Genre: Action, Romance
Release Date: 06th March, 2020
Cast: Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor
Writer/Director: Ahmed Khan
Producer/s: Sajid Nadiadwala
Baaghi 3 Box Office Review: Star Cast: Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Ankita Lokhande, Jackie Shroff, Jaideep Ahlawat, Vijay Varma and Jameel Khoury.
Director: Ahmed Khan
Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala
Baaghi 3 Box Office Review: Expectations
Baaghi is a highly successful Bollywood franchise. 1st installment, when released back in 2016, proved to be a huge hit with a business of 76 crores. Then in 2018, Baaghi 2 showed a huge leap and collected 165 crores. Now keeping the uniform distance of 2 years intact, Baaghi 3 released on March 6, 2020 with huge expectations.
The film has the potential of doing great business again. The trailer of the film has been a hit as it promised a bigger and more entertaining film. Tiger Shroff comes back on the big screen after giving a historic hit like War and that too in an avatar for which he is loved by the masses. Even Riteish Deshmukh is coming on the big screen after super successful Housefull 4.
Shraddha Kapoor’s last film Street Dancer 3D didn’t do well but nevertheless, her 2019 was a good one as she gave big hit like Chhichhore. Even Saaho was a hit in Hindi markets.
However this time there’ve been a few problems as well. The supporting cast is not as good as Baaghi 2 and even music is lacklustre.
On top of that, there’s Coronavirus scare going on in the nation which has made the public avoid public gatherings. Even though Baaghi 3 is a h*t film, a lot of people are going to avoid visiting cinemas and malls unless the situation is under control.
Baaghi 3 Box Office Review: Impact
I’ve said it earlier too but enough of protecting mediocre films under the mask of “mass films”. Your film is not a mass movie if it’s simply avoiding a huge section of the audience which demands good films. Also, just because your film does a business of 100 or 150 crores doesn’t mean you have done a great job as a mass director.
For an action film of this scale 100 or 150 crores is a cakewalk unless it’s total crap. This is a market in which ticket rates are so high and people are starved of big films. So even if you come with an average product, that much business is ensured. But just because your film has entertained a section of entertainment starved and a less demanding public in an inflated market doesn’t mean your task is done.
It’s a market where well-made masala entertainers like Baahubali 2 did 500 crores plus just in the Hindi market and that too in 2017. Now we are 3 years ahead and we have to try making better films. Ok understood that you can’t make Baahubali like films everytime but make at least half a good film of that.
Now it’s a Box Office review and I am not supposed to be a critic but let me highlight some content related points that will directly affect the Box Office value of Baaghi 3.
Whole 1st half of the film is unbearable. Why? Apart from Tiger and his action, you have left everything half-baked in the film. Even half-baked is like being generous here because the characters haven’t been given any thought to start with. The characters of Riteish Deshmukh and Shraddha Kapoor are simply badly written. Just because you wanted to create more impact of our hero, you showed other characters either silly or weak. The comedy is lame and it starts getting to your nerve from the first scene itself. And congratulations for wasting an actor like Satish Kaushik.
I could’ve let go if there was one loud and stupid character but in this film, there are so many. And then, the less I try finding faults in the screenplay the best it is.
However, the film is saved by second-half which somehow brings the things on track. The screenplay gets intense, “lame” comedy comes to peace and the stupid characters get some serious.
A few things which I really liked about the film was the action choreography, the spectacular ending and the character arc of Riteish Deshmukh.
Overall, the film does have some merits and it delivers what it promises. But at what cost? A huge chunk of the audience won’t be able to tolerate the first half and may leave the theaters before the interval. To them, I just want to say please go to watch the film post-interval only.
Baaghi 3 Box Office Review: Final Verdict
Baaghi 3 will not get a thumbs up from the audience which demands a good action entertainer. The film hasn’t started on an expected note already and the collections will start dropping in prime multiplexes and even in normal multiplexes to a large extent in the weekdays. However, a section of single screen audiences may lap it up.
Baaghi 3 will have decent lifetime collections of 125-150 crores but what’s the purpose of a sequel if it can’t cross the lifetime business of the previous part?
Baaghi 3 Movie Review Rating: 2.5/5 Stars (Two and half stars)
Star Cast: Tiger Shroff, Riteish Deshmukh, Vijay Varma, Shraddha Kapoor, Jaideep Ahlawat, Ankita Lokhande, Jameel Khoury
Director: Ahmed Khan
What’s Good: The fear of watching it for the first time, it’s over with the film and now I won’t have to watch it again
What’s Bad: Ruining a good script that had the potential to be huge
Loo Break: It’s increasing with every Baaghi, so in this one – three times
Watch or Not?: Watch the original Baaghi three times instead of this (or Baaghi 2 one and a half times!)
