She wrote in her review, “Abraham is strictly one-note, which may be how dour cops are meant to come off, but it becomes same-same in a screenplay stretched to show off a well-muscled chest.”
She added, “Thakur who displayed a pleasing perkiness in Super 30, is at sea here. India biz.”
Directed by Nikkhil Advani, Batla House also stars Mrunal Thakur, Ravi Kishan, Nora Fatehi among others. He said, “I believe, after a while, you start working with actors who you don’t select, but they select you. And Kishan, who livens up the film every time he comes on, is dispensed with much too soon.”
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A tweet from film trade analyst Taran Adarsh reads, “#BatlaHouse is steady on weekdays… With no major opposition next week [till #Saaho], should continue to collect well… 15.55 cr, Fri 8.84 cr, Sat 10.90 cr, Sun 12.70 cr, Mon 5.05 cr, Tue 4.78 cr. John and I have now collaborated on three films and we both have similar taste in the stories we want to tell.”
The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave the film 1.5 stars. So, you don’t select John, John selects you. The film is based on the real-life controversial encounter case of 2008. Total: ₹ 57.82 cr. Chaudhary as a top cop comes off better. Director Nikhil Advani had earlier revealed to indianexpress.com as to why he chose John Abraham for the title role.