Badla, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu in the lead roles, raked in good numbers at the box office in its opening weekend. The film’s total earnings stand at Rs 23.20 crore.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the latest box figures of the film on Twitter. He wrote, “#Badla is a success story… Glowing word of mouth converts into footfalls, consolidates its BO status… Metros/multiplexes splendid… Tier-2 cities join the party on Day 2 and 3… Fri 5.04 cr, Sat 8.55 cr, Sun 9.61 cr. Total: ₹ 23.20 cr. India biz. Gross BOC: ₹ 27.38 cr.”
Taran added, “#Badla day-wise growth. Sat [vis-à-vis Fri]: 69.64%. Sun [vis-à-vis Sat]: 12.40%. Affected due to the cricket match. Wonderful trending on weekend ensures solid hold on weekdays [at metros/multiplexes]. India biz.”
Helmed by Sujoy Ghosh, Badla is a suspense thriller that revolves around a young married entrepreneur (played by Taapsee) who gets into a soup when she finds herself locked in a hotel room next to her dead lover. She hires a renowned lawyer (played by Amitabh) to solve this mysterious case.
Amitabh and Taapsee have reunited in this film after the 2016’s successful social drama Pink.
Badla is produced by Red Chillies Entertainment in association with Azure Entertainment and is an official remake of the 2017 Spanish film The Invisible Guest.
The audience, as well as critics, have appreciated the film. In her review, The Indian Express film critic wrote, “Badla, an official remake of a Spanish murder mystery, pulls off a mostly gripping whodunit, something Bollywood rarely manages.”
She added, “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.”