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Badla (2019)

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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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Cast

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

$596,446, 10 March 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,313,740, 17 March 2019
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Ram Gopal Varma had planned a horror film titled "Badla" with Randeep Hooda and Urmila in 2006. All plans were dropped so Ram Gopal Varma could make RGV Ki Aag. See more »

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Spoiler Free Review of Badla

#BadlaReview Sujoy Ghosh continuously failed to meet the expectations that he had created with Kahaani! But the expectations of his comeback were always high. Trailer made Badla look like that comeback movie. And yes, indeed it is that movie.

The whole cast's performances were very realistic and top class.

In this revenge Drama, not even a single character is set till the end. Every now and then you keep wondering who is protagonist and who is antagonist.

Oh, forgot to mention. There are some references to Mahabharata as well. Also, if you pay attention, below lines become very powerful.

  • Me 6 dekhu jo tum mjhe dikha rhi ho ya isme chhipa hua 9 dekhu.
  • Answers lies in the details.


So we all know that it's a revenge story (Title gives that away). But who is taking revenge? Is this revenge of only one person?

What I liked: Direction, acting of the entire cast especially Amitabh, Tapsee and Amrita, production value, screenplay, suspense.

What I didn't like: All the characters are shown very intelligent. I can accept that. But sometimes they do silly mistakes, which is not acceptable on seeing their intelligence.

Overall: There is not even a single frame that will bore you. Its one of the rare Bollywood movie which keep you engaged from the word GO. Badla is not one of its kind movie but its one of the best of its kind. Have you watched Kahaani, Drishyam or Andhdhun? Then you must watch #Badla.


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