Baadshaho

 

Baadshaho is set in the year around 1975 where a queen of a royal family of a princely state in Rajasthan, played by Ileana D' Cruz is behind the bars and her treasure chest of gold is taken away in a truck to Delhi as directed by the Government. She wants to get it back and assigns Ajay Devgn for the same. While Ajay Degn is seen playing queen's old loyal

deputy, Emraan Hashmi is a daring ruffian, Sanjay Mishra is a lock picker and Esha Gupta is an associate of the queen. These four hatch a plan. Hitch is the badass policeman Vidyut Jammwal who is ensuring the safety of the treasure chest but Ajay's gang finally seizes the truck loaded with gold from Vidyut and elopes. Comes the interval post which Ajay and gang are running in the truck thereby trying to break the treasury chest and get gold out of it. 

Screenplay is weak.

There is no climax to the film as the film ends abruptly, making the screenplay all the more vulnerable. 

Dialogues are crisp and very well written by Rajat Arora. 

Two songs from the film, Rashke and Dur Jana Hain are melodious and hummable. 

Acting by Ajay seems to be constant since last 20 years with that angry,  stern look. To top it up, he has worn black outfits and kept black beard, making it difficult to spot him in a few scenes at night. Emraan has looked good and acted very well. Esha is looking quite pretty in the film and has done an impressive job. Ileana who has dressed in a traditional attire, sometimes looked subdued infront of the hot Esha. Sanjay and Sharad did justice to their roles. Vidyut is seen performing stunts like he does in most of his films. 

Milan Luthria's direction is about okay. With the actors and story in hand, he was decent in managing all the departments of the film. 

Project Making: Probably Milan Lutharia would have asked his writer to develop a story or a plot on a single idea that would have clicked his mind. And going by Ajay's knowledge of story, it had not taken him long to accept the role. Having worked with Emraan in films like Once Upon A Time In Mumbai and Dirty Picture, getting Emraan for the role had been easy for Milan. And taking actresses on board for a project is not a tough job as they check the hero in the film rather than checking the script and story of the film. 

Bhushan makes around 10-15 flops a year and so convincing him to produce the film had not have been a big deal for Milan. He would have invested around 90-100 crore in the film. A smart businessman that Bhushan is, he sold the movie to a new investor Kalabi.

The audience now likes desi and realistic films like Dangal and Neerja. With films like these where rediculous, amusing stunts like a prisoner breaking open the bars and running away in policemen's presence and similar scenes with less logic are no more relished or enjoyed by the audience. It appealed around the years 2000 to 2005, not any more. Hard to make run such films at the BO.

Movie Rating 2 stars

Business Rating 2 stars as it's expected to do business of around 50 to 60 crore.