Nikhil Advani’s Katti Batti starring Kangana Ranaut and Imran Khan hits the screens today. In the initial days of the promotions, the film was touted as a rom-com based on two people, who are as different as chalk and cheese, in a live-in relationship. But then all of a sudden the makers started promoting it as an intense, dramatic love story. So, is Katti Batti a rom-com or an emotional love story?
The movie is about Maddy (Imran) and Payal (Kangana). They both are college students and fall in love with each other. After their college life is over, they decide to live in. Like every couple they fight, they make out, etc. And then one day, after a fight, Maddy decides to break up. But, in less than five minutes, he feels he was wrong. However, Payal has gone away from his life. With this begins ‘Search Payal Movement’. Will Maddy find Payal? It’s a Hindi film, so of course he does. But will Payal come back to him? Why did Payal accept the break-up so easily and go away? To know the answer of all these questions, you need to watch the movie.
When it comes to the story (written by Anshul Singhal), there’s nothing new. ‘Humse jo pyaar karta hai uski khushi ke liye usse dur ho jaana’, we have seen this so many times in Bollywood movies. The screenplay of the first half is very bad, boring and stretched. However, the second half is better, but predictable. You start guessing why Payal decided to leave Maddy, and we’re so sure one of your guesses will be right. The writer could have gotten some twists and turns in the story to make it more interesting.
Nikhil Advani was an assistant to Karan Johar, and with Katti Batti he clearly shows that he has taken a huge inspiration from his mentor. The first part is full-on candy floss, with some romantic scenes (which were not romantic at all) and some comedy scenes (which were more boring than funny). And then in the second part he got all emotions, drama and rona-dhona. Well, like his mentor Nikhil also succeeds in making our eyes teary in the climax. But, still we wish he could have managed it better.
The only good thing about this movie is the cast. Imran Khan is back after around two years on big screen and he doesn’t disappoint. He suits the character and looks adorable. But, what’s new in it? We have seen him playing lover boy roles earlier as well. There are a few emotional sequences given to him and he does justice to them. So, we feel he should try a full-fledge emotional film. When it comes to Kangana Ranaut, she is hardly there in the first half. She is only seen in the flashback portions. But the last 20-25 minutes are gifted to Kangana. She is simply awesome in those few minutes. She showcases a maturity in her performance. The actress proves that she doesn’t need a woman-centric film or a full-fledged role to give an award-worthy performance. And yes, it’s Kangana’s act which will make you emotional. From the supporting cast, the actress who plays Imran’s sister Koyal’s role, is fantastic. She steals the show whenever on screen.
The music of the film is disappointing. The track ‘Sarfira’ is a nice number, but has been forcibly inserted in the film. ‘Sau Aasoon’ is a heart-wrenching number. But the biggest mistake in the picturization of the track is that the song with drum beats and guitar is being played at a Sufi Music Festival. How can that happen?
Katti Batti Movie Review Final Verdict:
Overall, Katti Batti is just an average movie, saved by the performance of the actors and the emotional quotient in it. If you skip it, you aren’t really missing something great.
Nikhil Advani’s Katti Batti starring Kangana Ranaut and Imran Khan hits the screens today. In the initial days of the promotions, the film was touted ...2.0