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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.

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Sujoy Ghosh

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Sujoy Ghosh (adapted screenplay), Sujoy Ghosh (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Badal Gupta (Lawyer)
Tapsee Pannu ... Naina Sethi
Amrita Singh ... Rani Kaul
Begonia Villalba ... Police Officer
Antonio Aakeel ... Sunny Singh Toor
Tony Luke ... Arjun Joseph
Manav Kaul ... Jimmy Punjabi
Denzil Smith ... Detective Sondhi
Tanveer Ghani ... Nirmal
Mark Mansfield ... T.V. Reporter
Rachel Flynn ... Rachael Joseph
Daniel O'Kane ... Hotel Boyfriend
Vincent Woods ... Officer 1
Shome Makhija Shome Makhija ... Sunil Sethi
Ammar Taalwala Ammar Taalwala
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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.

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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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Trivia

Bachchan's dialogue in the film related to 6 and 9 analogy was also used in his Aakhree Raasta (1986) and Suhaag (1979) . See more »

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Police do not offer chopper lifts to suspects. Police choppers are expensive to operate and cost the British taxpayer about £100/min. See more »

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Predictable in Parts but Appreciable Throughout!
8 March 2019 | by iamggnSee all my reviews

I had read reports that suggested that the movie is a 'copy' of the Spanish film 'Contratiempo' (The Invisible Guest), but since the movie credits both, the original film and Oriol Paulo (original screenplay), it's safe to say that it's a 'remake' and shouldn't be confused with an act of plagiarism.

Sujoy Ghosh's 'Kahaani' had proved to be one of the most spectacular crime-thrillers of recent times; when I walked in to watch Badla, I hoped to watch a flick that harbored similar levels of intensity, intelligence and realness. The film might not have entirely fulfilled that desire, but it didn't stand really far either.

The title of the film gives away the focal point of the plot - revenge, but who's revenge is the story about? Naturally, this is the question that the viewer, right since the beginning, tries to answer. As we familiarize ourselves with the plot, the makers try to bewilder us and discard our predictions with alternate hints; unfortunately, they don't succeed comprehensively. Another element that thwarts the story's realness lies in the characters - all the major characters are overly intelligent, while this is still acceptable, what makes it worse is that they somehow forgo their intelligence during specific parts of the plot, which is of utmost convenience for the storyteller, but not much for the viewer. The film certainly capitalizes in taking us aback with the use of what Amitabh Bachchan's character refers to as "details". It also convincingly manages to fool us into misjudging the motives that bolster the characters' actions, this, for me, was the most impressive factor. The mystery-revealing climax was partly predictable; it does raise a major plot-oriented question, but sadly I can't possibly point it out in a spoiler-free review.

The star cast is decent, with Amitabh Bachchan serving as the cream of the crop. Amrita Singh and Taapsee Pannu were successful in portraying their characters appreciably. The performances of Tanveer Ghani and Tony Luke were fair, although certain parts wete mediocrely put forth. Manav Kaul pulled of an average performance as well. Sujoy Ghosh's adapted screenplay and direction deserves a special mention, and plays a role in making the viewers overlook the loopholes. Other departments too managed to bring to light a satisfactory performance.


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