Though his last film ‘Romeo Akbar Walter’ didn’t exactly get the box office numbers everyone had predicted, John Abraham is back with more! ‘Batla House’, a film based on the encounter that took place in Delhi in 2008. John Abraham leads the team of cops investigating the case, and attempts to unravel the truth behind what was termed by many as ‘fake encounter’.
One of the most decorated cops of India, and an encounter changed it all. Eleven years later, he arrives with his real story in #BatlaHouse.#BatlaHouseTrailer out today.@mrunal0801 @ravikishann @nikkhiladvani @writish @TSeries @EmmayEntertain @johnabrahament @bakemycakefilms pic.twitter.com/LNH5Pyr4X3
— John Abraham (@TheJohnAbraham) July 10, 2019
Batla House revolves around a series of blasts that had occurred in Delhi in the month of September 2008. The serial blasts had claimed lives of 28 people and injured 133 others. The Special Cell of the Delhi Police had then conducted a raid in a flat in Batla House, wherein two were killed.
Later, several political leaders claimed that the encounters held were fake – as did the investigations carried out in the same regard. The two people killed in the attacks were supposedly University students. The film Batla House re-examines the facts around the case, as John Abraham asks in the trailer, “Hum nahi kehte ki woh students nahi the. Par kya woh bekasur the?”
John Abraham is in the lead role as DCP Sandeep Kumar Yadav, the cop who helmed Operation Batla House. The cop gives his everything to prove his actions and fights till the very end. The film also stars Mrunal Thakur. Batla House is directed by Nikkhil Advani.
The film releases on August 15, and will face a clash with Mission Mangal and Saaho. The second season of Sacred Games also releases on Netflix on the same day. Watch the trailer here –