The trailer of John Abraham's much-celebrated venture 'Batla House' surfaced on Wednesday, July 10, and fans seem to be really intrigued by the same. The action thriller film which is inspired by the Operation Batla House that took place in 2008, stars John Abraham in the lead role as a police officer named Sanjeev Kumar Yadav. It showcases the hardships a team of 7 Delhi cops had to go through to justify their action, after they were dragged into controversy owing to an encounter with terrorists in Batla House locality in Jamia Nagar, Delhi. Although not much about the plot of the film is revealed, it promises to unfold the story behind the much-debated encounter.
Watch the trailer here:
Fans seem to be very much impressed by the trailer. No sooner had John unveiled the trailer on Twitter, netizens have expressed their excitement about flooding the post with comments.
Here's how netizens have reacted to the post:
Operation Batla House, that took place on 19 September 2008 was a gun encounter between Delhi Police and Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorists in Batla House locality in Jamia Nagar, Delhi. As per media reports, following the five serial blasts in Delhi on 13 September 2008, a team of 7 Delhi Police personals led by inspector Mohan Chand Sharma raided the location in connection with the bomb blasts. Two suspected terrorists, Atif Ameen, and Mohammad Sajid were killed during the encounter while two other suspects, Mohammad Saif and Zeeshan, were taken into custody. One accused Ariz Khan managed to escape, however, he was later arrested from the Indo-China border.
The investigation following the encounter led to arrest of a number of local people, leading to widespread allegations and protests by political parties, civil society groups, activists, especially teachers and students of the Jamia Millia Islamia University.
Directed by Nikkhil Advani and produced by Bhushan Kumar, the film is scheduled to release theatrically on August 15, 2019.
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