“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.
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.
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.
Half Girlfriend has a half baked plot which spoils the entire film. Half Girlfriend is better as a novel than to be made as a movie. The first half has been filled with characters which are mostly confused. Most of the episodes look faked and the love story too has not been well narrated. The interval episodes have been well showcased and the songs have been just ok. On the whole the first half of Half Girlfriend looks passable with lot of flaws and unwanted episodes. The second half of Half Girlfriend dips down completely because of the slammed screenplay and the poor narration. The emotional episodes lack interest and the songs turn barriers. The pre-climax episodes irritates the audience completely and a simple, predictable climax makes Half Girlfriend a massive debacle.
Hindi Medium focuses on the lives of Indian couple and the challenges they face in the society. The film has been thoroughly entertaining and passable. Most of the episodes look realistic and they have been thought provoking. Most of the audience get related to some of them even atleast once during the film. With not much unwanted episodes, the first half of Hindi Medium has been good, engaging and entertaining. The second half of Hindi Medium too has enough ingredients to impress the audience however the film dips down at parts. The slow pace is sure a worrying factor however the film picks back again before the damage takes place. The climax looks decent and heart touching. It is Irrfan’s show all over that drives the film completely. On the whole the second half of Hindi Medium is completely decent.
The entire first half of Meri Pyaari Bindu has been fresh and engaging. The love story and the bonding between the lead actors has been well showcased. However as time passes the audience get bored with the repeated content and the episodes. The audience will be left surprised to wait to end up the love story. The songs have been extremely impressive and on the whole the first half of Meri Pyaari Bindu has been decent. The second half of Meri Pyaari Bindu shatters the dreams of the audience completely as the film turns a boring feast. Meri Pyaari Bindu’s second half is an emotionless yawnfest for the audience throughout. Some of the most interesting episodes have been narrated without interest and they make no impact. Once again the songs have been decent and the climax looks completely predictable.
The first half of Sarkar 3 starts with a power packed speech of Sarkar. However within minutes the film takes a huge down and turns extremely predictable. One who has been following Sarkar right from the first instalment will be left irritated with Sarkar 3 as the film offers nothing. All the major twists are completely predictable and the first half of Sarkar 3 is a huge disappointment with more unnecessary drama throughout.The second half too has been loosely executed and many unwanted episodes kill the interest among the audience. Some of the interesting scenes have been well hurried and Ram Gopal Varma fails completely in penning an interesting script for Sarkar 3. There are a lot of loose ends in the story, such as when an important character gets killed, there’s only one follow-up scene to it and no mention of it later.
Baahubali: The Conclusion is much lavish and vast than the first installment of the movie. Mixed with right emotions and action, Baahubali: The Conclusion will impress the audience to the core. Rajamouli made sure each and every question of the audience will be answered in the movie. The action episodes have been completely destructive and the songs have been an eye feast. The emotional drama has been well narrated throughout and the first half of Baahubali: The Conclusion is truly an epic and will live up the expectations. Each and every frame of the film has been impressive.The second half of Baahubali: The Conclusion is all about the emotional journey and the major story of the film unfolds here. The crucial episodes have been well showcased and the action episodes carried the film well. Though the emotional content makes the film slow, the grand visuals along with the VFX and the production values make the film sit on the top. SS Rajamouli should be widely appreciated for his stupendous presentation throughout the movie. The destructive climax will sure leave the audience disturbing. On the whole the second half of Baahubali: The Conclusion is an epic.
Right from the first frame, Begum Jaan misses the clarity throughout. The film has some realistic and stunning episodes that surprise the audience and it is Vidya Balan who tries hard to save the film but could not. The first half has some engaging episodes which make the film passable. The performances by the lead cast sure makes lot of difference. On the whole the first half of Begum Jaan is slightly decent but not up to the mark.The second half which is quite crucial for such films fails miserably in all the available ways. The film has some interesting plot but it is the screenplay and the narration which makes Begum Jaan fall flat. Vidya Balan’s stupendous and fearless performance has been utterly wasted throughout. The pre-climax episodes kill the film completely and a decent climax makes no difference. On the whole the second half of Begum Jaan is a huge failure in all the available ways.