Catch the Ferocious Avatar of Varun & errant streak of twisted comedy of Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a grey shade
The much awaited film Badlapur is finally hitting the theatres tomorrow, which falls under the Indian neo noir action crime drama, directed by the talented Sriram Raghavan and produced by the duo filmmakers – Dinesh Vijan and Sunil Lulla. The movie has Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Yami Gautam and Huma Qureshi in the lead roles, along with actors like Mateen Shaikh, Radhikha Apte and Divya Dutta who will be seen in the supporting roles. The music of the film comes from Sachin-Jigar, while it is produced under the banner of Maddock Films, and the distribution turned possible with Eros International. The reason why it is awaited the most is that this film would certainly change the image of Varun over the silver screen. Now, let’s dig deep into the film to get the crux of Badlapur.
Let’s begin with the plot or story of the film. Meet a young man called Raghu, which is played by Varun Dhawan. He seems to be leading an indefectible life but soon his life takes a U turn breaking him into bits and pieces when one robbery episode simply kills his wife and son. The culprit is a man known as Liak, which is played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. He refuses to disclose the truth and thus goes behind the bars for 20 years under lifetime imprisonment. Raghu on the contrary is seen standing thereby to extract the truth from this man and finally nabs the man after 15 years. Will he be able to avenge the death of his family, who really meant the world for him, is indeed a worthy question to explore when you finally catch the film?
Now, let’s talk about the film Badlapur, well in a perspective of a critic it is a gobsmacking movie, which suffuses over the silver screen. The story is written deftly by the writer backed by incredible performances along with a sagacious layered screenplay. What strikes the most at this juncture is the unpredictability elements discovered in the movie. Right from the start to the end, you get deeply engrossed with the film, thanks to the engaging story and path breaking presentation by the director; you hardly get any loo break to finish your nature’s call unless you end up with the intermission. With such an eternal impact, the film simply conjures up, giving you no option but to bow down to the writer and director – Sriram Raghavan to bring out some of the best film for the Indian audience.
Indeed the art of blending suspense and grit in a right proportion is an art, which the director very well understands. This helps him to tread difficult roads, keeping his audience intact with the film and ably playing his assorted array of characters. Though you find the screenplay layers unveiling smoothly in this saga of feud and vendetta, the kind of clarity in vision of Sriram Raghavan you encounter simply keeps the narrative flawless. On the top of it, you notice some wicked humour, which is skilfully sprinkled in a number of sequences without any order. This keeps you laughing and giggling making it a perfect Bollywood blend for the audience. At times, you may feel the excessive gore turning to be redundant; however, its impact still can be felt all with your senses.
Amidst all this, you can find the performances of actors to be the driving force of the film, which keep the pace of the story evolving. The measured acting of Varun Dhawan can draw a series of eyes to applaud him for his incredible performance. Every sequence in which you find Varun in the intense look of Raghu simply unravels him. On the other side, you have Nawazuddin Siddiqui playing the character of Liak. He is simply superlative as always. He has skilfully brought forth the errant streak of twisted comedy, aligned with brazen swagger. With every film, he seems to be turned a master who can play around with any character with utter dexterity and confidence.
Now talking about the ladies, they were seen delivering appropriately, however, it was Huma in the band of actresses in Badlapur who has brought forth more in her role than required, which made her presence felt over the silver screen. Comparing the first half to the second, the latter seems to be meandering and sounds tad long, however, the compelling climax and several memorable sequences like when Raghus has his tryst with Liak’s truth simply overshadow certain these trivial flaws in the film. Let’s not forget to applaud Sachin-Jigar for giving a captivating music in Badlapur. It really seemed adding the entertainment value of the film.
Badlapur Review – Last Word
On the face of it, Badlapur may sound brisk and absorbing; however, the climax you encounter in it is very much different than expected. Badlapur witnesses the transformation of a chocolate boy into a fierce angry young man in the form of Raghu of Varun. This can be the turning point of Varun making him more compatible actor in B Town, which will eventually help in carving a niche of a versatile actor. Right from the captivating story to endearing performances of the lead characters, the movie has gone long way to shine at the box office apart from getting smarter reviews from the critics. In a sense, Badlapur can be called as an inspired movie, which has hazardously endeavored in changing the landscape of genre of thriller movies in Bollywood.