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Badla (2019)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 8 March 2019 (India)
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A dynamic young entrepreneur finds herself locked in a hotel room with the corpse of her dead lover. She hires a prestigious lawyer to defend her and they work together to figure out what actually happened.

Director:

Sujoy Ghosh

Writers:

Oriol Paulo (based on a screenplay by), Sujoy Ghosh (adapted screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Badal Gupta
Taapsee Pannu ... Naina Sethi
Amrita Singh ... Rani Kaur Toor
Antonio Aakeel ... Sunny Singh Toor
Tony Luke ... Arjun Joseph
Tanveer Ghani ... Nirmal Toor 'Nimbi'
Tariqsafdar Hussain Tariqsafdar Hussain ... Police sergeant
Mark Mansfield ... T.V. Reporter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
April Agarwal-Aplin April Agarwal-Aplin ... Sanna Sethi
India Agarwal-Aplin India Agarwal-Aplin
Elena Roxana Maria Fernandes Elena Roxana Maria Fernandes ... Receptionist
Rachel Flynn Rachel Flynn ... Rachael Joseph
Jason Hetherington Jason Hetherington ... The Driver
Selina Hotwani Selina Hotwani ... Jasmeet
Maram Kamal ... Hallie Hume

'Badla' Trailer with Sujoy Ghosh's Commentary

Director Sujoy Ghosh reveals why he shot Badla in Glasgow and the role of unreliable narrators in his thriller starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu.

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Storyline

Naina Sethi a successful entrepreneur finds herself locked in a hotel room.When she gains conscious she finds herself lying to corpse of her lover Arjun she is arrested for the murder.But left on bail her lawyer Jimmy hires a defense lawyer Badal Gupta who hasn't lost a case since last 40 years.Badal and Naina discuss about the events that happened during that day.But Badal feels that there are lot many loopholes in Naina's story. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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Trivia

Bachchan's name in the movie is Badal which is an anagram for Badla which is movie title. See more »

Goofs

When the police enter the hotel room for the first time, the police officer charges Naina Sethi with murder. The officer has not even seen if the intended murder victim is breathing or not as he is lying face down so how could he know without touching him that the victim is dead. He couldn't charge Naina Sethi without first ascertaining if the victim is dead or not. See more »

Quotes

Rani Kaur Toor: Fear is for those who have a lot to lose.
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Connections

Featured in Badla: Unplugged: Episode #1.3 (2019) See more »

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Even aft watching the original in 2017, i got pulled into seeing this cos of two reasons.
22 March 2019 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

After having already seen The Invisible Guest in 2017 n having posted a review of it, two things really pulled me into seeing this official remake : the top notch cinematography n Mr. Bachan. The trailer looked as if they did more expenditure compared to the original n the movie proved it.

The plot is the same but with a small change, in the original, a businessman stands accused of murdering his lover as he was found with the lover's dead body in a locked hotel room. But in this case they made a businesswoman an accused.

The London locations r awesome, the marshland and woodlands of the rural area is picturesque. The spooky hotel a la The Shining in the middle of nowhere really stands out.

Another good aspect is that there r no songs n dance, no hero bashing goons matrix style, no jingoism, no six packs, etc.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

8 March 2019 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Glasgow, Scotland, UK

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$596,446, 10 March 2019

Gross USA:

$1,861,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,590,894
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