Starring: Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin, Huma Quereshi, Yami Gautam, Vinay Pathak, Divya Dutta, Radhika Apte and many more
Editing : Pooja Ladha
Music : Sachin – Jigar
Cinematography: Anil Mehta
Directed by: Sriram Raghavan
The director who is known for his cult way of filming is back after 3 hiatus years. He comes with a revenge story with vengeance where he takes the use of a lover boy molded hero. The supporting cast looks strong and the mood reflects dark. What does he going to give this time. And he is the one who did the additional screenplay for the Gautam’s film ‘Yennai Arindhaal‘.
Mishti (Yami Gautam) and her son Robin become unfortunate victims when the bank robbers, Laiq (Nawazuddin) and Jayant (Vinay Pathak) abduct them in their car and kill them inside. Jayant escapes with the loot and Laiq surrenders to the police blaming Jayant for the murder and the loot and Liaq gets 20 years sentence for the crime. Mishti’s husband Raghu (Varun Dhawan) gets to know this and wants to know who actually killed his family. Liaq gets a chance to live after 15 years due to his medical problem gets released. Raghu follows Liaq and comes across Jayant too. What happens between Raghu, Liaq and Jayant is the rest which has been said in a true knockout way.
As rightly mentioned in the posters, one should not miss the initial scenes of the film as that’s the crux of the film. This is a pretty brutal film on a whole. The first half of the film is brilliantly put together and makes us eagerly wait for the remaining part. The ending was not as good as the film was up to the end. This film is a clear break through for Varun Dhawan. He has gained maturity in his acting. Nawazuddin is class as always. He performs through various shades of his character. And there are many women in the film too who have performed well. Yami Gautam looks lovely. Huma Qureshi is good as a call-girl and makes the film to move to the next level. Divya Dutta is characteristically perfect as a woman who looks tired of knowing better than the men she talks to. Radhika Apte is good as a wife willing not just to go out on a limb, but to kill herself doing it.
Songs does not look tiring and acts as a catalyst. Editing is apt and the cinematography gathers the darkness and gains the momentum as and when it is needed. Sriram Raghavan is at his best. He has etched the film right from the word go. His love for noir type of film making is portrayed once again. He has been ably supported by his star cast and technical crew. Badlapur is full of bloody revenge which comes under the new genre of the growing Indian cinema..!! 🙂