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Badlapur Review

Badlapur Rating: 3.6/5

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Badlapur Hindi Movie Review

Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:  Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN
The sheer thrill of watching a film and not knowing what will happen next is one of the great pleasures offered by director Sriram Raghavan’s unpredictable and deliciously twisted revenge thriller Badlapur. For the most part, the film keeps you on your toes, curious to see where its twists and turns will lead.I’m going with three-and-a-half out of five for Badlapur. 
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Ratings:-- Review By:  Taran Adarsh Site:Twitter
You need a strong stomach to absorb the revenge saga #Badlapur. The premise may be simplistic, but the twists/turns are unconventional. Sriram Raghavan stays true to its genre. The dark goings-on may make you uncomfortable, while the tension keeps you on tenterhooks. Badlapur rests on bravura performances. Nawazuddin has a chameleon-like trait. Embraces his part with brilliancy. Backbone of this thriller. Varun Dhawan portrays a troubled man with gusto, shedding the 'Student' tag and donning the robe of a mature, accomplished actor
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Ratings:-- Review By:  Komal Nahta Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business
On the whole, Badlapur will be liked more by the classes and will score in the big cities, ultimately proving a safe bet. Its appeal for the womenfolk, families and the small centres is limited.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By:  Raja Sen Site:Rediff
Badlapur is all fury and fog, a revenge saga that plays out with such eyebrow-singeing intensity that I could imagine a gravel-voiced narrator filling us in on dames and dreams and dark, stormy nights.As the curtain falls on Badlapur, any argument on rightness feels both moot and muddy. This is a noir world, its aftertaste like chocolate with 85% cocoa, and the answer is deceptively simple: Who gets right of way? The one in a greater hurry.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:  Anupama Chopra Site:Hindustan Times
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Ratings:3/5 Review By:  Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV
Sriram Raghavan's neo-noir crime thriller is about vengeance and forgiveness all right, but one thing that the film isn't is conventional. Badlapur toys with many shades of grey, significantly enhancing the effect of its pivotal dramatic conflict.In conclusion, Badlapur might not be in the Ek Hasina Thi and Johnny Gaddar league, but it is a happy sign that Sriram Raghavan has left Agent Vinod behind.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By:  Mohar Basu Site:Times Of India
Badlapur is a gobsmacking movie that suffuses on screen - a deftly written story, spectacular performances and an intelligently layered screenplay. What works best here is the film's unpredictability. From the minute it begins, you're latched to your seat with your heart throbbing in your mouth and your throat frequently choking up. For the sheer impact the movie conjures up, writer-director Sriram Raghavan deserves a bow
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:  Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
In the way it opens, ‘Badlapur’ is so riveting you don’t even want to blink. The rest of the tale is choppy, sometimes leaping off the screen with the right degree of unpredictability, bringing us back to the edge of our seats again, and then letting us off. The look is all lush noir-thriller and transfers instantly, but getting the feel across feels like a stretch.
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Ratings:4.5/5 Review By:  Rohit Khilnani Site:India Today
This film has some amazing moments and a lot of credit goes to the director and his actors. Raghvan gives them an open field to perform and show their best skills, the magic is obviously in the writing. If you enjoy thrillers then you shouldn't miss Badlapur, you get the watch the best of Varun and Nawaz.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By:  Shubha Shetty Site:Mid Day
While the first half keeps you firmly in its grip, the second half starts meandering a little till it captures you back with an absolutely unforeseeable climax. What you mainly take away from this movie is its core; a story (written by Sriram Raghavan) that tells us that most often the situation is the villain. And, perhaps, each of us is capable of turning a criminal when faced with an extreme situation.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:  Bollywood Hungama Site:Bollywood Hungama
On the whole, BADLAPUR offers you cinematic excellence with a rider that there's violence and gore, which may not be everyone's cup of bitter coffee. You shall be treated to truly unforgettable performances by Nawazuddin and Varun Dhawan. It is a film that will find patrons amidst the multiplex crowd. And yes, it is a film that will continue to live-on in the minds of cinema lovers for a long time to come.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:  Surabhi Redkar Site:Koimoi
Badlapur is a complete performance driven film. It is one of the best neo-noir representation in Indian cinema. Badlapur is not everyone’s regular coffee, it’s black coffee! This film deals with dark humor and so if your taste buds can enjoy bloody revenges, you will savor this as a delicacy.
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  1. BADLAPUR First Review : 5 things to look out for
    Sriram Raghavan returns (after three years) with a revenge saga titled, interestingly, Badlapur. The director debuted in 2004 with revenge saga Ek Hasina Thi which turned out to be a classic. Three years later he returned with an absolute 5/5 edge of the seat thriller Johnny Gaddar. His last venture Agent Vinod didn't live upto expections and hence Badlapur was eagerly awaited. But is the movie worth your time and money? Here's five factors which may help you decide.
    Nawazuddin Siddique : The man never ceases to amaze. In Badlapur he plays the role of murderer named 'Laik' and turns out the most 'layak' (apt) person for the role and the most 'liked' one. He sizzles everytime with his posture, timing and body language. Whether in his mocking of jail inmates, wanting to talk 'dirty' with his girlfriend (Huma), teasing the police informer following him or the numerous times he goes around lying. Varun Dhawan : In his fourth movie, Varun tries to break from his chocolate boy image and expand his cv. Unfortunately it falls flat on the face. Mourning his wife and kid's death (shot accidentally during a bank robbery), Varun gets exposed, unable the convey pain to the viewer. And it gets worse when he is sharing the screen with likes of Nawazuddin, Divya Dutta, Vinay Pathak or Radhika Apte. Credit to Varun for trying something new but discredit to Sriram for casting Varun more for commercial pull than the best man for the job.
    Don't miss the beginning : Trailers of Badlapur repeatedly ask not to miss the beginning. And you better not miss it. The first four minutes of the movie (brilliantly shot) has the bank robbery scene. And the first forty minutes after interval has the tussle scenes between Varun, Vinay and Radhika. Those are the best and most memorable parts of the movie, outside Nawazuddin's scenes. The detailing in these scenes make it more memorable - the towing of a car and policeman standing next, which forces the bank robbers to go for another vehicle; the way Yami and her son cross the road or Radhika's undressing scene which just can't titillate the viewer.
    Screenplay : While the story isn't bad, the screenplay and editing goof it up. There is a strong feeling that Raghavan is going the Ram Gopal Varma way after peaking in his second venture (Johnny Gaddar). Badlapur suffers from frequent injections of melodrama in a movie which is anyways slow - the scene where Yami's parents are crying remind of the laughable crying scenes of 'No One Killed Jessica'. The last half hour, while retaining its unpredictable element, defies logic; the ending, while logical, defies the theme of the movie. All this, in between some very well shot scenes - specially of Pune rains or the jail sequences.

