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By Gitanjali Chak Email By Gitanjali Chak
March 2015


Starring: Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu, Rana Daggubati
Director: Neeraj Pandey

There are no two ways about it: Neeraj Pandey gets the best out of Akshay Kumar. First in Special 26 and now Baby, Akshay delivers a consummate performance that makes you forget his earlier cinematic misdemeanours. The movie itself pales when you compare it to Neeraj’s terse thriller A Wednesday, but nonetheless Baby keeps you hooked, some logical loopholes notwithstanding.

Ajay Singh Rajput (Akshay Kumar) is both the brains and the muscle of an undercover counterintelligence unit dubbed Baby, headed by Feroze Ali Khan (a suitably grim Danny Denzongpa). A dangerous new mission sends Ajay racing between Mumbai, Turkey, Delhi, Nepal, and Saudi Arabia where he almost singlehandedly cracks down on all the bad guys, one by one. That’s the problem with the film: it makes hunting down terrorists seem such a cakewalk.

Also, the first half is loose. The pace only picks up postinterval when we are treated to some terrific moments of breathless action. The climax is brilliant. Akshay is ably supported by Rana Daggubati and Anupam Kher as fellow agents on a daredevil mission. Taapsee Pannu gives a great account of herself in her small role as a female agent.

Special mention must be made of the good-looking Pakistani actor Mikaal Zulfiqar who plays Ashfaq in Baby.


1. Sooraj Dooba Hai (Roy)
2. Baatein Ye Kabhi Na (Khamoshiyan)
3. Jee Karda (Badlapur)
4. Dance Basanti (Ungli)
5. Tharki Chokro (PK)
6. Piddly Si Baatein (Shamitabh)
7. Manwa Laage (Happy New Year)
8. Superman (Tevar)
9. Phatte Tak Nachna (Dolly Ki Doli)
10. Katra Katra (Alone)



1. Baby
2. PK
3. Shamitabh
4. Alone
5. Haider
7. Tevar
8. Hawaizaada
9. Dolly ki Doli
10. Khamoshiyan


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