Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Ahmed Khan|
|Produced by||Sajid Nadiadwala|
|Screenplay by||Ahmed Khan|
Niraj Kumar Mishra
|Story by||Adivi Sesh (original)|
Sajid Nadiadwala (adaptation)
Arko Pravo Mukherjee
|Distributed by||Fox Star Studios|
|Box office||est. ₹254.33 crore|
Baaghi 2 is a 2018 Indian action thriller film produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under his banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and directed by Ahmed Khan. The film stars Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani. It is a sequel to the 2016 film Baaghi and a remake of 2016 Telugu movie Kshanam. Baaghi 2 was released on 30 March 2018.
The film opens with Neha who has a sudden attack and becomes unconscious. On regaining her consciousness, she begins to look for her missing daughter. Helpless, she calls Ronny, her former college boyfriend, now an Indian Army special forces soldier. The film flashes back several years, where Ronny and Neha meet in college and fall in love. After proposing to Neha, Ronny promises to her that he will always help and be with her if she is ever in trouble.
Back to the present, Ronny finds Neha frightened and lost. On asking her about her family, she reveals that her 3-year-old daughter Rhea has been missing since dropping her at school, where she was assaulted outside the gates and her daughter was taken. When Ronny asks her about Shekhar, her husband, she tells him that Shekhar has been depressed since the kidnap. Neha requests Ronny to help her find Rhea. Ronny remembers his promise and accepts the task to find Rhea.
Ronny goes to rent a car, where he meets and befriends a man named Usman Langda. Ronny and Neha visit the Police station where Inspector Kutey acts inappropriately towards Neha. Ronny beats him up, an action that gets him arrested, but he is subsequently released after his boss DIG Shergill requests for it. After his release, he questions Neha in her apartment when suddenly Neha's alcoholic and drug-abusing brother-in-law, Sunny, arrives and she tells Ronny to leave.
After Sunny's exit, Ronny asks Neha for his address. He begins to look for clues but everybody he asks claims that Shekhar and Neha had no daughter. Unable to find her through any CCTV footage, he meets a police inspector who has photos of Rhea including certificates to prove that Neha is telling the truth. Ronny then meets with Shekhar who tells him that Neha had a miscarriage following an accident. She was diagnosed with PTSD, and began thinking that she and Shekhar had a daughter who doesn't exist. On hearing this, Ronny asks Neha but she denies it, claiming everyone is against her and insisting she has a daughter. When Ronny claims she doesn't have a daughter, she asks him to leave which is when he notices the marks of Rhea's height growth on the wall. He starts to doubt his beliefs but he is too late as Neha commits suicide, feeling clueless because no one believed her. The police reach the spot immediately with ACP LSD . The ACP suspects Shekhar. The police find Ronny using Neha's contacts.
After Usman confesses seeing Rhea with Sunny, Ronny leaves the hotel and finds him, but he is taken into custody by the police. While being interrogated, Sunny attacks Shergill but is shot in the subsequent fight. Ronny goes to Usman's office where he is attacked by the thugs that assaulted him, after beating them up Usman dies from his injuries. Ronny takes the phone from one of the thugs, revealing texts about their targets, followed by a photo of Ronny which was taken in Shergill's home. He realises that Shergill is the mastermind. He confronts Shergill in his private home/lair and he reveals that he was paid by Shekhar for planning Rhea's kidnapping. Everyone involved with the family was either killed or bribed into playing along and Neha was being brain-washed so that she would appear insane, as the only person who knew about her daughter's existence. After hearing this Ronny and Shergill fight and the latter is shot by LSD. They successfully find and retrieve Rhea and it is revealed that Rhea is Ronny and Neha's daughter.
Four years ago, Neha and Ronny met up again to formally end their relationship and got intimate. In the present day, Ronny remembers Neha telling him that Rhea is the most beautiful thing about their relationship. LSD tells Ronny that Shekhar confessed and revealed that he kidnapped Rhea since his doctor declared him sterile. In the end, Ronny begins to live with his daughter Rhea. He could see a reflection of Neha sitting behind him.
- Tiger Shroff as Captain Ranveer Pratap Singh a.k.a. Ronnie 
- Disha Patani as Neha Salgaonkar
- Manoj Bajpayee as Deputy inspector general of police (DIG) Ajay Shergill
- Randeep Hooda as Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Loha Singh Dhull (LSD)[clarification needed]
- Darshan Kumar as Shekhar Salgaonkar
- Deepak Dobriyal as Usman Langda
- Prateik Babbar as Sunny Salgaonkar
- Jacqueline Fernandez as Mohini (item number "Ek Do Teen")
- Arravya Sharma as Rhea Salgaonkar
- Shaurya Bhardwaj as Colonel Ranjit Singh Walia, Ronnie's commanding officer
On 1 May 2017, Tiger Shroff posted the first look poster of the film on his Twitter account. The producer of the film, Sajid Nadiadwala, collaborated with Fox Star Studios and the film was released under Fox Star Studios and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment.
Initially, it was reported that Jacqueline Fernandez and Kriti Sanon were considered for the lead female role. However, in June 2017, Disha Patani was cast after going through a screen test with Shroff. Talking about the cast, Nadiadwala said, "They share an amazing onscreen chemistry, which was evident in their look test. Disha is just perfect for the role. I am happy with my cast and am excited to kick-start the project."
Principal photography started on 8 August 2017. The shoot began with a song featuring the lead cast members on a set in Mumbai, followed by scenes shot on a campus in Pune. Then the team filmed in Manali, Thailand, China, Goa and Ladakh. A torture scene of Shroff's character was filmed while the actor was naked.
Marketing and release
The first trailer of the film was launched on 21 February 2018 by Shroff and Patani. The film was released worldwide on 30 March 2018. It opened in 4,125 screens in 46 countries, including 3,500 screens in India.
