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Badla Movie Director: Sujoy Ghosh

Badla Movie Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Amrita Singh

Badla Movie Review star rating:2/5  2 stars on 5

Sujoy Ghosh can certainly be crowned the current king of the whodunnit mystery and in the Badla Movie Review, I tell you why he’s brilliant yet again.

N the past Sujoy Ghosh has brought on screen some brilliant suspense thrillers like the twice over Kahaani franchise, Te3n and the short be thrilling Ahaliya with Radhika Apte.  He makes the thriller come alive and this time is no different. Then, of course, there is the plot of the film is an official adaptation of the Spanish movie Contratiempo or The Invisible guest, so there is a storyline there to follow as well. All of which serves to keep you at the edge of your seats and glued to the screen.

Badla revolves around Naina Sethi played by Taapsee a married lady who has an affair which goes all wrong when her boyfriend is murdered. Is she being falsely framed or is she guilty? That’s for  Badal Gupta a lawyer and Amitabh Bachchan’s character in Badla to get to the bottom off.

Before Badla, Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu had worked together in PINK, where also  Amitabh Bachchan plays a lawyer defending Taapsee and her friends. This time the film is set not in polluted Delhi but verdant Scotland which adds an element of picturesque to the otherwise grey picture.

Back to Amitabh Bachchan. This man is brilliant and he has certain ease here with his co-stars Amrita Singh and Taapsee Pannu. He is a natural detective and he makes sure the mystery becomes yours as well. Tapsee too dials up the best to bring out a nuanced performance.

The film is in strong hands and Sujoy Ghosh tells this thriller with ease, not one note is discordant which is what makes the film watchable.   The twists and turns are engaging and  Sujoy manages to build upon the suspense with skill successfully. This certainly is a win for a  thriller like Badla.

There is good reason why Badla is such a tight thriller. The story is as close to the Spanish original film the Invisible Guests it possibly can.

Can I give you a spoiler? the original Contratiempo is available on Netflix but promises me you will only see it after you have seen  Badla

I give the Badla Movie Review star rating: 2/5  2 stars on 5  mostly because it’s inspired  but that apart it’s a very watchable film

 

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