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Badla (2019)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 8 March 2019 (India)
2:22 | Trailer
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.


Sujoy Ghosh


Oriol Paulo (based on a screenplay by), Sujoy Ghosh (adapted screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Top Rated Indian Movies #156 | 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »





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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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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Did You Know?


There was a shelved movie "Badla" (1982) Starring Sunil Dutt, Jeetendra, Mithun Chakraborthy, Reena Roy,Ranjeeta, Directed by Rajkumar Kohli. See more »


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 »


Rani Kaur Toor: Power is the worst kind of addiction. Because those addicted to power fail to foresee their own fall.
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Featured in Badla: Unplugged: Episode #1.1 (2019) See more »

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An interesting remake
14 August 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

First thing first, be aware that this movie is a 99% remake of the excellent 2-year-old movie Contratiempo (2016). Just switch the genders and the Hispanic actors with hindi ones. In August 2019, both movies are available on Netflix but, for some unexplained reason, Netflix does not connect them in the 'more like this' section. That's weird!

Then, is Badla (2019) a bad remake? Objectively and definitely no! I think bad reviews come from anger at seeing a remake without knowing it. And that's fully understandable. You are now officially warned!

Finally, I catch a glimpse of two possibilities: 1) either you have already seen Contratiempo (2016) and I kindly invite you to strongly postpone the screening of this remake, unless you unfortunately suffer from Alzheimer or 2) you haven't already seen Contratiempo (2016) and you have the choice between a Hispanic atmosphere or a hindi one.

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Release Date:

8 March 2019 (India) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Glasgow, Scotland, UK


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Opening Weekend USA:

$596,446, 10 March 2019

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