- The Independence Day holiday boosted the film's business
- Batla House is directed by Nikkhil Advani
- The film needs to perform well over the weekend
John Abraham's Batla House, directed by Nikkhil Advani, collected a little over Rs 14 crore on the opening day, tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh. The film is off to a decent start, unlike Mission Mangal, featuring Akshay Kumar, Viday Balan, Taapsee Pannu and others in an ensemble cast, which collected a 'fantabulous' Rs 29 crore. Though the Independence Day holiday worked in the film's favour, the clash with Mission Mangal dented its box office growth. "Batla House fares well on Day 1, although the numbers are affected due to the clash... Gathered momentum post noon onwards... Independence Day holiday gave its business additional push... Will need to score from Friday to Sunday... Thursday India business is Rs 14.59 crore," tweeted Taran Adarsh.
Here's the opening day numbers of Batla House:
#BatlaHouse fares well on Day 1, although the numbers are affected due to the clash... Gathered momentum post noon onwards... #IndependenceDay holiday gave its biz additional push... Will need to score from Fri-Sun... Thu 14.59 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 16, 2019
Meanwhile, here's the first day box office report card of Mission Mangal:
#MissionMangal takes a fantabulous start... #IndependenceDay holiday gives biz an additional boost... Multiplexes outstanding, mass circuits good... Emerges Akshay Kumar's biggest opener... Thu 29.16 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 16, 2019
Batla House based on the controversial police encounter that took place took place in New Delhi's Jamia Nagar in 2008, in which two suspected terrorists were killed. John Abraham plays the role of DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, who along with his team, was put under the scanner after theories of it being a fake encounter went viral.
Watch the trailer of Bata House:
Batla Houseopened to lukewarm reviews and film critic Saibal Chatterjee wrote in his review for NDTV: "Batla House begins on an impressively strong note but then trails off into a haze of uncertainties stemming from the erratic, contradictory pulls and tugs of the plot." He gave the film 2.5 stars out of five.
Batla House also stars Mrunal Thakur, Ravi Kishan, Manish Chaudhari and Rajesh Sharma.
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