Badlapur poster
Badlapur poster

Three years after Agent Vinod, director Sriram Raghavan is bringing Badlapur onto the screen. The promos seem extremely intriguing and there is a lot of curiosity to watch Varun Dhawan in his first ever dark role after three light hearted films (Student of the Year, Main Tera Hero, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania). A lot is expected from Sriram also, especially after his two widely acclaimed dark thrillers Ek Haseena Thi and Johnny Gaddaar.

While Badlapur looks like a rather dark affair due to its theme, there is a level of subjectivity that comes in. Here’s what Sriram has to say:

Dark means different things to different people, I showed the first cut of Badlapur to a friend of mine who is not from the industry. I asked him if he found it dark; he said that he found it pretty well lit *winks*. So you know, it is a matter of perspective.

A production of Dinesh Vijan and Sunil Lulla, Badlapur is much awaited for the face-off between Varun Dhawan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Our character Raghu (played by Varun) is someone that we can all identify with. A normal happy guy – maybe happier than most of us. Young marriage, fun job, fab wife, young son. And then an unexpected tragedy strikes. What would we do in such a situation? Through Raghu’s actions we are forced to consider our own reactions to the same situation.

As the film falls into the noir category, we wonder how the entertainment quotient will fare in Badlapur? The director adds:

For me, entertainment in the movies is a good cinema experience, whether it’s a comedy or drama or tragedy. Gulzar’s Mausam and Yash Chopra’s Trishul are thematically dark films too.

Well said!

Badlapur releases this Friday and our expectations are rather high, what do you think?