Matt Brody is a former Olympic swimmer who wants to join an elite team of lifeguards led by the hulking Mitch Buchannon. Brody thinks he’s a shoo-in, but his casual attitude starts to instantly rub Mitch the wrong way. When drugs and a shady resort owner pose a threat to the bay, Mitch and Matt must put their differences aside to spring into action and save the day.
Star Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Priyanka Chopra, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Jon Bass, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson
Director: Seth Gordon
Running time: 1h 59 min
Here’s check the reviews from the Top Indian Critics reviews on the web
Times Of India (2.5/5)
The ridiculous dumbness of Efron’s character is hilarious. Johnson mocking the ‘pretty boy’ is the funniest thing about this R-rated comedy, which spoofs the original series more often than not. It’s all absurd and silly, which can be fun but things go downhill when the movie starts taking itself way too seriously as an investigative drama. Characters spout wisdom by uttering lines to the effect of, ‘You don’t Baywatch, you are Baywatch.’Priyanka Chopra looks smokin’ hot in this two-hour-long behind the scenes footage, masquerading as a film.In her substantial but brief appearance the desi girl infuses that much-needed glamour to the proceedings as opposed to the babes in red, who are not a patch on Pamela Anderson.
Hindustan Times (1/5)
Baywatch is a ‘comedy’ which makes the bizarre decision to not feature known comedic actors in lead roles. It is written by two men whose biggest credits include Freddy vs Jason and Friday the 13th (comedies, but not intentionally). It boasts unpardonably terrible CGI, even worse green screen effects, and the maturity of a 12-year-old boy whose internet privileges have been revoked. It gives the impression of being stitched together almost as an afterthought, the sort of film in which scenes intended to be in the first act end up in the third – and everyone smirks at each other thinking we won’t notice.
Baywatch looks like a perfect Bollywood masala entertainer. If not anywhere else, the film might find takers in India. If you were a fan of the David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson starrer TV series, then you are surely going to dislike this Paramount movie.