Even after a tough clash with Akshay Kumar’s Mission Mangal, Batla House starring John Abraham is on its way to cross the Rs 50-crore mark. Yes, even though Akshay starrer remains ahead on an opening day, the John starrer thriller is not far behind.
On its opening day, the film managed to collect a total of Rs 15.55 crore at the box office. The film picked up the pace on Sunday after making Rs 35.29 crore within three days of its release.
It made Rs 12.70 crore on Sunday which took the four-day collection to Rs 47.99 crore.
While talking about the box office collection, Taran Adarsh tweeted,
“#BatlaHouse has a healthy extended weekend... Gathered momentum on Day 3 and 4... Faring better in #DelhiUP... Will need to maintain the pace on weekdays... Thu 15.55 cr, Fri 8.84 cr, Sat 10.90 cr, Sun 12.70 cr. Total: ₹ 47.99 cr. India biz.”
Due to such record, the flick has registered as the second-highest opening day collection for John Abraham after his previous Independence Day release 'Satyameva Jayate' which had earned Rs 19.65 crore on its opening day.
In a recent interview with media, John Abraham, who has been in the industry for 15 years now, opened up on the criticism he received while working in the industry. He said,
“'I don't deserve to be in this industry' is the worst piece of criticism I've ever received. I got that from day one. It's been about 17 years since then. Most people who said that are now married with children, half of them have retired, some have left their jobs. I am still here.”
Talking about the film, it is based on the real story of the controversial encounter that took place six days after the capital was rocked by a series of blasts by Indian Mujahideen terrorist group that took place in Delhi on September 19, 2008. John, in the flick, plays the role of ACP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, who was a real-life key figure in the Delhi Police's special cell.
If you have this thirst for the movies with the patriotism genre, then you must watch this fascinating premise with notable performances from Mrunal Thakkar, Ravi Kishan, and Nora Fatehi. And, John Abraham, a man of few words, arguably gives his career’s best so far.
While reviewing the flick, Karan Johar wrote,
“A film of perspectives! A film rooted in a real incident and yet expressed with relevance! Congratulations to team #BatlaHouse for pulling off a true story with solid sincerity! Career best work by @TheJohnAbraham and assured direction by @nikkhiladvani”
Nikkhil Advani’s ‘Batla House,’ told through the eyes of an upright ACP Sanjay Kumar (John Abraham), attempts to balance out the narrative without taking any apparent sides. And, with the story of an honest ACP at its center, it packs in the right dose of patriotism. Moreover, for the most part, the film stays true to the genre, paced like a thriller.
In all we can say, it is a must-watch film!