Batti Gul Meter Chalu Movie Review

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Release Date  : 21/09/2018

Genre              : Drama, Social

Cast                   : Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Divyendu Sharma, Yami Gautam

Director          : Shree Narayan Singh

Duration         : 2 hrs 43 mins

Language        : Hindi

Director Shree Narayan Singh’s Batti Gul Meter Chalu (BGMC) is a film that talks about a very pertinent issue, a fundamental right and a basic amenity, which is often denied to the common man in various parts of our country. The movie holds up a strong and scathing mirror to corruption and everything that is wrong with corporations and their governance. Undoubtedly, it is a story that needs to be told.

The story kicks off in the hills of Uttarakhand, where SK (Shahid Kapoor) is a wily lawyer who makes a living by blackmailing local businessmen who indulge in malpractices. Nauti (Shraddha Kapoor) is an aspiring fashion designer with her own boutique while Tripathi (Divyendu Sharma) wants to start his own business. SK, Nauti, and Tripathi are friends who live in the small town of Tehri in Uttarakhand. The trio is inseparable and their dosti is rock solid. But life takes a turn for the worse, when Tripathi’s new business set-up is slammed with an exorbitant electricity bill of 54 lakhs.

With a tighter runtime and more focus on the crux of the story, this social drama had the potential to shine brightly. Shree Narayan Singh has a knack of portraying the heartland of India with a flair and finesse, and after Toilet Ek Prem Katha, he does that once again. Shahid is able to blend a fine balance between the over-confident young man and the guy with a heart of gold. Shraddha Kapoor plays the peppy small town girl with panache. Divyendu shows restraint in the good guy role. Watch and enjoy this social drama.