Director: Milan Luthria
Writer: Rajat Arora (story)
Stars: Sunny Leone, Ajay Devgn, Ileana D’Cruz
Runtime: 2h 42min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Released: 1 September 2017
Summary: Baadshaho is inspired by real-life events during the Emergency and revolves around stolen gold, a thief (Ajay Devgn), an undercover cop (Vidyut Jammwal), a character inspired by Maharani Gayatri Devi (Ileana D’Cruz) and an army officer (Emraan Hashmi) who is entrusted with protecting the country’s treasure.
Baadshaho (English: Kings) is an Indian period heist film written by Rajat Arora, directed and co-produced by Milan Luthria. It features Ajay Devgn, Ileana D’Cruz, Emraan Hashmi, Vidyut Jammwal, Esha Gupta and Sanjay Mishra in the lead roles. The film is a thriller set in the emergency era of the 1975-77. The film released worlwide on 1 September 2017.
Emergency has been declared in India. Maharani Gitanjali (Ileana) from one of the Rajasthan’s Princely States has already lost her privy purse. Now, she fears that she will lose the last consignment of gold which has been forcibly taken away from her. So she asks her trusted lieutenant, Bhawani (Ajay) to step in and plan a heist.
On paper, Baadshaho may have seemed to have the merit of a Hollywood heist thriller like Ocean’s Eleven.