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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Badlapur

Casts : Varun Dhawan, Huma Qureshi, Yami Gautam
Banner : Maddock Films, Eros International
Director : Sriram Raghavan
Producer : Dinesh Vijan, Sunil Lulla
Writers : Sriram Raghavan and Arijit Biswas
Music : Sachin and Jigar
Release Date : 20th Feb 2015

Story line: Raghav a.k.a Raghu is a man with a past.He witnessed his wife and son being killed during a robbery. 15 years later, Raghu finds out who pulled the trigger to kill his family.
The movie will also feature Huma Qureshi, who will be seen in the role of a prostitute, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. 
Badlapur movie is an action oriented film in which Varun Dhawan will be playing a baddie and Yami Gautam will essay his wife in the movie. Devastated by the loss of his wife and Son a man goes on a mission of revenge.

Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director: Sriram was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu in a Tamil family to a botanist father and a movie-loving mother. He grew up in Pune, where he also did his schooling at the St. Vincent's High School.
He studied at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. Rajkumar Hirani, one of his batchmates,edited his diploma film, The Eight Column Affair, which went on win National Film Award in 1987.
He started his career before joining the FTII for Stardust, but left since he wasn't interested in it. Post his FTII studies, he made a documentary Raman Raghav, with Raghuvir Yadav. Later, he met Ram Gopal Varma, who liked his work in Raman Raghav, and signed him up for the film Ek Hasina Thi, a dark thriller starring Saif Ali Khan and Urmila Matondkar.
He later went on to direct another thriller, Johnny Gaddaar, which marked the debut of Neil Nitin Mukesh. The movie garnered overwhelming response from the critics, though it didn't fare well at the box office.
His third film, Agent Vinod was an original spy thriller and not a remake of the 1977 film, starring Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor duo, produced by Khan himself.
My Gut Feel and comments:   
Badlapur seems to be an honest effort from Sriram Raghavan which I feel should be paid off commercially and critically. I have observed this time and again that if a director stays true to his conviction and follow his creative instinct, always deliver respectable work.
Holding the same observation true for Sriram, he delivered “Ek Haseen Thi” and “Johnny Gaddaar” which were extremely interesting movies. However same director when burdened with the limelight of a banner that tried to offer the repetitive concept of a typical bollywood commercial masala movie, it fell flat. “Agent Vinod” was an example of the same pressurized performance that was low on creativity.
Coming back to “Badlapur”, Sriram being ingenious and holding on to his conviction that arises from his sensibility of cinema, appears to have come up with piece of work that is definitely a must match. Star cast is promising and appears apt for the plot. Screenplay seems swift and has mass appeal. Overall my gut shouts a thumps up for this movie.


I would give badalpur 3.5 stars out of 5, one day before its release date.
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