Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Yami Gautam, Divyendu Sharma, Sushmita Murkherjee
Shree Narayan Singh
Director Shree Narayan Singh is one director who has taken many social issues to make films. In his latest offering, he has come up with a new issue which revolves around the problem of electricity and over-charged bills.
Batti Gul Meter Chalu is set up in a small town of Uttrakhand where people are facing problems with the electricity department.
Shraddha Kapoor as Lalita is someone who likes to live her life on her own terms. She is a hard-willed, energetic young woman who aspires to become a fashion designer. She thinks she is no less talented than Bollywood's ace couturiers.
She finds happiness in small things.
On the contrary, Shahid Kapoor plays Sushil, a crooked lawyer who makes a living out of blackmailing businessmen into coughing up money when the claims in their advertising do not match a product's performance. He knows all the means how to extract money from big businessmen.
Circumstances change when his friend Sundar (Divyendu Sharma) commits suicide due to his debts.
Batti Gul Meter Chalu mirrors some harsh realities. Even after 70 years of Independence, power is not available or partially available. The idea of basing the film in Uttarakhand only adds to the authenticity of the issue.
The writing is ordinary and could have been better. The second half of the film seems a bit dragged and editing could have been better.
Shree Narayan Singh is good on his part. Performances of lead actors are well performed.
Overall Batti Gul Meter Chalu is a good film and can be watched for once!