Badla Movie Review


Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Amrita Singh
Director: Sujoy Ghosh
Genre: Crime thriller
Duration: 2 hrs
Average combined rating of all critics: 3.5/5

Badla, a crime thriller directed by Sujoy Ghosh released this Friday. The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu in lead role. The film is an official adaptation of the 2017 Spanish film The Invisible Guest. The movie is the second collaboration of Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu after Pink (2016).

The plot of the movie revolves the murder of Arjun (Tony Luke). Naina (Taapsee Pannu) who is accused of the murder through her lawyer hires senior advocate Badal Gupta (Amitabh Bachchan) to help crack the case and defend Naina. The real story begins after that. What happens next is a series of unexpected events that ultimately helps in figuring out the accused. Well‑made and written it Badla has a strong narrative. Role of Amitabh Bachchan as advocate Badal Gupta is commendable. Taapsee Pannu as Naina is a crucial part of the film. Let's find out the ratings Badla got from leading media houses.

The Times of India:3.5/5
Director Sujoy Ghosh has made a habit of pulling off complex thrillers like Kahaani and Kahaani 2 with ease, and with the multi-layered narrative of Badla, he seems right at home. Read More

Mumbai Mirror: 3/5
Sujoy Ghosh, who created a legacy with the Kahaani films, probably felt the urge to keep up with the genre. And lack of original ideas hasn’t kept him from churning out thrillers (he previously produced Te3n which was a remake of Jeong Keun-seob’s Montage). Read More

The Indian Express: 3/5
Badla is essentially a two-hander filled out by Bachchan and Pannu, last seen together in Pink. Most of the film takes place within a room, with these two main characters constantly shifting positions, both physically and morally. Read More

India Today: 3/5
Ghosh keeps the script tight and wastes no time in setting up the premise. He doesn't beat around the bush or lose time in exposition. He maintains the intensity of a taut screenplay. Keeping his thriller standing at two hours, the filmmaker makes every minute count in Badla with the audience guessing whodunnit. Read More

Deccan Chronicle: 4/5
Badla is cleverly scripted and executed with a brilliant cast. It is both engaging and enjoyable. It is also probably a rare Bollywood film that you have to love because it manages to outsmart you! Read More (INDIAONLINE)

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