How many times do we we watch Bollywood action-thrillers and end up liking it? Well, here’s a miniature of peek into the world of Raghav clung to seek his revenge in Badlapur; and with it comes a sturdy tagline, “Don’t miss the beginning.” Sriram Raghavan seems to have created quite the picturesque image, that of a film noir. It emulates over other alike films, which succumb just when it comes to telling a story and its presentation.
Albeit, Badlapur is a Bollywood creation and because many filmmakers have lost the capacity to build good characters, and meander the actors as per their roles, this one seems to do just that. The best point is that Sriram and Arijit Biswas have endeavored to keep away from the cliches. What better could have another ‘Main Tera Hero’ done to receive good word of mouth to the film?
Better care has been taken to picture Raghav (Varun) in a very composed manner. A youngster, that too not of a great calibre, is not expected to protrude beyond periphery. So much to be said about him, that such cranky act is very daunting to get in and follow through the whole movie of more than two hours. A dialogue by him, where he says, ” Muzhe kal ke liye sorry kehna chahiye, lekin main nahin kahunga.” Even a simple sentence is very effective when he says it.
To point out a flaw in Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s would be the most difficult task. But in a nutshell, he portrays his character till the end to the utmost perfection. Vinay Pathak, Yami Gautam, Divya Dutta and Radhika Apte only increase the taste of the film. Huma Qureshi is the dandiest among the supporting cast.
You are reminded of many thrillers while watching Badlapur, like the clock is ticking and the bomb is gonna explode at any moment. A great effort by the cinematographer Anil Mehta has been put in the film and editing syncs well to put up a great show.
Badlapur is such a baffling, strange and eccentric movie which harbingers that the imminent movies in the few years will be backed by ebullient cinematography and directing. A spellbinding script has worked to get the best from it. But if you’re to watch this film make sure you’re above 18 years of age. And if you are, I strongly recommend you to watch this film. It tops with every element there is to make it a robust film. I’m going with 4/5.