It's true that Akshay Kumar has too many releases every year and the audience might not be able to keep a track. But, his first release of 2015 – Neeraj Pandey's "Baby" – will be worth your time and money. Listed below are a few reasons as to why this flick might be a special one.
Firstly, Mr. Khiladi - who is known for executing death-defying stunts and daredevil action sequences with effortless ease - will once again be seen in a similar avatar after "Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty". The Sonakshi Sinha-starrer turned out to be a money-minter at the box office and was undoubtedly Akshay's best release of 2014. The audience appreciated his performance and the thrill quotient he brought along with it. Although "Baby" has a different plot, the film will see Akshay do what he does best: Action.
Secondly, Akshay is the favourite of the audience after the Khans. He churns one hit after the other every year and this one is a big-budget movie with enough content to draw audience. January has seen mediocre releases and hasn't earned much till date. But, "Baby" appears to be a 100-crore-club entrant already.
Thirdly, it's a Neeraj Pandey directorial. Remember "A Wednesday" and "Special 26", this filmmaker knows his trade real well to be able to churn out gripping tales effortlessly. This is Akshay and Neeraj's second film together. "I completely relied on Neeraj and his script. I generally give my suggestions to directors but in this film I completely listened to him. In a nutshell, I became my director's actor for playing Ajay Singh Rajput," PTI quoted Akshay as saying.
The release date – January 23 – is another reason as to why this movie will be interesting. With fight against terrorism as its central theme, "Baby" is releasing two days ahead of Republic Day. The decision to release the film in and around such a patriotic day makes it more viable.
Fifth reason why one must watch "Baby" is the engaging plot. "Balancing characters, conspiracies and cities, director Neeraj Pandey admirably keeps Baby rich, yet tight, researched, non-sentimental and steely-eyed. Neeraj's craft has grown - he's taken trademark touches from films like Special 26 and A Wednesday, setting them here on a grand scale, with a breath-taking climax," writes Srijana Mitra Das of The Times of India.