Movie Review: Katti Batti (2015)

Box Office: Flop

katti-batti-new-posterKATTI BATTI starts off with Payal (Kangna Ranaut) shooting an MMS of a slightly reluctant Madhav Kabra aka Maddy (Imran Khan). This is followed by a hospital scene where Madhav is admitted after he consumes phenyl ‘accidentally’. Then begins the flashback of many such incidents and events that show us the tale of his romantic relationship with Payal. The flashback shows that Madhav, who is doing his architecture in the same college as Payal falls head over heels in love with her the very moment he sees her for the first time. Even though he confesses his true love to her at regular intervals, Payal shrugs it off stating that she is just looking out for a ‘time pass’ relationship and not a committed one. Despite all the odds, Madhav convinces Payal to acknowledge his love and then they take a decision of living-in with him in Mumbai. While life seems to be a bed of roses initially, it gradually opens up its ugly side when Payal and Madhav have an argument for some reason or the other. It is during one such argument at the airport when they were en route Goa, that Madhav decides to break up and leaves her at the airport. After cooling down, when he comes back hunting for her, Payal disappears and switches off her phone, not to be seen again. Unable to digest the mysterious disappearance of Payal from his life, what follows is his endless attempts to search her at every place possible and from everyone possible. Is there more than what meets the eye for the mysterious disappearance of Payal, what ultimately happens to Madhav and Payal’s love story, will Payal ever become ‘batti’ with her ‘katti’ live-in partner Madhav, is what forms the rest of the film.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.0 “Stormy climax in a breezy love story!”
Zee News
3.0 “Katti Batti is quite a visually appealing emotional roller-coaster ride with some good music thrown in. Watch it for the performances and the emotional quotient.”
3.0 “This could’ve had the lusty, gutsy power of a full-blown French kiss – it ends up a pleasant but passing peck on the cheek. “
Times Of India
Average Reviews
2.5 ” Watch it if you must for Ranaut’s crackerjack act.”
2.5 ” the last ten odd minutes of the film keeps you hooked to the screen. But obviously that is not enough at all.”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “The film is promoted with an interesting, twisted end. Err NOT! There is nothing new about the ending of the film. The only good thing about the ending was…that it ended.”
2.0 “KATTI BATTI will face ‘katti’ from the audience at the box-office.

Bollywood Hungama
2.0 “‘500 Days of Summer’ and ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ hangover kills a well-intentioned film

DNA India
2.0 “Kangana-Imran Starrer Bores You To Death.

2.0 “The plot is extremely poor and done-to-death and I wonder what tweaking was Nikhil Advani talking about.”
2.0 “Imran, Kangana’s ‘Katti Batti’ is a yawn fest.”
2.0 “Even a radiant Kangana cannot rescue Katti Batti!”
Rediff: Sukanya Verma
1.5 “The tragedy of Katti Batti lies in the fault of its Director.”
NDTV Movies
1.5 “Nikhil Advani sticks to a tried and exhausted route, yet getting it completely wrong.”
1.5 “Too little of Kangana and too much of Imran make the film a tiring watch”
1.0 “Katti Batti is an imbecilic, cliche-ridden embarrassment that made me want to punch it in the mouth”
Rediff: Raja Sen
0.5 “Kangana Ranaut, Imran Khan starrer wastes our time most comprehensively and completely”
0.0 “Katti Batti is FOSLA KA GHOSLA!”

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