Baby is a 2015 Indian espionage-action thriller directed by Neeraj Pandey. The film stars Akshay Kumar in the lead role, along with Danny Denzongpa, Anupam Kher, Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu, Kay Kay Menon, Madhurima Tuli and Rasheed Naz in supporting roles. Made on a budget of Template:INRconvert, the film released on 23 January 2015 to generally positive reviews from critics, who particularly praised the direction and Kumar's performance. As of March 2015, Baby is the second highest-grossing Hindi film of the year after Gabbar Is Back and with a worldwide gross of Template:INRConvert. The movie's screenplay was shortlisted for Oscars Academy Library.
The story follows a team of fictional secret agents called Baby; which is a temporary task force headed by Feroz Khan (Danny Denzongpa). 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.
While attempting to rescue a fellow Indian security agent in Turkey, Ajay Singh Rajput (Akshay Kumar) captures a traitor Jamal, who formerly worked under Ajay. Ajay captures Jamal and threatens to kill his family unless he gives them the information about their terror attack plans on India. He discovers a terrorist plot to cause a bomb blast in a Delhi mall which he and Jai (Rana Daggubati) are able to prevent. In the process they learn that this was only the first, of a series of massive attacks that had been planned. Terrorist mastermind Maulana (Rasheed Naz), is causing trouble near the Pakistan-India border. He plots a daring escape plan for Bilal (Kay Kay Menon). Bilal manages to escape from prison. A team of officers is dispatched to interrogate Taufiq who is an ISI agent posing as a local leader. Ajay manages to get information on their local contacts after torturing him. They go to their hideout, but things go haywire when all of the squad members on the mission except Ajay are killed in an explosion. To collect further information from a terrorist logistics planner in Nepal, Ajay and officer Priya (Tapsee Pannu) travel to Nepal pretending to be husband and wife. Their plan to capture the terrorist Wasim Khan (Sushant Singh) goes wrong when Wasim finds out that Priya is in fact an undercover officer. Priya manages to hold Wasim and Ajay arrives to find that Priya has knocked him unconscious.
As per the information given by Wasim, Feroz sends Ajay, Jai and Shukla (Anupam Kher) to meet their deep asset Ashfaq (Mikaal Zulfiqar) in Saudi Al-Dera where Bilal is holding meetings to discuss the funding and execution of their plans. Ajay and Jai crack into Bilal's room with the help of Shukla and manage to kill Bilal. As they are about to return, they find that Maulana is also at the suite. Jai knocks him out and they decide to bring Maulana back to India, under the pretext that he is a relative who needs to visit India for an urgent liver transplant. They manage to get a visa from the local authorities for Maulana (being shown as Ashfaq's ill uncle) with Ashfaq's help. Soon after, the hotel security discover the corpse of Bilal. The Arab police authorities put the police chief Hani Mohammad (Hasan Noman) on charge of investigating the crime. He attempts to track down the murderers quickly and eventually succeeds. However, he also learns that the murderers are none other than Indian military agents who are smuggling the infamous leader, Maulana under the pretext of being Ashfaq's uncle. As soon as he learns this, he smiles and lets them escape without any hindrance. For successfully bringing in Maulana, Baby is given permanent status.
- Akshay Kumar as Ajay Singh Rajput
- Danny Denzongpa as Feroz Ali Khan
- Anupam Kher as Om Prakash Shukla
- Rana Daggubati as Jai Singh Rathore
- Taapsee Pannu as Priya Suryavanshi
- Kay Kay Menon as Bilal Khan
- Sushant Singh as Wasim Khan
- Madhurima Tuli as Anjali Singh Rajput
- Hasan Noman as Hani Mohammad, Saudi police chief
- Mikaal Zulfiqar as Ashfaq
- Murali Sharma as Mr. Gupta
- Rasheed Naz as Maulana Mohammad Saeed Rahman
- Esha Gupta Special appearance in song "Beparwah"
Baby was produced under T-Series along with Crouching Tiger, Friday Filmworks and Cape of Good Films.
The filming began on September 4, 2014, in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Many shots have been taken in Gautam Buddha University, at Meditation Hall, Shanti Sarover and Library, at Greater Noida. The second part was shot in Nepal and the team completed their final schedule in Abu Dhabi in October and some parts were also shot in Istanbul.
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