The first half of Batti Gul Meter Chalu has just wrapped and I am glad it finally did. The film stars Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Yami Gautam and Divyendu Sharma in lead roles. The first half of the movie is set in Uttrakhand where the electricity is the biggest concern. We are introduced to three friends - SK, Lalita and Sundar. SK, played by Shahid, is a lawyer, Shraddha as Lalita is a local fashion designer whereas Divyendu's Sundar ventures our to setup a printing press in the town.
SK is a brat in the first half who arm twists his way into cases and earns a living whereas Sundar is a RK Laxman style common man with the aim of having his own business. Their friendship is put to rest when Lalita decides to date both of them and make the final call of who she wants to be with, on the work front, Sundar faces issues when the electricity board when his factory's bill comes three to four folds higher than the usual. He begins to fight to prove his factory hasn't used so much electricity but he fails to do so.
He seeks SK's help but SK shuts him down after Lalita decides to settle down for the common man instead of the brat. Sundar eventually decides to close his factory and find a way to pay the bill but life gives up on him before he could take the next step.
The first half of the movie is loud and drag. Shahid as the brash boy from the mountains is impressive. Divyendu proves he's a good actor but Shraddha is unnecessarily loud is many parts.
That's not all, the first half is all over the place. It seems like an attempt to delay the actual point of the movie making it a long, slow watch. Hopefully the second half will dive into the case and is engaging.
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