John Abraham’s Batla House has been garnering appreciation from all quarters. Despite Mission Mangal stealing the limelight, this Nikkhil Advani directorial has created a niche for itself and has been minting numbers mostly because of its word-of-mouth approach.

A rather unexpected praise poured in on Sunday for Batla House from BJP MP and former cricketer Gautam Gambhir.

Gambhir took to his official Twitter handle to congratulate John, who essays the role of the lead Delhi Police investigating officer in the film.

He wrote, “@TheJohnAbraham you delivered a masterpiece in #BatlaHouse. A must- watch for everyone!”

John Abraham was quick to respond to the compliment and thanked Gautam. “Thanks my brother. Means a lot @GautamGambhir,” he wrote.

Batla House is based and inspired from the real life Batla House encounter in Jamia Nagar, Delhi following a series of bomb blasts in the national capital in September 2008. After the encounter created massive uproar in media and across the city, the Delhi Police came under scrutiny and judicial inquiry after allegations of ‘fake encounter’ emerged.

Directed by Nikkhil Advani, Batla House draws form that incident and follows the personal and professional struggle of Sanjay Kumar Yadav modelled on officer Sanjeev Kumar Yadav’s role in the encounter.

Batla House released alongside Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan starrer Mission Mangal on 15 August 2019.