Shahid Kapoor’s Batti Gul Meter Chalu And Mausam Have Something In Common

Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam’s Batti Gul Meter Chalu hit theatres today. The social drama has opened to mixed reviews from audience and critics alike. editor, Vickey Lalwani, rated the film two-and-a-half stars and wrote, “Heart bleeds to see that this fine actor (Shahid Kapoor) has got a raw deal. He puts his best foot forward in most scenes but (Shree) Narayan fails him terribly, so much so that the man at the helm does not know that even his choreographer is compelling Shahid to do steps which don't do justice to his dancing skills. Narayan has clearly not done his basic homework on not only the hero but even the sensitivity of the relevant subject he is handling else he wouldn't have made his second half so animated that it borders on the hinge of buffoonery. Why does he want us to laugh when Divyendu (who has done a good job) has committed suicide? And pray, how does Shraddha get over her lover so quickly? Narayan, some sensitivity please. Filmmaking is not a 1000m sprint.”

Interestingly, Shahid’s 2011 release, Mausam, released on the same day 7 years ago. The film, directed by Pankaj Kapur, has been the actor’s highest solo hero grosser (On Day 1) till now. Mausam was produced by Sheetal Talwar, who lend very high production values to the film. Later, Talwar went on to produce Rann and recently produced Genesis. Talwar's future endeavours also include Romans with Orlando Bloom (a summer release) Ghostwriter and Heidi, (which are planned for end of this year).

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The film revolves around Harinder, who falls in love with a Kashmiri woman, Aayat. Their story goes through a number of hurdles -- communal riots, terrorist attacks and a major India-Pakistan war – however, the lovebirds finally reunite. With the film proving to be a milestone for the actor in a certain way, let’s wait and watch to see how much does Batti Gul Meter Chalu rake in on its first day. Stay tuned to for Day 1 box-office collections of the film.