    Verdict : Average fare, go only for Nawazuddin and some good scenes. DVD viewing makes more sense, as on TV, the censor scissors will go sharp.

    Box Office Prediction : Raghavan's first two classics were made for multiplex audiences, but this one is targeted at small town and single screen theatres also. With Roy being massively boring, Badlapur virtually has no competition. Varun Dhawan's right contacts within the industry ensures many from the brethren will overpraise the movie and go gaga over Varun. When a rubbish product like Tevar made 33 crores, expect Badlapur to hit 60+ crores.

  2. thanks for the honest review

  3. From start to end--gripping and nawazudheen was awsome--very good movie after a long time

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    Good is good, bad is better! [4/5]

    Finally! The age-long standard formula for a successful Bollywood revenge film gets thrashed, whipped and slashed heartlessly by Sriram Raghavan’s dark, bold and gutsy BADLAPUR. The happy & happening world of our hero is shattered while the evil trying to execute one of his unlawful acts and now, the traumatized victim is all gritty to punish the doers. Sounds household? Well, it does but don’t go easy on this as the road ahead from here is anything taken before in Bollywood. BADLAPUR is unconventional, exceptional and incomparable in its league.

    It’s been 15 years; Raghu [the unforeseen shades of charming Varun Dhawan] once your regular boy next door is obstinately trying his luck to stumble on one of the murderers of his family. The other partner in crime Liak [the show-stealer Nawazuddin Siddiqui] is already serving 20-year term. An NGO activist informs Raghu that Laik is dying of cancer and needs his forgiveness to taste the free air for the rest of his life. Raghu is unlike our heroes with heart and is even more focused than villains in our films used to be. He doesn’t blow up hideouts of the villain. He hammers on their mental stature. In one of the incontestable situations, he forces his opponent [Vinay Pathak] to let him sleep with his wife [Radhika Apte]. The wife is made producing fake sexual sounds behind the doors and the husband is seen dying in humiliation.

    BADLAPUR is an enjoyable and inventive mix of such brutal humor with amusing action but the film gets a new dimension in the climax. The villain ticks off the hero for cold-bloodedly killing his partner. ‘You have gone mad. Go, see a doctor’ he suggests sympathetically. Film also raises the question that how far one would go for revenge? And what after it’s done? The other astounding subplot is the heartfelt romantic track between Laik and his sex-worker girlfriend Jhumli [Huma Qureshi]; where the lover loves to hear ‘dirty talks’ his flame masters in.

