Since the last couple of years, the first three months are not that great for Bollywood. Most of the films that are expected to rake in huge numbers underperform or tank. But 2018 is an exception. ‘Padmaavat’ has emerged as a blockbuster, collecting almost Rs. 284 crore. ‘Pad Man’ did less than expectations but is a success nevertheless. ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’ is a surprise blockbuster while ‘Raid’ and ‘Hichki’ have also done very well.
‘Baaghi 2’ releases tomorrow and it’s the last film of this quarter. And it seems like it’s a sure shot winner. It is the part two of ‘Baaghi’, which released in 2016, and emerged as a super-hit, surprising everybody. After all, for lead actor Tiger Shroff to give a Rs. 76 crore grosser with his second film is no mean feat. ‘Heropanti’ (2014) had proved he’s a star and ‘Baaghi’ confirmed that he’s bound to be a superstar and a darling of the masses. Tiger’s next two films – ‘A Flying Jatt’ (2016) and ‘Munna Michael’ (2017) – flopped sadly. But for ‘Baaghi 2’, the expectations are tremendous despite the back to back debacles due to the popularity of the franchise. Also, it shows Tiger in a complete action avatar, which is more loved by moviegoers.
Moreover, ‘Baaghi 2’ finally sees Tiger Shroff being paired with Disha Patani. Their chemistry off screen has been talked about and on screen too, it looks crackling. Songs have got noticed, though sadly the remix of the iconic number “Ek Do Teen” has got a lot of brickbats. But this hasn’t affected the hype for the film as it’s an action entertainer. And the action in the flick looks terrific. It’s a big scale flick and seems to be best enjoyed in cinemas. As a result, ‘Baaghi 2’ is expected to have a huge opening. ‘Baaghi’ opened at Rs. 11.93 crore but ‘Baaghi 2’ is sure to have a Rs. 17-18 crore Day 1. What would also help the film is that tomorrow is a holiday (Good Friday). If all goes well, the weekend collections will cross the Rs. 50-crore-mark. If the word of mouth is positive, ‘Baaghi 2’ can stay in cinemas for a long time. The next biggie is almost a month away (‘Avengers: Infinity War’). Hence, don’t be surprised if ‘Baaghi 2’ manages to collect Rs. 125-130 crore as its lifetime collections!
‘Baaghi 2’ looks like a complete masala entertainer and such films are the need of the hour. Here’s hoping it manages to impress big time!