Directed by: Nikkhil Advani
Produced by: Monisha Advani, Madhu Advani, John Abraham, Sandeep Leyzell, Bhushan Kumar
Star cast: John Abraham, Mrunal Thakur, Nora fatehi
Our Opening Day Prediction
John Abraham and Nikkhil Advani take their collaboration further with ‘Batla House’. The thriller drama is inspired by Operation Batla House, an incident that allegedly took place against Indian Mujahideen terrorists in the Batla House in Delhi. The tagline says, ‘the story of India’s most decorated/controversial cop’. The case was about this one man who has had 70 encounters, a record 22 convictions from 30 cases and nine Gallantry Awards. John is playing the role of ACP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav in the investigative drama. Here are a few factors on why we think the film will do well at the box-office.
A real story has some sort of connectivity and that strikes a chord with the audience. ‘Batla House’, is one of those stories that was never spoken about and had been in the vault for years. It is based on the real story of the controversial encounter of Indian Mujahideen terrorists in Delhi, eleven years ago. As per the trailer, the film showcases the criticism that follows the encounter, which was termed a fake encounter and ACP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav is left to prove otherwise. A real-life story like this creates curiosity and has a scope in pulling in the audiences to watch the film.
Ever since the posters and trailer were out, it created a lot of buzz around and was well received. The posters looked intriguing with taglines like – ‘Kya yeh encounter farzi hai?’, ‘Izzat. Farz.Desh.’, ‘India’s most decorated/ controversial cop’. These made an impact and made the audiences eager to know more about the real life story and how! The trailer is crisp and content and doesn’t spill more than required to intrigue the viewers.