Taapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bachchan starrer thriller Badla is still standing firm as it completes three weeks at the box office. The Sujoy Ghosh directorial has had a strong presence in theaters even as new films threatened to unseat it. It has earned Rs 79.14 crore till now.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh posted the film’s figures on Twitter. Taran wrote, “#Badla stays strong, despite new films [#Junglee and #Notebook] and holdover title [#Kesari] dividing the biz… [Week 4] Fri 70 lakhs. Total: ₹ 79.14 cr. India biz. Gross BOC: ₹ 93.38 cr.”
In an earlier tweet, he had shared that Badla crossed the Rs 125 crore mark. Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#Badla crosses 125 cr *worldwide* [Gross BOC]… India: ₹ 92.56 cr Overseas: ₹ 33.21 cr. Total: ₹ 125.77 cr Gross BOC.”
Badla is the Hindi remake of the Spanish thriller Contratiempo (released in English speaking markets as The Invisible Guest). It centres on a woman Naina Sethi (Taapsee) who is charged with murder of her boyfriend. Amitabh 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.”
Badla is Taapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bachchan’s second collaboration after Pink.