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Movie Review: Badla (2019)

★★★☆☆
Box Office: TBA

BADLA is the story of a murder accused trying to prove her innocence. Naina Sethi (Taapsee Pannu) is a successful businesswoman in London and married with a daughter. Her life turns around when she’s accused of murdering her lover, Arjun Joseph (Tony Luke). All evidences are against Naina since she was the only one in the hotel room where Arjun was killed. She claims a third person was present who carried out the murder and even hurt her on the forehead. But the preliminary investigations revealed that the room was locked from inside. Witnesses outside the room confirmed that nobody came out of the room. Naina’s lawyer Jimmy Punjabi (Manav Kaul) realises that it’s a tricky situation. Hence he hires expert defence attorney Badal Gupta (Amitabh Bachchan) to ensure she doesn’t have to go to jail. Badal reaches the residence of Naina and he begins his own investigation. Upon talking to Naina and insisting that she tell him the truth, a lot of skeletons tumble out of her closet. She reveals that the murder of Arjun has something to do with the disappearance of a young man from a small town of Aviemore named Sunny Kaur. What happens next forms the rest of the film.

Reviews:

Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “An entertaining crime mystery with plenty of nerve and vigor”
Deccanchronicle
4.0 “Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu’s film offers clever recipe for revenge”
DNA
4.0 “Entangles Your Mind-Wires, Leaving You With A Mini-Stroke!”
Koimoi
3.5 “Badla is a true-blue mystery thriller alright. Bollywood directors don’t much attempt the genre and it’s high time they did so…”
Filmfare
3.5 “Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu’s film offers clever recipe for revenge”
DNA
3.5 “Taapsee Pannu Holds Her Ground Against Amitabh Bachchan”
News18
3.5 “Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee and Amrita Singh shine in this twisted thriller by Sujoy Ghosh”
TimesNowNews
3.5 “A Thrilling Revenge Which Keeps You On Your Toes Till The Last Frame.”
Filmibeat
3.5 “Taapsee Pannu, Amitabh Bachchan keep it thrilling”
Gulfnews
3.5 “Director Sujoy Ghosh has made a habit of pulling off complex thrillers like Kahaani and Kahaani 2 with ease, and with the multi-layered narrative of Badla, he seems right at home.”
TOI
3.0 “BADLA is a smart and impressive suspense drama with the shocking climax and riveting performances being its USP.”
Bollywoodhungama
3.0 “Terrific mind games in slow-moving suspense”
Rediff
3.0 “Amitabh Bachchan Is Classy, Taapsee Pannu Is Right On Button In Edgy Thriller”
NDTV
3.0 “Amitabh Bachchan perfectly solves Taapsee Pannu’s Badla mystery”
Indiatvnews
3.0 “A well-crafted suspense thriller”
Indianexpress
3.0 “This Amitabh Bachchan-Taapsee Pannu Starrer is a Thrilling Watch”
Masala
3.0 “Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu film will keep you hooked”
Indiatoday
Average Reviews
2.5 “Watchable, But Not Essential Viewing”
Anupama Chopra
2.5 “An official remake of the Spanish film ‘The Invisible Guest’ on Netflix, this film keeps you involved”
Nowrunning
2.5 “A Nicely Paced Thriller That Isn’t As Smart As It Wants To Look”
Rahul Desai
Negative Reviews

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