After slick, fast paced films like A Wednesday and Special 26, Neeraj Pandey is back with Baby! Starring Akshay Kumar, Madhurima Tuli,Taapsee Pannu, Rana Dagubatti, Danny Denzongpa, Anupam Kher and Kay Kay Menon, Baby is one of 2015’s most anticipated releases. The first trailer for the film was launched by the producers at a suburban multiplex and the presentation has got us raving already!
High on bullets, punches and thrilling action sequences; Baby is an intense, action-packed spy film about Indian Counter Intelligence Agent Ajay (Akshay Kumar), and his ceaseless efforts to thwart terrorists groups that have targeted India.
The launch was followed by an exclusive interaction of the cast and crew with the media. Director Neeraj Pandey
and the film’s lead Akshay Kumar
remained cryptic when asked about the unusual title, considering it is an action film. The event was also graced by stalwart Danny Denzongpa
, who said, "I was intrigued by the script. It’s a great script, and I wanted to work on it as soon as I was done reading it."Commenting on his ensemble cast, director Neeraj Pandey
also said, ‘It was amazing to direct these actors. I didn’t have any difficulties, as they were so perfect and fit right into their characters.’
Moreover, Rana Daggubatti who plays a significant role in the film, remarked that it was an enriching experience, with them shooting in “mad places and mad conditions”. He described his director as ‘a comfortable taskmaster’. Kay Kay Menon, who stars in a negative role yet again, quipped about how he plays a badman on screen, and puts aside his goodness for real life!
Apart from the plot being shrouded in suspense, many moviegoers are looking forward to see these actors in new avatars. Moreover, the film has been shot in several places; including Nepal, Istanbul, Mumbai, Delhi and Abu Dhabi. Baby is definitely a treat for all action buffs and thrill seekers, and with the trailer launch adding up to the level of curiosity, we can say that Neeraj Pandey’s action flick is being awaited with bated breath.
So, don’t miss it, because it’s going to be one helluva ride! Hitting screens in January 2015.
By Karan Raikar