Batla House is based on the controversial encounter that took place in 2008 in Delhi and now the movie is directed by Nikhil Advani, featuring John Abraham, Mrunal Thakur, Manish Chaudhary and Rajesh Sharma as lead characters. It is scheduled to release on 15th August 2019including other actors namely Abdul Qadir Amin, Ravi Kishan and Nora Fatehi. The incident took place on 19th September 2008 where there was a shoot out against Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorist group in Batla house locality on Jamia Nagar, Delhi. The director announced in March 2018 that he had obtained all the necessary NOCs required for the film. According to the reports of the encounter two suspected terrorists were gunned down, two others arrested while one accused escaped. The movie trailer was released on Wednesday which displays John Abraham as DCP Sanjay Kumar Yadav based on the real-life character of Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, one of the officers of the task force who is the recipient of 8 President Gallantry Awards. The film portrays a no-nonsense character by John Abraham, who continues his investigation even after being awarded a medal for his work. In reality, the officer responsible to lead the mission was blamed to have killed 5 innocent students studying at a reputed college in Delhi on a baseless allegation of them being terrorists.
Although the release clashes with Akshay Kumar’s Mission Mangal and season 2 of Netflix’s first Indian original, Sacred Games, the movie has its own viewer population that are either hard core patriots or fans of the actor John Abraham. The album is a muti-composer with four soundtracks. Written and composed by Tanishk Bagchi, ‘O Saki Saki’ is a recreation of Saaki Saaki from the 2004 film, Musafir, composed by Vishal-Shekhar. The second track ‘Rula diya’ takes a turn to the emotional side, written by Prince Dubey and sung by Ankit Tiwari.
The critics are appreciative of the story line and the acting of the leads in the movie. This 2 hours and 30 minutes long drama/thriller is just what you need to get your patriotism on this Independence Day with a ROTTEN TOMATOES rating of 86% and 8/10 by IMDb.
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