John Abraham film continues winning streak-Box office collection Day 7

The Independence Day window has proved to be second-time lucky for John Abraham. After delivering the smash-hit Satyameva Jayate last year, he came out with Batla House on the holiday this year.Batla House, directed by Nikkhil Advani, crossed the Rs 50-crore milestone in just five days of its release and continues to hold its ground at the box office despite facing stiff competition from the other big Bollywood release on August 15, Jagan Shakti's space drama Mission Mangal, headlined by Akshay Kumar.

Batla House is the latest patriotic film featuring John, after Force 2, Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, Satyameva Jayate and Romeo Akbar Walter. Batla House is based on the real-life Batla House encounter in September 2008, which took place a few days after five serial blasts rocked the capital.In the shootout between the Delhi Police and alleged terrorists of the Indian Mujahideen, two suspected terrorists and a decorated officer were killed. John plays Sanjay Kumar, a character modelled on DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav of Delhi Police's special cell, who was honoured with the President's Gallantry Award for his role in the shootout.

Batla House also stars Mrunal Thakur, Ravi Kishan and Rajesh Sharma in pivotal roles. Nora Fatehi, who makes a cameo appearance, has been in the news for her sizzling performance in the reprised version of O Saki Saki.India Today reviewer Sandeep Unnithan gave Batla House 2 stars out of 5 and wrote, "Director Nikkhil Advani's return to the gangster-terrorist thriller genre after his 2013 D-Day, starts on a promising note, but then tires itself out by meandering across the countryside. Not in the least bit because it features an item number. Because there's always room for an item song in a terrorist chase."

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