Baaghi 2 earned ₹25.1 crore net on its opening day, marking the biggest opening-day of 2018 (ahead of Padmaavat), the biggest Good Friday opening, the third biggest opening in the last 15 months (behind Tiger Zinda Hai and Golmaal Again), and the seventh biggest for an action film. After a robust opening day, it fell gradually by -20% on its second day earning an additional ₹20.40 crore. In doing so, the film eclipsed the entire opening weekend – ₹38.58 crore – of the first film in just two days. Box office pundits believed the fall could have been lesser had Friday not been a partial holiday, owing to Good Friday. After 2 weeks, the movie has grossed over ₹190.32 crore in India.
Overseas, is has made ₹41.76 crore after 2 weeks.
Baaghi 2 received generally negative reviews. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, Baaghi 2 has an approval rating of 40% on the basis of 5 reviews with an average rating of 4.3 out of 10.
Rajeev Masand gave the film a rating of 2 out of 5 saying that, "It’s hard to feel anything other than sheer frustration watching Baaghi 2, given how the filmmakers have squandered the potential of the central idea. This remake of the 2016 Telugu hit Kshanam is weighed down by a flawed script, and frankly by ‘mis-direction’ on the part of director Ahmed Khan. Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times criticized the film saying that, "It’s a badly planned screenplay that doesn’t know what it wants to be. From chasing Rambo’s trail to taking the baton from Dum Maaro Dum, it tries every trick in the book and manages to make them worse" and gave it a rating of 1 out of 5.
Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express gave the film a rating of 2.5 out of 5 and said that, "The trouble with a full-on masala film going in search of a plot is evident in the way the film unspools. The bare bones are borrowed from Telugu thriller Kshanam, but the fillings are all strictly Bollywood". Rachit Gupta of The Times of India gave the film a rating of 2.5 out of 5 and said that, "Director Ahmed Khan’s movie trades style for substance. The action sequences look slick, but they feel completely needless and bit too excessive. It’s disappointing that the story suffers in this attempt to impress with the action choreography and stunts."
Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV gave the film a rating of 2 out of 5 saying that, "Baaghi 2 is more a two-and-a-half-hour stunt show than a genuine piece of cinema. Neither the heart nor the mind stands a chance of surviving this relentless onslaught of biceps, pecs and clenched fists."
The movie was criticised for featuring a scene in which the protagonist Ronny (Tiger Shroff) ties a Kashmiri civilian to a jeep for burning the Indian flag and pelting stones; a direct reference to a controversial 2017 incident in which a group of Indian soldiers similarly used a human shield as a precautionary measure against violent crowds in Kashmir. In her review for the Hindustan Times, Priyanka Sundar called the scene "one of the most distasteful and offensive portrayals of the Jammu and Kashmir unrest". In Scroll, Nandini Ramnath criticised the "tone-deafness and staggering lack of sensitivity to the reality of the April human rights violation".
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|Soundtrack album by Mithoon, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Sandeep Shirodkar, Gourov-Roshin and Pranaay Rijia|
|Released||20 March 2018|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Arko Pravo Mukherjee chronology|
|Sandeep Shirodkar chronology|
|Pranaay Rijia chronology|
|Singles from Baaghi 2|
The music of the film is composed by Mithoon, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Sandeep Shirodkar, Gourov-Roshin and Pranaay Rijia while lyrics were written by Kumaar, Ginny Diwan, Javed Akhtar, Arko Pravo Mukherjee and Sayeed Quadri. The background score is composed by Julius Packiam. The songs featured in the film are sung by Atif Aslam, Jubin Nautiyal, Ankit Tiwari, Navraj Hans, Shreya Ghoshal, Palak Muchhal, Shruti Pathak, Parry G, Pranaay Rijia, Anand Bhaskar, Siddharth Basrur, Jatinder Singh and Big Dhillon. The first song of the film, "Mundiyan", which is a recreated version of the Panjabi MC song "Mundian To Bach Ke", has been sung by Navraj Hans and Palak Muchhal, and was released on 1 March 2018. The second single to be released was O Saathi which is sung by Atif Aslam and was released on 9 March 2018. The third song of the film, Lo Safar which is sung by Jubin Nautiyal was released on 13 March 2018. The fourth song of the film, Ek Do Teen which is an item song featuring Jacqueline Fernandez, from the 1988 film, "Tezaab" has been recreated for this film and was sung by Shreya Ghoshal with rap by Parry G was released on 19 March 2018. Although in the film the track was voiced by Palak Muchhal as a scratch rehearsal version went by mistake to the film print . The music album was released on 20 March 2018 by T-Series.
|1.||"Mundiyan"||Ginny Diwan||Sandeep Shirodkar||Navraj Hans, Palak Muchhal||3:30|
|2.||"Ek Do Teen"||Javed Akhtar||Sandeep Shirodkar||Shreya Ghoshal, Rap by: Parry G||4:04|
|3.||"O Saathi"||Arko||Arko||Atif Aslam||4:11|
|4.||"Lo Safar"||Sayeed Quadri||Mithoon||Jubin Nautiyal||4:42|
|5.||"Soniye Dil Nayi"||Kumaar||Gourov-Roshin||Ankit Tiwari, Shruti Pathak||5:20|
|6.||"Get Ready To Fight Again"||Ginny Diwan||Pranaay Rijia||Pranaay, Anand Bhaskar, Jatinder Singh, Siddharth Basrur, Big Dhillon||3:16|
On 19 February 2018, the third installment of the film was announced under the title of Baaghi 3, with Nadiadwala as producer, Khan as director, and Shroff starring in the lead role. The team will start shooting in December 2018.
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