Baby (2015) Hindi Movie Review | 28 Critic Reviews | Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu

BABY Review

Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu, Anupam Kher, Rana Daggubati, Kay Kay Menon, Danny Denzongpa, Rasheed Naz, Madhurima Tuli, Mikaal Zulfiqar
Baby (2015) Hindi Movie Posterdirection:
Neeraj Pandey
Neeraj Pandey
Neeraj Pandey
Sudeep Chatterjee
Anjjan Bhattacharya, Harmeet Singh, Manmeet Singh, Sanjoy Chowdhury
produced by:
Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Shital Bhatia
Weird Aggregate Rating BABY 6.2/10language:
Action, Thriller
run time:
159 minutes
censor certification:

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Baby Hindi Movie Review

Critic Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)

  •  Times of India | Review By -Srijana Mitra Das Rating-8
A top-secret counter-espionage team 'Baby' is born after 26/11. Its officers, led by Ajay Singh (Akshay), have no official records or responsibilities - except to thwart terror attacks. If caught, the government maintains 'plausible deniability' about them. But meanwhile, the trial-basis unit

  •  CNN IBN | Review By -Rajeev Masand Rating-6
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.

  •  Hindustan Times | Review By -Anupama Chopra Rating-7
This Review has a backstory. A few months ago, I got a press release from the makers of Baby, describing Akshay Kumar and Neeraj Pandey as 'the hit jodi of Scorsese-DiCaprio of India'. To which I responded on Twitter with my favourite line from Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana: Bakwaas na kar Titoo.

  •  Bollywood Hungama | Review By -Hungama Network Rating-9
Rarely you come across an Indian movie that doesn't hit a single false note. BABY is one such film. Writer-Director Neeraj Pandey has made a brilliant film that is not only technically at par with the best in the world, but it's also a dispassionate non-judgmental take on terrorism

  •  Indian Express | Review By -Shubhra Gupta Rating-4
‘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

  •  India Today | Review By -Rohit Khilnani Rating-4
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. Ajay (Akshay Kumar) the cool and deadly officer of the department leads the mission

  •  NDTV | Review By -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-4
A central minister's smug personal secretary unthinkingly belittles the sacrifices of India's brave spies. As his boss looks on, the protagonist, an undercover agent who revels in playing with danger, gets up from his seat, walks up to the door, shuts it, walks back to the impertinent official

  •  Mid Day | Review By -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-8
When was the last time a movie stubbornly stopped your thoughts from wandering even for a fraction of a second? 'Baby' keeps you not only riveted but also with your heart permanently stuck in your mouth, through its duration of two and half plus hours. That's one of director

  •  Hindustan Times | Review By -Rohit Vats Rating-8
If there is one genre of filmmaking Indians have failed to master consistently, it has to be thriller. But Director Neeraj Pandey's Baby is one of those pleasant surprises that come out rarely from Bollywood.  It's sleek, well-timed and engaging. Baby is about a just-established

  •  Koimoi | Review By -Surabhi Redkar Rating-6
Gripping is the word. The first ten minutes itself set the pace of this action thriller. This is a completely nail biting tale and has you hooked to it. Neeraj Pandey sets the standard really high and has a daring take at terrorism. The story is on the face and the script with dialogues

  •  Rediff | Review By -Prasanna D Zore Rating-5
Rakesh, an Indian counter-intelligence officer, has been double crossed, and is captured by terrorists, somewhere in Istanbul. A bunch of six or seven toughies take turns to slap him, punch him in the face. They torture him. There is lot of blood on his face. His eyes are swollen.

  •  The W14 | Review By -Mayank Shekhar Rating-6
Encouraging a film like this to be made in the first place sometimes feels like social service of some sort. Here’s why. The picture stars Akshay Kumar, who clearly has a massive following that shows up to watch his films regardless of a story-line. I’m saying this not because all his
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  •  Business Of Cinema | Review By -Udita Jhunjhunwala Rating-5
Tedious. Over-stated. Unthrilling. These are not adjectives you would expect to accompany a thriller directed by Neeraj Pandey whose ‘A Wednesday’ was exactly the opposite – a crisp, smart, exciting film. ‘Baby’ is a plod, to say the least, at two hours and 40 minutes as a covert

  •  Bollywood Life | Review By -Rukmini Chopra Rating-8
Remember playing “dhishoom dhishoom” with toy guns and tanks as a kid? Well, Baby is a classic grown up version of the same which has the ‘good guys,’ ‘bad guys’ and the famous ‘happy ending.’ Let’s me take you through the good fellas first. Meet Ajay Singh Rajput (Akshay Kumar)

  •  Moviez Adda | Review By -Divya Solgama Rating-8
'Baby' is a well made and fantastically presented film, which will keep you engaged throughout the film. It might lack some main factors in comparison to his last two releases, but has its own merits to boast about. The movie should have been more hard hitting and bit trimmed down.

