Baadshaho: A heist that never took place in Emergency
Baadshaho is another movie from the emergency era but different from Indu Sarkar that is also set on the backdrop of emergency. While latter deals with a political party, former is the story of a high profile heist in which many state and not-state actors were involved.
“It is believed that Indira Gandhi ordered raid over Jaigarh Fort to bring find treasure of Raja Mansingh of Jaipur and spoils of war he brought from Afghanistan during the time of Emperor Akbar. Indira government wanted to take the entire under its possession as undisclosed wealth by the then Queen of Jaigarh Fort”
A truckload of gold was recovered from the fort and the treasure is taken to the capital by road. The truck was moving under the custody of police force but it attempts were made to loot the treasure. Many people from the royal family and also from the local villagers are after the treasure. Also there are corrupt officials that want to take their share of gold from the treasure. On the way to Delhi, the truck was attacked; officers bribed and royal family also tries to bring the treasure back with the help of local goons.
The movie has Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi and Sanjay Mishra in the lead roles. Also there are IIeana D’Cruz and Vidyut Jammwal. While Ajay, Emraan and Sanjay are rebels, IIeana and Vidyut belong to high-profile families.
T-Series has released the teaser on its YouTube channel and the teaser has everything that makes a mega-movie masala. There is a high-octane stunt in Rajasthani havelis and forts; interaction and involvement of Rajasthan royal families with politicians in Delhi and the palace intrigue to capture the treasure that could be in billions.
Trailer starts with emergency announced and the country goes into lockdown mode. The government asserts control over everything including media. Also it is announced that the undisclosed wealth will be captured by the government. This order sets the stage for raid over Jaigarh Palace in Jaipur.
Baadshaho First Look & Poster
The vibrant poster gives the real feel of the movie. The poster has all the faces and also the truck in which the treasure is taken. The poster seems to be fired from background; there is Jaigarh Fort in the background and also you can see bomb blasts. Name of the movie emerges in the middle and it looks very strong.
Why watch the movie?
It is an action thriller that has everything needed to hold attention of the audiences. Since the movie is based on emergency, it has a touch of history or you can say that it is part of history. For history lovers, it is an adventure movie.
• Director Milan Luthria making second movie with Emraan Hashmi
• Diljit Dosanjh was replaced with Emraan Hashmi
• Vidyut Jamwal working for first time with Ajay Devgan
• First time Emraan Hashmi is doing an item song with Sunny Leone
Directed – Milan Luthria
Produced – Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Milan Luthria
Written – Rajat Arora
Starring – Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Ileana D’Cruz, Esha Gupta, Vidyut Jammwal
Music – Songs: Ankit Tiwari
Background Score: Sandeep Shirodkar
Production company – T-Series Films, Vertex Motion Pictures
Release date – 1 September 2017
Country – India
Language – Hindi