Here again, these two unite as co-actors trying to create something ‘mysteriously’ wonderful.
Sujoy Ghosh is a good director, no doubts to that. Withal, the exaggeration is felt in the film. The over intesification is flowing through some of the scenes, which clearly is uncalled-for. Somehow, Amitabh Bachchan and Amrita Singh held the film by being the robust foundation of the it.
Taapsee Pannu is a crucial character in Badla. She could have avoided the over-acting in a lot of scenes, given the quality actor she is.
The music department didn’t have much to do in this film, except contributing to the background score. The film didn’t demand it, too. However, Amaal Malik and Clinton Cerejo did compose and sing a few songs. Oh and Amitabh Bachchan rapped in a song called as Aukaat. Check that out. Later on YouTube. There are no tracks and no interval in the flick.
Badla is an exact adaptation of a spanish movie named Contratiempo (The Invisible Guest). Moreover, I am in favour of debutant Tony Luke‘s acting. He just needs a lot of improvement in speaking our national language. He has acted in a few Malayalam films before. Lastly, there a few scenes which might surprise you with the suspense but more scenes which will keep the ‘Sherlock’ in your brain alive, in order to foresee the mysteries.