Lalita Nautiyal (Shraddha Kapoor), Sushil Kumar Pant, aka SK (Shahid Kapoor), and Tripathi (Divyendu Sharma) are childhood friends in a small village of Tehri, in Uttarakhand. The film opens with an ideal friendship between the three, but things become sour when Lalita decides to find out who among the two men is ‘husband material’. Since it is Bollywood, this ancient duel is glorified and romanticised. Once Lalita chooses a man, there is a crack in the friendship.
Apart from this, the film showcases an archery competition where the first prize is an electricity generator for six months. The director Shri Narayan Singh, who is known for a film like Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, has raised the problem of darkness in the Indian villages through this film. Shahid forcibly provides a high-voltage drama, talking about the common man’s trials and sufferings, but acting falls flat. The courtroom drama also snowballs in a revolution at the national level, which is very superficial for the film like Batti Gul Mitter Current. Director Shri Narayan Singh, who gave us a Toilet-a love story, failed to reach here. If you decide not to see this movie, you will not miss anything.
Sushil (Shahid) is a lawyer who receives his degree after three and a half years, and his business revolves around local businesses threatening and pulling into consumer courts. In the first half, Shahid is tasked to challenge the claims of a small tour operator and biscuit maker and to withdraw money from him. He believes that “A successful lawyer is not the one who wins the affairs, but the one who earns money.” He is truly proud of this mantra. Tripathi is a small businessman who establishes the printing press. Things are spiralling down as the electricity supplier starts sending inflated bills, and earns from faulty meters.
A legal battle between a small-time lawyer and representatives of a huge corporation (a charming Yami Gautam) is full of bizarre repartees among those lawyers who engage in a three-minute monologue that the greedy private power companies have ruined the common man’s happiness. Toxic masculine jokes and warm, Flirt Butter is in one day work for these two well-liked couples. This is a great way to make a difficult topic, but the danger is that your original issue has diminished and its effect may be reduced. And this happens with the same good and bad drama – it shines in shocks and shocks.
Moments in the film, you seem to be saying that ‘Pahadi’ songs are accented that there is a conflict with artists. Words like ‘Baal’ and ‘Thahariya’ are used at the end of each sentence. The songs are mostly mandatory and do not judge for Shahid’s dance moves. The background score, which is random and jerky in most places. Two storytellers present the story to us, are inspired by true events, switch from colour to black and white mode, but they add length to the film – which is longer than 2 hours and 30 minutes. The first half is set at a painful pace with characters such as the elderly father of SK, who runs a Dharamshala, and the second wife, the emotional family of Tripathi and the mother-grandmother duo of Nauti, played by Supriya Pilgaonkar and Farida Jala. The film raises after the interval, and it is mostly the drama, where we see that Yami entered as a lawyer representing Gautam Power Supplier. Equally long second half, there are some comic timing, a judge obsessed with cricket and some lewd comment by SK.