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Badla Movie Review

Badla Movie Review

#Badla, Kuchh Nahi Badla Spanish Se – My Rating 8/10

Amitabh Bachchan in a one location, one attire (suit-boot, tie-shie, collar bar & pin, pocket hanky in place) role, rules the movie. You don’t tire of his baritone nor the dialogues. You wish to repeat it in a “shayarana andaaz” and add a ‘wah-wah!’ Taapsee Pannu is more than just eye candy in her sleek not messy avtar as the most successful business woman of the year. Amrita Singh as the matronly mom has emoted well (including the line ‘Meine 9 mahine mere koqh mein pala !! )  while Tanveer Ghani as the short lived Antonio Aakeel’s dad barely has a role. Manav Kaul leaves you wanting while Tony Luke is actually disappointing.


Though forewarned to expect quirkiness, the twist and sub twists are intriguing. Do read The Mahabharata to better connect Sanjay-Dhritarashtra, Krishna-Yudhisthira and Draupadi dialogues! Between understanding the sequence and being explained the same in reverse, you think you have it figured, but no. Hindi movie ka yet another accident, getting rid of the evidence and lawyer-witness plot but in Glasgow, Scotland and London. The deer in the green cover of the forest, swamps, snow and Castle is fairy tale like.

Kudos to Sujoy Ghosh for acknowledging that it’s a remake of a Spanish movie (a 2017 crime thriller ‘The Invisible Guest’). Whether the lawyer got paid ‘ghante ke hisaab se’ or not ‘apna paisa poora vasool’. Amitabh’s title rap ‘Aukat’ is an unexpected delight!

Sit tight till the end. A little could have been left unsaid though…

Title: Badla

Official Adaptation of: 2017 Spanish filmThe Invisible Guest”.

Year of Release: 2019

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Country of Origin: India (Bollywood)

Runtime: 121 minutes (2 hours approx.)

Distributed by: AA Films, Zee Studios

Reviewed by: Shyamala Nawab

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