Neeraj Pandey’s Baby is an achievement of sorts. Making a movie on terrorism is not a joke, considering the political climate of the country. Doing that while keeping the commercial quotient intact and still maintaining a plausible story is a feat. Pandey doesn’t fail in sending across the message the terrorism has no face except that of hatred and has no religion or nationality.Without looking away from the uncomfortable truths, Pandey manages to tell this story of heroism.
An undercover unit formed to foil any acts of terrorism and headed by Feroze Ali Khan (Danny Denzongpa) is named Baby. As expected our very own hero, Ajay Singh Rajput (Akshay Kumar) is Feroze’s most trusted counter intelligence agent. They have a five year timeline to crush the terrorism and uproot it from India. The terrorist mastermind, Maulana Mohammed Rahman (Pakistani actor Rasheed Naz), when planning attacks and also mind washes young boys into becoming rebels.
Crisp dialogues, apology less screenplay and well edited, this movie moves across countries while the team Baby pursues its enemies and tries to tackle the dangerous enemies. Akshay’s movies are generally a stunt-fest and stunt director Cyril Raffaelli does an excellent job in using the action to add edge to the movie. Actress Priya (Taapsee Pannu) is not reduced to a wallflower in this one – thank God. Sushant Singh makes himself memorable with some great acting and action.
The movie doesn’t only have action, it also has great screenplay, good score, dry, deadpan humor with little space for melodrama. The other actors include Anupam Kher, Kay Kay Menon,and Pakistani actor, Mikaal Zulfiqar. All actors fit their role well and breathe lives into their characters.
This is a good beginning to 2015. Baby is a “must watch”