Director Shree Narayan Singh’s Batti Gul Meter Chalu (BGMC) is a film that discusses about an exceptionally relevant issue, an essential amenity and a fundamental right, which is frequently denied to the normal man in different parts of our nation. In any case, for all its well meaning plans, BGMC is likewise a genuinely unique film. The motion picture required a needed a tighter editing effort, because at five minutes short of 3 hours, the narrative becomes overbearing. The film holds up a solid and blistering mirror to corruption and everything that isn’t right with corporations and their governance. It is a story that should be told, without a doubt, yet the runtime just victimizes the movie of its effect.
The story commences in the slopes of Uttarakhand, where SK is a wily lawyer who brings home the bacon by extorting local agents who earn from malpractices. Nauti is a aspiring fashion designer with her own boutique while Tripathi wants to start his own business. The normal grouse in the town is the electricity issue, which is basically their lifestyle.
Shree Narayan Singh has a talent of depicting the heartland of India with a style and artfulness, and after Toilet Ek Prem Katha, he does that indeed. The film has its exceptional minutes, similar to the brotherhood between the amigos, however the screenplay by Siddharth-Garima invests excessively in interpersonal connections that makes the story lose a bit of its charm. The movie gets pace once Tripathi’s business dream comes slamming down, as a degenerate power organization sends him a humongous bill. It is at that point, that the drama truly kicks in.
The second 50% of BGMC unfurls in the court, as Shahid Kapoor’s SK jump starts a hard and fast assault on the corrupt power company. Shahid’s character’s change truly works for the performing artist. When his SK turns into the fair legal advisor with a mission, Shahid can mix a fine harmony between the presumptuous young fellow and the person with an endearing personality. His monolog amid the peak is wonderful. Shraddha Kapoor plays the lively girl with a dream – Divyendu shows restraint in the good guy role. Yami Gautam shows up as a legal counselor, just in the second half, yet doesn’t leave a lot of effect.
With a more tightly runtime and more spotlight on the core of the story, this social show could sparkle splendidly. The cinematography by Anshuman Mahaley figures out how to catch the magnificence of Uttarakhand’s mountains extremely well. The film likewise has a parallel track of two characters named Vikas and Kalyan, portraying the story, however the metaphor doesn’t quite click. BGMC loses control under the heap of its substantial screenplay.
Batti Gul Meter Chalu: Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Yami Gautam, Divyendu Sharma