Baaghi 2: How to Make Your Cheek Muscles Act While Saying Jai Hind

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Baaghi 2: How to Make Your Cheek Muscles Act While Saying Jai Hind

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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hmed Khan’s Baaghi 2 borrows its title and tagline from Salman Khan’s 1990 film, its plot (down to the last detail) from the 2016 Telugu film Kshanam (the first film in the franchise was “inspired” from another Telugu film: Varsham) and its lead, Tiger Shroff from a wax museum. Naturally, expecting any iota of originality from the film is like wishing Bollywood choreographers and action directors would stop substituting as directors – pointless and impossible.

But, I’ll admit, I didn’t expect to be blown away by the self-awareness of Baaghi 2’s choreographer-turned-action-director-turned-actor-turned-director Ahmed Khan, for the film is an unintentional parody of itself.

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