Movie Review: Batti Gul Meter Chalu (2018)

Box Office: Below Avg.

Batti Gul Meter Chalu is a social drama that talks about friends, families and relationships in small cities. Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, this is a light-hearted drama that focuses on the electricity issues in rural areas. Based in Garhwal, Uttarakhand, this young quirky film revolves around the life of three friends living life to the fullest in a small city.

S.K (Shahid Kapoor), Nauti (Shraddha Kapoor), and Tripathi (Divyendu Sharma) 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.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.5 “Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor’s social drama educates but fails to entertain”
DNA India
3.0 “BATTI GUL METER CHALU is an average, one-time watch entertainer that appeals only in parts. “
3.0 “Comes with a few sparks”
3.0 “BGMC loses power under the load of its heavy-duty screenplay.”
3.0 “Batti Gul Meter Chalu is a fun film, full of laughs and cheap thrills with an inspiring message and jaw-dropping facts. “
3.0 “All-in-all, Batti Gul Meter Chalu is a film which has its heart in the right place.”
3.0 “Shahid makes it worth, Shraddha calls the shots”
3.0 “Batti Gul Meter Chalu is a good album which does not offer a single dull moment”
Average Reviews
2.5 “This Shahid Kapoor Starrer Turns Out To Be A Fused Bulb!”
2.5 “Too Much Of Thehra & Bal Make The Interesting Story Dull!”
2.5 “Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor film aims to take on the contentious issue of power outages and inflated bills but the message is lost in translation.”
2.5 “The Shahid Kapoor starrer is a film with good intentions”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Shahid Kapoor Tries His Best In Dim, Flickering Bulb Of A Film”
2.0 “Shahid Kapoor starrer has heart in right place but disappoints”
1.5 “Shree Narayan Singh’s shabby film starring Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor goes to show that today’s producers don’t care for craft, as long as there’s a “message,” a digital revolution and a rousing monologue”
1.5 “The film seems to be going nowhere. You get some coffee to help you stay awake. And popcorn so you won’t grind your teeth when you hear ‘bal’ again and again.”
1.5 “No light at the end of this never-ending drab”
1.5 “Shahid-Shraddha film is a fused bulb”
1.0 “I constantly wished that Batti was Gull in the theatre with no meter to rescue. Alas, I had no such luck.


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