Badla Movie Review: A Masterpiece Which Will Keep You On The Edge With Anticipation And The Adrenaline Rush With Some Phenomenal Performances!

Badla Movie Review: A Masterpiece Which Will Keep You On The Edge With Anticipation And The Adrenaline Rush With Some Phenomenal Performances!
Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu
Directed By: Sujoy Ghosh
4/5 Stars

The tales which are carved for revenge often have a great deal of hidden mysteries behind them. Creating a revenge drama is a mammoth task which requires a fine articulation and a sharp execution. Sujoy Ghosh manages to carve out this tale of revenge and thrill effectively on the celluloid. The film keeps you on the edge with anticipation the whole while. The film is an adapted version of the Spanish film, The Invisible Guest but one does not mind this adapted version due to the masterful articulation. The phenomenal acts of Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu along with the detailed writing by Sujoy Ghosh adds to the essence of the film.

The plot unfolds between the compelling conversation between Badal Gupta (Amitabh Bachchan) and Naina (Taapsee Pannu) who revisit the incident of the murder of Arjun (Tony Luke) who was Naina's lover for which she is also blamed given by all the evidence. Their interaction encapsulates your attention and you cannot wait for the story to unfold. Badal is given the mammoth task to prove Naina innocent for her lover's murder. But there is a shrouded mystery which both these characters carry on their shoulders. Writers Sujoy Ghosh and Raj Vasant borrow some traces of the stories from the Indian epic Mahabharata. There is a gradual process through which every character unfolds which is absolutely a treat to watch. Even though their  constant flashbacks and some of the repetitive dialogues could've been avoided but the masterful execution makes up for all those minor loopholes. 

The film is based upon the camaraderie between Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu. The actors again reprise their roles as a lawyer trying to prove their client innocent as they had in Pink but their characters have a totally different edge in this film. Taapsee portrays the different layers and shades of her character effectively. She delivers a truly convincing act. Amitabh Bachchan steals the show pulling the diverse moods and the interchanging complexities of his character in the most authentic way. The banter between them keeps you hooked right from the commencement of the story. Other supporting cast members like Amrita Singh, Tony Luke and Manav Kaul too do full justice to their roles. 

With Kahaani in his kitty, it is quite evident that Sujoy Ghosh is a master of this genre and he again does full justice to the execution and presentation of this film. Furthermore, the background score by Clinton Cerejo, the editing by Monisha R Baldawa and the cinematography by Avik Mukhopadhyay adds to the detailed nuances of the film. The twist in the climax is bound to bring out a gasp and a sense of disbelief. Watch this one to relive the authentic nuances of this genre.