After delivering an intense performance in Padmaavat, Shahid Kapoor is back with a light-hearted film Batti Gul Meter Chalu which is based on a social issue. The film’s trailer had received a good response from the public and today the movie has hit the big screens yesterday.
Well, the film’s topic is related to the issues faced by a common man in various parts of the country and is more likely to connect with the viewers. Batti Gul Meter Chalu is set in Uttarakhand and is about inflated electricity bills and electricity theft problems in rural India.
Shahid Kapoor’s film raked Rs 6.76 crore on its opening day. Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh revealed the box-office report of Batti Gul Meter Chalu on his social media account and write, “#BattiGulMeterChalu has a low Day 1, despite partial holiday… Biz will have to multiply two-fold or three-fold on Day 2 and Day 3 for a respectable weekend total… Fri ₹ 6.76 cr. India biz. #BGMC.”
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 22, 2018
Another film critic Girish Johar said, “Desi stories always connect well with people. Also, a social issue relating to a common man’s fight against power distribution companies will pull audiences to cinema halls.”
He further added, “The film has a combination of good cast and director which increases the chances of its positive outcome at the box office.”
While Shubra Gupta reviewed the movie and said, “To make a private electricity corporation the enemy is easier than to take a stick to a non-functioning government department. But the film makes up by displaying well-judged anger against the systemic apathy and negligence which makes common people victims. It gives Shahid a chance to mouth crowd-pleasing dialogues which he does with elan, especially when he is jousting with rival lawyer (Gautam) in a female judge’s (Mukherjee) court, said judge’s sense of fairness trumping her love for cricket. And it gives us, the viewers, a chance to share in the righteous outrage of those we are watching, and cheer when things start getting better.”