Batla House Review

Inspired by the 2008 Batla House encounter, this movie has drama, action and delivers on various counts. While the movie is gripping, with nice background music, there are times when you see the director introducing songs in true Bollywood style. The movie has already got of to a good start at the box-office so we expect it to do well.

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Ratings: 2.5/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site: News18 There is much to admire in Batla House but the film is ultimately betrayed by its own prejudices. In one scene Sanjeev wakes up from a nightmare in which he’s mobbed by men wearing skull caps. The film wants to be viewed as a complex search for answers, a nuanced, layered drama about an incident from the past whose central conflict is as relevant today. That sounds good on paper. In practice though the film is lacking in any complexity or nuance.I’m going with two-and-a-half out of five for Batla House. It’s never a complete waste of time, but there was potential for so much more. Visit Site For more.

Ratings: Review By: Anupama Chopra Site: Filmcompanion What saves the day is a burst of full-blown melodrama. In the climactic courtroom scene, Sanjay gives a rousing speech and Rajesh Sharma as the defense lawyer hams to glory. He presents the students’ point of view. But make no mistake, Batla House isn’t a Rashomon-like investigation of many truths. The film is firmly on the side of the beleaguered cops and it makes its point with the subtlety of a sledgehammer. Which is why Batla House will satisfy John Abraham fans. Those biceps were not made for nuances. Viewers looking for a more layered exploration of izzat, farz, desh should probably go elsewhere. Visit Site For more.


Ratings: 1.5/5 Review By: Shubhra Site: Indian Express Abraham is strictly one-note, which may be how dour cops are meant to come off, but it becomes same-same in a screenplay stretched to show off a well-muscled chest. Thakur who displayed a pleasing perkiness in Super 30, is at sea here. Chaudhary as a top cop comes off better. And Kishan, who livens up the film every time he comes on, is dispensed with much too soon. Visit Site For more.

Ratings: 2.5/5 Review By: Saibal Site: NDTV 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. Visit Site For more.

Ratings: 3.5/5 Review By: Rohit Vats Site: News18 Apart from a scene or two, in which Abraham plays to the gallery without any qualms, Batla House presents him as an able actor with good understanding of the milieu he is operating in. Just that, don’t look for legitimacy at every juncture.Batla House has ingredients to keep you engaged for more than 140 minutes, provided which side are you on—activists who still smell a foul play or police that claims to have not heard of anything substantial from Indian Mujahideen after that September encounter! Visit Site For more.

Ratings: 3.5/5 Review By: Sreeparna Site: Times Of India Nikkhil Advani’s ‘Batla House’ attempts to balance out the narrative without taking any apparent sides. And yet packs in the right dose of patriotism with the story of an honest ACP at its center. Paced as a thriller, for most part the film stays true to the genre. Batla House plays out as a taut film with the tension entwined throughout, leaving you with knots in the stomach.The brilliantly choreographed action and chase sequences ensure several edge of the seat moments. Where Batla House falters is in the second half, when the proceedings slacken with the court room drama slowing it down further. Visit Site For more.


The movie is inspired by the Controversial encounter operation which happened in 2008. Media was not convined that it was a genuine encounter. More than a decade later, you get to see the truth behind the ‘Batla House encounter’. The movie is a true story of an honest police officer.

  • BATLA HOUSE RELEASE DATE: Aug 2, 2019 ( India)
  • BATLA HOUSE CAST: John Abraham as DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, Mrunal Thakur, Ravi Kishan
  • Director: Nikhil Advani
  • Producer: Bhushan Kumar, John Abraham
  • Run Time: 2 hour 25 Minutes

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