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Batti Gul Meter Chalu (2018)

Not Rated | | Drama | 21 September 2018 (USA)
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The life of three friends takes a tragic turn due to an inflated electricity bill, which leads to a courtroom drama and social awakening.

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Vipul K. Rawal (Original Story Concept), Siddharth Singh (adapted by) (as Siddharth) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shahid Kapoor ... Sushil Kumar Pant / S. K
Shraddha Kapoor ... Lalita Nautiyal / Nauti
Divyendu Sharma ... Sundar Mohan Tripathi
Yami Gautam ... Advocate Gulnaar Rizvi
Sushmita Mukherjee ... Judge
Samir Soni ... Sanjay Baduriya
Ashrut Jain Ashrut Jain ... Manish Kumar (Lawyer)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Ador Anna Ador ... Ariyana
Kashish Arora Kashish Arora ... Reporter (as KashishArora)
Mukesh Bhatt ... Upreti
Sukhwinder Chahal Sukhwinder Chahal ... Pankay Bahugana, SPTL official
Rajendra Chawla ... Janak Khanduri
Ashish Gole Ashish Gole ... Lawyer
Shivam Gupta Shivam Gupta ... Sukesh
Sharib Hashmi Sharib Hashmi ... Vikas
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Storyline

S.K, Nauti, and Tripathi are childhood friends. S.K is a hypocrite, mean lawyer making money from out of court settlements. Nauti is an over the top fashion designer who thinks highly of herself. Things were breezy until Tripathi opens a small town Printing Press. Within months, he is charged with an Inflated electricity bill of 1.5 Lakhs, which escalates to 54 Lakhs in the following months. With no where to go and complain, Tripathi commits suicide. S.K is set aback by the events and has a change of heart. He decides to fight out against SPTL , a Privatised Electricity Company responsible for the Inflated Bills. He has Advocate Gulnaar representing SPTL as his opponent.. Whether or not he is able to sue the company forms the rest of the story.

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What happens when there is no electricity and the bills keep coming on ?

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Drama

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Trivia

Vipul K Rawal writer of the film had filed a case against director and other writers.As he was denied credits for the film.Later the matter was solved and he was credited along with Sidhartha Singh and Garima Wahal. See more »

Connections

References First Blood (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Hard Hard
lyrics by Siddharth Singh and Garima Wahal
music by Sachet Tandon and Parampara Thakur
performed by Mika Singh, Sachet Tandon and Prakriti Kakkar
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Potential subject, amazing actors WASTED
23 September 2018 | by The_SonuverseSee all my reviews

I loved the trailer and its empathetic value before going to the movie, but perhaps bad edits and bad narrative spoiled the movie. The story line is very predictive and doesnt carry enough emotion towards the story. Sharaddha Kapoor might be a good actress, but I dint see much use of her skill except for 2/3 songs and marketing of a heroine. Second half of the film felt very promising but again, due to unwanted jokes/comedy it lost its essence, it felt a lot like #JollyLLB series but thats now what this movie was intended to, even if it was, it wouldn't live up to the expectation of #JollyLLB series coz a lot of jokes bounced off. Shahid Kapoor, Divyendu and despite lesser screen time Yami Gautam did perform great but it lacked the narrative.

I hope they correct this and re-release or though this culture of cutting multiple scenes for DVD release in India isn't that popular, I can only hope that makers do something about its narrative style and re-release it.

I'd gone for 2/3 but Shahid did amazing work as an actor, I blame bad narration for all bad ratings.!


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

21 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tehri, Uttarakhand, India

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$153,847, 23 September 2018

Gross USA:

$249,539

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$635,869
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