This week we see Varun Dhawan in a new avatar in Badlapur. Sriram Raghavan, the director has made suspense thrillers before like Ek Haseena Thi, Johnny Gaddar and Agent Vinod, but for Varun it is the first time.
Varun Dhawan sheds his chocolate hero image and brings on the angry young man look in Badlapur. The story of a happily married man Raghu who witnesses the murder of his wife and child during a robbery. Devastated, he vows to take revenge and 15 years later finally finds the man who was sentenced for the crime. The journey begins …
It is said that Varun Dhawan took a long time to get into the skin of the role of Raghu as he had never seen such loss in life. He is the latest chocolate boy in Bollywood who is doing love stories and running after the lovely ladies.
“Varun had never suffered the kind of loss and hurt that the character has to go through. He told me he had never lost anyone close to him. Varun needed to understand the anguished grief and desperation of the character,” Raghavan said.
The music is rendered by Sachin-Jigar and the lyrics are by Dinesh Vijan and Priya Saraiya. The songs are catchy and hummable. Jee Karda by Divya Kumar and Jeena Jeena By Atif Aslam are chartbusters. A special mention for Judaai by Rekha Bharadwaj and Arijit Singh, which is one ‘not to be missed song’ in Badlapur.
The film stars Varun Dhawan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the main roles along with Vinay Pathak, Huma Qureshi, Yami Gautam, Divya Dutta and Radhika Apte in supporting roles.
Whiplash is the other release this week. An Oscar nominated film in 5 categories Whiplash is directed by Damien Chazelle and stars Miles Teller, J. K. Simmons and Melissa Benoist in lead roles.
It is the story of Andrew(Miles Teller) who is a Jazz drummer and wants to make it big in life as a drummer. He joins the band of Conductor Terrance Fletcher who is a ruthless teacher who believes in extreme hard work till one excels.
Wild, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, is a biopic of Cheryl Strayed and the film stars Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Thomas Sadoski in the lead roles. Reese plays the character of Cheryl who decides to go on a thousand miles hike all alone to the Pacific Crest Trail which is one of longest and the most difficult trail.
In the process to get some sanity back after her divorce, the death of her mother and some self destructive actions which ruin her life completely she starts of all alone and puts herself to this test of time.
Wild is American biographical drama which is based on Strayed’s memoir Wild: From lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail. It holds two Oscar nominations for the two leading ladies.
That is all for this week. Till next time … ciao!