Baaghi 3: Farhad Samji calls Tiger Shroff and Riteish Deshmukh the Ram Lakhan of the film

Updated: Oct 22, 2019, 09:10 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Filmmaker Farhad Samji, who is writing Baaghi 3, calls Riteish Deshmukh and Tiger Shroff the Ram and Lakhan of the film.

Picture Courtesy: Official Instagram Account/Riteish Deshmukh and Tiger Shroff
Picture Courtesy: Official Instagram Account/Riteish Deshmukh and Tiger Shroff

Tiger Shroff is fresh off the success of War, Riteish Deshmukh seems to have a winner in hand with Housefull 4, and is all set to revisit the space of guns and gore with Marjaavaan. What would happen when the two unite for a film? In case you are yet to know, Deshmukh and Shroff are indeed uniting for Ahmed Khan's Baaghi 3, which also stars Shraddha Kapoor. The film is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and the dialogues are written by Farhad Samji.

And in an interview with Pune Mirror, Samji spoke about the film and the two men. "Riteish has always been known for comedy, yet he impressed everyone as the psychopathic antagonist in Ek Villain. Unlike the previous two instalments, Baaghi 3 has a generous dose of humour and the character Riteish portrays compliments his timing." He also said the film is an out-and-out action thriller.

"It slips into serious action after a certain incident and Riteish is one of the catalysts in the plot. He and Tiger are like the Ram and Lakhan of our film." Well, that's indeed a huge statement to make. Baaghi 3 is slated to release on March 6, 2020, after which Shroff will jump into the Rambo remake, directed by his War director Siddharth Anand. Coming to Deshmukh, he plays Shroff's elder brother and a cop in the film.

The first two Baaghis hit the bullseye due to their lethal action and the seamlessness of the leading man. Given he has leapt across buildings, beaten an army of villains to a pulp without being scathed, and even won a competition with a broken shoulder, it's hard to conceive an action set-piece for Shroff that doesn't reek of redundancy or repetition. More than the story, it's the action that has to be taken care of when it comes to working with this star.

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    WAR (2019): Upcoming action-entertainer War stars Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff. With Siddharth Anand in the director's chair, the is bankrolled by Aditya Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner and features an intense rivalry between Kabir (Hrithik) and his student (Tiger). In War, Hrithik and Tiger are pitted against each other. The two will be seen doing some death defining stunts in the film where the two stars will be having a showdown.

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    Saudagar (1991): This Subhash Ghai-directorial was a Silver Jubilee success during its releases. Starring Dilip Kumar and Raaj Kumar, the story of Saudagar is based on two childhood best friends to turn sworn enemies. Saudagar also starred Manisha Koirala, Vivek Mushran, Amrish Puri, Gulshan Grover and Anupam Kher in pivotal roles. 

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    Sholay (1975): Ramesh Sippy's greatest hit and Indian cinema's one of the legendary movies, Sholay was about two criminals, Jai and Veeru (Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra), who are hired by a retired police officer (Sanjeev Kumar) to capture the ruthless dacoit Gabbar Singh (Amjad Khan). Though all its characters including Gabbar Singh, Thakur and Basanti, are now evergreen characters, it's male lead Jai and Veeru, have become benchmarks for "ideal friendship".

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    Ajnabee (2001): This Abbas-Mustan's crime-thriller starring Bobby Deol, Kareena Kapoor, Akshay Kumar and Bipasha Basu. Bobby and Kareena play a new couple, who move to Switzerland. They make friends with their new neighbours Akshay and Bipasha. However, things take an ugly turn and Deol gets accused of the murder but flees from the authorities in order to prove himself innocent.

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    Andaz Apna Apna (1994): Rajkumar Santoshi's cult-classic saw two slackers - Aamir Khan and Salman Khan competing for the affections of an heiress, inadvertently become her protectors from an evil criminal.

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    Karan Arjun (1995): Rakesh Roshan-directorial was reincarnation family drama, where brothers Karan (Salman Khan) and Arjun (Shah Rukh Khan) reincarnate in the different parts of the country. But the faith of their mother (Rakhee Gulzar) brings them together in order to avenge their death.

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    Khal Nayak (1993): Another Subhash Ghai-directorial, this 'chor-police' drama featured Ballu (Sanjay Dutt), a wanted criminal and inspector Ram (Jackie Shroff).

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    Mohra (1994): Akshay Kumar and Suniel Shetty fight it out like never before in this action, drama, thriller, directed by Rajiv Rai. The movie was declared blockbuster!

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    Ram Lakhan (1989): Another Subhai Ghai's family drama, this Jackie Shroff and Anil Kapoor film was out-and-out family vengeance drama. The movie focused on the brothers Ram and Lakhan, who were the stark opposite of each other. While Ram (Jackie Schroff) is an honest police officer, Lakhan (Anil Kapoor) is an easily tempted dreamer. The movie, which marked one of the most popular on-screen jodis of the 80s - Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff, went on to become the second highest-grossing Indian film of the 1980s.

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    Suhaag (1994): Directed by Kuku Kohli (veteran actress Aruna Irani's husband), the action-drama starring Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar's Suhaag was one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of the year. Did you know this was the first film where Ajay and Akshay shared screen space?

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    Tu Chor Main Sipahi (1996): After Yeh Dillagi and Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan reunited for this action-dramedy. A police officer (Akshay) and a master thief (Saif) join forces in order to free a village from the clutches of an evil landowner, the film went on to become a hit!

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    Gunday (2014): The film is a story about two friends Bala and Bikram played by Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, respectively. Based in Kolkata during the city's most unsettled period in the 70s and this Ali Abbas Zafar-directorial deals with the inseparable lives of Bikram and Bala as they go from being small-time coal thieves to the most powerful black marketing mafia men.

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