  •  Book My Show | Review By -Vidula Menge Rating-6
Director Neeraj Pandey dishes out yet another masterpiece with the Akshay Kumar-starrer ‘Baby’. Pandey has already gained a foothold in Bollywood with films like A Wednesday and Special 26. With Baby, he tackles an extremely sensitive topic with utmost subtlety.

  •  Mumbai Mirror | Review By -Rahul Desai Rating-5
In Alex Van Warmerdam's Dutch film Ober, about the unfortunate life of a waiter unfolding on the whims of a dark scriptwriter, a scene comes to mind as I watch Neeraj Pandey's terrorist thriller 'Baby': Man waits patiently as an ancient shop-owner giftwraps his purchase.

  •  India Today | Review By -Suhani Singh Rating-4
In D-Day (2013), we had director Nikhil Advani realise many Indian's favourite dream: capturing Dawood Ibrahim. Like that spy action thriller, Baby also relies a lot on fantasy. Neeraj Pandey too creates a world in which our secret agents carry out a risky operation in a foreign territory

  •  DNA | Review By -Sarita Tanwar Rating-8
It’s time to rejoice as director Neeraj Pandey ventures into a new genre in commercial cinema – keeping it sensible, taut and at the same time, completely mainstream. Baby is the story of a special operatives covert unit going by the same name that eliminates terrorist activities

  •  Sify | Review By -Sonia Chopra Rating-5
There is no easy way to write about this film, as it operates on two levels. On a superficial level, the film is a reasonably engaging thriller, but with its share of unintentionally comical moments and gaffes. On the other hand, its fundamentals and politics make you squirm.

  •  Glamsham | Review By -Martin D'Souza Rating-9
As the seconds go ticking and all flights out of Saudi Airport are asked to be held back, India's undercover agents have all but cracked a major terror outfit and are on the flight to India with its chief in a comatose state just as the crack Saudi cop gets to the mystery of the shootout

  •  Zee News | Review By -Ritika Handoo Rating-6
The action thriller smoothly sails from one tip off to another—before catching the big fish, Maulana Mohammed Rahman played by actor Rasheed Naz in Saudi. Danny Denzongpa (Feroze Ali Khan) as chief officer of a secret test team named 'Baby' leads the pack of a of handful

  •  Daily Bhaskar | Rating-7
So what if we don’t have James Bond in Bollywood, our desi actors have proved it time and again that why they are better than any foreign big screen agent. Akshay Kumar in Baby has got a job to protect India from terrorists, who are planning a deadly attack in the country.

  •  Deccan Chronicle | Review By -Suparna Sharma Rating-5
I’d be lying if I said that after I heard of Operation Geronimo, I didn’t think and wish that India too had the calibre and audacity to carry out similar operations and bring home our enemy number one, a slot that contains at least two names.  It so transpires that writer-director Neeraj Pandey

  •  Bolly Spice | Review By -Githa Vanan Rating-2
Picture this. An elite team who target, intercept then either eliminate or bring to justice terrorists and criminals. Whilst on an operation to save one of their own, information is obtained (read smacked black and blue out of) from a criminal of a major attack. Travelling from country to country

  •  Now Running | Review By -Piyush Chopra Rating-6
Neeraj Pandey's 'A Wednesday!' came out in 2008, a low-budget, hardly publicized film that went on to achieve cult status in Hindi cinema. It was a slick, stylish yet tightly woven film that remains India's best take on terrorism even after 7 years of its release.

  •  Indiaglitz | Review By -Vishal Verma Rating-8
Brilliantly crafted pulse riser of highest orders this Baby’ is the ‘Baap’ of B-town’s spy thrillers. T-series reunites the awesome deadly combo of Akshay Kumar and Neeraj Pandey post ‘Special 26’ in association with Friday Filmworks and Crouching Tiger to give a distinguish feat

  •  Filmi Beat | Review By -Suparno Rating-7
Neeraj Pandey's last films A Wednesday and Special 26 received all round appraisal and so this film Baby involved huge expectations from the director. And guess what, Neeraj Pandey along with the entire Baby team has stood firm to all the expectations. To talk about the plot

Ratings Breakdown-

Rating Scale - Out of 10

Weird Aggregate Rating(WAR) - 6.2/10 (28 Reviews)
Male Critics - 6.5 (14)
Female Critics - 5.8 (14)
Highest Rating - 9.0 (2)
Least Rating - 2.0 (1)
Most Given Rating - 8.0 (7)
Yes - 64%
No - 18%
Neutral - 18%

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