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 Movie Review: Direction, Music
Apart from a few smooth action sequences, there’s nothing new Ahmed Khan brings to the table. The whole idea of one man against a nation is hyperbolic. Nothing’s registered well because of the flimsy plot and even good scenes lose their impact because of the same. There’s a scene in which Shraddha Kapoor says about movies in general, “Reality se koso door hoti hai yeh movies” and she says this dialogue in a film like this. This is the best worst thing that could even happen.
Baaghi’s theme has been used well in the background score and that’s pretty much the only cool thing about it. Bhankas falls flat, Do You Love Me is bearable because of Disha.
Baaghi 3 Movie Review: The Last Word
All said and done, Baaghi 3 is high on action and low on everything else. It starts scattering from the word go and there’s nothing left till the climax apart from some good moves by Tiger Shroff.
Two and a half stars!
Baaghi 3 Trailer
Baaghi 3 releases on 6th March, 2019.
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