Before the launch of the film Batti Gul Meter Chalu, the trailers had already caused a storm on social media. The Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor starer was wrapped into several speculations of it being a copy of the Pakistani film Actor in Law. To solve the ever-lasting disagreements, we watched Batti Gul Meter Chalu to see what the movie was actually about!
The story of Batti Gul Meter Chalu revolves around three childhood friends – Shahid, a cunning lawyer, Divyendu Sharma, who is a simple person, Shraddha, who plays a designer with a bizarre sense of fashion.
The film carries a plot where the lady of the three-o, Lalita, is looking for a potential husband and decides to date both of her best friends for a week, each to decide who she wants to marry. Not only does this produce cracks in their unbreakable bond, but this also leads to intense rivalry between the two men. However, the brilliant acting manages to save the movie at the end of the day, with Shahid Kapoor and other veteran actors giving it their all in each scene.
Secondly, although the songs in the film manage to rile up the situation of the present scenes, they hardly keep the audience engaged. However, they do have that necessary Bollywood dhamaka in them.
When talking about the climax of the film, it manages to portray the problems faced by a normal Indian citizen. Shahid Kapoor brilliantly expresses empathy by fighting for prominent issues such as power shortage, the extra expenses of a generator, and skyrocketing bills. However, the storyline quickly changes as Shahid shifts from romantic comedy to social activism and courtroom drama. This includes a lot of sexist comments, distasteful humor between the two representatives of the court (Shahid and Yami Gautam) and many times turns into an impressive brawl. However, many of the humor-based dialogues may not be for everyone present in the audience.
Despite the brilliant acting and cinematography, the film does not surpass the blockbuster Actor in Law. If the Indian makers were trying to copy the Pakistani original, we would say that it didn’t do a very good job. However, although many parts of the movie are similar to the Pakistani release, there were many parts that did manage to captivate us in the end.
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