An elite counter-intelligence unit learns of a plot, masterminded by a maniacal madman. With the clock ticking, it’s up to them to track the terrorists’ international tentacles and prevent them from striking at the heart of India.
Post the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai a team of special officers is formed and they are assigned mission ‘BABY’. The job is to find and eliminate terrorists who are planning attacks in various cities in India.
To put it simply, Baby is the most realistic portrayal of the life and times of a brave spy whose job is to thwart terror plots. This one is undoubtedly the best Bollywood action – spy thriller which matches Hollywood flicks of this genre.
Afte conning people in Special 26, Akshay Kumar is back in a role where he sends the terrorists packing all over again.
Ajay not only does has to stand up to brutal adversaries from the enemy camp, he also has to reckon with rivals within the ranks.
There is also a villain who is a Hafiz Saeed-like maulana promoting terroe from his hideout on the other side of the border, plots terror strikes against India.
How pleasing it is to see Danny Denzongpa back in Filmy Town who is the master strategist – Firoz, chief of the undercover unit reporting directly to the defence minister. Danny is simply superb, a no-nonsense character which is also reflected in his look too.
It is also nice to see the new breed of directors coming up with new age realistic cinema. Neeraj Pandey’s Baby is about the story which is somewhat realistically related to the current situation in India. The country is perpetually under threat from terrorist powers and the common man walks unaware of the threats and the attacks that our Government controls and prevents. While the common man fights for everyday issues, there are deeper and bigger threats to him and his family that he will never know exist because it is the men and women in uniform that safeguard them. The men and women who put country before self, the men and women who define our history because they give a damn!
Ajay Singh Rajput (Akshay Kumar) is an officer of an elite team chosen from amongst the best in the Forces to form a covert Counter Intelligence Unit.
In te course of foiling one terrorist attack bid, Ajay discovers a major threat to our nation – a plan to cause damage and strike fear at the heart of our very existence. The plot is masterminded by a maniacal leader whose organization has its tentacles spread across the world. As days progress, the unit goes through escalating challenges with time ticking against them and risks escalating.
At all points, the members of the unit give it all they’ve got and stand tall to guard us with all their strength so that we may sleep safe in our homes. Covert and courageous operations are performed across Kathmandu, Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, Delhi and Mumbai as our protectors will not rest till evil is debated. Will the maniacal Maulana Rehman and his band of evil succeed in striking terror in the heart of India? Will the Indian Government change gears from being reactive to proactive and strike?
Will Ajay and his unit be able to prevent this terror tsunami?
Baby is a film recommended to watch. With its pace, action (though over-stretched at several instances), realistic portrayal of special services officers by Akshay Kumar, Danny Denzongpa, natural acting by Taapsee Pannu and nice performances by relatively newcomers Rana Daggubati and Madhurima Tuli.
One character can be easily recalled as that of Murli Sharma, who is the P.A. to the Defence minister.
Other than its overstretched chase sequences and action, Baby is worth a watch.
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Akshay Kumar as Ajay Singh Rajput
Rana Daggubati as Jai Singh Rathore
Taapsee Pannu as Priya Suryavanshi
Anupam Kher as Om Prakash Shukla
Kay Kay Menon as Bilal Khan
Danny Denzongpa as Feroze Ali Khan (Head of Baby)
Madhurima Tuli as Ajay Singh Rajput’s wife
Rasheed Naz as Maulana Mohammed Rahman
Sushant Singh as Wasim
Mikaal Zulfiqar as Ashfaq
Murali Sharma as Mr Gupta (P. A. of the Minister)
Banner – T-Series, Crouching Tiger, Cape of Good Films, Friday Filmworks
Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Sheetal Sharma
Directed by Neeraj Pandey
Written by Neeraj Pandey
Music by M. M. Kreem, Meet Bros Anjjan
Background Score by Sanjoy Chowdhury
Cinematography by Sudeep Chatterjee
Edited by Shree Narayan Singh
BABY Hindi movie review