“BABY” has nothing to do with the name it portraits. BABY has a highly star studded star cast with likes of Akshay Kumar, KK Menon and Anupam kher. As Director Neeraj Pandey Ventures in to a new genre of Hindi Cinema, he has managed to keep it sensible and completely mainstream.
BABY is a story of a special force working on a covert unit going by the same name to eliminate terrorist and its activities.
When the agency is alerted about a multi-city attack on the country, chief Feroz Ali Khan (Danny Denzongpa) asks his most trusted man Ajay Singh (Akshay Kumar) to take the lead. Along with his trusted aides, Jai (Rana Daggubati), Shuklaji (Anupam Kher) and Priya (Tapsee Pannu), Ajay is on a mission to get Bilal (Kay Kay Menon) who is in charge of carrying out the attacks.
The dialoguebaazi of Bilal was missed in the movie however it has been covered by a strong dialogue delivery by Akshay Kumar and a witty flick to it by Anupam Kher. However this movie makes u buckled up to your seats, I am sure it will get you to the edge of your seats by the second half.
Enjoy it for the brisk action thriller that it is, and try not to think about how much better it could’ve been.
The pace picks up considerably post intermission, when Pandey gives us some terrific moments of breathless action and genuine tension. In a rare scene that allows another agent besides Ajay to flex their chops, Tapsee Pannu gets her big moment to shine in a Kathmandu hotel room.
Baby is a must-watch to witness and enjoy the incredible combination of Neeraj Pandey and Akshay Kumar. Easily, one of the best films of the year.
Borrowing its structure from Zero Dark Thirty, its climax from Argo, its intention from Nikhil Advani’s D-Day, and its occasionally jingoistic tone from your standard Bollywood B-movie, Baby, directed by Neeraj Pandey, is a khichdi of influences, and an uneven film as a result.I’m going with three out of five for Baby. Enjoy it for the brisk action thriller that it is, and try not to think about how much better it could’ve been… Read full review...
Times Of India (TOI):
Balancing characters, conspiracies and cities, director Neeraj Pandey admirably keeps Baby rich, yet tight, researched, non-sentimental and steely-eyed. Neeraj’s craft has grown – he’s taken trademark touches from films like Special 26 and A Wednesday, setting them here on a grand scale, with a breath-taking climax. The cinematography – desert dunes in nothing but shaded moonlight – is elegant while dialogues are robust. One of Baby’s crew tells Ajay, “Tension kya lena? Ulta, aapke rehte, mazaa aata hai.”Quite. This Baby’s day out is deadly good fun… Read full review...
On the whole, BABY is one of the finest films ever made in the history of Indian cinema. Not only because of its excellent cinematic credentials but also because of the balanced ‘Thought’ behind the film. Neeraj Pandey once again proves that he’s a genius. This time he proves, it’s possible to better Perfection. We say, hey baby, don’t think, just go for BABY. Cinema at its very best!… Read full review...
Baby, written and directed by Neeraj Pandey, is a tricky film in more ways than one. It might have been hailed as just another innocuous, smartly-packaged, competently shot espionage thriller if only the politics at its heart not been so dangerously dodgy. The point that Baby seems to make is that it isn’t just trained killing machines, but also the nation as a whole, that can, and should, do ‘anything’, collateral damage be damned… Read full review...
‘Baby’ is a perfect vehicle for the times we live in: it gives us a home-spun hero who allows himself to be hurt but is invincible, and an enemy who is the easiest to demonise. The film is as simplistic as its title – Us vs Them, and no prizes for guessing who will win. In a messy world, where each action can have an equal and opposite reaction, what is the point of complexity?… Read full review...