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‘Batla House’ Movie Review: An average thriller that fails to keep things moving at a quick nip

Directed By: Nikkhil Advani

Produced By: T-Series, Emmay Entertainment, JA Entertainment, Bake My Cake Films

Cast: John Abraham, Mrunal Thakur

Bollywood Bubble Rating: 2.5/5

Despite a strong concept and sincere performances, ‘Batla House’ fails to keep you on the edge of your seats. The script beats around the bush a bit too much, and except for a few scenes (the climax scene in the court and the encounter itself), most of the movie is a snooze fest.

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The movie begins by showing a series of blasts carried out by the Indian Mujahideen. People are pointing fingers at the police for not being able to do anything. In retaliation, Delhi Police’s special cell carries out an encounter at Batla House. Unfortunately, the people and the media consider the encounter as fake and its victims as students (not terrorists). ACP Sanjeev Kumar (John Abraham) tries his best to prove his team’s righteousness and it’s only at the end that he succeeds.

As far as performances are concerned, John Abraham effortlessly nails the role of a cop. He is convincing and you really feel bad when the entire world is pointing fingers at him. While he doesn’t have great dialogues for most of the movie, he finds his A-Game at the end when the script really allows him to showcase his seething anger.

Even the action sequences are deftly executed, and you can feel the tension in the air. If only, these sequences would have been a part of a tighter script, we would have given ‘Batla House’ an extra star.

Final verdict: 

You can watch it if you are a fan of cop dramas. But don’t expect to see anything that you haven’t seen before.

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