Had ‘Baaghi’ been an out-and-out actioner, it just might have turned out to be a cult film but Director Sabbir Khan (‘Kambakkht Ishq’, ‘Heropanti’) chooses to please the masses by making a typical commercial potboiler. While there is nothing wrong in that, ‘Baaghi’ should have come with a warning for those who were expecting more action; instead the first half is a lame love story which begins when the boy spots the girl talking to rains.
Both the leads can barely emote and even if they could, the script and direction are terrible. Within the first five minutes, you know what is in store for you but it isn’t the predictability which is the problem with ‘Baaghi’.
The only saving grace are the few action scenes most of which are in the climax. Tiger Shroff looks unconventional and is too raw to be called an actor in his second outing too but he definitely makes for a good action hero. He performs martial arts with so much ease that you might as well want to see him grow as an actor in the days to come. Shraddha Kapoor, saddled with a clumsy role looks okay and gets no scope to act; something her contemporaries are doing.