REVIEW: Baaghi 3: Even if you see it as a superhero-genre film, it still doesn't have any substance.

Updated: Mar 10, 2020

" Shraddha Kapoor as Sia in the middle of the beginning sequence of the film tries to calm down Vikram and tells him to stop crying over a movie. She says " Itna seenti nahi hone ka, reality se koso durr hoti hai yeh filmein". I think this was a disclaimer for the whole audience to stop using brains after this scene and only Baaghians are allowed to roar and see the film from that point."





Even if you consider Baaghi 3 as a superhero-genre film, it still doesn't have anything credible worth praising. Baaghi 3 looks as if it is just made to continue the legacy of the franchise without anything exciting on the plate to serve .



The film begins when Jackie Shroff as Inspector Chaturvedi dies in a communal riot. He forces his younger son to take care of his sensitive elder brother. And then begins the "Saga Of A Shout " starring Riteish Deshmukh and Tiger Shroff. No matter where Vikram is, if he shouts Ronny, Ronny appears like a muscular Jinn and then the same old tap-dance in air fighting sequences start and continues till it makes you look the glowing exit banner four to five times. Vikram sends the application for getting admitted in the police force and he simply gets admitted to the police because he lives in a world where there is no physical test required to be a police officer, just father's name is enough.



Apparently , the movie is set in a world where you get a job and get married in the most inexplicable situations possible. He gets famous by invading one of the places of a gang with the help of Ronnie, the gang is famous in Agra. It is managed by a person named IPL, only Ahmed knows why. IPL works with the terrorist group of Syria owned by Abu Jalal. You can now connect dots, everything is pretty obvious here.



Shraddha Kapoor as Sia in the middle of the beginning sequence of the film tries to calm down Vikram and tells him to stop crying over a movie. She says " Itna seenti nahi hone ka, reality se koso durr hoti hai yeh filmein". I think this was a disclaimer for the whole audience to stop using brains after this scene and only Baaghians are allowed to roar and see the film from that point.



Throughout the movie, you see some action sequences which are very repetitive. In fact, it has a routine pattern and it goes like this- the walking of Tiger in the walls, tap dancing in the air, somersault, punch, repeat. Different gang, different setups but similar action sequences. Also, the action sequences aren't spectacular and Syria gets destroyed not by Tiger but by the men controlling helicopters, tanks in the film as they only know to chase Tiger like Tom and Jerry instead of taking one perfect bullet shot on Tiger. They will collide with each other, destroy a building and then get stuck in the remains of the building. Tiger overpowers every superhero ever made in the comic books, he dodges every attack be it from any weapon, he flies in the air to stand above the destructed helicopters. He has a shield to protect him from continuous firing. Maybe Tiger's superpowers were that everything gets destroyed on its own if it comes in Tiger's way.




I simply detest the character of Vikram nobody can be so sensitive and in the end, you will realize that this story is more about Vikram becoming a proper Bollywood man who understands his so-called responsibility of being a big brother and beating the shit out of people who are constantly beating his younger brother. At first, when Vikram breaks the news that he has to go for a mission in Syria, the people around Vikram made me feel that it is a different Syria from the actual one as Sia is very excited that her sister's husband is finally getting a paid vacation and Ronnie tells Vikram not to worry as it is just a matter of few days, did Ronnie suddenly forget how sensitive Vikram is ? and how he can get in trouble even in a cinema hall? Syria is still a land full of terrorists.



The film tries to comment on the secularism in the silliest way possible. It tries to convey messages of brotherhood over a common enemy but even the statements it tries to make to show the portrayal of this theme looked far - fetched and not methodical. Broken buildings, wall graffiti that forcefully underlines the presence of terrorism even makes the setting look ineffective. Shraddha, Ankita, Tiger Riteish all did a great job in overacting. Dialogues are the worst in the plate, forceful rhyming like vardi - raddi, gumrah- bumrah and insertions of double meaning sentences by Shraddha every time is simply irritating.


Overall, Baaghi 3 is simply one of the poorest films to release this year.


FINAL VERDICT - 0.5 / 5.


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