Batla House Movie Review - Critics

August 17, 2019

Batla House Movie Review - Critics

List of Batla House Movie Review from various popular critics and news portals. Kindly bookmark this page to check all the reviews which will be updated accordingly.

Total Reviews - 19

Average Score - 2.82/5


Overall Word of Mouth (Critics) - Mixed to Positive!




1. Mid-Day -

Rating Score -> 3.5/5
On the whole, Batla House is the perfect watch on Independence Day with friends and family. The over-the-top dialogues could have been a tad more subtle, but considering the pan-India audience, we suppose we can be lenient here. The action sequences are executed perfectly and keep you on your toes. 
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2. Times of India -

Rating Score -> 3.5/5
But there is no doubt this is John Abraham’s film all the way, he is well cast in the role of a committed ACP, who is a man of few words, and arguably gives his career’s best so far. Despite some of the flaws, 'Batla House' makes for a gripping, intense watch. 
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3. Mumbai Mirror -

Rating Score -> 3/5
Fatehi gyrating to the rendition of “O Saki Saki”, Abraham packing his punches with a pinch of expression and a climax that finds multiple medals jostling for space on the hero’s inflated chest — it’s safe to say, this one has something for everyone.
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4. Bollywood Bubble -

Rating Score -> 2.5/5
Despite a strong concept and sincere performances, ‘Batla House’ fails to keep you on the edge of your seats. The script beats around the bush a bit too much, and except for a few scenes (the climax scene in the court and the encounter itself), most of the movie is a snooze fest.
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5. Newsd -

Rating Score -> 2.5/5
To conclude, it is safe to say that on the occasion of Independence day, a film like Batla House is needed in order to make us unfold few pages of our history. Despite some of the flaws and loosely written dialogues, director Nikkhil Advani has deftly handled a complex subject.
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6. Glamsham -

Rating Score -> 4/5
BATLA HOUSE is a massy/crowd pleasing distillation of Operation Batla House that manages to share some facts on heroisms, valour, faith, religion and the politics behind. It also checks the reality between fake and real encounters, the ethics behind protest where John Abraham surpasses himself as an actor as DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav. Going with generous four - an extra for John, and the topicality odf the subject.
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7. Latestly -

Rating Score -> 2.5/5
Batla House is the kind of a film that will work at the box office, going by a certain trend that makes films like Satyameva Jayate and Uri end up being hits. I only wish that there was a better variance in how the real events that inspired the film were treated. Instead of taking a completely filmy route, and throw the ambiguity out of the window.
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8. Urban Asian -

Rating Score -> 4/5
Nikkhil Advani has done a great job in his direction. We couldn’t find any flaw in the entire movie. Everything felt so real and gripping. Overall Batla House is just superb and is a must watch! Everyone needs to watch this true story.
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9. Desi Martini -

Rating Score -> 3.5/5
The editing was crisp, the way the flashbacks are told, the encounter scenes so on and so forth are edgy and make sure that the audience is absolutely engrossed in the narrative. All in all a film that makes an impact on the viewer, a story that should have been told a long time back and a display of what great direction is!
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10. Indian Express -

Rating Score -> 1.5/5
John 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.
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11. News 18 -

Rating Score -> 3/5
Batla House combines all the essential tropes of mainstream Bollywood films in remarkably entertaining fashion, and make you sit and notice the fluidity of the narrative.
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12. Komal Nahta -

Rating Score -> N/A
On the whole, Batla House, abounding in action, is just about average in merits but it will do business that’s better than its merits because of the good start it has taken today (thanks to the double holiday for Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan) and on the strength of collections in North India as the audience there is fond of action films. The producers have already made a profit on the table while the distributors would break even.
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13. Anupama Chopra -

Rating Score -> N/A
Which is why Batla House will satisfy John Abraham fans. Those biceps were not made for nuances. Viewers looking for a more layered exploration of izzat, farz, desh should probably go elsewhere.
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14. Raja Sen / Hindustan Times -

Rating Score -> 2/5
In a powerful melodramatic motif, Abraham keeps rubbing his medal, imagining it to be blood-stained, a la Lady Macbeth. At one point he asks if there has ever been another police encounter where an Inspector has been shot — a tacit suggestion that other encounters without slain cops are mostly staged. His legal defence intriguingly includes the phrase “binary opposition,” but doesn’t move beyond a mention. There was merit to the idea, but I wish they’d rubbed at it harder..
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15. India Today -

Rating Score -> 2/5
The protagonist, as we always know, is never in any real danger of losing either his job or credibility because the film clearly establishes the sequence of events early on. The Rashomon Effect, contradictory interpretations of a single event, is only introduced towards the end. By then, the film's conclusion is like most other police encounters. Fairly predictable.
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16. Zee News -

Rating Score -> 2.5/5
John Abraham's act apart, there is not much to talk about among the cast. Mrunal Thakur, seen recently in the Hrithik Roshan-starrer "Super 30", suffers from a badly-penned role. Even a proven talent as Rajesh Sharma (as the defence lawyer) slips into the tendency to ham. "Batla House" could have been a terrific film. It remains a tepid effort.
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17. The Quint -

Rating Score -> 2.5/5
At 146 minutes, the length of Batla House does pinch at times and other characters in the film hardly get a chance to develop. The conflict that plays out in DCP Sanjeev Kumar’s mind and as a result in the minds of the viewers adds a layer of extra intrigue which works in favour of Batla House. But, in order to make it more populist and simplistic, some of the pleasures of the film dwindle. Still there is enough in it for John Abraham fans to cheer about.
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18. Republic -

Rating Score -> 3.5/5
'Batla House' is an impressive action thriller, aided by impressive performances and fine direction, that gives a fitting tribute to the police officers. It goes without saying, 'Batla House' rests on the broad shoulders of John Abraham and he uplifts it with a stupendous performance. From the portrayal of his troubled equation with wife, hallucination scenes, investigation of the terrorists with verses from Quran, or beating up the accused, the actor nails the role to the T. It won’t come as a surprise if he is finally honoured with an award, after a string of patriotic roles. 
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19. The Week -

Rating Score -> 2/5
With a conflicted John Abraham leading the wobbly operation as Sanjay Kumar, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Batla House is an engaging watch. But only if you keep your attention trained on John Abraham. He is the lynchpin who has everyone in thrall, including his TV journalist wife who addresses him as "Sanjayji" unironically and unconvincingly.
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2 comments:

  1. They always throw in these 2.5 stars reviews to throw us of from the fact that as a whole, these reviews are paid.

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