Batti Gul Meter Chalu Review: Lengthy Weak Direction

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Batti Gul Meter Chalu is a social film. It has been directed by Shree Narayan Singh, who is famed for Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Nishant Pitti, and Krishan Kumar. Batti Gul Meter Chalu tells the story of excessively Bills due to defective or faulty Meters in rural India and stars Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Divyendu Sharma, and Yami Gautam in lead roles. Here is our Batti Gul Meter Chalu Review.

Batti Gul Meter Chalu Review

Batti Gul Meter Chalu Review

Bollywood has now stopped making nonsense rom-com. Yes, now they made biopics and socio-drama based on true events, and this film is such a showbiz of the trend. Director Shree Narayan last movie Toilet: Ek Prem Katha had done work but not for the right reasons. He had learned nothing from his previous mistakes. The film is not such great to handle this mediocre film. And the language of the local peoples speaks is too fast to understand the jokes and one-liners.

Batti Gul Meter Chalu Story

The story is about three friends – Shahid Kapoor(Sushil), Shraddha Kapoor(Nauti), and Divyendu Sharma(Sundar Tripathi). Shahid is a not so serious lawyer and Divyendu has a mill. While Shraddha is out of the box aspiring designer. The trio has been buddies since childhood and now that Lalita is looking for a husband, she has decided to choose between the two. Interestingly, power cuts don’t come in the way of the three dancing in a set with LED lights.

Now then the social part discloses where Tripathi had to pay a huge amount for electricity bill because of faulty meter and the corrupt system. Later Tripathi decides to suicide in the river, till then the hero of the film didn’t take any interest in the case. Where the first half is low pace and boring, the second half still manages to entertain you.

Genre: Socio-Comedy
Director: Shree Narayan Singh
Writer: Sidhartha Singh, Garima Wahal (Dialogue)
Screenplay Writer: Vipul K Rawal, Siddhartha Singh, Garima Wahal
Music Director: Anu Malik, Rochak Kohl, Sachet – Parampara
Cinematographer: Anshuman Mahaley
Editor: Shree Narayan Singh
Production Company: T-Series Films, Krti Pictures

There are positive aspects of the film but comes very later in the film. The music is not today’s but Anu Malik has done a praise-worthy work. There is a song dedicated to river Ganga “Har Har Gange” which brings freshness to the film. The dialogues are not catchy because of there local words. The screenplay of the first half is very weak but picks up in the other half. But the weakest aspect of the film is the direction of Shree Narayan Singh, he makes every aspect duller even in the performances.

Main Cast of Batti Gul Meter Chalu

  • Shahid Kapoor – Sushil Kumar Pant / S.K
  • Shraddha Kapoor – Lalita Nautiyal / Nauti
  • Divyendu Sharma – Sundar Mohan Tripathi
  • Yami Gautam – Advocate Gulnaar (SPTL)
  • Samir Soni – SPTL Owner
  • Sudhir Pandey – S.K.’s Dad
  • Supriya Pilgaonkar – Lalita’s Mother
  • Farida Jalal – Lalita’s Grandmother
  • Atul Sriv-Tava – Sundar’s Dad
  • Anushka Ranjan – Sundar’s Sister
  • Anna Ador – Tourist / S.K’s G.F

Divyendu Sharma and Shahid Kapoor, both are good in there way especially the comic timing. One thing which is good in the thing done by the director of Batti Gul Meter Chalu is giving importance to such potential actor Divyendu. But the female characters are weakly written and performed by Yami and Shraddha. Yami Gautam has her presence but she didn’t take that chance and not convinced to look like a lawyer.

Highlights of Batti Gul Meter Chalu
  • Divyendu Sharma and Shahid Kapoor
  • Choreography
  • Second Half
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Limitations of Batti Gul Meter Chalu
  • First Half
  • Direction
  • Dialogues

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The verdict of Batti Gul Meter Chalu

Batti Gul Meter Chalu is definitely not the best work of Shahid Kapoor. Don’t Watch if you are looking for one more courtroom drama. The film is mostly boring and the last twenty minutes of the film did work, but that was too late for a script which needs to move fast.

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