Baaghi 2’s portrayal of Kashmir human shield incident disgusts many

The film Baaghi 2’s opening scene where Tiger Shroff uses a man as a human shield, tying him to the front of his jeep to protect himself from an angry crowd, bears an uncanny resemblance to an incident that happened in Kashmir where Farooq Ahmad Dar, an innocent Kashmiri voter, was used as a human shield by Indian Army Major Nitin Leetul Gogoi to deter stone pelters in the occupied valley.

With Sajid Nadiadwala glorifying the incident in his latest film Baaghi 2, the scene has triggered criticism from different quarters.

“Pakistan-bashing, hypernationalism and vein-popping bursts of patriotism are fixtures in Army films in the Hindi film industry. But even for Bollywood, this moment feels like a new low,” said Dailyo

Tiger Shroff’s latest action flick Baaghi-2 is doing steady business at the box office. Critics had planned the movie saying it is high on action but low on content; the young audience however seem happy with the film. The film minted an impressive Rs 25.10 crore on the opening day itself.

Karan had tweeted, “Kick ass action and the manic magic and sheer sincerity of @iTIGERSHROFF ! Congratulations to Sajid Nadiadwala and his team for this mainstream masala madness!!!!”

Critics Review

Baaghi-2 Story: A battle-hardened army officer goes against drug lords and Russian henchmen to save his ex-lover’s kidnapped daughter in Goa, India.
Release Date: March 20, 2018 ( India)
Director: Ahmed Khan
Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala
Cast: Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani
Run Time: 2 hour 24 Minutes

Ratings:2/5 Review By:Rajeev Masand Site:News18
A distraught young woman reaches out to her ex-boyfriend for help in tracing her kidnapped daughter, but her husband, and everyone that knows them, insists the couple had no child at all. So is she imagining things, or is there more to it? That intriguing premise, of Baaghi 2, is buried under an avalanche of mediocrity – needless romantic backstory, too many songs, corny humor, an entirely pointless item number, cringey performances, frequent lapses of logic, and a disappointing reveal. I’m going with two out of five for Baaghi 2. It’s got its moments, but that’s all there is.

Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:Taran Adarsh Site:Twitter
This one’s a combination of good writing, electrifying action, competent direction [Ahmed Khan] and winning performances… This mass-friendly entertainer is sure to hit the bull’s eye! Tiger Shroff roars. He’s here to stay. The makeover suits him. He plays on his strengths and packs a solid punch in #Baaghi2… Disha Patani is strictly okay…

Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
The trouble with a full-on masala film going in search of a plot is evident in the way the film unspools. The bare bones are borrowed from Telugu thriller Kshanam, but the fillings are all strictly Bollywood: the attempt to create difference gets diluted. After a while, inevitably, all the bang-bang starts feeling familiar, whether it is happening on the streets of Goa, where much of the film is set, or in some jungles, location unspecified, where the long-drawn climax takes place.

Ratings:3/5 Review By:Ritika Site:Times Of India
Baaghi 2 is an all-out action film with suspense and thriller elements. The first half is all about the setup.The second half though is a completely different tale. The slow pace of suspense and the romantic track give way to twists, turns and an action-packed finale. Ronny goes from the slightly confused soldier to an absolute blood-thirsty nutter with nothing but revenge on his mind. It gives Tiger Shroff the chance to exhibit his martial arts skills in full glory.

Ratings:2/5 Review By:Saibal Site:NDTV
In Baaghi 2, rebellion – trigger happy, brooding endlessly and snarling at everything in sight – comes in a single standard size, the one that the beefy Tiger Shroff embodies in all its skin-deep splendour. He is a glistening, muscle-bound, mayhem-unleashing mannequin that, at the slightest provocation, strikes out with telling force. Get out of his path if you care for your life and limbs! The action thriller that draws power from the virile exploits of this protagonist is replete with eye-popping, heart-pounding, brain-numbing and inordinately drawn-out stunts and fights.