Genre – Action Spy Thriller
Reviewed by Madhukar KR
Baby is another Akshay Kumar movie which the Indian audience would cherish after watching him in his last intelligent act “Special 26”. In this outing as well we have talented director Neeraj Pandey who gave us hits like the Wednesday & Special 26 & a good ensemble cast of Anupam Kher, Kay Kay menon, Rana Daggubati, Sushanth Singh, Tapsee Pannu & Madhurima Tuli. The chemistry between Akshay & Anupam Kher has worked out yet again after Special 26 in BABY.
The story revolves around a team of a temporary undercover secret operation police task force to prevent terror attacks happening in India. If the cover is blown then the Govt would disown the officers involved & the task force would be terminated prematurely, hence the name of the task force – BABY.
The movie depicts the kind of risk taken by real officers who fight against terror for INDIA. Hats off to such brave men who risk their lives & their family. There are many hard hitting scenes in the films such as the one in which Akshay Kumar slaps a govt official in his own office cabin for his lose talk on people dying in terror attacks.
Also the scene where the lady official member in the task force Tapsee manages to save herself from assault from a terrorist informer (Sushanth Singh) deserves applause. The climax scenes quite make the film an edge of the seat thriller. Staying loyal to the action spy thriller genre, the film does not have any humor elements nor any songs in the films which makes it extremely watchable. Comparisons can be drawn to similar such hollywood films but Baby has its own soul in its place which is Patriotism.
Madhurima as Akshay Kumar’s wife gets a miniscule screen time lesser than Tapsee but has rendered the key dialogue well showing the concern of a wife towards her husband who works on secret missions – “Bas marna mat” (Just don’t die as yet).
On the downside, there are few torture scenes which are gory which does not qualify BABY to be watched along with kids/family. Danny Denzongpa as the boss of the task force usually is seen alone & is seen speaking on the phone with his team mates seems quite monotonous.
The film is split into about four missions where the last one being the most important one where they need to transport a key terrorist head back to India from Saudi Al-dara. This portion of the film is very gripping & holds the audience interests till the end of the film.
Its not for people who look for item songs, romance or comedy. The film is slick, fast paced & people who love the action spy thriller genre will surely enjoy it.
- Akshay Kumar as Ajay Singh Rajput
- Danny Denzongpa as Firoz Ali Khan
- Anupam Kher as Om Prakash Shukla
- Rana Daggubati as Jai Singh Rathore
- Taapsee Pannu as Priya Suryavanshi
- Kay Kay Menon as Bilal Khan
- Sushant Singh as Wasim Khan
- Madhurima Tuli as Anjali Singh Rajput
- Hasan Noman as Hani Mohammad , Saudi police chief
- Mikaal Zulfiqar as Ashfaq
- Murali Sharma as Mr. Gupta
- Rasheed Naz as Maulana Mohammad Saeed Rahman
- Kulvinder Singh as Ishan Punia
|Directed by||Neeraj Pandey|
|Written by||Neeraj Pandey|
|Narrated by||Danny Denzongpa|
M. M. Keeravani
Meet Bros Anjjan
|Edited by||Shree Narayan Singh|
|Budget||58.97 crore(US$9.3 million)|
|Box office||75.24 crore(US$12 million) (8 days total)|
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