Batla House Movie Review :
Director– Nikhil Advani
Starcast – John Abraham and Mrunal Thakur
Genre – Action Thriller
Producer– Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, John Abraham and Sandeep Leyzell
Production Companies – T-Series, Emmay Entertainment, John Abraham Entertainment, and Bake My Cake Films
Cinematography – Saumik Mukherjee
Running time – 146 minutes
Ratings – 4/5
The film is inspired by the real incidences took place in 2008. The Batla House encounter was carried out by Delhi Police led by the then ACP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, which is played by John Abraham. This then triggered the good and the bad debate as many called the students killed in the encounter as innocents but the Delhi Police claimed the opposite. This led a controversy in the media, while the trail for the case is still going on. So, what goes in it is interesting to explore in the media.
Batla House Review
It’s not that easy to make such films that are based on controversial issues like Batla House Encounter, as it requires guts, but thanks to firebrand filmmakers like Nikhil Advani, it turned into reality. However, he has added several things just to boost up the entertainment value of the film. With films like these, the director often takes creative liberty and this film is certainly not an exception. Moreover, Advani has gone too far to leverage this liberty showing many more things, which wasn’t the part of the encounter. But at the same time, he has tried to keep things too realistic giving an authentic appeal for the audience.
Now, talking about the performances, John Abraham is too good and showcased his action with a great impression. While playing the role of ACP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, he left no stone unturned to look like a real cop and an encounter specialist. The others like Mrunal Thakur who has a limited space over the screen along with Ravi Kishan playing KK and others have also done a decent job. Talking about the direction, Advani has done a decent job except for the bit of repetitiveness, which crops up the patches. The other elements like music, screenplay, photography and other things went perfect and don’t forget to catch the Saki Saki dance of Nora Fatehi along with other numbers clubbed properly.
Batla House – The Last Word
The film Batla House seems to have housed well, however, it could be cozier had the makers have taken care of other elements. Nonetheless, it is worth watching as far as content, action, and performances are concerned.