Director- Milan Luthria
Genre- Action, Historical Drama
Rating- 3.5/5 stars
Seven years after the first successful collaboration Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, director Milan Luthria, superstar Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi are again back together with an action historical drama titled Baadshaho. Produced by T-Series Films & Vertex Motion Pictures, it is based on a gold heist during the time of Emergency in India.
The film starts with a party in 1973 where Rani Gitanjali Devi (Illeana D’cruz) scolds powerful politician Sanjeev (Priyanshu Chatterjee) for his misbehavior and turns him against her. After two years i.e. in 1975, Emergency gets declared by the ruling government in India and for the avenge Sanjeev pressurized army to seize all the treasures that Gitanjali hasn’t declared yet despite legal notice.
To stop this legalized loot of her wealth by the politician, Gitanjali asks for help to the loyal guard of her family Bhawani Singh (Ajay Devgn) who is very trustful & close to her. To fulfill his promise, he recruits a team of tough people like himself, that includes amorous Dalia (Emraan Hashmi) and alcoholic master locksmith Tikla aka Guruji (Sanjay Mishra).
There is one more tough member in their team, Sanjana (Esha Gupta) who is with them from Gitanjali’s side. They make plan and all the arrangements to loot the truck carrying gold to Delhi under the command of Major Seher Singh (Vidyut Jammwal). What happens next is very thrilling with an interesting suspense.
With Baadshaho, superstar Ajay Devgn has once again given a solid performance and completely justifies his character who is tough and fearless. Emraan Hashmi has also left a good impact with his acting, while Vidyut, Ileana & Esha have performed their characters sincerely well.
But the one who outshines throughout is none other than Sanjay Mishra. His presence on screen is very delightful and dialogues keep you giggle till the end. Music of Baadshaho is decent enough with one unforgettable song Mere Rashke Qamar. Coming to dialogues then this section is the strongest in the film, written by Rajat Aroraa.
Director Milan Luthria has once again proved his skills and managed all the sections very well. Although the second half, specially the climax could have been better but still Baadshaho is a paisa vasool action drama, that has all the ingredients required for a masala entertainer.
Cinematography- Very Good
Overall- Above Good (3.5/5 Stars)