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Movie Review: Baadshaho (2017)

★★★☆☆
Box Office: Below Avg

download (1)BAADSHAHO is the story of a group of thugs trying to loot a truck full of treasure. The year is 1975. Emergency has been declared and the government targets the royal families of Rajasthan, alleging that they have not declared their wealth after the privy purses were abolished in 1971. Gitanjali (Ileana D’Cruz), a royal princess, is arrested. Her palace gets looted and all the treasures are seized by the government to be taken away to Delhi. Gitanjali wants to stop this legalized plunder of her wealth and she asks her lover Bhawani Singh (Ajay Devgn) for help. Bhawani recruits a team of badasses just like himself – the flirtatious Daliya (Emraan Hashmi), the alcoholic but flawless locksmith Guruji (Sanjay Mishra) and the sexy loyalist of Gitanjali Sanjana (Esha Gupta). The mission is to stop and loot the truck carrying Gitanjali’s treasures under the orders of Major Seher Singh (Vidyut Jammwal). They have 96 hours and the distance is 600 kms of open desert. How the badasses manage to succeed in their mission forms the rest of the story.

Reviews:

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Positive Reviews
3.5 “BAADSHAHO is a nice package of great dialogues, amazing visuals, efficient direction, superlative performances, exciting action and tension-filled drama.”
Bollywood Hungama
3.0 “If you’re an action junkie who has no loyalty to any particular actor, this could be your big-ticket ride.”
Times of India
3.0 “Live This Thug Life Only If Guilty Pleasures Are Your Thing!”
Filmibeat
3.0 “‘Baadshaho’ is Thrilling. The masala potboiler awaits you! Watch it.”
Zeenews
Average Reviews
2.5 “Stylish But Not Substantial Enough”
Movietalkies
2.5 ” The thrills pan out like empty stunts without the right emotion.”
Filmfare
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Collaboration of Milan Luthria and Ajay Devgn turns out to be the last disappointment”
Glamsham
2.0 “Emraan Hashmi, Sanjay Mishra make the journey bit tolerable in an otherwise flat movie”
Indiatvnews
2.0 “Poor Script Overshadows Performances And Direction”
Koimoi
2.0 “The action drama definitely has an interesting premise, but execution of the plot turns out to be the big hurdle.”
Deccanchronicle
2.0 “Ajay Devgn’s film has too many dialogues, too little story”
Hindustantimes
2.0 “This Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi film is old wine, in a not very new bottle”
Indianexpress
2.0 “Directed by Milan Luthria, this film has moments of fun in the first half but becomes like a flat comic book in the second”
Filmcompanion
1.5 “Ajay Devgn’s Thriller Devoid Of Highs Despite A Passable Emraan Hashmi”
NDTV Movies
1.5 “The story of Baadshaho is that of the heist in the desert, where everyone double-crosses each other and by the end you wish they were all dead in the cross-firing.”
Nowrunning
1.0 “Baadshaho acquires slightly more steam and sinisterness in the second half but divulges its big reveal prematurely.”
Rediff
1.0 “Ajay Devgn stars in an action thriller without thrills”
Indiatoday
1.0 “High on machoism and low on logic or reason, Baadshaho unfortunately remains a BAD SHOW.”
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