On India’s 73rd Independence Day, John Abraham is on the big screen with yet again a patriotic film again terrorism. The film ‘Batla House’ is based on an event that took place 11 years ago. However, the film only has a background of the event and it does not tell the actual incident that happened that day. Released on 15th August 20129, Batla House is expected to make a decent income if not to break any records.
Batla House Cast
- John Abraham – DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav
- Mrunal Thakur – Nandita Yadav (Sanjeev’s wife)
- Ravi Kishan – KK
- Manish Chaudhari – Police Commissioner Jaivir
- Rajesh Sharma – journalist
- Sonam Arora – KK’s Wife
- Sahidur Rahman – Dilshad Ahmed
- Kranti Prakash Jha – Adil Ameen
- Alok Pandey – Tufail
- Faizan Khan – Mohammed Javed
- Niranjan Jadhao – Sadiq
- Chirag Katrecha – Zia
- Yatharth Kansal – an Arif
Batla House Crew
- Director – Nikhil Advani
- Producers – Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, John Abraham, Sandeep Leyzell
- Writer – Ritesh Shah
- Cinematographer – Saumik Mukherjee
- Editor – Maahir Zaveri
More about Batla House
- Batla House is the product of T-Series, Emmay Entertainment, John Abraham Entertainment and Bake My Cake Films
- The movie gets released on 15th August 2019.
- The runtime of Batla House is 145 minutes.
- Batla House is an action thriller film
Batla House Songs
The music score credit of Batla House goes to John Stewart Eduri. The songs of the movie are as follows:
- O Saki Saki – sung by Neha Kakkar, Tulsi Kumar, B Praak
- Rula Diya – sung by Ankit Tiwari and Dhvani Bhanushali
- Jaako Rakhe – sung by Rochak Kohli and Navraj Hans
- TBA – sung by Armaan Malik and Neha Kakkar
Batla House Storyline
On 13th September 2008, there were serial blasts in Delhi. A few days after the blasts, there was an encounter done in the Batla House which is in Jamia Nagar of Delhi. The movie Batla house is based on this very real-life encounter.
However, many people regard this encounter as fake and many don’t believe that any such encounter took place in reality. The movie tries to bring out the mystery and reach to a conclusion. However, the film nowhere claims to show the exact happening at the encounter. It has just taken the background of the incident.
The entire movie is shown from the perspective of ACP Sanjay Kumar Yadav, a member of a special cell of Delhi Police.
Batla House Review
Batla House is based on the real-life incident at the Batla House of Delhi and tries to bring out the truth. In the role of ACP Sanjay Kumar Yadav, John Abraham has acted as the heart of the film. He seems to be carrying the entire film on his shoulders. His partner Mtrunal Thakur complements him well.
Though the supporting cast of the film is not very strong, they fit in well with their roles and contribute to taking the film at its best. Be is Ravi Kishan, Manish Choudhary or Rajesh Sharma, they have all done their job well.
Norah Fatehi has been added as a glamour element in the film and besides performing in the Saki Saki song, she has done a bit of acting as well.
Considering the dialogue delivery or the action scenes of the film, John Abraham has again left a mark of his presence everywhere. His chemistry with Mrunsl Thakur is adding life to the movie.
Talking about the direction, the movie has been directed by Nikhil Advani. He has very openly brought up the entire story of the Batla House. He has tried to present the Indian Police in a different manner and his representation of the Police appears very real and raw.
Besides all these, the movie is full of effective background music, good dialogues, and excellent dialogue deliveries.
Relating to the songs of the film, songs like Rula Diya and Jaako Raakhe are melodious songs that fitt in well with the movie and soothe the ears. The song Saki Saki has already become a super hit. Norah Fatehi’s performance in Saki Saki is worth praise. However, Saki Saki does not fit in the movie and should have been added at the end of the movie.
The story of the film is full of patriotism and emotion and it has come up even better with Nikhil’s direction. The first half of the movie is very grippy and is enough to prevent you from leaving your seat. The second half seems a bit long and stretchy. Especially the court scene appears a little lengthy boring. But the ending is satisfactory and you won’t regret tolerating the lengthy part.
The story of the film is quite predictable but the way it is put up has been able to keep the interest of the audience till the end.
Overall, Batla House is a good film worth giving a watch. And if you love thrillers and action, this is not at all for you to leave.