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Badla (2019) 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..
Bollywoodhungama.com  (Mar 08, 2019)
Rating:  3/5

On the whole, BADLA is a smart and impressive suspense drama with the shocking climax and riveting performances being its USP. At the box office, its prospects might be limited to multiplex audience..

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Rediff.com  (Mar 08, 2019)
Rating:  3/5

Master of mysteries, Alfred Hitchcock once said, 'Revenge is sweet, not fattening.' At two hours running time, Badla keeps the deed both short and sweet..

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Koimoi.com  (Mar 08, 2019)
Rating:  4/5

All said and done, 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 li.

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Masala.com  (Mar 08, 2019)
Rating:  3/5

And just like the Spanish version, Ghosh and writer Raj Vasant don’t dilute the Bollywood version with song-and-dance and skip the INTERVAL altogether. At 125 minutes, ‘Badla’ is a thrilling watch. But, Ghosh can’t take any credit for it..

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Thehindu.com  (Mar 08, 2019)
Rating:  3/5

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..

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Filmfare.com  (Mar 08, 2019)
Rating:  3.5/5

In short, Badla is a true-blue mystery thriller alright. Bollywood directors don't much attempt the genre and it's high time they did so...

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Bollywoodlife.com  (Mar 08, 2019)
Rating:  3.5/5

If you love a good old school thriller then Badla is your ticket this weekend. Buckle up for a good roller coaster ride!.

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Ndtv.com  (Mar 08, 2019)
Rating:  3/5

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 .

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News18.com  (Mar 08, 2019)
Rating:  3.5/5

Overall, Badla, is a watchable revenge story worthy of its name..

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Indiatoday.in  (Mar 08, 2019)
Rating:  3/5

If you have already seen The Invisible Guest, there is only a little more that Ghosh is serving you with Badla. But if you are watching Badla as a standalone film without any reference to the original, it will entertain and surprise you. Badla definite.

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