Batti Gul Meter Chalu Movie Review
Batti Gul Meter Chalu: The courtroom drama of Shahid Kapoor
Batti Gul Meter Chalu is the story of three friends combined with the story of dismal electricity conditions and a total failure of the service in India. Director Shri Narayan Singh should be credited with making an issue-based movie out of a simple story.
Three childhood friends Sushil Kumar Pant a.k.a. S.K. (Shahid Kapoor), Lalita Nautiyal a.k.a. Nauti (Shraddha Kapoor), and Sundar Mohan Tripathi (Divyendu Sharma) have big dreams in their eyes but the destiny has something else for them. S.K. becomes a lawyer but instead of practicing law, he starts negotiating out-of-court-settlements to earn quick bucks; Nauti wants to become a top fashion designer and Tripathi opens his printing press. But they are joined with a common thread, electricity.
Faulty Electricity Bill
Excited to run his press, Tripathi works hard to get orders and make clients but his electricity bill shatters his dreams. He receives a huge bill of 1.5 lakhs for consuming electricity and soon it increases to 54 lacks due to non-payment. Unable to correct the bill, Tripathi feels cheated and commits suicide. S.K. feels moved with the untimely demise of a childhood friend and decides to file a criminal case against the state electricity board.
Batti Gul Meter Chalu First Look & Poster
The noticeable thing in the poster is the name of the movie that is written in such a fashion that it makes the poster look like an electricity meter. Shahid Kapoor is the poster boy of the movie and this is evident from the poster. He is seen in the pose of an angry man and also arguing in a court. Shraddha Kapoor also features in the poster.
Why watch the movie?
The story has a direct connection with the common man reeling under the pressure of inflation. Faulty meters and inflated electricity bills are common in India. This movie seems to have a remedy for the faulty electricity bills.
- Shraddha Kapoor joins Shahid Kapoor four years after Haider in 2014
- Divyendu working with Shahid Kapoor for the first time
- Katrina Kaif was the first choice for the role of Nauti
- The movie was titled Roshni