Movie Review: Baadshaho

It’s a little late in the week, and most of you who desperately wanted to watch this movie, must have already seen it.
Given a choice, I preferred to see Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, which released on the same day as this one. And it was the right choice. Because this one is a damp squib.
I read bad reviews about this one but something about the trailer and the name Milan Luthria compelled me to go and watch it. Years ago, Luthria had made Kachche Dhaage and I had liked that one. I was expecting something good, some thrill atleast. However, other than the twist just before the interval, there wasn’t any thrill at all.
The start of the movie, the flashbacks, the entry of the heros, the acting, everything is so mediocre. Fortunately, there aren’t many songs except the item number by Sunny. Rashke kamar, the most popular number, is also in the background, which is good.
The action is so mediocre that one wouldn’t have excepted this from today’s genre of films.
The story is pretty straight forward. A politician is angry with the Queen of some Rajasthani town because she doesn’t reciprocate his advances and decides to take revenge by putting her behind bars and plotting to take away all the gold under the guise of the emergency declared in 1975. Some army men, lead by Vidyut Jamwal, are deployed to do this job. The Queen, Eleana, asks her trusted bodyguard, Bhawani, Ajay Devgan, to steal it away from them and help her escape. Ajay in turn takes help from Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta and Sanjay Mishra. How they carry out this heist and how Vidyut stops them and whats the twist, is all a part of the 2.5 hour saga.
The only saving grace of the movie is Emraan Hashmi. No, he didn’t act that great. But he has got the best dialogues and a funky style.
I wouldn’t recommend this movie at all.
I’m giving a 2 star only for some of the dialogues and Sanjay Mishra, who manages to show his potential even in this lacklustre film.
Rating: 2 out of 5.

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