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5 reasons why Badlapur and Ek Villain might be a little too similar

Badlapur PosterWatched the twisted teaser of Sriram Raghavan’s Badlapur? Overwhelmed by that nagging feeling of deja vu? Of watching Mohit Suri’s Ek Villain all over again? Well, you’re not alone.

From familiar dialogues, to assault weapons to basic plot, everything in the Badlapur teaser reminds one of Ek Villain, which itself was inspired by I Saw The Devil.

The Students went from clean-shaven looks to stubbles in Badlapur and Ek Villain. Not just that, Varun Dhawan’s body language in Badlapur is quite similar to Sidharth Malhotra’s in Ek Villain. The anger in bloodshot eyes, the brooding demeanour, we have seen all that before!

Forty-year-old Varun goes a vengeful killing spree in Badlapur while Sid plays a gangster-turned-good guy who knows how do dish out the punches when he has to.

While only the teaser of Badlapur is out, it’s clear that it’s a revenge saga – one man’s mission to destroy another for killing his wife and child. Sid almost destroyed Riteish’s character in Ek Villain for doing the same, right?

Badlapur’s Raghu (Varun Dhawan) has a marked preference for the hammer, that much is clear in the teaser. And his weapon of choice and the bludgeoning that followed reminds one of a hooded gent with a red screwdriver (Riteish Deshmukh from Ek Villain?). Both films undoubtedly have a history of violence.

Both boys want a long-drawn revenge, “tadpa tadpa ke” style. Sidharth Malhotra in Ek Villain: “Main tujhe marne nahi doonga, lekin main tujhe roz maaroonga … ek baar nahi hazar baar maaroonga.” Now, Varun Dhawan in Badlapur: “Log kehte hain apne dushman ko maaf kar dena chahiye. Main bhi yahi manta hun…lekin unhe tadpa tadpa ke marne ke baad.”

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