Baaghi 3

Baaghi 3 is a 2020 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Ahmed Khan. Produced by Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and Fox Star Studios, it is a spiritual sequel to Baaghi 2 (2018) and the third film in the Baaghi film series. Baaghi 3 stars Tiger Shroff, Riteish Deshmukh and Shraddha Kapoor.[4][5] A remake of the 2012 Tamil-language film Vettai,[6] the film follows Ronnie, a young man who protects his timid brother Vikram from bullies. He convinces Vikram to join the police force and works with him to take down criminals without exposing himself. When Vikram receives nationwide praise, he is sent for a mission to Syria where Ronnie sees him getting beaten up and kidnapped over a video call. This prompts him to head to Syria and rescue Vikram.

Baaghi 3
Baaghi 3 Film Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAhmed Khan
Written byFarhad Samji
(dialogue)
Screenplay byFarhad Samji
Sparsh Khetarpal
Tasha Bhambra
Madhur Sharma
Story bySajid Nadiadwala
StarringTiger Shroff
Ritesh Deshmukh
Shraddha Kapoor
Music bySongs:
Vishal–Shekhar
Tanishk Bagchi
Sachet–Parampara
Rochak Kohli
Pranaay Rijia
Score:
Julius Packiam
CinematographySanthana Krishnan Ravichandran
Edited byRameshwar S. Bhagat
Production
company
Distributed byFox Star Studios
Release date
  • 6 March 2020 (2020-03-06)
Running time
143 minutes[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget₹85 crore[2]
Box officeest. 137.05 crore[3]

The film co-stars Jaideep Ahlawat, Vijay Varma, Jameel Khoury and Ankita Lokhande. Disha Patani, who played the female lead in the previous film, makes a special appearance in the song "Do You Love Me".[7] The action sequences were choreographed by Ram Chella, Lakshman Chella, and Kecha Khampadkee.[8] Principal photography of the film began on 12 September 2019 in Mumbai.[9][10] The makers wanted to shoot in Syria but the producers Fox Star Studios declined due to safety issues, due to which sets resembling the Syrian topography were built in Serbia.[11]

Baaghi 3 was theatrically released in India on 6 March 2020, receiving mixed reviews; the action sequences were praised while the writing was criticized.[12] Despite a strong performance in its opening week, the film's collections were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as the theatres were shut down. There were plans for a re-release once the outbreak would end, but the makers instead decided to release it on digital platforms.[13][14] Nevertheless, it became the second highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2020.[15]

Plot

Ranveer "Ronnie" Chaturvedi lives with his elder brother Vikram. Protective toward him since childhood, especially after their father's death, Ronnie is offered a job in the police force, but refuses due to his violent track record and convinces Vikram to take on the job. A timid and reluctant Vikram becomes a cop. When a hostage situation arises, Vikram is assigned the job and is terrified to face the criminals, but Ronnie accompanies him, fighting off the goons and helping rescue the hostages. He doesn't take the credit, and this process continues, with Vikram getting popular among the public and his department after each case. Ronnie and Siya fall in love and get their respective siblings Vikram and Ruchi married to each other. One day, Vikram is assigned to go for routine paperwork in Syria. Upon arriving, Vikram chats with Ronnie over video call but is suddenly kidnapped by a group of men who break into his home as Ronnie watches helplessly.

Ronnie and Siya travel to Syria, where the police refuse to help them. They meet Akhtar Lahori, who helps them track Vikram and his captors. They go to Vikram's hotel while the cops start looking for the trio. In Vikram's room, Ronnie finds a damaged phone and escapes with Siya and Lahori before the cops can catch them. The trio finds the attacker, resulting in a chase. The exhausted attacker agrees to help before being hit by a truck and dying. Siya retrieves the attacker's phone and texts a goon named IPL to meet at a hotel. Abu Jalal Gaza, the mastermind, arrives to avenge his brother, the attacker's death. The main cop who supports Ronnie captures IPL while Abu escapes. Fearing betrayal from IPL since he's been arrested, Abu orders his men to take him down. Ronnie and the team cleverly stage a series of events that lead to Abu's henchmen believing they've been betrayed by IPL. They attack him, and upon being rescued by Ronnie, IPL decides to help him.

