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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

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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
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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
April Agarwal-Aplin April Agarwal-Aplin ... Sanna Sethi
India Agarwal-Aplin India Agarwal-Aplin
Rachel Flynn ... Rachael Joseph
Jason Hetherington Jason Hetherington ... The Driver
Selina Hotwani Selina Hotwani ... Jasmeet
Manav Kaul ... Jimmy Punjabi
Shome Makhija Shome Makhija ... Sunil Sethi
Mark Mansfield ... T.V. Reporter
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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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Country:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

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Trivia

Amitabh Bachchan's first film under Shahrukh Khan and Gauri Khan's production company, Red Chillies Entertainment. See more »

Goofs

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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A Good watch for the viewers who do not watch International Cinema
9 March 2019 | by kinshuk-gaurSee all my reviews

Badla is definitely an engrossing movie for viewers who have not seen the original. Badla is a scene by scene remake of the Spanish thriller "The Invisible Guest". The only difference is the protagonists are flipped. Having said that the movie still delivers and keeps the audience guessing.

The positives of the movie are good acting by Amitabh Bachchan who keeps the spectators guessing with his screen presence and Amrita Singh as a suffering mother. Top notch cinematography and thankfully no songs. The movie moves with a good pace which is an essential requirement of a thriller.

Sujoy Ghosh adapted screenplay and direction is good. Ghosh has done a fair job compared to other filmmakers who are blindly copying stories and remaking.

Badla's weakest link is the main lead Tapsee Pannu who is not convincing in her act as a shrewd business woman. Rest of the characters also are not in finesse compared to the original movie.

Though the original is a classic masterpiece and by no means I am comparing. Overall, a good watch for the audience who do not watch International cinema. The bottom line is Bollywood movie makers need to be smart as Indian audience now have access to the International Cinema and they need to focus on original stories rather merely adapting from around the world.


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