Baby Movie Poster
Baby Movie Poster

Rating: 3/5 Stars (Three stars)

Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu, Rana Daggubati, Danny Denzongpa, Anupam Kher, Madhurima Tuli, Rashid Naz, Kay Kay Menon

Director: Neeraj Pandey

What’s Good: It’s an out an out Neeraj Pandey film. Baby hands down comes out as of the best films when it comes to mixing a subject like terrorism. It is like an Indian version of Body Of Lies.

What’s Bad: Almost nothing. I don’t know any better way this film could have been presented.

Loo break: Don’t move!

Watch or Not?: Baby is a definite watch for anyone who likes action thrillers. With an edge of the seat course of story, it is a treat with its dialogues too.

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A team of selective officers is given a five year mission termed ‘BABY’. They undergo covert operations to hunt down and kill terrorists.

One such dare devil officer is Ajay (Akshay Kumar). The movie is a story of their last mission in this 5 year plan. Alongside Ajay are other officers played by Rana Daggubati and Tapsee Pannu who join him on his operations. The head of this intelligence is Feroze (Danny Denzongpa) and it is he who narrates the entire mission.

Akshay Kumar in a still from movie 'Baby'
Akshay Kumar in a still from movie ‘Baby’

Baby Review: Script Analysis

Gripping is the word. The first ten minutes itself set the pace of this action thriller. This is a completely nail biting tale and has you hooked to it. Neeraj Pandey sets the standard really high and has a daring take at terrorism. The story is on the face and the script with dialogues such as “India ek pareshan mulk hai” and “Main religion category mein Indian likhta hoon, Capital mein!” completely bowls you over.

I truly appreciate these dialogues over forced punchlines staple to other commercial dramas. Like a typical Neeraj Pandey film, the story is well-explained and the plot is clear. He is extremely good at bringing the raw action on celluloid and also the choice of setting for the plot which moves from Nepal, Middle East, Turkey and India is well thought out.

Baby Review: Star Performances

Akshay Kumar fits the role with ease. He has always been the quintessential action hero and in this too he excels. Although I do feel, the content overpowers this film and so it’s not Akshay’s best.

Danny Denzongpa is seen after Bang Bang and he gives a power packed performance here as well. The casting being perfect, he holds his character extremely well.

Anupam Kher enters in the second half and is quite funny with his quirky character as Shuklaji.

Tapsee Pannu impresses with her action scene and shows her potential to star in films which have a heroine pulling off some action and kicking ass.

Rana Daggubati is truly like hulk in the film. He does not get a chance to talk much but then again his personality speaks volumes for his role.

Rashid Naz, the Pakistani actor, who plays the antagonist is brilliant as Maulana. You truly hate him all through the film.

Baby Review: Direction, Editing and Screenplay

What are the main elements for an action thriller? A gripping story, great actors and action sequences that give you chills. Summed up all ans that is what Baby is. Content is king here and the director’s talent of building it up is what marvels in this film.

The cinematography is excellent and the first scene itself from Istanbul is praiseworthy. Pandey knows how to call spade a spade and so the film is bold in spite of dealing with issues of India and Pakistan. After a long time Baby is a film which shows you the other side of India who is not always a peace loving nation.

The background score drives the film perfectly as it rises the tempo when a nail-biting chase is on. There is a lot of familiarity with all Neeraj Pandey films and even though his style of story telling is quite similar, it works for the content at hand.

Baby Review: The Last Word

Baby is a must-watch film with rich content. This action thriller will woo you if you are a fan of watching raw action where blood spills and guns are trotted. An honest work that dares to bare terrorism and its religious connection. What I loved most about the film was its quality to hook you and I am going with a 3/5 for this film.

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Baby releases on 23rd January, 2015.

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  1. You say the movie is absolutely terrific and it’s a must watch and still you have rated it 3 out of 5! I’d say it deserves atleast 4 out of 5 (based upon reading your own review), don’t you agree?

  2. admin i think you posted the wrong rating as the rating does not match the review. it should not be 3/5 when looked at the review.

  3. When u watch special 26,baby u feel like Akshay has an impeccable script sense, then he starts doing stupid movies like entertainment and boss. please stop that man…

  4. becuase this movie is not belong to muslim actor so all the critics not give a 5 star out of five . I also think that akshay is honest actor and not given a money to critics so how they can write a good for movie. over all sabhi mile hue hai. yaar boolywod wale in critics ke upper bhi film banao yaar inko raste per lane ke liye

  5. Don’t know why, but Koimoi review rating depends on star value. If this was any Khans movie, then it was surely given 4 or higher star. Koimoi get some life dear. Your review sytem sucks.

