a call from a former flame whom he had a serious relationship in college a mere 4 years prior. Flashback to their time in college. She left him for an arranged marriage bc it was her father’s dying wish.

Back to the present: her daughter has been kidnapped and she needs Ronnie’s help to save her daughter. Then comes a series of logic misfires and absurd plot points that normally wouldn’t be unusual for a Bollywood flick. However, with each new story beat/reveal the movie gets dumber. Like, no one stopped the writers to question if anything here made sense or added up in the timeline of events? holy christ they could’ve had a decent actioner with all the expected tropes but instead it’s one serving after another of stupidity.

What’s really hilarious is that they just turned this into a FIRST BLOOD rehash with Tiger Shroff becoming a superhuman Rambo (he takes on an army that is literally right out RAMBO II or was it RAMBO III?). Also there’s a big conflict w/Ronnie and the police then his commanding officer shows up a la Crenna’s Colonel Trautman to tell the police that they are the ones that will be taken down by Ronnie with a monologue about how insanely skilled he is in his element—> the jungle!! Oh how I laughed and laughed.

All that said, I like Tiger Shroff a lot. He has good on-screen charisma and emotes well in addition to flexing his muscles and tearing his shirt off to show what a specimen of a man he is. I don’t get the criticisms of him b/c if not for him this movie would be the pits. At least he makes it watchable and Disha Patani is very attractive making for a handsome couple between them. There’s only a couple of true dance numbers which are okay. The action, despite Shroff’s physical abilities, still suffers from all the fast edits.

Hoping the upcoming third film in the series is better than the first two.

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