Released on September 21, Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor starrer film ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ talks about the social problem of inflated electricity bills in rural India and stars Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Divyenndu Sharma, and Yami Gautam. The film is directed by Shree Narayan Singh and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Nishant Pitti, and Krishan Kumar.
The movie is slowly gaining traction at the box office and its total collection so far is Rs 14.72 crore. The film collected Rs 6.76 crore only on its opening day. But, showed some growth on the second day by minting Rs 7.96 crore. Seeing the box office collection of the film, movie trade analyst Taran Adarsh recently tweeted that Batti Gul Meter Chalu needs miraculous growth on Day 3 – in double digits – for a respectable weekend total.
The actor’s film has released last week and now he has started prepping for the Hindi remake of Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy. Talking about his new project, Shahid said, “he wants to grow and reach out to a wider audience. I want to tell stories that are new, different and exciting without having to sacrifice on any creative cravings that the team might have. It is a tough combination.”
Shraddha Kapoor’s last released ‘Stree’ has done good business on the box office and this film also gained appreciation. The film critic Shubhra Gupta gave the movie two-and-a-half-stars and said in her review that the film deals with the good intentions. Her review reads as: “Batti Gul Meter Chalu sticks to the old-fashioned route and leaves us on a note of optimism, but it does it with a sting that takes note of today’s India and how promises can be belied: ‘bade badhiya din aaye thehre’, says a character with biting sarcasm, and the reference to ‘achche din’ was not lost on a single soul in the theatre. Singh, whose previous outing Toilet Ek Prem Katha was with Akshay Kumar , has an easier job this time around. Shahid’s character is more cad than hero, even though Kapoor can’t resist doing some amount of grand-standing and hero-giri. Shraddha bravely dons the most hideous ‘ordinary small-town girl’ outfits to her advantage, and Sharma gets almost as big a role as the other two. We believe that these are people like us, and we want them to win.”