Badla has entered its fourth week, but the Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu film is refusing to slow down at the box office. The Sujoy Ghosh directorial has earned Rs 76.69 crore so far.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the box office figures of the murder mystery, which is a Hindi remake of Spanish thriller The Invisible Guest.
He tweeted “Badla continues to trend well on weekdays… [Week 3] Fri 2.07 cr, Sat 2.65 cr, Sun 2.75 cr, Mon 1 cr, Tue 90 lakhs. Total: ₹ 76.69 cr. India biz. Gross BOC: ₹ 90.49 cr.”
Badla is about a woman Naina Sethi (Taapsee Pannu) who is charged with murder of her boyfriend. Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of her lawyer Badal. The movie received mostly positive reviews.
The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta wrote in her 3 star review, “Alert viewers will know where Badla is headed: sometimes the title of the film is the biggest spoiler. But still, for a film which relies chiefly upon its actors’ ability to vary mood and delivery in a confined space, Badla does well enough. If both Bachchan and Pannu start off a tad stilted, you can put it down to the fact that they are strangers. Bachchan’s familiar declamations, become, after some time, smart feints, and you start warming up to him, and the film.”
She added, “And Pannu, all nude make-up and strained face, starts settling down too. It is in this loosening up that the film becomes interesting, because obviously, things are not what they seem, and people are not who they say they are, and everyone has dark pasts and tawdry secrets.”
Despite new releases that have threatened to oust it from theaters, the film, thanks to strong word-of-mouth, has remained strong.