Nikkhil Advani directs John Abraham and Mrunal Thakur in a fictionalised version of the Batla House operation.
Batla House, starring John Abraham, Mrunal Thakur, Ravi Kishan, Manish Chaudhari and Rajesh Sharma among others.
The movie is based on the Batla House encounter which took place in 2008. John plays the role of police officer Sanjeev Kumar Yadav in the film. Batla House also features actors like Mrunal Thakur, Ravi Kishan and Rajesh Sharma in pivotal parts.
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#BATLAHOUSE is a powerful saga which is sure to spark off discussions and debates.
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NDTV Rating: Two and a half stars (out of 5)
Batla House held together by a steady and solid star turn by John Abraham, leaves you with a feeling that it had the potential to be an absolute humdinger. But stray flashes apart, the dramatised true story drifts too far from the heart of the matter without delivering the expected drama. All said and done, the lead actor delivers, so his fans have no reason not to watch Batla House.
TIMES OF INDIA: Three and a half stars (out of 5)
Batla House Review: On 13th September 2008, serial blasts shook the city of Delhi killing 26 people and injuring over 100.A week later, on the morning of 19thSeptember 2008, a narrow bylane in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar, was rattled by the sounds of gunfire exchanges. Officially known as Operation Batla House, this was Delhi Police Special Cell’s shoot out with the alleged terrorists responsible for the Delhi blasts holed up in a flat, in the now infamous Batla House.This is perhaps one of the most controversial chapters of the Delhi Police as several questions were raised on the arrests and killings, including that of martyred encounter specialist and Delhi Police inspector Mohan Chand Sharma. The operation was spearheaded by then ACP and now DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav.
‘Batla House’, the film is a fictionalized account of the operation and the controversies that followed.
THE INDIANEXPRESS Batla House movie rating: One and a half stars
The other Hindi film of this week is also ‘inspired’ by real-life: the 2008 encounter at Batla House in which two ‘terrorists’ were killed. Doubts about and around the shoot-out were raised at the time, and continue to cloud the event.
But Bollywood is not interested in complexity, clearly. As far as Batla House is concerned, the cops were clearly in the right, and the group of young men holed out in that tiny flat were not ‘students’, as claimed, but armed members of the Indian Mujahideen (IM).
Ref: Ref: https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/movie-review/batla-house-movie-review-rating-john-abraham-5907080/