Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor starrer Batti Gul Meter Chalu is all set to release this week. The social drama revolves around the issue of power cuts and over-billing in several small cities and towns in India. Full of strong performances and realistic messages, the film assures a remarkable watch for movie lovers. Read on for 5 reasons that make it a must-watch for everyone.
1. A Film With High Social Relevance
Batti Gul Meter Chalu is set in a small town in the state of Uttarakhand. For a long time, the residents of the town grapple with frequent power cuts and mysteriously rising electricity bills. Through a series of events that lead to a suicide followed by a courtroom battle, the film highlights the serious problem of electricity theft in many parts of the country. While there are tens of people fighting this issue every day, it is hardly talked about in bigger towns and cities. As a result, the awareness regarding the same remains limited. This film is an attempt at filling the gap.
2. Shahid Kapoor’s First Appearance As A Lawyer
We have seen Shahid Kapoor play a variety of characters. From college heartthrob to a disturbed rockstar, all the way to a historical king, the actor has consistently entertained us with his versatility. And now, for the first time, we will see him step into the shoes of a lawyer. Not only does he fight for a cause that is bothering his town but more importantly, he fights against a problem that made his friend take his own life.
3. A Director with A History of Socially-Relevant Messages
Batti Gul Meter Chalu is a Shree Narayan Singh directorial. Previously, the director gave us the unforgettable Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, another film highlighting a social issue. In addition to that, he has also worked as an editor for films like Baby, Rustom, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story and A Wednesday. In other words, we can look forward to quality and a story that leaves a lasting impression on our minds.
4. The Cast’s Exceptional Dedication
The entire cast of Batti Gul Meter Chalu has been dedicated towards delivering convincing, deep and real performances. On one hand, Yami Gautam attended real sessions at Bombay High Court and on the other, the lead pair learned the unique Garhwali dialect to do justice to their characters. Yami Gautam too plays a lawyer in the movie. She also interacted with several lawyers after the high-court sessions.
5. Quirky Sound Tracks
The best part about Batti Gul Meter Chalu is that it is a good mix of intensity and entertainment. The same is evident from the catchy songs and musical scores that are on their way to becoming chartbusters. While the beats are fun-filled and quirky, the choreography to these songs are equally energetic and humorous.
The film is a T-Series production and brings Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor together for the second time. The two delivered exceptional performances in 2014’s crime-tragedy Haider.