Badlapur Movie Review 3.5/5 393
Written by Aravind   |   Posted: 02/20/2015 10:42 AM IST   |   Updated: 02/20/2015 11:58 AM IST
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Badlapur Movie Review :

  • Release Dt :

    Feb, 20 2015

  • Banner :

    Maddock Films

  • Director :

    Sriram Raghavan

  • Producer :

    Dinesh Vijan and Sunil Lulla

  • Music :

    Sachin - Jiggar

  • Cinema Rating :


  • Cinematography :

    Anil Mehta

  • Starring :

    Varun Dhawan, Yami Gautham, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi


“Badlapur” is a story of a family man who sets  out to take revenge after being wronged. Raghu (Varun Dhawan)is a happy content man who has a beautiful wife Mishti (Yami Gautam), his college girlfriend and a son Robin. Their  fairytale life is devastated when both his wife and son are killed in a bank robbery.

After one of the robbery, Layak(Nawazuddin Siddiqui), mastermind of the two robbers is nabbed  by the police. Raghu tries to avenge his family loss by forcefully sleeping with Layak’s prostitute girlfriend Jhumli (Huma Qureshi), but attains nothing. Even as 15 years pass by, Raghu is unable to forgive. Layak, broken and despaired from many failed attempts to escape jail, is now ill. Due to his medical condition, Layak gets bail and comes out of the jail 15 years later. Here begins a slow, elaborate, visually shocking yet tantalizing way to seek revenge which is taken by Raghu.

“Badlapur”  is not everyone’s cup of coffee. If  your interest is some bloody action movie, then it’s your type. Sriram Raghavan’s “Badlapur” is simple yet engaging. The film does rely on scaring you with bloody images, but the straight forward dialogues and rant image of Raghu’s character will be a glue factor till the end of the movie. Sriram Raghavan has  truly captured the dark nature of this film.

Certain scenes seemed unnecessary, such as brief conversation between Huma and Varun  towards the end is a drag. Sriram’s this movie does not go to the level of “EK Hasina Thi”, which was the true definition of a revenge story. “Badlapur” is mediocre.

Performance :

Varun is seen in a complete different avatar. His astonishing transformation from a lover boy in Student of the Year to a revenge thirsty man in “Badlapur” has shocked one and all. With this look, “Badlapur” is expected to be a game changer for the young lad.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the greatest discovery of the Bollywood. Inspite of being the villain, he will make you laugh in this film. Yami Gautam and Huma Qureshi have limited roles in the film. Both of them do a average job and leave nothing remarkable in the film.

Final Word

Badlapur is a ticket worth movie. If you are the kind who enjoys watching twisted, psychologically testing experiment, then this is a must watch. The film’s best element Varun Dhawan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui own this film right from the start.

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