Badla, a mystery thriller directed by Sujoy Ghosh and starring Amitabh Bachchan, and Taapsee Pannu, is going to be released on 8 March 2019. The movie is being shot currently, and Amitabh Bachchan did show enthusiasm about his role because he won’t have to apply prosthetic, as his role in Bhramastra. He and Taapsee previously worked together on Pink, which was both critically, and commercially acclaimed, going on to become a Box office hit while working as a socially potent piece of cinema. Badla, however, is going to be a very different genre for the two actors, as it is the remake of the movie, The Invisible Guest.
Sujoy is one of the most acclaimed director in Bollywood, having made successful films like Kahaani, which was a breakout hit and created a tsunami at the Box office because of its intensely captivating story line, the twists and lead performance by Vidya Balan. He also directed its sequel, Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh, which was not successful because of its difficult themes, but still, was praised for sensitive portrayal and Vidya was raved for her performance.
He has always been good at making atmospheric thrillers which are rich in subtext and themes, so it’ll be interesting to see what he does with the material for Badla.