Directed by Milan Luthria Baadshaho is a action thriller set in the emergency era of the 1975-77, stars Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Ileana Dcruz, Esha Gupta Vidyut Jammwal and Sanjai Mishra in the lead. Which is being produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Milan Luthria.
Director: Milan Luthria
Starcast: Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Ileana Dcruz, Esha Gupta
Baadshaho takes us to the emergency era of 1975, when there was political unrest in the full country. When Rani Gitanjali’s (Ileana) palace in Jaipur is raided for gold, she is arrested for withholding it without declaration. The government seizes the gold and decides to transfer it via road to Delhi in a truck with officer Singh, a cocky cop in charge of the whole operation. The story takes us through a thrilling journey between Jaipur and Delhi, along with various obstacles, secrets and revelations. It explores the relationships between these characters amongst fun, banter, deceit, betrayal and loads of drama The highlight of the film apart from the ensemble cast that are playing characters very unlike their style is its superbly drafted screenplay, and its action sequences.
Fans have been eagerly waiting to see the jodi of Ajay Devgn and Emran Hashmi together on the big screen once again after Once Upon A Time In Mumbai.
Reviews By The Expertise
Review By Sneha From Masala
He collects men with muscles and women with great bodies, and packs them off to the deserts of Rajasthan on the pretext of a thriller. But apart from loading the pack with guns, silly dialogues and twisted personalities, and investing in the celebrated Sunny Leone’s raunchy moves along with a ginormous truck, Luthria forgets he needs a story to fit them all in. Instead, he obediently plays to the gallery and glorifies his macho men by parading them in slow-mo shots that are tuned to a blaring background score. High on machoism and low on logic or reason, Baadshaho unfortunately remains a BAD SHOW.
Review By Saibal Chatterjee From NDTV
Baadshaho does have a couple of passable performances – one from Sanjai Mishra, whose comic timing as ageing, alcoholic cat burglar Tikla is phenomenal; the other comes from Emraan Hashmi as the loveable, fatalistic rogue Dalia. Parts of this vapid actioner are made somewhat tolerable by the two. Sadly, there are too many others in this mix that spoil the broth beyond repair. The two actresses are pretty mannequins, and just as lifeless.There is no dearth of surface gloss in Badshaho. A peep behind the glossy curtain reveals an overcooked but bland curry western that deserves instant banishment to the wilderness it has emerged from.
Review By Deepa Gauri From Khaleej Times
Luthria could have taken Baadshaho to a higher level. In addition to some compelling action, also on the plus side is the real-life mystery of the wealth that is intelligently handled; there are no filmy ‘usual’ resolves to the conflict, which again is a bold move. The boldest is how Luthria and Devgn give screen space for all – Vidyut Jamwal, for example; he often steals the scene. Every actor does justice to his/her roles. Stronger writing with less of the repetitive lines, firmer editing, and more realistic approach to the central narrative without the predictable invincibility of the protagonists could have made Baadshaho a more compelling film. For now, it is strictly time-pass.
Review By Satish Sundaresan From Koimoi
The sad part is that, even though the direction is good, the lackadaisical approach towards the script overshadows his apt direction.There are way too many glitches in the film. The film’s makers seem to have taken the sense and sensibilities of the viewers for granted. While the film’s first half builds up the pace and the momentum of the premise, the second half is way too stretched and a total washout, except for the suspense which gets revealed during the interval and when the film ends.
Review By Meena From Times Of India
On paper, Baadshaho may have seemed to have the merit of a Hollywood heist thriller like Ocean’s Eleven. This is perhaps why Ajay Devgn even agreed to be a part of this mutli-starrer, which attempts to make immoral con men look good. But the execution offers zero novelty. For a heist-thriller to work, the moves and movements of the crew should have been calculated and executed to precision. Instead, here you have buffoonery and indulgent character introductions If you’re an action junkie who has no loyalty to any particular actor, this could be your big-ticket ride.
Review By Hungama From Bollywood Hungama
On the whole, BAADSHAHO is a nice package of great dialogues, amazing visuals, efficient direction, superlative performances, exciting action and tension-filled drama. At the box office, the film is bound to grow over the weekend and it will also benefit on weekdays due to post-Eid celebrations. If you are a fan of thriller, action and masala movies, you shouldn’t miss this one.
Review By Shubhra From Indian Express
Because it’s the old masala entertainment genre, we sit back and enjoy a few familiar guilty pleasures — the item song (Sunny Leone shaking it), the ‘seeti-maar’ dialogues (the deep-seated misogyny in a few make you cringe, even as you hear, without a shred of surprise, bunches of young men guffawing), the cheerful absence of logic (what’s that), and coherent plot points.
Review By Rohit From Hindustan Times
The weakest part in this so-called heist film is the heist itself. In fact, it’s one of the easiest heists in cinematic history where the people in charge of protecting the gold truck are the most clueless. The authorities get hold of everyone except the most obvious suspect. Baadshaho has too many ordinarily written characters jostling for whistle-worthy one-liners for 136-minutes. Eventually they run short of the steam and Baadshaho becomes a rehashed ‘90s story with some gloss and a lot of disappointment.