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'BADLA' Releasing this week: A Gender Swap Remake of 'The Invisible Guest' (2017), will that make this Adaptation Gender Sensitive ?

Published On: 04 March 2019 | Bollywood | By:

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Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu Starrer BADLA is Hitting Theatres this week! An Official Hindi Remake of Spanish film 'The Invisible Guest' (2017), produced by Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment.

Interestingly, the Gender of lead roles are swapped in this adaptation. Perhaps to match the star cast or is there a different narrative associated with that? Is Pannu’s character named Naina because the story is seen through her eyes? Is Bachchan named Badal Gupta because Badal is an anagram of Badla, meaning revenge?

“All answers are in the film” is Ghosh’s reply to most questions about Badla. “If I counter any question, I will end up saying too much,” Ghosh reasoned. He did say that while bringing his personal touch to the original film, which was written and directed by Oriol Paulo, he hasn’t meddled with the story. “If something is already good, why try to fix it?” Ghosh said. “If you cook something too much, it gets burnt. Add a little spice and ingredients, tweak a little if necessary. I have made the characters in the way I see them. Rest, the audience will decide.” (Source :

So, there are no changes to the Plot. As long as the change in gender doesn't affect the believability and Authenticity, it won't tamper our  movie Experience. Badla is a mystery thriller and there is more to both Amitabh and Taapsee's character than what meets the eye. The movie is directed by Sujoy Ghosh and Original Story is Provided by Oriol Paulo. 

Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu are all set to reunite on the big screen after their 2016 hit Pink, Shah Rukh Khan also joined the team for Promotions. the First Unplugged interview Featuring Shah Rukh and Amitabh, released Yesterday.

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