After a long wait Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu have dropped the Badla trailer on social media. After helming Kahaani 2, maverick director Sujoy Ghosh has returned to silver screen with another nail-biting thriller. Though, the sequel of Kahaani didn’t fare well among the audience, Badla seems to be that edge-of-the-seat crime drama film that Bollywood has been waiting for. Going by the trailer, we have conjectured the following information. Amitabh Bachchan is playing a criminal lawyer Badal Gupta, who has a flawless track record of zero cases lost in four decades.
He is hired by Taapsee Pannu to solve a twisted murder mystery which involves the homicide of her boyfriend under suspicious circumstances. While Amitabh Bachchan questions Taapsee Pannu to keep her stance, he comes face to face with a shocking truth. While the actress tries to play a victim in the scenes, the chances of her being the real culprit can’t be ruled out. However, it’s a Sujoy Ghosh film, anything can be expected. Remember, nobody suspected Vidya Balan of not being pregnant in Kahaani?
Also, in a blink and miss appearance, veteran actress Amrita Singh is also seen in the trailer. As most of the characters seem to be in Sujoy Ghosh films, she also looks like a suspect, given her appearances.
Talking about the background score, it reminds us a lot about BBC’s popular TV series Sherlock helmed by Steven Mofat and Mark Gattis. The intensive usage of piano takes us back to that London Eye which flashes during the casting song of the Benedict Cumberbatch starrer.
Taapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bachchan have worked together in Pink, hence we know how this artist duo pan out on silver screen. Interestingly, the megastar was playing a defence lawyer in the Shoojit Sircar film as well. However, this time, instead of defending Taapsee he seems to be doubting her.
Badla is said to be the Bollywood remake of popular Spanish film The Invisible Guest. Helmed by Sujoy Ghosh, the film is slated to hit the theatres on March 8, 2019.