Varun Dhawan is one of the most adored actors from the new lot and his fan following is huge. Known for his romantic films like Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Main Tera Hero and the successful movie Student of the Year, he has charmed his way into Bollywood, often being called the chocolate boy of B-town. But seems like this young gun who is also touted as the next Salman Khan of the Hindi film industry, has decided to cast off that image and do something dark, edgy and gripping in Badlapur. The official teaser has already won Varun rave reviews and we list five reasons why this film is a must watch.
01 A thriller film: Badlapur comes from the director of Agent Vinod, Ek Hasina Thi andJohnny Gaddar. Sriram Raghavan is known for his edgy characters and gripping scripts, so helming this Varun Dhawan-starrer will make for an interesting watch, especially since the genre is a thriller. Going by the film’s teaser which was launched recently, Badlapurpromises to have some killer dialogues and action sequences. Varun plays a character called Raghu in the film who seems to be a family man until things turn around and that’s when his new side is revealed. At the trailer launch of his film, the director spoke aboutBadlapur saying, “In the early part of the film, something happens, and one should not miss it. I want to stress that don’t miss the beginning and don’t miss the end of the film.”
02 Unique cast: For the first time, Varun Dhawan will pair up with actress Yami Gautam. Yami, who was seen in Vicky Donor, will play Varun’s onscreen wife. That apart, Huma Qureshi is said to be playing the part of a prostitute in the film. Joining them will be Divya Dutta, Vinay Pathak and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Varun will also be seen kissing Divya Dutta in Badlapur. Talking about the same, he said in a press conference, “I was very comfortable kissing Divya. Why not? Look at her. She is so sexy.” While Divya, Nawazuddin and Vinay Pathak are seasoned actors known for their movies, Varun and Yami are relatively new and this interesting mix of actors will be a treat to watch, come February 2015.
03 Varun in a new avatar: Move over student, the murderer is here! Varun Dhawan will play an edgy and dark character with shades of grey in Badlapur. Shedding all his inhibitions, the actor said in an interview to IANS, “I suffered a lot while doing this film. I can’t say that I enjoyed doing the film.” According to a report on bollywoodhungama.com, the actor will have three different looks in the film spanning different generations. For the first time, Varun will play a father in the film and his onscreen wife will be played by Yami Gautam. Varun will reportedly play a 40-year-old in Sriram Raghavan’s thriller. Talking to bollywoodlife.com, the actor spoke about how challenging this film was for him. “It drained me. I had slipped into depression as after a point it no longer felt like I was acting in a film. The experience was that terrifying. Sriram really made me suffer. Even when the camera was off, he was shooting me. It was a reality check of a different kind because till then I had been leading a rather insulated life, both in real life and reel,” he said.
04 Varun Dhawan and Sriram Raghavan team up for the first time: Director Sriram Raghavan has worked with actors like Neil Nitin Mukesh and Saif Ali Khan, but this is the first time he will be working with Varun, and he seems to have taken out the best in him. After commercially viable films like Student of the Year, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Main Tera Hero, Varun will step out of his comfort zone to do something so challenging. Produced by Maddock Films and Eros International, Badlapur seems to have the right amount of action. Talking about Sriram, producer Dinesh Vijan of Maddock Films says, “He is one of the purest filmmakers I know and also the craziest. Badlapur is unadulterated Raghavan. He has found the perfect accomplice to depict this madness in Varun Dhawan in a never before seen role.” The film is said to highlight the conflict between good and evil.
05 Music: The successful music director duo of Sachin-Jigar have had several hits to their credit including ‘Char Baj Gaye’, ‘Thank God Its Friday’, ‘D Se Dance’, ‘Lucky Tu Lucky Me’ and ‘Daingad Daingad’ to name a few. Sriram’s movies are known for their music too, which suits the thriller genre, be it Johnny Gaddar, Ek Hasina Thi or Agent Vinod. AndBadlapur should be no exception. In fact, actress Huma Qureshi has a special song in the film. As per a report on bollywoodtrade.com, the song will be reminiscent of the 90s and Huma is said to be watching Urmila Matondkar and Raveena Tandon songs for the same. In fact, this special number has reportedly been inspired by songs like ‘Rangeela Re’ and ‘Ek Do Teen’. How Sachin and Jigar adapt to Badlapur‘s theme will be worth a listen!