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‘Baaghi’ will be the official remake with the Telugu film, ‘Varsham’, which released in 2004. This section of information is important because:
One - The acquisition on the rights is often a clever ruse to rip-off plotlines using their company films: ‘The Karate Kid’ inside the pre-interval portions, and ‘The Raid: Redemption’ after interval.
Two - Who the hell remakes decade-old Telugu films anymore!
Now here’s the one thing: With all that rehashing and mindless “inspiration”, director Sabbir Khan cannot deliver also a watchable film. Whatever little is compelling in ‘Baaghi’ – almost all of it involving Tiger Shroff performing some truly spectacular stunts – is ruined with ear-splitting vocals and awful dialogue.
To cite one example, a scene inside the film has Shroff’s character, Ronny, enter an underground fighting ring. The scene embodies every action movie cliché – Shroff’s opponent has maimed another fighter, the group is charged-up, etc. To underline the emotion a little more forward, Khan pumps the background music several notches up. In steps Ronny, to loud intimidation from the bunch and the opponent. As the opponent charges towards him, though, Ronny knocks him using a single kick for the face, much to everyone’s surprise (barring the crowd). As he falls to your ground, a silence ensues. The crowd is stunned, the vocals is muted – not really a sound is heard.
For those few seconds, I experienced the sole thing I needed most during that early Friday morning screening – peace. Too cruel to permit the moment persist though, Khan brought back the sound (noise) by using these gusto, all hope lay shattered.
Nothing in ‘Baaghi’ is meant to be subtle, which is understandable. Khan’s earlier films were ‘Kambakkht Ishq’ and ‘Heropanti’ (also south remakes – there's clearly a paucity of ideas at producer Sajid Nadiadwala’s office), in case you’ve been able to sit through even one, you’ll know even campy 1980s actions dramas seem modern in comparison to Khan’s filmmaking style. The plot, unoriginal which is, is not just a problem itself. Considering the film has Shroff within the lead, the reasoning is right – to infuse fighting techinques into a readymade (childish) storyline to increase the lead hero’s abilities on the watch's screen.
Thankfully, ‘Baaghi’ is able to get the action right, because of Shroff’s innate talents. A good amount of screen time is devoted to Shroff displaying moves he showed-off during his debut film, performing somersaults, flying kicks and graceful stunts with élan. Action drives the narrative, especially within the second half where pretenses of attempting to tell an article are dropped.
The rest is pure trash. Writer Sanjeev Dutta’s job was rather easy – the events with the Telugu original are replicated here, but nearly all of it so silly and amateurish, there’s daft wasting time on “plot”. Shraddha Kapoor is impressively focused on her role of the annoying girl who seems like she’s laughing in emotional moments, and crying in funny ones. She talks for the clouds if this stops raining – “Barso, barso na” – much for the amusement of Shroff, who clearly determined early on he’ll must smile his way throughout the drivel to get to your good parts.
It’s obvious why the actor has were make a talk with audiences (he hasn’t experienced a release since his debut film arrived on the scene in 2014, yet there’s sufficient buzz for ‘Baaghi’): the guy has got the kind of boorish charm his father Jackie Shroff displayed in a few of his earlier films, as well as the “action hero” quality of his parent’s namesake – a clear Mr Chan. Not the top actor either, Jackie Chan endeared himself to audiences with easygoing charisma along with a lovable action hero persona for up to two decades. It’s a location Tiger Shroff can fill effortlessly, in an exceedingly “Hindi fillum hero” way.Read more