Badlapur is a revenge story of man called Raghu (Varun Dhawan) whose wife (Yami Gautam) and kid get killed accidentally in a bank robbery by Layak(Nawazuddin Siddiqui) and his friend Harman (Vinay Pathak) who manages to escape. Layak is jailed for the same and Raghu waits for him to come out to take his revenge. Raghu meantime kills Harman and his wife brutally. Soon Layak is out and Raghu’s story of revenge starts with Layak.
The point is how far can you go for a revenge? The journey of Raghu takes you through a roller coaster of emotions and is completely engaging. The first half is little less pacey but doesnt leave you bored. The film is dark yet has a wicked humour. The climax of the movie is fantastic and is treated very well. It is raw, nail-hitting and a complete turner. The scenes between Nawaz and Varun are excellent.
Sriram Raghavan is a unconventionally wise story teller and dark movies are his forte. Varun Dhawan’s transformation from a chocolate boy to this intense grungy man is commendable. Nawazuddin Siddiqui has lot of shades to this character and his performance is mind blowing. Yami is beautiful but has nothing much to do. Huma Qureshi has a meaty role. Divya Dutta is good and Radhika Apte is sensational.
Music of the film is impressive and the the much important background score is just perfect. The tracks Jeena, Judaai and Jee Karda are already hits.
Overall Verdict: Witty, clever, dark, revengeful and excellent