    Sriram Raghavan takes forward all the expectations his ‘EK HASINA THI’ and ‘JOHNNY GADDAR’ has built in cinema-lovers all over India. BADLAPUR too constantly keeps you on the edge of your seat with the riveting drama taking a new turn every time you blink your eyes. The rawness in characters and in the characteristics of the scene never misses the opportunity to surprise you. Watch out for the brilliantly visualized and set first static shot of the film. It’s your regular dull day in apparently uncrowded market and as a viewer; you really don’t see it coming.

    BADLAPUR is a film celebrated most for its casting and worthy performances from every one listed. Yami Gautam looks ravishing and does succeed in making your heart bleed in those ‘not many’ scenes. Ashwini Kalsekar as the private detective leaves an impression she’s known for. Pratima Kannan is remarkably good so is Vinay Pathak. Radhika Apte plays it effectively while playing a convinced wife who can go any extend to save her husband. I have always maintained that Kumud Mishra is an eye-candy treat to see that something really sparkling in him. Huma continues to entice the screen with her mystical looks and presence. Divya Dutta is another talent who never fails. And last but not the least, the Varun Dhawan-Nawazuddin duo! Where the balanced-than-ever-before Varun surprises with his new find scheming eyes and calculated smile, Nawaz takes your breath away with his gifted chameleon-like ability to throw on you an all new shade in his character one after the other.

    To rest my case, Raghavan’s BADLAPUR is a smartly bricked film that blurs the line between your regular perception about good and bad, and does it so beautifully you find yourself in a tight spot as which side you are and which side you should be at the end of day. Watch out for Nawazuddin’s deliciously evil performance and the unconventional route it dares to take! A must-watch!! [4/5]

  6. awesome movie,not even single minute bore.enjoyed first day first show.full paisa vasool nawazudheen rock the movie by his performance.varun is also very good.not recommend with family.go solo or with friend circle.

  7. Badlapur is a noir revenge caper helmed by Sriram Raghavan that despite of being dark, gory is entertaining enough to keep you glued to your seats till the very end primarily because of brilliant execution and towering performances.If you have a penchant for hard hitting thrillers, dare not to miss this flick. For my detailed review, please visit..............

  8. Badlapur is a noir revenge caper helmed by Sriram Raghavan that despite of being dark, gory is entertaining enough to keep you glued to your seats till the very end primarily because of brilliant execution and towering performances.If you have a penchant for hard hitting thrillers, dare not to miss this flick. For my detailed review, please visit..............

  9. Awesome movie.. Pls watch it

  10. Mostly seen in romantic comedies, Varun Dhawan has finally decided to get over of such a chocolate boy image. Best known for his dark thriller films like ‘Ek Hasina Thi and ‘Johny Gaddar’, director Sri Ram Raghvan comes up with yet another crime thriller casting the most unusual pair of Varun Dhawan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Let’s find out if that works for him!

    Misha (Yami Gautam) and her son get killed in a bank robbery done by Laik (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) and Harman (Vinay Pathak). The police get hold of Laik but Harman manages to elope with all the money. Meanwhile, Misha’s husband Raghu (Varun Dhawan), shattered by the demise of his family, beats Laik out of frustration in the police lockup itself. Laik is sentenced to an imprisonment for twenty years. Here, Raghu moves to a town named Badlapur and waits for his chance of revenge. What happens next?

    The good thing about Sriram Raghvan’s Badlapur is its twists and turns. The methods of revenge the lead actor (Varun Dhawan) opts for are shocking as well as hard to digest for the Indian cinema. Badlapur looks very realistic at the first instance and you got to praise the director for it.
    The problem with Badlapur is its length, unnecessary 15-20 minutes which could have been edited easily. The film, then, would have been quick and more impactful.

    Varun Dhawan, though not great, manages to do justice to his role. Yami Gautam has hardly any screen presence. Huma Qureshi and Vinay Pathak are excellent. Divya Dutta, with a small role, is impressive. But the man who manages to steal the show here is undoubtedly, Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Truly, one of his best performances!

    Badlapur, the revenge saga, is definitely not for the light hearted. It is unusual, bitter and dark. Watch it if you can digest such stuff!

    Rating- 3/5

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  11. Worst movie of 2015 so far..... Third class better to repeat Baby

  12. nice movie.... deserves 3 star


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