Ironically, just as this week’s Disney-Pixar’s Onwards, Baaghi 3 is also about the growing bond of two brothers over their dead father. Continuing the identity from the first two instalments, Ronnie (Tiger Shroff) has a brother Vikram (Riteish Deshmukh), who cries after watching Judwaa and Judwaa 2. He’s oversensitive about things and Ronnie helps him to get into police.
Being a saviour, Ronnie stays with Vikram on every case and helps him to garner the applaud. Vikram gets in the bad books of the bad guys and starts becoming a problem for them. He gets sent to Syria for routine paperwork but then realises it was a trap. What does Ronnie do next and how will he defend Vikram against a nation? Are you kidding me? You have answers to both the questions above.
Baaghi 3 Movie Review: Script Analysis
The script comes with the potential of being a blockbuster but it’s the execution and casting that fails to deliver. Farhad Samji’s dialogues are so bad that they’re bad. Censor board has ruined an already failed attempt of comedy in the film. Bhos**** becomes Bhelsevpurio, Maa-Behan becomes Maa Ke Eklaute Bache and Behan Ke Ache Bhai, Ga*** Phatt gayi becomes Chaddar Phatt gayi and much more. Actually, these are funny than the original ‘self beeped’ ones.
The only people who acted throughout the film are the audience watching it, acting really hard to be there. Everything is a follow-up to the finale act and once that comes, by that time you’re not even there in it. Before bashing me for not liking commercial films, please go and read my review of Baaghi 2.
Baaghi 3 Movie Review: Star Performance
Despite the superfluous chaos happening all around, Tiger Shroff appears to broaden his horizon as an actor. There are no two thoughts about his action avatar but he seemed comfortable under Ronnie’s skin. He’s polishing his skills with every film and the efforts are totally visible. Though he still can’t pull off emotional sequences.
Riteish Deshmukh’s performance is a ham-fest. There was a similar situation for him in Marjaavaan but it at least suited Riteish’s personality. This one is just not something he could pull off. What is Shraddha Kapoor even doing in the film? Her biggest achievement in the film is she’s Tiger’s half-baked love interest. She adds nothing but an annoyance to the story.
Vijay Varma, Jaideep Ahlawat and Jameel Khoury are the only actors who did their job half-decent. Vijay is the best of the lot gets some ridiculous lines to burden the comic relief of the film.
Baaghi 3 Trailer Review: Tiger Shroff made a hit Bollywood debut in 2014 with Heropanti. Soon in 2016, he did Baaghi which again proved to be a big hit and turned into a huge franchise when Baaghi 2 also proved to be among the top grosser of that year.
Now exactly 2 years after the release of Baaghi 2, Tiger Shroff along with producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director Ahmed Khan continue the franchise to make it even bigger and better.
When Baaghi 3‘s first look poster released, its tagline “This Time, He’s Up Against A Nation” immediately caught my attention. One man fighting against a nation in an action film makes a big promise and I wanted to see what the trailer has to offer. Now that the trailer is out I am simply blown away with the fact even more.
Tiger Shroff is one of the biggest action stars we have in Bollywood. His action is loved by the audience and that’s the reason behind the humongous numbers his last films Baaghi 2 (165 crores) and War (318 crores) brought in. Now with Baaghi 3, the makers have attempted to take the stardom of Tiger Shroff along with Baaghi’s franchise value on another level.
Baaghi 3′s trailer makes a big promise. The promise of a HUGE ACTION EXTRAVAGANZA with a backdrop of POWERFUL emotions and revenge. We have seen too many revenge dramas earlier in Bollywood but this one looks special. The action touches new levels & the stage is just too big. One man fighting against a whole nation and the way it has been shown in the trailer is bound to make the audience excited.
Tiger Shroff looks in full form and carries things on his shoulder singlehandedly. It’s unbelievable to see him like this because it has just been 6 years since he has made his debut. Riteish Deshmukh provides able support. However, it’s Shraddha Kapoor who is a letdown here. While she had a strong role along with several action sequences in part 1, in this one she seems to have settled down without anything. Dialogues too are not that exciting.
Overall, Baaghi 3′s trailer has enough elements to make you excited. There are some issues but the way action has got bigger and better will make the audience give big thumbs to the film on its opening day. If the film also is as good as the trailer, then this one is going to be a Box Office Storm.
Rating: Three & Half Stars