Baaghi 3 Box Office Review: Star Cast: Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Ankita Lokhande, Jackie Shroff, Jaideep Ahlawat, Vijay Varma and Jameel Khoury.

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Director: Ahmed Khan

Baaghi 3 Box Office Review: Not Every Big Action Film Appeals To Masses
Baaghi 3 Box Office Review: Not Every Big Action Film Appeals To Masses

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.

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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?

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