I can't say that I loved this flick but I certainly did enjoy it and I think that most of Shahrukh Khan's fans will too unless they have something stiff up their rectum. I'm not kidding here, there is such a lack of comedic subtlety in BAADSHAH that the Three Stooges would be embarrassed, but not SRK he just gives it his all and that's what made this a 4 star flick for me. I have to admit that Khan can do very little wrong in my book and frankly I prefer him when he is lighter roles like this where he can go from goofy comedy to steamy romance to nicely choreographed fight scenes rather than suffering unrequited love for 3 hours on end like in DEVDAS.
The storyline concerns a ne're do well private detective (SRK) and his buddies who (while trying to rescue a kidnap victim) get caught up in a plot to assassinate a powerful female government official who has been making life miserable for the local industrialist whose chemical plant was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of workers. Of course there are sideplots including the inevitable love story all of which are complicated by a top secret government agent (think James Bond) who is out to foil to assassins and just happens to be a dead ringer for our private detective. And did someone say "Love story?" Of course there's love story and it's all mixed up with the rest of what's going on too.
There are several terrific dance numbers including one in which SRK is supposed to be blind (but we only learn that after the fact) and another at a nightclub where he descends from the ceiling in a cage in a costume and mask (!) that would fit in well at any science fiction convention and proceeds to do a perfectly choreographed impromptu routine with about 40 backup dancers, both male and female. Great fun there. To me it just ain't an SRK movie without at least two good dance numbers.
Now OM SHANTI OM this film is not, but if you want a couple of laughs and several very, very good dance numbers you could do worse than this film. The female lead is beautiful, the comedy is inane( watch for the fight in the parking lot) , SRK is SRK--not once but twice, and that's good enough for me.