Batla House Movie Review: John Abraham delivers a Knockout performance
Some of the interesting facts become open to the Public when movies are made based on the real life incidents. This John Abraham Starrer is based on the famous Batla House Encounter case which took place in 2008 .
The Movie starts with the serial blasts in Delhi clearly indicating the highly active terrorists successful in their hidden agenda. When there is some lead about the Terrorists residing in L-18 Batla House flat, ACP Sanjay Kumar( John Abraham) and his Team plan to hunt them down . It is the bold move from Inspector KK Verma ( Ravi Kishan) that results in firing from both the sides . This attack leaves Inspector KK Verma seriously injured, two Terrorists killed, two escape and one held captive. As the Team starts Interrogating the accused in the Police custody, a lot about their mode of thinking has been discovered. When Inspector KK Verma dies in the Hospital, a lot of questions are raised about this encounter. There are accusations about conflict between ACP SanjayKumar and Inspector KK Verma and police unable to find the real culprits trying to target innocent students at the Batla House. Despite not getting the permission from the Police Commissioner, ACP and his team head for Nizampur to arrest Dilshaad ahmed who escaped from Batla House during the encounter. When the Pubilc and politicians revolt against the Delhi Police, ACP and his team have to return back empty handed resulting in a lot of backlash. Trying to save her troubled marriage with the ACP Sanjay Kumar , his wife Nandita(Mrinal Takur) offers moral support to him , gets him treated for his mild hallucination problems. Despite a lot of pressure from all corners to close the case, how does ACP and team hunt down Dilshaad Ahmed? How does he confront the defence lawyer ( Rajesh Sharma) in the court in order to prove that Batla House was not a fake encounter?
Director Nikhil Advani has been highly successful in handling this thriller in a powerful and interesting manner .He has spiced up the real life incident with right dosage of action, suspense, conspiracy and Court room scenes. Some of the scenes like the Nizampur chase ,has been brilliantly shot. Full marks to the fiery dialogues and the impressive Background score
This one is John Abraham Show all the way. He delivers one his career best performances with a completely different approach. He is very impressive during the interrogation scene, dealing with hallucinations, his concern about judicial enquiry to name a few. His dignity and confidence when confronting the defence lawyer is a real treat to watch. Mrunal Takur playing his wife ably supports him. Rajesh Sharma as defence Lawyer is terrific. Ravi Kishan and Nora Fatheh do justice to their roles