Zee Cinema presents World Television Premiere of 'Badla'
‘Kya main wohi che (6) dekh raha hoon jo tumne mujhe dikhaya, ya woh nau (9) jo mujhe dekhna chahiye’. Does this line entangle your mind wires? Well, that was the aim as appearances can be deceptive and so can the truth. This iconic dialogue perfectly encapsulates the premise of the Rs. 88 Cr box office hit and critically acclaimed crime thriller ‘Badla’.
Renowned filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh who has helmed suspense thrillers like Kahaani and Teen, tells the story of ‘Badla’ in a puzzling kind of way, letting the viewers think that they know what’s going on, but tears their expectation apart with a new shocking truth. Cleverly written thriller, Badla narrates the story of an accused lady who finds herself in a maze of situation and her only hope to get out of it is her lawyer. Produced by Red Chillies Entertainment, Badla features Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu who will be seen in a lawyer and victim relationship once again. The films also stars Amrita Singh, Tony Luke, Manav Kaul, Denzil Smith, and Tanveer Ghani. Unravelling this murder mystery, Zee Cinema will air the World Television Premiere of Badla on Sunday, 29th September at 12pm.
Commenting on the World Television Premiere on Zee Cinema, Director Sujoy Ghosh said, "I am from a generation that witnessed television more than any other platform and with the movie being premiered on Zee Cinema, the movie will now reach out to a different set of audience who still religiously turn to the television for entertainment. Making Badla was a challenge as I had to take a story that I didn't want to change, but at the same time make it relevant to the Indian audience. Adding nuances like the commentary of the Mahabharata blended well with the story line and also helped convey the message of the film to different age groups. At the same time it also helped add context to the plot line."
Commenting on her Character Naina in the movie, Taapsee Pannu said, “One of the biggest contributing factors for me to take the role was the way my character revealed the many layers of being a strong, self-made authoritative woman, who at the same time felt vulnerable. I love playing layered characters as it adds immensely to the plotline. Another highlight was the fact that this was the second time I was sharing screen space with Amitabh Bachchan-sir. I'd like to believe that Sujoy Sir saw a certain dynamics in us coming together again in the 'lawyer and client' relationship, and that gave the whole story so much more dimension. To sum it up, all I can say is that I have never done a film like this before in my career and I truly hope that the audience who missed it in theatres watches the World Television Premiere on Zee Cinema”
Ahead of the World Television Premiere of Badla on Zee Cinema, Ruchir Tiwari, Business Head, Zee Hindi Movies Cluster said, “Zee Cinema has always strived to bring to our audience content that is wholesome and entertaining. This very mantra sets us apart from the competition in the Hindi movies channel genre. Badla is one such film, where the plot is very engaging, as it gets the viewer involved. The audience looks for clues and wants to solve the mystery even before the movie ends. With a stellar star-cast, a tight script and beautiful cinematography, Badla is a movie that will keep the views at the edge of their seats making it a perfect weekend watch.”
“Badla has proven that good stories irrespective of genre continue to attract viewers, it was great to see audiences accept Badla in a big way. The world television premiere of Badla on Zee Cinema will take the movie to a larger audience and we are excited to bring it to television after its immense success in movie theatres”, says Gaurav Verma, Chief revenue officer, Red Chillies Entertainment.
Set against the backdrop of Glasgow’s icy air, Badla narrates the story of Naina Sethi (Taapsee Pannu), a dynamic young entrepreneur, who is under house arrest for a crime that according to her she hasn’t committed. Naina claims that she is being framed for it by someone hinting to Rani (Amrita Singh) who has been questioning Naina for her son's whereabouts. To prove her innocence, she hires Badal Gupta (Amitabh Bachchan), an attorney with a track record of winning every case in 40 years of his career. While he wants to win this case as well, he has only three hours to uncover the facts and prove Naina’s innocence. Hence, Badal tells Naina to pay attention to all the minute details and tell the truth behind the fateful night of the murder that took place in a locked room of a hotel. With the story unfolding, various characters and truth comes into light which will keep the viewers guessing about the real killer and their motive.
Will Naina be proved innocent? Why was she in a hotel room? Will Badal be able to figure out the truth?
Pay attention to minute details as a murder mystery is set to unravel with the World television premiere of Badla on Sunday, 29th September at 12 pm only on Zee Cinema!