Ronnie single-handedly battles Abu's army before going to rescue Vikram and the hostages. IPL sacrifices himself and Abu agrees to free everyone but captures Siya. Ronnie fights Abu's henchmen, but as Vikram starts getting enraged to see Ronnie being hit, Ronnie stops fighting back. He is stabbed and nearly killed, causing a transformation in Vikram, who jumps out of the cell and brutally fights off everyone, finally impaling Abu on steel rods. Vikram and Siya try to revive Ronnie, and as Abu emerges to attack them from behind, Ronnie wakes and kills him.

Returning to India, Vikram is honored for his bravery while Ronnie imagines their father, a cop, saluting and hugging him for keeping his promise.

Cast

Production

The film was announced on 19 December 2018 with Tiger Shroff by Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment on their Twitter account by releasing a teaser poster.[16] On 12 February 2019 Shraddha Kapoor was signed to play lead opposite Tiger Shroff.[17] In June it was announced that Riteish Deshmukh has joined the cast of the film. [18] In August 2019, it was announced that shooting of the film will take place in Morocco, Egypt, Serbia and Turkey.[19]

The first schedule of filming began on 12 September in Mumbai and wrapped in early-October 2019.[20][21]

Promotion and release

On 6 February 2020 official trailer of the film was launched by Fox Star Studios.[22]

It was theatrically released in India on 6 March 2020.

Reception

Critical response

Bollywood Hungama gave the film three stars out of five, praising the performances, action sequences and cinematography while criticizing the writing and Khan's direction.[23] The Times of India gave the film two and a half stars out of five, with praise for the action sequences but criticism for the shaky camerawork, CGI and the writing.[24] Rajeev Masand from CNN-News18 gave the film two stars out of five, criticizing the direction as a "bloated mess."[25]

Box office

Baaghi 3 earned 17.50 crore net at the domestic box office on the opening day, which was highest opening day collection for 2020 Bollywood film so far.[26]

As of 15 March 2020, with a gross of 110.65 crore in India and 24.42 crore overseas, the film has a worldwide gross collection of 135.08 crore and became the second highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2020.[15][3]

Soundtrack

Baaghi 3
Soundtrack album by
Released7 March 2020 (2020-03-07)[27]
Recorded2019
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length21:12
LanguageHindi
LabelT-Series
External audio
  Official Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The film's music was composed by Vishal–Shekhar, Tanishk Bagchi, Sachet–Parampara, Rochak Kohli and Pranaay Rijia, with lyrics written by Panchhi Jalonvi, Indeevar, Tanishk Bagchi, Shabbir Ahmed, Gurpreet Saini, Gautam G. Sharma and Ginny Diwan.

The song "Dus Bahane 2.0" is a recreation of "Dus Bahane" from the film Dus by Vishal–Shekhar, and this was the first time to recreate their own song.[28][29][30][31]

The song "Bhankas" was a remake of the song "Ek Aankh Marun To" from the 1984 film Tohfa, was originally composed by Bappi Lahiri, lyrics by Indeevar and sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle then was recreated by Tanishk Bagchi.[32][33]

The song "Do You Love Me" is a recreation of British record producer TroiBoy's song.[7]

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Dus Bahane 2.0"Panchhi JalonviVishal-ShekharVishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani, KK, Shaan, Tulsi Kumar3:21
2."Bhankas"Shabbir AhmedTanishk BagchiBappi Lahiri, Dev Negi, Jonita Gandhi2:38
3."Do You Love Me"Tanishk BagchiTanishk BagchiNikhita Gandhi2:42
4."Get Ready To Fight -Reloaded"Ginny DiwanPranaay RijiaPranaay Rijia, Siddharth Basrur2:51
5."Faaslon Mein"Shabbir AhmedSachet-ParamparaSachet Tandon4:41
6."Tujhe Rab Mana"Gautam G Sharma, Gurpreet SainiRochak KohliShaan4:59
Total length:21:12

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