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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.


Vipul K. Rawal (Original Story Concept), Siddharth Singh (adapted by) (as Siddharth) | 2 more credits »





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 ... 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 ... Pankay Bahugana, SPTL official
Rajendra Chawla ... Janak Khanduri
Ashish Gole Ashish Gole ... Lawyer
Shivam Gupta Shivam Gupta ... Sukesh
Sharib Hashmi ... Vikas


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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court room drama | courtroom | See All (2) »


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




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Did You Know?


Katrina Kaif opted out due to date issues and was replaced by Shraddha Kapoor.Illena Dcruz and Sonakshi Sinha were also considered for the role. See more »


Referenced in Ashish Chanchlani Vines: Baap Bijli Aur Bill (2018) See more »


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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Entertainment with Message..!!
21 September 2018 | by Tejas_Vinda_AITSSee all my reviews

Batti Gul meter chalu is a movie which deals with the topic of issues the poor people face with electricity.

This is one of the best movies of Shahid Kapoor after Padmaavat. The performances of the actors like Shraddha Kapoor and Divyendu Sharma leaves an impact with the audience.

Yami Gautam's performance is not up to the mark. All & all, the topic of the film is relevant, but the weak point of the film is its runtime, which is long.

Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, Batti Gul Meter Chalu tells the story of how people are suffering from corruption in the electricity system.

You will like the film, but at some points it gets boring also. So this film is a one time watch because of Shahid Kapoor.

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Release Date:

21 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Tehri, Uttarakhand, India


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Opening Weekend USA:

$153,847, 23 September 2018

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