Movie - Baadshaho (2017)


20172 h 16 min
UAMystery, Crime, Drama
Title Baadshaho
Director Milan Luthria
Producer Bhushan Kumar
Writer Rajat Arora
Original Music Composer John Stewart Eduri
Release Date 1 September 2017
Certification UA
Languages Hindi
IMDb Id tt4906960
Country  India
Runtime 2 h 16 min
Movie Status Available
Movie Rating Good
Movie Language Hindi
Overview Baadshaho is inspired by real-life events during the Emergency and revolves around stolen gold, a thief (Ajay Devgn), an undercover cop (Vidyut Jammwal), a character inspired by Maharani Gayatri Devi (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) and an army officer (Emraan Hashmi) who is entrusted with protecting the country's treasure.

Baadshaho Story:

Emergency has been declared in India. Maharani Gitanjali(Ileana) from one of Rajasthan’s princely states has already lost her privy purse. Now, she fears that she will lose the last treasure chest of gold which has been forcibly taken away from her. So she asks her trusted lieutenant, Bhawani (Ajay) to step in and plan a heist.

Baadshaho Review:

On paper, Baadshaho may have had the merit of a Hollywood heist thriller like Ocean’s Eleven. This would seem like why Ajay Devgn agreed to be a part of this multi-starrer– that attempts to make outlaws look like Robin Hood. However good intention is defeated, when the execution offers zero novelty.

Anyway, mastermind, Bhawani, who is madly in love with Gitanjali promises her that he will win her pot of gold back. So he lovingly handpicks his crew—a lock picker, Tikla(Sanjay), a daredevil all-rounder, Daliya(Emraan), a `I-bite-bullets-for-breakfast’ kinda gal, Sanjana(Esha) who along with him, form the quartet that sets out to outsmart the faujis taking the armoured truck from Rajasthan to Delhi. It’s the haraami v/s army clash.

The highlight of the film is the chase that ensues soon after Seher(Vidyut), an army officer alights from the train. You so wish that the film had maintained the same breakneck speed all through, but alas!

For a heist-thriller to work, the moves of the rural bandits should have been more calculated and precise. Instead, here you have buffoonery. Everyone is mouthing signature lines trying to constantly reiterate how “bad-ass” they are. However, if you’re in the mood, indulge them– these are Bollywood’s paisa-pheko, dialogue-suno moments.

Ajay burns the screen with his searing intensity; Ileana passes muster as the Maharani with hidden facets; Emraan’s takeaway is that he gets to shimmy with Sunny Leone and Vidyut gets an `interesting’ introduction.

Sunita Radia’s lens captures the expanse of the desert deftly showing scale. Certain shots even stay frozen in your memory. The song Mere Rashke Qamar rekindles the magic of the voices of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. If you’re an action junkie, this could be your weekend big-ticket ride.

By The Times of India

Baadshaho – Movie Trailer

Baadshaho – Songs Lyrics

  1. Mere Rashke Qamar – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
  2. Piya More – Mika Singh, Neeti Mohan
  3. Socha Hai – Jubin Nautiyal, Neeti Mohan
  4. Hoshiyar Rehna – Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Café

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