Humpty Sharma has shed his chocolate hero attire to adopt a more edgy look and how aptly so! Varun Dhawan’s new flick Badlapur, a neo-noir thriller has stunned the Bollywood fraternity and audiences alike.

The story, his acting and performances by other cast members have made the movie an almost perfect hit.

Ofcourse, the movie is not without its flaws but considering it being a thriller, it has made its mark with its unpredictable storyline and excellent performances, especially by Varun Dhawan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

The movie revolves around a dejected man, Raghu, who is devastated over the death of his wife, played by Yami Gautam, and his son in a random bank heist.

Once he finds about one of the criminals involved in the robbery, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, he sets out on a path of revenge. During the complex revenge saga between the two main characters, the movie treats the supporting female casts, Huma Qureshi, Pratima Kannan, Divya Datta and Radhika Apte in rather undue contempt.

The character of Raghu is played brilliantly by Varun Dhawan, showing he can act in all characters and form.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the criminal, Laiq, is perfect as usual, so much so that he steals the limelight from Varun Dhawan to an extent.

What stands the movie’s two main characters out from other predictable vengeful hero-villains duo is that it doesn’t portrays them as black and white, good and bad. It shows them in the true human form, as shades of grey, where heroes commit wrongful deeds to satisfy their thirst for revenge.

With movies’ crisp direction, the beautiful songs, the seamless transition of a fairytale hero to a vengeful man, the unpredictable twists and brilliant performances by the star cast, Badlapur is a must watch for anyone looking for a thriller this weekend.

Here are some Twitter reviews by celebrities and critics, praising the movie, Badlapur: