These are indeed exciting days for Bollywood as newer subjects are being attempted by major stars and director of repute while ensuring that there is good commercial appeal to them as well. This is how Batla House is turning out to be which is based on true events that took place a little over a decade back in Delhi.
The film’s promo was quite good and made heads turn instantly. Moreover, with John Abraham occupying the frame, there was instant attention since he has done quite well in a film belonging to similar genre and aimed at similar audience, Parmanu – The Story of Pokharan. Also, Nikkhil Advani has a knack for making such gritty dramatic thrillers, case in point being D-Day, which in my view is his most accomplished work till date.
The film has found good visibility ever since its release and what works in its favour is the fact that it is aimed at multiplexes as well as single screen theatres. As per insider reports, the film has turned out to be a massy entertainer and would entice quite whistles and claps. Now if that indeed turns out to be the case then Batla House could well emerge as yet another Satyameva Jayate for Nikkhil Advani and John Abraham.
Going by the trends so far, the film should open around the Rs. 18 crores mark and then see good hold over rest of the weekend if the audience reports are good as well. Batla House is seeing a wide release for itself despite the arrival of Mission Mangal and should turn out to be yet another addition to Bollywood winners this year.