Director: Sabbir Khan
Cast: Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor, Sudheer Babu
'Baaghi' poster. Pic/Santa Banta
It is rare opportunity that you get to say beauty and action in the same sentence in a Hindi film. 'Baaghi' and more importantly Tiger Shroff show us that there can be a tremendous amount of beauty and grace in the way one kicks and punches assorted goons.
In a pleasantly surprising transformation from his awkward debut in 'Heropanti', Tiger's hardwork in honing himself is more than evident in his second outing. It is a pure delight to watch this young actor move his hard earned body with such fluidity and ease.
'Baaghi' as a movie is not a classic by any standards, and there are some obvious flaws staring at your face. It also seems to be inspired by a lot of action-packed films that starred Bruce Lee and the ilk. But, even then, the credit goes to the director Sabbir Khan for getting the milieu right and making it a thrilling watch. Also, looks like he's given full freedom to the action director, the grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bhardwaj (who also plays a significant role in the film) to turn most action scenes into a work of art.
Shifuji, a chief commando trainer, has done a commendable job.
Sia (Shraddha Kapoor) is the girl who stops on her tracks every time it rains and even holds conversation with the clouds. Sia has caught the fancy of two men, Raghav Shetty (Sudheer Babu) and Ronny (Tiger Shroff). Raghav kidnaps Sia and Ronny is on his trail to bring her back. It's not an easy task for Ronny as Raghav is a mafia "kingpin" in Bangkok and is also a champion fighter, who's trained under his father Guruswami, a Kalaripayattu champion.
Sudheer Babu, a Telugu star, is a great fit.
Forget the rest, watch this film for Tiger Shroff. There is no one who fights like Tiger Shroff and it looks like we have finally found a genuine martial arts star. Hope he gets more such roles to do justice to his dedication.
Watch the trailer of 'Baaghi'