Cast: Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Yami Gautam.
Director: Sriram Raghavan
Badlapur is a dark revenge saga which lives up to its promise. The first 15 mins of the film has been done vey crafitly andit is a total ‘not be missed’ part of the entire film. Varun Dhawan slowly moulds into his character, whereas Nawzuddin Siddique steals the show. The film delivers everything a good noir film would do. It has revenge, dirt, blood and gore and everything in the right mix.
Story: The story of revenge is laid over a span of 15 years. The character of Raghu is played by Varun who loses his wife Misha (played by Yami) and child, as they accidentally get killed in a bank robbery. Laik (Nawazuddin) is nabbed by the police for the crime and is sentenced to imprisonment for 20 years but his partner in crime Hurman (escapes with money). While in jail Laik is diagnosed with Cancer and hence Raghu decides to forgive him. Laik gets bailed out of prison and meanwhile Raghu gets to know the whereabouts of Hurman. Raghu goes after Hurman and his wife Kanchan( Radhika Apte) and kills them brutally. Soon Laik tries to contact Hurman for his share of money from robbery, but in turn comes face to face with Raghu and the rest of the tryst for you to find out.
The women though have little to do in this film. They play their roles well. The theatre is in all claps for Siddiqui’s witty and sly role. It’s a long way that Varun will grow into a mature actor. The film is watchable but you have to use ‘willing suspension of disbelief’ as logic goes down the drains. The second half of the film starts to drag though there are many twists and turns. The title is a bit too ‘tacky’ and could have been better. I would rate it as a onetime watch for Nawazuddin Siddiqui.