'Batla House' teasers: John Abraham leads the controversial film

Batla House poster Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 08, 2019, 07.12 PM (IST)

‘Batla House’ teasers are out as it takes a look at the country’s one of the most controversial events. 

The Nikkhil Advani directorial is based on the 2008 Batla House encounter in which two suspects were killed, the other two arrested, while another suspect escaped. 

During the shootout, encounter specialist Mohan Chand Sharma had also died.

In the first teaser, we see a shootout take place in a confined room with John Abraham’s voiceover in the end saying, “Uss din kya hua Batla House mein, kya hum galat the? Kya main galat tha? (Whatever happened in Batla House on that fateful day, were we in the wrong? Was I wrong?).

As the first promo concludes, a few lines appear on the screen which reads, “In 2008, a few gunshots created many stories. Eleven years later, we give you the real story.”

In another promo, news announcers are heard saying that the government is involved in some kind of mix-up to cover who was killed in the encounter and that in all probability, innocent students were murdered. The video comes to an end with John saying, “Hum nahi kehte ki wo students nai the, magar kya wo bekasur the?” (We are not claiming that they were not students, but were they really innocent?).

Watch the trailer here:

 

‘Batla House’ features John Abraham as DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, while Mrunal Thakur plays his wife in the action thriller.

The film is slated for an August 15 release.