  6. “What’s Bad: Almost nothing. I don’t know any better way this film could have been presented.”

    “Baby is a must-watch film with rich content.”

    “Loo break: Don’t move!”

    “I am going with a 3/5 for this film”

    just read u’r review once again and see u’r’s a sad jock for u’r career Mr critic

  7. Wowwww!!!u have described the movie as a must watch, one of the best in such genre, effortless Acting from every one, nice script, dialogues, almost everything is worth!!! then rating 3/5..Crap!Just Crap..

  8. All you people who are not liking BABY there is another sissy type movie called Dolly..also released the same day. Or you can worship the Khan’s on the. This movies is definitely 4.5 stars

  9. I m not Akshay fan but shame on u Koimoi,, u r saying: Almost nothing bad. I don’t know any better way this film could have been presented.”

    “Baby is a must-watch film
    “Loo break: Don’t move!”

    but rating only 3/5……
    arey bhai mr Critic tumhara matlab kia hai film mey Angelina jolie nhi hai eslye rating zyada nhi hai kia.. strange …… film perfect hai to rating b achi honi chahye naa

  10. Watched BABY..I must say Thanks to everyone associated to this Film, really “AWESOME” , Every Person of ANY COUNTRY who love his NATION should watch this movie…JAI HIND!

  11. @Adnan Khan, seriously dude I do agree with you , what the hell is that KoiMoi team, your rating simply denying your review. Do you guys take people who browse your site are stupid. @KoiMoi team do you really have any kind of defined parameters to set the ratings or you just do what you stupidly think. Set some standard guys..

  12. Must watch Very nice movie & every actor performing well.we proud of our nation & our soldiers and inteligent officers too.

  13. Even though the last 30 minutes of movie is similar to Ben afflick Argo…i must say Every INDIAN SHOULD WATCH THIS MOVIE.

  14. I am surprised Koi MOi movie review has given it 3/5 stars.
    I watched the movie with a couple of friends and we all
    unanimously gave it 5/5 stars.

    Hav’nt seen a movie as good as this in a long time.

    Neeraj Pandey has really made world class thriller.

    The best thing is it calls a spade a spade and for the first time in many years, it presents the story truly and
    without any cover up to shield our neighbor.
    Sometimes back, we watched Agent Vinod. It was a nice movie with slick direction but the movie failed because, in the climax,they showed that behind the terrorism are some London based Indian business men who carry out selective terror attacks to manipulate the stock market.!! What a bull shit.

  15. Thanks god we are priviliged to watch from that type of film from a amazing director it must be a national award winning film

  16. Movies like HNY,CE,KICK,BANG BANG, collecting over 200 cr domestic,,,,BUT a genuine Masterpiece (BABY) lacking big numbers. WHY? i would request all families to watch it..ll gain alot !!!

  17. akki is super star nd this movie is best movie of 2015 till nw bd bad luck is india ka yha happy new year jaisi 2 kodi ki movie ko jyda responce dete h nd deshbhakti aur achi story wali baby jaisi nice movie ko muslim nhi dekhte

  18. Baby is one of the best movie by akshay sir.Acc. to my point of view it is much better than happy new year,kick,dhoom 3 b/c this is based on our pls see the movie in hall ,it will be wonder to see akshay sir’s real action on big screen.pls once try..

  19. Baby”…..when it comes to spy/espionage thrillers this is the best INDIAN one that I have seen,I know that’s not saying much as we have been fed that plate of complete rubbish in the form of “Farz”the 2 versions of “Agent Vinod” and much more crap,but this movie is truly world class. Neeraj Pandey the same guy who made that brilliant film in the form of “A Wednesday” has once again made an absolute gem in “Baby”.It’s like a miracle to combine Akshay Kumar and excellent movie in one sentence but this is exactly what has happened.Akshay who is not a brilliant actor has nevertheless done a very good job.Girls might not like this movie as there are no songs, dances, lovey dovey scenes etc.but the men who like SENSIBLE movies and not that Salman/Shah Rukh/Saif Ali/Khan CRAP will truly enjoy this beauty.Guys don’t miss this one!


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