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Batti Gul Meter Chalu

Batti Gul Meter Chalu

21 Sep, 2018
2 hrs 43 mins
52,693 votes
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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.
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Verdict: Divyendu Sharma steals the show, along with Shahid Kapoor. Set in the heartland of India, Batti Gul Meter Chalu is director Shree Narayan Singh`s second attempt at a social drama and it does not disappoint. Starting off as a regular love story, Batti Gul Meter Chalu goes on to pick the pace as a drama that deals with inflated electricity bills. The movie manages to hold up a mirror to the... ...Read full review
With a tighter runtime and more focus on the crux of the story, this social drama had the potential to shine bright. The cinematography by Anshuman Mahaley manages to capture the beauty of Uttarakhands hills very well. The movie also has a parallel track of two characters named Vikas and Kalyan, narrating the story, but the metaphor doesnt quite click. BGMC loses power under the load of its heavy-duty screenplay. ...Read full review
Watch BGMC because it throws light on the issue of electricity, which is a fundamental human right. If we sit like frogs in a well, we may never learn what ails the real India. Jaago guys, jaago ...Read full review
To make a message go down easy, you have to pad up the movie nice and proper. This is something that Hindi cinema used to understand and implement, as the default mainstream story-telling style. Batti Gul Meter Chalu is a hark-back to a forgotten tradition, which, at its best, gave us story and substance. Batti Gul gives us both, for most part. ...Read full review
Batti Gul Meter Chalu begins with an archery competition in a nondescript town in Uttarakhand - in the dark. The one who hits the bulls eye gets enough fuel to keep the neighbourhood community centres generator thumping for six months. Director Shree Narayan Singh aims to shock with the abrupt beginning but for those who grew up in small-town India or its villages, the scene will only evoke nostalgia. ...Read full review
For the most part, Batti Gul Meter Chalu keeps you engaged because the story has enough to chew on. The film is crippled however by excess. Clocking in at nearly three hours, someone clearly left the meter chalu too long. ...Read full review