Badal (2000) is an Action Crime Bollywood Movie released on 11 February, 2000.  The movie is produced by Salim Akhtar and Shama Akhtar and directed by Raj Kanwar who also wrote story for the movie. It was a commercial successful bollywood movie of 2000

Star Cast: Bobby Deol, Rani Mukherjee, Ashutosh Rana, Amrish Puri, Ashish Vidyarthi, Mayuri Kango, Johny Lever, Dina Pathak, Upasana Singh and Alok Nath.

Movie Plot: Badal (Bobby Deol), is a child and lives in a village with his mother, baby sister and honest & vigilant father. Once riots breake out in the village and some corrupt police officers, lead by Jaisingh Rana (Ashutosh Rana) brutally kill Badal’s honest father (Alok Nath), his mother and baby sister. However, Badal was lucky enough not to get attention of the killers. The young Badal vows to take revenge from the culprits.

Badal grows up becoming a terrorist whose definitive aim is to take revenge. To conquer his goal he travels to a small town and eventually meets with ACP Ranjeet Singh (Amrish Puri) who is an honest and kind hearted police man. Ranjeet Singh and his family teat Badal as their son and finally adopts him as his son. 

During his visit in the town Badal meets up with Rani (Rani Mukherjee) a cheerful, joyful and positive girl who soon falls for Badal. However, Badal does not reciprocate to her love as he knows that he would die some day in the hands of Police. But denial of father does not have any impact over Rani and she carry on with her love and affection towards Badal. Gradually, Badal also begins to cherish the affection of family of Ranjit Singh's endless love from Rani but he doesn’t want to forget his primary goal. But things take a drastic turn when Ranjit Singh and Jaisingh Rana come to know the real identity of Badal. While Ranjit Singh wants to stop Badal from making one more crime, Jaisingh Rana abducts Rani for his safeguard. 

Badal Music Review: There are six songs in the Movie which are penned by Sameer. Anu Malik has composed all these six songs

S. No. 

Song Name

Singer(s)

Featuring

Remarks

1

Marne Se Darta Hai Dil

Kavita Krishnamurthy and Sonu Nigam

Bobby Deol and Rani Mukherjee

This is a good romantic song

2

Jugni

Jaspinder Narula, Sukhwinder Singh, Anuradha Paudhwal, Anmol Malik

Amrish Puri, Neena Kulkarni, Bobby Deol

This is a family function song and is ok for one time watch.

3

Lal Garara

Sapna Awasthi, Jaspinder Narula, Anu Malik

Mink Brar, Rani Mukherjee, Bobby Deol

Lal Garara is an item number featuring mainly Mink Brar.

4

Yaar Yaara Mere Yaaram

Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudhwal

Bobby Deol, Rani Mukherjee

A catchy romantic song. 

5

Tujhe Dekh Ke Dil Mera Dole

Udit Narayan, Jaspinder Narula

Rani Mukherjee, Bobby Deol

The song carries catchy lyrics and can be listen more than once.

6

Allah Allah Main

Kavita Krishnamurthy, Anu Malik, Dominique

Suman Rangnathan, Vishwjeet Pradhan,  Ashutosh Rana

This is another item number featuring ‘Fareb’ fame Suman Rangnathan.

Songs are unnecessarily stuffed in the movie and at least three songs were not required in the movie. While the songs are more than average, background music is good and as per the script. 

Story and Screenplay: There is nothing new in the story and we have seen many such revenge stories. Screenplay is written by Sutanu Gupta and Robin Bhatt and they make it simply flat. There are not big twists and turns, no curiosity factor is there in the movie except a few which are too anticipated by the audience.

Acting: Bobby Deol looks good and sometimes resembles with Sunny Deol while performing action scenes. Rani Mukherjee is impressing in the bubbly kind of role whose only aim to have Badal in her lie. Amrish Puri and Ashutosh Rana are good but director could have used their talent in a better way. Rest of the actors in supportive role are merely for increasing the numbers.  

Direction: Raj Kanwar is basically known for his Masala Movies which contain Romance, Action, Item Numbers, Catchy Songs and full emotion and he has successfully done in many a times in Deewana (1992), Laadla (1994), Jaan (1996) and especially in Jeet (1996) etc. But Badal is comparatively weaker than his earlier movies. The director took much time than needed to establish the characters and their primary goals and that is why the run time of movie is 173 Minutes i.e. approximately 3 Hours. Perhaps Raj could not understand the fact that a good movie can be made even in one hour and Badal was required to be cut shot to make it more impressive. Director is the person who can make good movie even with a weak script but in Badal both were above average only. 

Rating: Bollywood Product- 6/10    IMDB- 4.9/10