Batla House – The Bollywood Movie 2019 by John Abraham

Batla House is a 2019 Indian Hindi language Action Thriller film written by Ritesh Shah and directed by Nikkhil Advani. The film stars John Abraham opposite Mrunal Thakur. The trailer released on 10th July 2019 and the movie released in theatres on the occasion of Independence Day i.e. 15th August 2019 along with another film that is Mission Mangal.

The plot of Abraham’s Batla House is based on the Batla House encounter case that took place in Jamia Nagar in Delhi in 2008. This encounter claimed the lives of two alleged terrorists who were responsible for multiple bombings all over the country. In the story, Sanjeeb struggled a lot to catch the fugitives and prove the police acted lawfully.

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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.

Overview of Batla House – the Bollywood movie 2019:

The brilliantly choreographed action and chase sequences ensure several edges of the seat moments. Where Batla House falters is in the second half, when the proceedings slacken with the courtroom drama slowing it down further. Despite some clap worthy dialogues making it there. And some of the complexities and nuances are filtered down. Nora Fatehi’s dance number seems a force fit in an otherwise grim narrative, though her character is weaved in well. But there is no doubt this is John Abraham’s film all the way, he is well cast in the role of a committed ACP, who is a man of few words, and arguably gives his career’s best so far. Even his strained relationship with his wife Nandita (Mrunal Thakur) and his internal angst is etched out effectively. It’s an all-consuming role and John Abraham nails the body language and the intensity. Ravi Kishan as Inspector Kishan Kumar Verma and Mrunal Thakur are well cast though Rajesh Sharma as the defense lawyer (in a wig that is an eyesore), comes across as overdramatic.

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Batla House’, the film is a fictionalized account of the operation and the controversies that followed.

The trailer of Batla House – the Bollywood Movie:

Casting, Directors, Producers, Cinematography, Budget, Box office collection of Batla House:

Directed by Nikkhil Advani
Produced by Bhushan Kumar
Divya Khosla Kumar
Krishan Kumar
Monisha Advani
Madhu Bhojwani
John Abraham
Sandeep Leyzell
Written by Ritesh Shah
Starring John Abraham
Mrunal Thakur
Music by Songs:
Rochak Kohli
Tanishk Bagchi
Ankit Tiwari
John Stewart Eduri
Cinematography Saumik Mukherjee
Edited by Maahir Zaveri
Production Company T-Series
Emmay Entertainment
John Abraham Entertainment
Bake My Cake Films
Distributed by Panorama Studios
Anand Pandit Motion Pictures
Release date 15 August 2019
Running time 145 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget ₹47 Crore
Box office Estimation 113.38 Crore