135 Min. | Comedy – Romance | September 2015
IMDB Rating: 4.3
Director: Nikhil Advani
Staring: Imran Khan, Kangana Ranaut, Vivan Bhatena
Katti Batti Review: Rarely does a director release more than one film a year, but here we have Nikhil Advani, releasing his second film in two consecutive weeks in a row, Hero last week, and now Katti Batti. Again like his former release Hero, Katti Batti has also been getting not so flattering reviews from the Indian media, but Katti Batti on the contrary is a well made enjoyable, romcom/emotional drama. The story is quite routine and predictable, but the presentation, the films whole feel is completely fresh. After watching the trailer what else did you except. Its a winner, and Nick Advani, has redeemed himself after Hero. Story wise the film is told from the perspective of Maddy.
Katti Batti, shifts back from present and future, and in the present Maddy is depressed, after his girlfriend of five years he loves dearly leaves him, they where in a live in relationship. Maddy even almost commits suicide by accidentally drinking phenyl. In the past it is shown that his girlfriend was a bindass chick who lived life freely, didn’t care about much, and was a commitment phob. After the breakup Payal eventually blocks Maddy on all social networking sites changes her phone number etc, and Maddy is dumbfounded as to how she can forget a five year relationship so fast. Why is Payal avoiding Maddy, and getting married so sudden, why did she really leave him is what forms the rest of the story.
Acting wise Imran Khan is back after the debacle of ‘Once Upon ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara’ and ‘Gori Tere Pyar Mein’. He is back to doing his forte which is romcoms, and he probably delivers one of his best acts ever. Its a mature act, and he owns the film. Bravo. Kagana Ranut, is apt for the role and is very good. Overall watch Katti Batti, if you like tear jerking rom coms, the story is routine, but its done very well. Katti Batti is definitely a one time watch.