Cast: Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddique, Huma Qureshi, Yami Gautam, Radhika Apte
Director: Sriram Raghavan
Producer: Dinesh Vijan, Sunil Lulla
Written By: Sriram Raghavan, Arijit Biswas
Music Director: Sachin – Jigar
Back Ground Music (BGM): Sachin – Jigar
Cinematography: Anil Mehta
Editing: Pooja Ladha Surti
Production Company: Maddock Films
Release Date: February 13th, 2015
CBFC Rating: U/A
Run Time: 147 Minutes Budget: 30 crores
Badlapur Hindi Movie Review Rating
Badlapur (stylised as बदलाPUR): It is an upcoming Indian neo-noir action crime drama film starring critically acclaimed actors and actress Nawazuddin Siddique, Huma Qureshi, Yami Gautam, Radhika Apte. Varun Dhawan plays the lead role. Sriram Raghavan who is known for his unusual crime thriller dramas is directing this film. There are quite a few reasons why it is one of the awaited films in 2015.
Badlapur really should really be watched from the beginning because the start is what defines the film. Tragedy strikes the protagonist’s happy life when two robbers fleeing from the law end up taking two lives. One robber escapes while another is caught and gets convicted.
Raghu (Varun Dhawan) is caught up in a mess with absolutely no connection or fault as his life goes down a spiral with silver lining. After over a decade of living with the memory of his old life, Raghu gets a tip and his pursuit of the other robber takes him to Bangkok. What happens next is pure entertainment.
Raghu is at work when he gets a call and he rushes to the hospital where his family dies. Nisha (Yami Gautam) is shot by Layak (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) when she tries to protect her son after they hijack her SUV as they run from the police after a bank robbery.
Raghu’s kid, Robin, falls on the road and dies after a collision with a car somehow opens the front door of the SUV. Siddiqui gives his partner, Vinay Pathak, the gun to keep in the bag full of loot and lets him off before surrendering to the police claiming that he was just the driver who had no hand in the robbery or shooting.
Vinay Pathak runs away with the money but Nawazuddin is charged with robbery and murder and given a sentence of 20 years to serve. Raghu spends 15 years mourning hi family as he shifts to Badlapur from Pune where the incident haunts him.
Between hiring a personal detective and Layak’s mother giving him the name of Layak’s partner, Raghu interrogates and has hot with a couple of women including Jhimli (Huma Qureshi) who is a prostitute and childhood friend of Layak and later with Shobha (Divya Dutta) who rehabilitates jailbirds.
Raghu becomes a controlled maniac if that is possible as he wreaks havoc on targeted people where Harman and his wife Koko (Radhika Apte) end up getting murdered with a hammer. There is a twist in the tale when the police officer who handled the case finds out that Harman had given Layak’s share (Rs 2.5 crore) of the bank loot to Raghu because he blackmailed them and asks for the money to clear Raghu of all suspicions. Raghu denies and just as Raghu is about to be busted, Layak does something that left the audience stunned. Layak nds up in jail for his fake confession, Raghu keeps the money in Walter White from Breaking Bad style in a drum and is left to try and absolve him of the sins that he has committed despite the film setting the right precedent for such a harsh action.
Plus Points :
- Narrating The scenes from first to last is superb
- Brave attempt of Varun Dhawan
- Vinay Pathak and Radhika Apte are fantastic in their parts.
- Yami Gautam and Huma too are amazing in their small yet integral roles.
- Nawazuddin Siddiqui Very Good Role
Negative Points :
- First half Little bit slow
- The revenge Drama started in 2nd half
Rating – 3.5 out of 5 stars