Cast: Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Ileana D’Cruz
Director: Milan Luthria
Rating: 2 stars
We have already seen Ajay and Milan working together in different movies likes Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, Kachche Dhaage, etc so they are very familiar with each other’s territory. Like the above two movies, Baadshaho is also a thriller movie. Further, Milan also ensures that his audience gets a constant dose of melodrama as well.
This movie takes it’s audience back to the era of emergence when the government wishes to take control over everything, especially the source of income. However, the people in the center of emergency are clueless of another drama that is uncovering some hundred km away from the national capital.
In Rajasthan, the heir of an already faded kingdom is planning to get hold of tons of gold which can be responsible to change her and her dynasty’s fate forever. And to make this done properly she needed some skilled criminals and then comes Bhawani (Ajay Devgn), Dalia (Emraan Hashmi) and Tikla (Sanjai Mishra). But just assembling a team together isn’t enough for their plan to succeed. As their plan is known to some people who can move to any extend to stop them.
Baadshaho is an old-fashioned story of that era when the royals were quite concerned about their private banks. You can consider Sholay and Thakur’s case by chance you miss to get the era right.
And Rajat Arora’s dialogues are enough to set the viewer’s mood initially. Bhawani enters announcing “Zubaan aur jaan ek hi baar di jaa sake hai, aaj se dono thaare.”
I guess you are slightly intrigued. Baadshaho can be among those movies by seeing which people can say ‘paisa vasool’ as it has entertainment like Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai.
Emraan too plays a great role. Further, a song featuring Sunny Leone and a chase to demonstrate the acrobatic skills of Shehar Singh (Vidyut Jammwal) was able to keep the audience engaged in this thrilling part of the movie that might end up well before the finish.
Unfortunately, as expected, after 10 more proceeding minutes, this is what exactly happens and Baadshaho started to turn into a dull affair.
And to be very frank the weakest part of this heist movie is the heist itself. In fact, I should say it is one of the easiest heists in the cinematic history where the people who are responsible securing gold truck are most clueless.
The director Milan, has put a lot of efforts to give Baadshaho a look of a certain period movie. If we consider the vehicles and props, they are designed as per the narration needed.
However, it is yet to explore whether Baadshaho will work as a complete package or not.