Complete review of ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’
Star Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Yami Gautam, Divyendu Sharma
Director: Shree Narayan Singh
Producer: Bhushan Kumar
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Music Director: Anu Malik, Rochak Kohli
Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor starrer ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ has been released in cinemas. The film is a social drama that talks about electricity shortage in smaller towns.
Story of the movie: The film revolves around S.K (Shahid Kapoor), Nauti (Shraddha Kapoor), and Tripathi (Divyendu Sharma) who are childhood friends. S.K is a hypocrite, mean lawyer making money from out of court settlements. Nauti is an over the top fashion designer who thinks highly of herself. Things were breezy until Tripathi opens a small town Printing Press. Within months, he is charged with an Inflated elctricity bill of 1.5 Lakhs, which escalates to 54 Lakhs in the following months. With no where to go and complain, Tripathi commits suicide. S.K is set aback by the events and has a change of heart. He decides to fight out against SPTL , a Privatised Electricity Company responsible for the Inflated Bills. Whether or not he is able to sue the company forms the rest of the story.
Star Performance: Shahid Kapoor shines as SK and is in his top form. While, Shraddha Kapoor delivers yet another charming performance. Divyenndu Sharma and Yami Gautam has done justice to their roles.
Music Direction: The film’s music is good. Songs like Dekhte-Dekhte, Gold Tamba are already hit among the audience.
Direction: The film’s direction is good. Cinematography is also good. Despite its best intentions to speak about a social issue that matters, the movie misses its mark by a long margin. While, the dialogues seem to be lazily written.
Watch Or Not: Watch the film because it throws light on the issue of electricity, which is a fundamental human right.