Movie Review: Batla House

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Films based on or inspired from true incidents always have an edge, especially if made well. A recent classic example being ARTICLE 15, loosely inspired from Badaun rape case and Una flogging incident, and which became a commercial success. Now Nikkhil Advani attempts to unravel the mystery behind the more-than-a-decade-old Batla House encounter in his flick, also titled BATLA HOUSE. So does BATLA HOUSE give viewers an entertaining and thrilling time? Or does it fail to entice? Let’s analyse.

is visually great.

Soumik Mukherjee’s cinematography is topnotch. This is especially in the interior scenes of Batla House flat and in the chase sequence in the small town. Priya Suhas’s production design is quite realistic. Amin Khatib’s action is thrilling and yet not gory or disturbing at all. Maahir Zaveri’s editing is razor sharp in many scenes and also stylish. But this kind of editing also affects the impact in some of the scenes in the first half.

On the whole, BATLA HOUSE is a powerful saga which is sure to spark off discussions and debates. The relevant plot, watertight screenplay, clapworthy moments and terrific performance by John Abraham make BATLA HOUSE one of the finest films of the year. At the box office, it will have a promising run. Recommended!

Orinigally posted on : Bollywood Hungama

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