‘Baaghi 2’ Critics’ Verdict: Bang-Bang Galore, Emotionally Insipid

Tiger delivers as an action hero but is out of depth in terms of the emotional arc of the film. 

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Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani in<i> Baaghi 2.</i>
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Film: Baaghi 2

Director: Ahmed Khan

Cast: Disha Patani, Tiger Shroff, Randeep Hooda

Excerpts from reviews of Baaghi 2.

When Tiger is on the move, kicking, jumping, punching, wielding guns and knives and bombs, Baaghi 2 delivers. It falters when it dives into ‘emotion’, trying to get our Army jawan hero in touch with his softer side. The love story is saggy. The pretty Patani, who debuted with sparkle in M S Dhoni, comes off insipid and out of her depth here.
Shubhra Gupta, The Indian Express
The lack of finesse hurts the actor. Tiger Shroff - who has the earnest likability of the one-stunt pony - is fine delivering flying kicks over a table, but Khan tries to make him appear emotionally driven, which translates to him grimacing when firing a machine gun - not the best look for a Rambo wannabe.
Raja Sen, NDTV
The young star’s nice-guy vibe and labours at the gym are unmistakable, but can do little to make up for his blank face. Given that, and the fact that the stunt choreography has nothing new to offer (unlike the inventive use of Kalaripayattu in Baaghi), Baaghi 2 is an all-out insipid affair.
Anna MM Vetticad, Firstpost
Tiger Shroff is still waiting for the movie that shapes his limited emoting abilities and limitless action skills into a character who embodies the times. His action films have been based mostly on borrowed material....Tiger Shroff roars on, straining every sinew of this face in an impressive display of hit-first-and-think-later bravado. He might eventually grow into the Salman Khan machine gun-toting peacenik, uniting Indians and Pakistanis in a quest for subcontinental calm. But for now, Shroff has been cast in Rambo mould, and it will have to do.
Nandini Ramnath, The Reel (Scroll)

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