Batti Gul Meter Chalu Is Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Part 2, The Issue Being Electricity This Time

The trailer of Batti Gul Meter Chalu is finally out and it looks like a lot of. The film starring Shahid Kapoor, Shradhha Kapoor, Yami Gautam is being directed by Shree Narayan Singh and will hit the theatres on 21st September. The film is set in the backdrop of Uttarakhand and is a social drama about the power crisis and many discrepancies that cripples the power distribution system of the area and in fact, the whole country.

Here is what we thought about the trailer:


The Initial Fun Takes An Intense Turn

Batti Gul Meter Chalu Is Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Part 2, The Issue Being Electricity This Time

The film looks like a fun ride in the initial bits and takes a pretty intense turn after a while. The film initially looks like a story of three fun-loving friends who go about life enjoying life until a sad turn of events changes them forever.

Gives A Serious Toilet Ek Prem Katha Feels

Batti Gul Meter Chalu Is Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Part 2, The Issue Being Electricity This Time

We do not know if it is because of Divyendu Sharma and Sudhir Pandey and the fact that this also a social drama, but the film instantly reminds you of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. The story is also pretty much along the same lines. Shahid and his friends are happy with living in the serious power deficiency that is rampant in the city until his friend Divyendu Sharma commits suicide after he fails to pay a ridiculously high amount as his electricity bill and his business goes kaput. It is then, Shahid decides to fight back the malice in the court and ‘aam junta’ rallies behind him in his fight.

The Love Story Does Not Seem Too Strong

Batti Gul Meter Chalu Is Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Part 2, The Issue Being Electricity This Time

Shraddha Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor on paper look like a good idea, but their chemistry does not feel organic at all. Shraddha being the source of inspiration and the voice of conscience is simply the most ‘ghisa pita’ character that all heroines have played at least once. Rather, it is Divyendu Sharma’s chemistry with Shahid that is looking quite promising and is sure to give rise to a few laughs.

Yami Gautam Is Hardly There

Batti Gul Meter Chalu Is Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Part 2, The Issue Being Electricity This Time

When the film was announced we thought that Yami Gautam would be an important part of the cast, but she is hardly there in the entire trailer and makes two blink and miss appearances in the last 20 seconds of the trailer. It seems she is playing the role of a lawyer against whom Shahid is fighting his case. Well, at least this might finally be the movie where she does not die in the first half.

 Pahari Dialect Forced ‘Thehra’

Batti Gul Meter Chalu Is Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Part 2, The Issue Being Electricity This Time

Ok, so we understand that the film is based in Dehradun and people there speak a unique dialect. While it is always great to bring out the local flavor of any place, when it starts appearing forced, it is better to steer clear off it. The wordplay of ‘bulb’ is annoying and we are literally drowning in the overdose of ‘thehra’ in every sentence. Even as someone who does not know the Pahari dialect, I am sure it cannot be that ridiculous.

Check Out The Trailer Here: