Badla Movie Review: All Critics Review Round-Up

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Badla Review Roundup

Consensus - Good

Badla is a crime thriller film featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Tapsee Pannu in the lead roles. Badla is directed by Sujoy Ghosh. The film released on 8th March 2019, certified 'U/A' with the runtime of 120 minutes. Here, we bring you all the critic reviews and ratings of Badla. We will keep updating this post as new critic reviews come in.

Badla Critic Reviews & Ratings

The predictability of the screenplay dampens the thrills occasionally, also the climactic twist requires a healthy dose of suspense of disbelief.

  • News18 | Review By - Rajeev Masand | Rating-3/5
Badla is handsomely mounted, unfolding for the most part in atmospheric, gloomy, wintertime Glasgow. The film doesn’t pack the wallop that Kahaani delivered, but it’s a respectable enough thriller that seldom loses grip of its pace or your attention.

  • NDTV | Review By - Saibal Chatterjee | Rating-3/5
The film's multiple twists and turns will work best if you haven't seen Contratiempo. But even if you have, the quality of the acting and the technical finesse on show, make Badla an unmissable film.

Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu’s efficiently assembled film keeps tension at a boil through twist and counter-twist, but the finalĂ© is easy to see coming.

Eventually however, the narrative flattens out. It becomes too evident where the various strands are leading.

  • Rediff | Review By - Sukanya Verma | Rating-3/5
Huff and puff aside, forensics and logic are forsaken to build on dramatic twists and surprise takes precedence over sense. Badla isn't above this dearly held trope.

I’d call this the best ‘badla’ against the stock mum-and-aunt types actresses of a certain age are forced to play: on the whole, Badla is a well-crafted suspenseful thriller, and Singh’s presence gives it heft.

  • DNA | Review By - Meena Iyer | Rating-3.5/5
So, it should suffice to say that this is a 'clever' film and for those with a voracious appetite for whodunits, this should be a feast.

And while it manages to hold your attention and interest for the large part, the proceedings tend to occasionally get a bit too theatrical.

  • Mid Day | Review By - Mohar Basu | Rating-3/5
As admirers of thrillers, we are not failed by Ghosh. The tapestry of tension that he weaves is unparalleled.

Overall Average Rating - 3.05/5

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