Capsule Review: Baadshaho
When there's a heist involved you at least expect some detailing in the reconnaissance, the execution, or the escape plan. In Baadshaho, there is no plan let alone the detailing. A bunch of lowbrow goons try to steal an army van filled with gold in the middle of a highway. The gang is conveniently self-sufficient, as with most heist films, and are made to face few solvable hurdles on the way. Watching Baadshaho is like reading through a robbery plan sketched by a 10-year-old for a history class, considering this is set in 1975 when India was under Emergency. Even though director Milan Luthria introduces conflicts in the show, thanks to a dismal Vidyut Jamwal, the narrative never gets out of the limbo which is characterized by unnecessary songs and cringe-worthy dialogues. Ajay Devgn pulls off a decent show but Emraan Hashmi looks like he belongs to the other side of the fence with his lady Esha Gupta. They are more interested in romance or what succeeds that than the actual robbery or its execution. Ileana D'Cruz annoys. With gun shots that never hit their target and two odd twists in the middle that put M Night Shyamalan into shame, Baadshaho only has a glamorous container and a stylish name. Watch Italian Job (2003) one more time and forget they ever made this. TN.
Good : entertaining dialogues, Decent direction , performances
weakness : quite predictable , faulty script , below par editing