After the disastrous failure of Nikhil Advani's recent release 'Hero' at the box office, expectations and anticipations from 'Katti Batti' were soaring high. But did Nikhil Advani's 'Katti Batti' live up to the expectations of the audience, lets analyze.
'Katti Batti' tells the story of two architecture students Madhav Kabra and Payal studying in the same college. Madhav falls head over heels in love with Payal at first sight and soon enough even Payal reciprocates to Madhav's love and they both start living in together. For quite some time, everything seems to be sailing smoothly between the two lovebirds but soon enough, both of them start indulging in verbal spats for some reason or the other and things take an ugly turn in their relationship and they both call it quits. Will this relationship ever blossom again, what ultimately happens to Madhav and Payal's love story is what forms the reminder of the film.
Coming to terms with the acting part in the film, the two lead actors Imran Khan and Kangana Ranaut are pretty much decent and manage to carry the characters given to them pretty well and do justice to their roles. But the thing is that there is nothing very extraordinary in their performances and sometimes it feels like a letdown primarily due to the weak screenplay of the film. Well, the entire blame cannot be put on the lead actors if the screenplay and storyline is weak. Rest of the supporting cast are strictly okay.
Speaking about the editing part, the editing could have been a bit crispier since the film lags quite a lot and gets stretchy and monotonous after a point of time. Undoubtedly, there was scope for some tighter editing. Cinematography is pretty good although there is nothing very special to mention about it.
Music of the film is a letdown despite of so much hype surrounding one song, especially 'Sarfira'. None of the songs in the film turn to be hummable or peppy. The only saving grace for the soundtrack seems to be 'Ove Janiya' which is quite good and heart-touching.
Well, all said and done, there is nothing very special to mention about the film's storyline as it is nothing new and films with such storyline have been made time and again in B-Town. 'Katti Batti' tends to get boring after a point of time and you might start getting weary and waiting for the film to end soon enough. The only saving grace for the film is it's climax which might take you by surprise and towards the end, there are a few scenes which are heart-touching and which might leave you teary eyed.
We are going for two stars for 'Katti Batti' especially because of the pretty good climax and decent performances of the lead actors. But we strictly recommend you to book your tickets for this one only if you have nothing better to do this weekend.