Along with Akshay Kumar's Mission Mangal, Independence Day also saw the release of John Abraham's action drama Batla House. John is back in his action avatar for the movie. John's action avatar has always turned out to be quite successful. We saw him in the cop avatar in Dishoom, Force franchise and Satyameva Jayate, and with Batla House the actor returned to his space. John Abraham plays the character of ACP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav in the film who is at the crux of a supposed cover-up. And although the movie has opened to mixed reviews, early estimates suggest that the movie is off to a good start.
The movie is pitted at the box office, against Akshay Kumar's sci-fi film Mission Mangal. However, despite the clash, early estimates suggest that John's film made a decent opening at the ticket window. According to early estimates, Batla House will earn a whopping Rs 15 crore (approx) on its first day. However, if the competition is taken into consideration, Abraham's film is lagging behind. Mission Mangal is off to a great start with a whopping estimated collection of Rs 26-30 crores. This also makes the sci-fi drama, Kumar's highest opener.
Although Batla House is lagging behind, it has managed to kick off to a good start. The movie narrates the story of one of the most-talked-about police operations in recent times, which is of the encounter at L-Batla House. Batla House is shot across Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Mumbai and Nepal and is jointly produced by Bhushan Kumar, Nikkhil Advani and John Abraham. The film marks the second collaboration between John and Nikkhil Advani after Salaam-E-Ishq.
In our review, the movie earned three stars out of five. "John Abraham is at his home territory as he portrays the role of a decorated officer and it's nothing we have not seen already. Watch it for the depiction of real life incidents and the obvious cinematic liberties. It's not really the independence day treat but makes for a one-time watch," a part of the review read.
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