Baaghi (transl. Rebel) is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Sabbir Khan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under his banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment. It features Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles, with Sudheer Babu and Sunil Grover in supporting roles. The film is a remake of 2004 Telugu film Varsham, and is also reported that it is based on 2011 Indonesian film The Raid: Redemption.
The film was released worldwide on 29 April 2016. Made on a budget of ₹37 crore (US$5.2 million), Baaghi has earned over ₹127 crore (US$18 million) worldwide. The film has grossed 100 crores in India and worldwide. It is the first installment to the Baaghi film series adding by two spiritual sequels, Baaghi 2 (2018) and Baaghi 3 (2020).
The film starts with martial arts champion Raghav Shetty (Sudheer Babu) kidnapping Sia Khurana (Shraddha Kapoor) from her film’s set in Hyderabad and taking her to Bangkok. Sia’s father P.P. Khurana (Sunil Grover) goes to government offices and the police for help but no one is ready to assist them since Raghav is an influential man. Khurana then turns to Sia’s ex-boyfriend, Ranveer ‘Ronny’ Pratap Singh (Tiger Shroff).
In a flashback, Ronny and Sia meet on a train. Raghav sees Sia at the train station and starts to like her. He tells his men to get information about her. Ronny visits the martial arts school of a certain Guruswamy in Kerala. In a letter to Guruswamy, Ronny’s father explains that Ronny is a Baaghi (rebel), and asks him to make Ronny a good human being. Ronny and Sia fall in love, and Sia gives him a ring she got from her father, asking him to always keep it. Raghav asks for Sia’s hand from Khurana, and Khurana is so lost by greed when he sees how much money Raghav offers for Sia. He agrees to hand Sia over to Raghav but when he sees that Ronny has Sia’s ring, he realises she is in love with Ronny. He informs Raghav, who decides to kill Ronny.
Ronny beats up Raghav’s men when they manhandle Subbu, a mute little boy Ronny is close to, only for Raghav to get him arrested later on. Guruswamy tries to persuade Raghav, his son, to stop pursuing Sia, but Raghav poisons and kills him to get him out of the way. Ronny is heartbroken to hear of Guruswamy’s death, since he had seen him as a father figure. Khurana then creates a misunderstanding between Sia and Ronny to separate them, which works and the two part ways.
In the present, Ronny reaches Bangkok and visits Raghav’s fight club, beating the strongest fighter there to get Raghav’s attention. The next day, Ronny breaks into the house of Raghav’s right-hand man, Biju, and threatens Biju’s wife at gunpoint, forcing him to reveal Sia’s location. Finding out she was at the hospital, Ronny saves Sia and escapes with her under both of them being disguised as a doctor and nurse. The two stop at an island on their way back to India, where Sia discovers her father’s deceit when she sees that Ronny is still wearing her ring. The couple reconciles but Raghav and his men attack them. Biju shoots Ronny, who falls off a cliff.
Raghav takes Sia back to his place. It is then revealed that Ronny is alive. It turns out that Biju had used blank bullets in his gun, sparing him as Ronny had spared his wife’s life earlier. Raghav kills Biju when Biju says that he believes Ronny to be right.
Ronny storms Raghav’s building and single-handedly fights off all of the killers and swordsmen in Raghav’s employ. He reaches Raghav, who initially overpowers him, but when Raghav reveals that he was the one who murdered Guruswamy, Ronny becomes enraged and uses Guruswamy’s signature moves to kill Raghav. In the end, Ronny, now happily together with Sia, becomes the new teacher in Guruswamy’s school, where a statue of Guruswamy now stands.
Tiger Shroff as Ranveer “Ronnie” Pratap Singh
Shraddha Kapoor as Sia Khurana
Few lines as Mona Ghosh Shetty
Sudheer Babu as Raghav Shetty
Voice over by Viraj Adhav
Sourav Chakraborty as Biju
Shifuji Shourya Bhardwaj As Guruswami
Sunil Grover as P. P. Khurana (Sia’s father)
Sumit Gulati as Sukhi
Jagdish Kansara as Lawyer
Kota Srinivasa Rao as Film Producer Dasanna
Buddya Sunari Magar as Refree
Sanjay Mishra as Harry
Prashant Singh as Gopi
Ron Smoorenburg as Fight Club Fighter – Jack
Chivpatrick Tang as Yong
Kazu Patrick Tang as Yong
Jason Tham as Kim
Aryan Prajapati as Subbu