Critic reviews and ratings

  • There is an undercurrent of satire throughout as it begins with a comment on Vikas and Anand (growth and happiness). The movie is exceptionally performed by the main characters who power the cause of the film.

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  • Watch BGMC because it throws light on the issue of electricity, which is a fundamental human right. If we sit like frogs in a well, we may never learn what ails the real India. Jaago guys, jaago. 

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  • The movie holds up a strong and scathing mirror to corruption and everything that is wrong with corporations and their governance. It is a story that needs to be told, undoubtedly, but the runtime just robs the movie of its impact.

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  • ...is an average, one-time watch entertainer that appeals only in parts. The film has lot of flaws and loose ends and Shahid Kapoor’s entertaining performance saves the day to an extent.

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  • The issue of electricity scam which people need to be aware of, is revealed in the second half of this film and there on, Narayan Singh's movie takes some turns and twists which will leave you hopeful.

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  • ...is a film which has its heart in the right place. Better editing and a shortening of length by twenty minutes would have made the film more impactful.

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  • This is one of those mainstream movies that delivers its message coated with a thick layer of melodrama. And it works.

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  • ...is a film that does seem to have its heart in the right place with the subject it wants to deal with, albeit with a mild case of cardiac arrhythmia – perhaps a little shock is in order to set its pace back in order?

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  • In a crisper avatar, Batti Gul Meter Chalu might just have made for one cohesive film. The one I watched though was two films stuck together – one filled with the angst of unrequited love and the other filled with angst against the sham called “progess”.

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  • ...had a lot of promise, but just like the government it targets, it fails to deliver.

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  • The trailer of this film tells you almost all there is to know. Take that three minutes and add another 172: The main feature is a bloated narrative that skirts almost three hours.

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  • Two things mar the movie. Some of the humour made me distinctly uncomfortable: sexist lines inserted for cheap laughs, and a judge made too comic, is not something we expect in a film with good intentions. The other is its inordinate length. It’s run-time is almost three hours: the meter should have stopped at two and a half.

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  • ...the film is too peripheral to serve as a social drama. Neither does it entertain as a courtroom drama nor leave you feeling empowered.

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  • ...makes the right noises for the most part. If only it took less time and fewer detours to get to the point, it might have dodged its frequent blackouts.

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  • ...though Batti Gul Meter Chalu has a final message that is well intentioned, it is the poor execution (writing, acting, and directing) that lets it down.

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  • ...dim-witted slog.

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  • The Erin Brockovich style class action story goes nowhere, and we see courtroom antics that are so bad, you wish you were watching a TV show with your mum.

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  • ...works neither as a social issue film nor a triangular romance.

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  • ...is a genuine attempt at educating people, but lacks lustre.

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  • The well-intentioned, cause-driven ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ is more boring than engaging.

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