Shahid Kapoor: Acted brilliantly as SK with crowd-pulling dialogue delivery very characteristic of his acting talent which he executes with elan.
Shraddha Kapoor: Does a bold display of small-town ordinary next-door girl as Nauti with aspiring wishes to become fashion designer with her own
Story: The film sarcastically stings at the apathy of an essential utility government department for its non-functioning, negligence and attitude bestowing immense discomfort and hardship to common people. It also stings at the promises made by power mongers and how they are belied with a biting sarcasm. The story revolves around three bosom friends Nauti, SK, and Tripathi living in a small town Tehri in Uttarakhand having best of times but the things goes topsy-turvy when the new business outfit of Tripathi is slammed with an inexplicable humongous electricity bill of Rs54 lakhs.
Screenplay: Lacks convincing
Direction: Shree Narayan Singh is brilliant in bringing forth very pertinent issues faced by common man in different parts of our country with the lacklustre attitude of the administration. The impact of the film is somewhat flawed by running time as it needed some essential pruning.
Batti Gul Meter Chalu: The film brings out some social, infrastructure, amenity and essential utility discomforts faced by common people with a great message without getting too preachy. The punch of humour, brilliant acting, display of subtle anger against the system has been bravely depicted to send out a signal.
Review by Shreya Ghosh