After the much anticipation and the buzz around its subject, John Abraham’s Batla House has finally hit the screens today. The film’s story is somewhere inspired by the Batla House encounters which took place in Delhi. Those who are unaware, Batla House Encounters are one of the many such cases which accused the Police forces of holding a fake encounter in 2008.
Helmed by Nikkhil Advani, the film revolves around the struggles faced by DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav ( played by John Abraham ). So what if the final verdict in this case is still on hold, this film will definitely leave you on the edge of your seat.
In the last few years, John has created a good niche among his audiences with such action films.
While the second half of this film is more about DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav’s equation with his wife ( played by Mrunal Thakur ), The first half is more of action and of course the encounters. It is crisp, engaging and filled with some raw action which we could expect from a John Abraham film.
There are a few impactful dialogues in the film and a glimpse of it we have already seen in the trailer of the film.
None of the film’s songs were forcefully added to the story but yes we must say that Saki Saki will definitely make you blow a whistle in the middle of a movie. Nora Fatehi’s character is of a dancer and apart from the song, she also has a pivotal role in the film’s plot. The art and makeup departments have also done a decent job to give the audience a visual connect with the characters and the locations.
In short, Batla House is a movie made for those who want to revisit the pages of history. On Independence Day, the police officers deserve a film like this to remind us that there is a world in between the two extremes of ‘memes’ revolving over the internet and the hyper-national portrayal of the forces.
Overall, Batla House is a film you can put your money on.