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

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 »

Goofs

When the police enter the hotel room for the first time, the police officer charges Naina Sethi with murder. The officer has not even seen if the intended murder victim is breathing or not as he is lying face down so how could he know without touching him that the victim is dead. He couldn't charge Naina Sethi without first ascertaining if the victim is dead or not. 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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