|Directed by||Sabbir Khan|
|Written by||Sanjeev Datta|
|Based on||Original Premise:|
by Veeru Potla
The Raid: Redemption
by Gareth Evans
|Produced by||Sajid Nadiadwala|
|Edited by||Manan Sagar|
|Distributed by||UTV Motion Pictures|
|Box office||est. ₹126crore|
Baaghi (transl. Rebel) is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Sabbir Khan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under his banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment. A remake of the 2004 Telugu film Varsham, with a climax inspired by the 2011 Indonesian film The Raid: Redemption, the film stars Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles and Sudheer Babu in his Hindi debut, with Sunil Grover in a supporting role.
Baaghi was released worldwide on 29 April 2016. Made on a budget of ₹370 million (US$5.2 million), the film earned over ₹1.27 billion (US$18 million) worldwide. Later on, it spawned two spiritual sequels, Baaghi 2 (2018) and Baaghi 3 (2020), thus becoming the first installment in the Baaghi film series.
The film starts with martial arts champion and Dreaded Gangster Raghav Shetty (Sudheer Babu) force-abducting Sia Khurana (Shraddha Kapoor) from her film's set in Hyderabad and taking her to Bangkok. Sia's father, P.P. Khurana (Sunil Grover), along with the producer Dasanna, goes to government offices and the police for help, but no one is ready to assist them since Raghav is an influential man and there is no extradition treaty between India and Thailand in existence. Khurana then suggests to Dasanna that Sia's ex-boyfriend, Ranveer 'Ronnie' Pratap Singh (Tiger Shroff), is the only perfect choice left for the job. Initially hesitant, Ronnie agrees to do so, since he needs money to treat Subbu, a mute young boy who is being treated for his vocal chords.
In a flashback, Ronnie and Sia meet on a train. Raghav sees Sia at the train station and starts to like her. He tells his men to get information about her. Ronnie visits the martial arts school of a certain Guruswamy, Raghav's father, in Kollam, Kerala. In a letter to Guruswamy, Ronnie's father, Samarjit Singh (Arun Bali), who happens to be his ex-batchmate from the army, explains that Ronnie is a rebel and asks him to make Ronny a good human being. Ronnie and Sia fall in love, and Sia gives him a ring she got from her father, asking him always to keep it. Raghav asks for Sia's hand from Khurana, and Khurana is lost by greed when he sees how much money Raghav offers for Sia. He agrees to hand Sia over to Raghav, but when he sees that Ronnie has Sia's ring, he realizes she is in love with Ronnie. He informs Raghav, who decides to kill Ronnie.
Guruswamy overhears his son Raghav's words about killing Ronnie and refuses to let him do so; Raghav, feeling humiliated, poisons and kills him to get him out of the way. Ronnie beats up Raghav's men when they manhandle Subbu, who Ronnie is close to, only for Raghav to get him arrested later on after he is seen mourning for Guruswamy, who he had begun seeing as a father-figure. Khurana then creates a misunderstanding between Sia and Ronnie to separate them, which works, and the two part ways.
In the present, Ronnie reaches Bangkok and visits Raghav's fight club, beating the most potent fighter there to get Raghav's attention. The next day, Ronnie breaks into the house of Raghav's right-hand man, Biju, and holds Biju's wife at gunpoint, forcing him to reveal Sia's location. Finding out she was at the local hospital, Ronnie saves Sia and escapes with her under both of them being disguised as a doctor and nurse. The two stop at an island on their way back to India, where Sia discovers her father's deceit when she sees that Ronnie is still wearing her ring. The couple reconciles, but Raghav and his men attack them. Biju shoots Ronnie, who falls off a cliff.
Raghav takes Sia back to his place. It is then revealed that Ronnie is alive. It turns out that Biju had used blank bullets in his gun, sparing him as Ronnie had spared his wife's life earlier. Biju claims he spared Ronnie as he believed him to be right, but Raghav slits his throat.
Ronnie storms Raghav's building and single-handedly fights off all of the killers and swordsmen in Raghav's employ. He reaches Raghav, who initially overpowers him, but when Raghav reveals that he was the one who murdered Guruswamy, Ronnie becomes enraged and uses Guruswamy's signature moves to kill Raghav. In the end, Ronnie, now happily together with Sia, becomes the new teacher in Guruswamy's school, where a statue of Guruswamy now stands.
