Katti Batti is a modern day romance that traces young architect Madhav Kabra’s (Imran Khan) love for the free-spirited Payal(Kangana Ranaut). They make for a perfect couple until a sudden turn of events creates an unanswered distance between them. What follows is a series a events that tests the fate of their relationship.
Katti Batti is a modern day romance that traces young architect Madhav Kabra’s (Imran Khan) love for the free-spirited Payal(Kangana Ranaut). They make for a perfect couple until a sudden turn of events creates an unanswered distance between them. What follows is a series a events that tests the fate of their relationship. less
“Katti Batti is a cocktail of stereotypical rom-coms not mixed quite well.”
While Katti Batti is not something out of the world, the chemistry between Imran Khan and Kangana Ranaut is definitely a fresh treat to the eyes.
Nikhil Advani comes up with the usual love story between a guy and a girl, but gives it a different twist which is not so different after all, because we have already seen the trend changing with movies like Cocktail and others where the girl is not so into the guy, contrary to the popular idea of girl falling in love-guy chickening out and returning for good. Due to Kangana's fresh take on the role and her dedicated acting, she makes the character of Payal look alive on screen. Imran Khan is playing Madhav Kabra, a budding architect who is totally smitten by the free spirited, unpredictable Payal.
Music is soothing but is ill-placed. Cinematography is good. Frames keep shifting from one time space to another which might create a problem if you are looking forward to just a light entertainer. In the second half the film becomes really emotional with pieces scraped from ample romantic dramas. Nikhil Advani has thrown in all of the stereotypes to make sure that this film works, including airport chases, exchanging of sweet notes, Mom Dad getting involved, friends coming to the rescue, a bit of the Pyaar ka Punchnaama cliche and whatever have you. The cast and crew of F.O.S.L.A. (Frustrated One Side Lovers' Association) is another addition to the meal which sadly adds nothing to the taste, except the song "Sau Aansu Roye Do Ankhiyaan". You can't blame them, with a sad name like this, what else can you expect.
There are some good moments when you actually begin to feel in tandem with the characters but then again due to various cliches, the viewer gets distracted. The film has a tortoise which is *drum roll* the symbol of the couple's love which is ironically named as Milkha. While we are all up for symbolism and breaking the norms, this one went too far in the direction of irrelevance.
Due to all this, the only thing that makes Katti Batti a one time watch is the beautiful chemistry of Imran Khan and Kangana Ranaut. The music is good, so if you want to watch something peppy and you can handle cheesy romantic scenes with gusto, you can definitely give it a shot.