Varun, who has shed his guy next door image for the role of a vengeful husband, took to micro-blogging site Twitter to praise the team behind making the film into a reality.

"The entire team has worked very hard but sriram Raghvan and Dino are the real heroes who made this film...Jai sriram dino#badlapur," he tweeted.

The actor added that the surprise element and thrill made him pick the project, which hit the theaters on Friday.

"Today is the day. All I can say is I did #badlapur because I felt you guys would be shocked and entertained to watch a film like that," he added.

'Badlapur' also features Yami Gautam, Huma Qureshi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte in key roles.

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