A Bollywood Super Blockbuster Mega Hit action movie,
that could be a Salman Khan movie or .... an Akshay Kumar
flick. I've never been a big fan of Salman's Masala style of acting
even though i like him better when he's getting older
and his blockbuster action Ek Tha Tiger from 2012 was quite enjoyable.
Akshay Kumar however, the other big action movie star, i've always found
very Likeable, not a great actor maybe, him
either, but likeable, so you forgive him. But this film was a revelation
for me as Kumar really has improved his acting.
He's great as agent Ajay Singh Rajput, and great all through the film
that is in a relaxed and restrained performance.
He's done so many films but my other favourite film with Akshay Kumar
in it must be Bhool Bhulaiyaa from 2007,
the classic hard to define ghost story comedy drama something. Baby
Rocks and is well deserved all the praise
Kay Kay Menon as Bilal Khan
The Narrator of the film, and also acting in it, Danny
Denzongpa, tells us that Baby, is a Black-Op unit with
agents formed after the 26/11 Mumbai bombings/killings. We get to see
agent Ajay Singh Rajput (Kumar) chase down a
wanted terrorist and do some fighting, the important Bilal Khan (Kay
Kay Menon) being freed during a prisoner transport
in a great action sequence, a great fight in Nepal and finally a suspenseful
mission in Saudi Arabia.
Baby knows that terrorists connected with the Pakistani Lashkar movement
plans something BIG, but just what and where?
Everything done has got pace to it and is very enjoyable. Perfect Popcorn
movie and without too much CGI to annoy you.
The reason why a Bollywood action movie has got realistic and well made
fighting sequences? Could that really be true?
The Answer is YES, because of frenchman Cyril Raffaelli,
martial artist, actor, stuntman, as action choreographer and
that's very wise of Bollywood getting help with the things they've not
Sushant Singh and Taapsee Pannu in
When Ajay and his fellow agent Priya/Shabana (Taapsee
Pannu) goes to Katmandu, Nepal, to kidnap Wasim Sheikh
(Sushant Singh) there's a surprisingly great fighting scene in a hotel
room, possibly inspired by the classic fighting scene
from Stephen Soederbergh's Haywire between MA legend Gina Carano and
Michael Fassbender, between Pannu and
Singh. Thanks Cyril Raffaelli and in the extras we can see young Taapsee
Pannu training hard for the shot.
This is great news and more important than most would
believe. If this trend continues with big budget Bollywood action
films using expertise for the fighting and action scenes, then these
films can conquer everything, the whole of the world
including Europe (where i live) and not just then the indian communities
in some cities as in London.
Akshay Kumar's popularity: in the extras we can see Kumar talking to
an almost hysterical crowd in Katmandu.
Akshay Kumar is a HUGE star and Box Office Gold for any film company.
Here in Stockholm, Sweden, he would
certainly walk the streets in total anonymity though. Sweden - the most
Hollywoodified country in the world?
Anamorphic widescreen, 5.1 or 2.0 hindi audio with english
Disc 2 with extras: The Making of Baby 25 minutes plus 5 minutes of
trailers without subtitles but with a mix of hindi
and english as usual with the extras
Beparwah is a really cool ending song
done the international Bond style and with Esha Gupta miming to the
singing of Apeksha Dandekar (great voice and with a natural pitch to
it, not the strangled cat high pitch)