Synopsis/Plot : A young dynamic entrepreneur finds herself in a locked hotel room next to the body of her dead lover. She hires a prestigious lawyer to defend her, and over the course of one evening, they work together to find out what actually happened.
Critics Review All critic Reviews(12)
: A Smartly Reworked Revenge Tale
Essentially Sujoy Ghosh has not tampered with the basic structure and screenplay of the original film, deciding to let the remake work on its own with just the swap of genders over here. Hence the role reversal is seen in case of both the accused and the lawyer. For someone like me who had not seen ...(more)
Source: Sethumadhavan, MovieCrow
A slick but predictable thriller with solid performances.
The predictability of the screenplay dampens the thrills occasionally, also the climactic twist requires a healthy dose of suspense of disbelief. But, even the seasoned genre faithfuls will agree that 'Badla' offers a creative and thrilling end to a captivating mystery.(more)
Source: Rachit Gupta, Times Of India
A well-crafted suspense thriller
Badla, an official remake of a Spanish murder mystery, pulls off a mostly gripping whodunit, something Bollywood rarely manages.(more)
Source: Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
Amitabh Bachchan Is Classy, Taapsee Pannu Is Right On Button In Edgy Thriller
Badla is a crime thriller that lifts itself out of the limitations of the form by spotlighting questions of guilt and retribution without diluting its edgy quality. The film's multiple twists and turns will work best if you haven't seen Contratiempo. But even if you have, the quality of the acting a...(more)
Source: Saibal Chatterjee , NDTV Movies
Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu keep audiences guessing
Badla remains an engaging film, and while we can blame Ghosh for casting Bachchan and somewhat spoiling the climax, he can't possibly be blamed for casting that man in a role that requires a lot of talking. Amitabh Bachchan has been in the movies for fifty years now, and whatever he says, we're lis...(more)
Source: Raja Sen., Hindustan Times
a lesson in mind games
Bachchan and Pannu are in fine form. Beyond them no other actor is of any major consequence save Amrita Singh who effortlessly steals everybody's thunder and turns out to be Badla's big takeaway. Here's hoping to see her more often on screen.(more)
Source: NAMRATA JOSHI, The Hindu
Entangles Your Mind-Wires, Leaving You With A Mini-Stroke!
Badla does not just keep you hooked till the end but it destroys your delusion of 'I've predicted the climax'. Outstandingly performed mind-numbing drama that is on a slow burner and in those last couple of minutes, it explodes like a good dream.(more)
Source: Umesh Punwani, Koimoi
BADLA is a smart and impressive suspense drama with the shocking climax and riveting performances being its USP.
Throughout the film, it'll be difficult to know if she's the victim or not and this is possible majorly through her convincing performance. Amrita Singh is natural and has a crucial part in the film. She proves yet again that she deserves to be seen more. Tony Luke has an accent but that works for h...(more)
Source: Bollywood Hungama News Network, Bollywood Hungama