"Badla" Movie Review: Enticing Thriller With Amitabh Bachchan - Taapsee Pannu's Collaboration

Kanchana Ngan |Mar 13, 2019

Badla is worth watching, indeed, with zig-zag plot and twists as its biggest strength, though it's still predictable. Rating: 3/5


Director: Sujoy Ghosh
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Amrita Singh, Tony Luke, Manav Kaul
Rating: 3/5

In the spring atmosphere, lots of romantic works have appeared on the cinema. However, if you are slightly bored, it's advised to change your taste with something more thrilling and hair-raising. And Badla is highly recommended.

The mystery thriller film directed by Sujoy Ghosh is the official adaptation of 2017 Spanish movie The Invisible Guest. Based on that, Badla receives positive reviews after just a few days of release. The plot centres around Badal Gupta (Amitabh Bachchan), a leading lawyer hired to discover the truth behind a murder. Naina Sethi (Taapsee Pannu), was the suspect when showing presence in the closed room where finding her lover's dead body. Along with the investigation, revelation, appearance of many twists, is Naina eventually guilty or not?

Badla owns an intriguing plot. Photo Credit: news18.com.
Zig-zag plot claims to be the movie's biggest strength, making sure that watchers won't be uninterested at any time. Continuous changes and discoveries leave the audiences on the edge of their seats, which proves the producers' careful investment and Sujoy Ghosh's brilliant direction. Although the ending is predictable, we still feel satisfied with solid thrills and striking effects delivered in each scene.
The movie can't achieve success without the actors' impressive performances. Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu made a perfect collaboration on screen. Tension or affection can be sensed even in their dialogues which are mostly interrogation, yet strong emotions are also vividly conveyed when needed. You will not be able to take your eyes of the two's truth-finding process but engaging most of the time instead.
Badla Official Trailer.
Supporting roles prove their great importance in Badla. Though playing just a cameo as Naina's legal counsel, Manay Kaul's still to leave a positive impression. Besides, Tony Luke is considered the hidden weapon of the film when bringing unpredictability to the murder's investigation. But above all, Amrita Singh is the name we cannot miss out. She successfully changes her typical types of characters on screen, provoking deep emotions and feeling.
Generally, Badla is brilliantly made, claiming to be a worth-watching thriller work at the beginning of 2019. Despite being an adaptation, it's not a copy version but trying to create as many interests as possible. However, the predictable ending makes the audiences lost their pace of attention sometimes.


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