July 1, 2022


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Batla House Review: An Eye-Opener!

An action thriller based on 2008 police encounter in Delhi’s Batla House which raised questions across the nation. Was it a cover-up or a real victory for the Delhi police? Eleven years later, the truth is revealed in BatlaHouse.

Plus Points:
• John Abraham perfectly suits to the role. Mrunal Thakur as John’s wife made her presence felt in a man driven subject. Ravi Kishan & other supporting cast have acted quite well.
• Nikhil Advani has succeeded in making a thrilling investigative film on a real encounter.
• Dialogues are extraordinary in the courtroom drama.
• Action scenes are well executed.

Minus Points:
• Too much cinematic liberty has been taken. After an initial encounter, entire investigation scenes may not go well with the masses.
• No hit number (Rochak Kohli, Tanishk Bagchi, Ankit Tiwari & Stereo Nation). However, a forced item number of Nora Fatehi (remix version of “Saki Saki”) is picturized well.
• Editing (Maahir Zaveri) could’ve been sharper. The pace is slow in the first half.
• Thin storyline (Ritesh Shah). Dialogues lack punches. The screenplay too is weak in the first half.
• The film is devoid of entertainment. It’s only in the climax that the Batla House story is revealed. It’s the poorest form of screenplay writing.

Rating: 3.5 Stars

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