ldquo Badlaa rdquo is a crime thriller flick directed by Sujoy Ghosh The original script is by Oriol Paulo The music composition is by Amaal Mallik Anupam

Badlaa Movie Review

Badlaa Movie Review Hindi Movie Review
By nettv4u.com
Review for the film " Badlaa"
Runtime: 2 Hours 00 Minutes
Certificate: UA
Released: 08-03-2019
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
3.5 / 5.0



  • Music Director:
  • Composer:
  • Director:
  • Costume Designer:
  • Anirudh Singh
  • Dipika Lal
  • Art Director:
  • Durga Prasad Mahapatra
  • Sound Designer:
  • Anirban Sengupta
  • Lyricist:
  • Siddhant Kaushal
  • Rakesh Kumaar
  • Manoj Yadav
  • Anupam Roy
  • AM Turaz
  • First Assistant Director:
  • Chandrika Chandran
  • Second Assistant Director:
  • Dane Ross
  • Director of Photography:
  • Avik Mukhopadhyay
  • Stunt Director:
  • Shaila Alvarez
  • Marcel Stucki
  • Executive Producer:
  • Mahipal Karan Rathore
  • Line Producer:
  • Sunny Surani
  • Associate Director:
  • Shome Makhija
  • Casting Director:
  • Priyata Dixit
  • Production Manager:
  • Sarwar Mohammad
  • Sanjana Chopra
  • Distributor:
  • Red Chillies Entertainments
  • Sound Effects Editor:
  • Ateesh Chattopadhyay
  • Sound Re-recording Mixer:
  • Sudeepta Sadhukhan
  • Assistant Editor:
  • Shini Jk
  • Visual Effects Supervisor:
  • Sandeep Kamal
  • Script Supervisor:
  • Ankit Dahiya
  • Foley Artist:
  • Uttam Naskar
  • Production Designer:
  • Priyata Dixit
  • Kaushik Das
  • Paul Rowan
  • Storyboard Artist:
  • David Newbigging
  • Makeup Artist:
  • Manny Samra
  • Special Effects Makeup Artist:
  • Simone Beyleveld
  • Hair Stylist:
  • Michelle Nyree
  • Post Production Supervisor:
  • Siddhesh Sawant
  • Stunt Coordinator:
  • Alister Mazzotti
  • Mark Johnstone
  • Boom Operator:
  • Mukhtar Shaikh
  • Assistant Art Director:
  • Sandini Dhar
  • Assistant Cameraman:
  • Production Assistant:
  • Caroline Koziol
  • CG Supervisor:
  • Chandrashekhar Thanvi
  • Supporting Actors:
  • Tony Luke
  • Tariqsafdar Hussain
  • Tanveer Ghani
  • Shome Makhija
  • Paul Ellard
  • Manav Kaul
  • Jason Hetherington
  • Denzil Smith
  • Daniel O Kane
  • Begonia Villalba
  • Amrita Singh
  • Taapsee Pannu
  • Amitabh Bachchan
  • Vincent Woods

Badlaa” is a crime thriller flick directed by Sujoy Ghosh. The original script is by Oriol Paulo. The music composition is by Amaal Mallik, Anupam Roy and Clinton Cerejo. The cinematography is by Avik Mukhopadhyay. Editing is by “ Monisha R Baldawa.” Red Chillies Entertainment and Azure Entertainment produced the film. Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Amrita Singh, Manav Kaul and Tony Luke are in the star cast.


Naina is a young entrepreneur. When she was on a business trip, she had to face some unexpected things in her life. She finds herself locked in a room and in that room, she witnesses her lover Arjun’s dead body. Eventually, the police arrest her for murdering him. Naina contacts her lawyer Jimmy, who suggests a senior lawyer Badal Gupta to solve this case. Badal Gupta meets Naina and starts discussing with her regarding the case. He finds a lot of twists in the case, after Naina’s confession. Who is the real murderer? Did Naina escape from the case? How Arjun came there? Who locked Naina? Watch the film in theaters to get the answers.

Star Performance

Amitabh had performed excellently well, as usual. Taapsee had once again proved that she could do any roles with ease. Her character has different shades and in each shade, her expressions and the body language changes a lot. Good work, Taapsee! Amrita and Manav had done their part satisfyingly.


Although Badla is the remake of the Spanish film, the director has completely changed the script to suit the Indian sensibilities. The screenplay and the dialogues are worth mentioning. The dialogue writer Raj Vasant had compared a lot of things with the epic Mahabaratha and it is fascinating. Badla has good production and technical values. Taapsee and Amitabh are the right choices and their chemistry is excellent too. Characterization is superb and the stars lived in the characters. While we know about Naina’s different shades, we will be shocked. Thanks to the director, who has maintained the thrill well. Twists in the screenplay make us come to the seat edge and hats off to the screenplay by Sujoy. Already Sujoy is very much comfortable in narrating the thrillers like “ Kahaani” and that’s why he had driven the film smoothly. BGM is fantastic and the cinematography too.

What’s There?

  • Excellent script, screenplay and narration
  • BGM, cinematography and editing are superb
  • Performance by the leads gets appreciation

What’s Not There?

  • Nothing big, except some minor flaws


If you are a thriller movie enthusiast, this is a must watch film. With the neat screenplay and the performance, the film gives us a lot of shivering moments!