Claps: 'Baaghi' Tiger Shroff who completely aces the action sequences, Cinematography
Slaps: A plot that's been done to death in Bollywood, Tiger-Shraddha's bleak romance
What's New: 'Baaghi' boosts of some interesting hand-to-hand combat action sequences and Kalaripayattu moves
Popcorn Refill: Interval
Plot: Ronnie (Tiger Shroff) and Sia (Shraddha Kapoor) meet in a train and sparks fly between the two. Time to do some 'Cham-Cham' in the rain and the Rain Gods play a perfect match-maker in this young couple's case. Oh wait, our hero is a 'Baaghi' whose ailing father wants him to find a purpose in his life. So he's whisked off to a martial arts school run by his dad's old friend from the army days.
While Ronnie and Sia are busy with their rain-soaked romance, the duo are unaware that the pretty Sia has yet another besotted lover Raghav (Sudheer Babu) who co-incidentally is the son of Ronnie's martial arts teacher. Smells a love triangle here, doesn't it? Later things take a drastic turn when Raghav kidnaps Sia and takes her along with him to Bangkok.
Thus Ronie begins a journey where he is in no mood to spare anyone to get back his love interest even if it means going on a killing spree.
Performances: Coming to the performances, it's Tiger Shroff who steals away the cake with a role that seems to be tailor-made for him. The young lad has smoothly slid into the character of Ronnie performing all the kicks and punches like a pro. On the flip side, the young lad never gets a chance to display his acting chops as he is most of the time busy breaking bones.
His lady love Shraddha Kapoor has some endearing moments but then too she is no different here from her previous flicks. The petite actress too get to do some unbelievable stunts but sadly these moments are few as she very soon ends up again being a damsel in distress.
Sudheer Babu makes his Bollywood debut with this movie but alas, he isn't menacing enough to draw shudders from the audience.
Also it is a bit saddening to see actors like Sunil Grover and Sanjai Mishra being wasted in the roles. The humour too falls completely flat except for a scene or do.
Direction: After 'Heropanti' Sabbir Khan and Tiger Shroff team up again to give us a film which is high on drama and 'dishoom-dishoom'. While the story might be something that you must have seen ample of times on the silver screen, it's Tiger's 'Baaghi-ness' that guarantees to draw claps and whistles in the cinema hall.
The film heavily seems to have drawn its inspiration from Prabhas' starrer 'Varsham' and a couple of Chinese martial arts flicks.
Except for 'Cham Cham' and 'Sab Tera' the rest of the songs are forgettable and fail to make it to your playlist.
Special mention for Binod Pradhan's brilliant cinematography whether it is the lush green Kerala and its sparkling backwaters, the cool blue seas of Krabi and the bustling streets of Bangkok.
Combo-on-offer: Lots of Kicks and Punches+ Tiger Shroff's washboard abs+ Cheesy dialogues
Verdict: We give 'Baaghi' CLAPS for Tiger Shroff who is totally killin' it in the action department! 'Abhi toh Maine bas start kiya hai'...yes boy, we heard you and now we eagerly wait to see you in a flick where your acting skills make the right noise!