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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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Top Rated Indian Movies #129 | 1 win. See more awards »

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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
Rachel Flynn Rachel Flynn ... Rachael Joseph
Jason Hetherington Jason Hetherington ... The Driver
Selina Hotwani Selina Hotwani ... Jasmeet
Maram Kamal ... Hallie Hume
Manav Kaul ... Jimmy Punjabi
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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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Country:

India

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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Dolby Atmos

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Trivia

Shahrukh Khan was to make cameo in the film.But later dropped it. 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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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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