Movie Review – Katti Batti

Katti Batti movie review

I have grown up on a steady diet of films. You won’t believe me; I had watched Jhoothi 20-25 times even before I had turned 6. And don’t even get me started on Maine Pyar Kiya and Hum Aaapke Hain Kaun! And this was way before DVD and YouTube came into being. Just imagine, how big a movie buff I was and am?

I love old classics Chupke Chupke, Chhoti Si Baat and Golmaal till date. Well, that was then, they have stopped making such movies now. (Sigh!) But never mind, I still lap up movies. I am a big fan of nice romantic movies, and mindless comedies also. But, movies like Kick, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein come…and I lose faith in this world and feel like renouncing it. And, then once in a while watching movies like Piku, Queen and Tanu Weds Manu makes me see the beautiful side of this world again; I can see the flowers blooming and hear the birds singing all over again. And then, there comes a movie so bad, so worthless…that I want to die in shame. Mind you, the actors won’t, the producers and the directors won’t and anyone who had anything to do with this movie won’t…! But, anyone who has even a little worth of their time will.

I mean, movies are important; they help you forget about this big bad world for a while. But, this movie will make you feel that the world outside the theatre is not so bad, after all. So run and run away, as fast as you can!

Yes, I had the misfortune to watch ‘Katti Batti’, first day, first show. And what a fiasco! I thought it had Kangana, so had to be a good movie; what I failed to realize was that it had Imran Khan too, so how could it be a good movie? Payal (Kangana) is a bindaass girl who falls in love with seedha-sadha Madhav (Imran) and they enjoy a 5-yr live-in relationship until one day she ups and leave her conjugal home without a forwarding address. Distraught Madhav runs helter and skelter…and finally after a lot of (torturous and muddled) flashback, the poor audience comes to know what transpired between them for her to leave him suddenly. However, the real truth is something else. You want to find out? (Please don’t).

Kangana is a good actor, but in Katti Batti, she looked tired and sounded forced. As for Imran Khan, all his movies are the same. Though he acted well, he couldn’t pull this through. The movie didn’t have anything substantial going for it; hence instances have been lifted unashamedly from other movies. The characters have not been well-defined…Kangana is shown as a bindaas girl, but somehow forgets to be one after a while. Madhav is shown to be boring, however it’s not very convincing.

This movie seems to be for teenagers…seriously, guys, grow up!

Verdict: The only thing interesting in the movie is its title. Stay away from theatres, lest people lure you with free tickets.