Living in a country where the accessibility to basic needs like water and light is scarce for most of the population in India, a movie like Batti Gul Meter Chalu is preparing to make an entry into the cinemas soon enough to showcase to us the deep impacts of the unfair means in small cities and towns.

The film tells the story of electricity theft in rural India and stars Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Divyendu Sharma, and Yami Gautam in lead roles. Reminds me of Bhavesh Joshi, where they spoke about the water theft and the ugly scandals related.

Shahid Kapoor plays a lawyer in a small town where he is okay being an anti-hero and does not really care about the corrupt system until his best friend faces debts and eventually walks off to his own death due to the unfair practices that are played against him. While we have Shahid fighting in the courtroom against the system and to gain justice for his friend, on the other side we have Yami Gautam defending the system. Shraddha Kapoor plays the female lead and the love interest for Shahid and stands to fill some sense in Shahid’s reckless head.

The movie seems to be a fun filled and ecstatic one yet mixed with a dark and dramatic twist. It would be refreshing to watch an actor as fun and headstrong as Shahid fight off the higher positioned personalities to avenge his best friend and provide the best for the people in his town and others!

Coming this September, Batti Gul Meter Chalu stands unfrayed on my list to watch as soon as it releases!

Watch the trailer here –


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