- Tiger Shroff as Ranveer Pratap Singh a.k.a. Ronnie, Sia's love interest
- Shraddha Kapoor as Sia Khurana, Ronnie's love interest and P.P's daughter
- Sudheer Babu as Raghav Shetty, a gangster; voice-over by Viraj Adhav
- Sourav Chakraborty as Biju
- Shifuji Shourya Bhardwaj As Kailash Shetty a.k.a. Guruswamy, Raghav's father
- Sunil Grover as P.P. Khurana, Sia's father
- Kota Srinivasa Rao as film producer Dasanna
- Buddya Sunari Magar as Referee
- Sanjay Mishra as Harry
- Sumit Gulati as Sukhi
- Prashant Singh as Gopi
- Aryan Prajapati as Subbu, a mute little boy who is close to Ronny
- Arun Bali in a voiceover appearance as Samarjit Singh, Guruswamy's friend and Ronny's father
Shroff trained and took up stunt classes for the film. Sajid Nadiadwala hired a special team of 50 people to keep Shroff's look under wraps. The makers did not want his look to be revealed because of his role in the film being distinct from his role in Heropanti. Telugu actor Sudheer Babu was signed to play a negative role, making his Bollywood debut. Shooting for Baaghi started on 27 May 2015. The shooting of the film completed on 21 February 2016. The film was extensively shot in India and Thailand. Soma Kerala Palace, Kochi was shown in the movie as the KARMA Institute (school of Guruswamy). Song Sab Tera was shot in the exotic Poda Island.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||29 March 2016|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Singles from Baaghi|
The music of the film was composed by Meet Bros, Amaal Mallik, Ankit Tiwari, Manj Musik and Pranaay Rijia, while the score was composed by Julius Packiam. The song lyrics were written by Kumaar, Abhendra Kumar Upadhyay, Sanjeev Chaturvedi, Raftaar, Sabbir Khan and Rahul B. Seth. The first song of the film, "Sab Tera" was released on 18 March 2016, which was sung by Shraddha Kapoor and Armaan Malik. The second song of the film titled as "Let's Talk About Love", which was sung by Raftaar and Neha Kakkar was released on 25 March 2016. The album was released on 29 March 2016, which includes 6 songs.
|1.||"Agar Tu Hota"||Abhendra Kumar Upadhyay||Ankit Tiwari||Ankit Tiwari||5:28|
|2.||"Cham Cham"||Kumaar||Meet Bros||Meet Bros, Monali Thakur||4:44|
|3.||"Girl I Need You"||Kumaar||Meet Bros||Meet Bros, Arijit Singh, Roach Killa, Khushboo Grewal||4:57|
|4.||"Let's Talk About Love"||Raftaar, Sabbir Khan||Manj Musik||Raftaar, Neha Kakkar||3:21|
|5.||"Sab Tera"||Sanjeev Chaturvedi||Amaal Mallik||Armaan Malik, Shraddha Kapoor||3:48|
|6.||"Get Ready To Fight"||Rahul B. Seth, Sabbir Khan||Pranaay Rijia||Benny Dayal, Siddharth Basrur||3:24|
Released on a Friday, the film netted ₹119.4 million, ₹11.13 crore, and ₹155.1 million respectively on its first three days, bringing in a total of ₹38.58 crore net on its opening weekend and meeting its ₹37 crore production cost. By its seventh day, the film had netted ₹59.72 crore. Baaghi's daily collection peaked at ₹15.51 crore net on day three and began to decline thereafter, losing 79% of business by the end of the second week. The movie ultimately grossed ₹106.03 crore from India and ₹19.89 globally, for a total gross estimate of ₹125.92 crore, one of the highest-grossing films of Shroff's career.
On 1 May 2017, Shroff posted the first look poster of the sequel Baaghi 2 on his Twitter account. Nadiadwala collaborated with Fox Star Studios following the dissolution of UTV Motion Pictures and the film was released under Fox Star Studios and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment. Directed by Ahmed Khan, the film was released worldwide on 30 March 2018. A third installment was also announced under the title of Baaghi 3, with Nadiadwala the producer, Khan the director, and Shroff in the lead role.
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