Batti Gul Meter Chalu First Look Posters, Release Date, Story, Trailer, Star Cast, Music Videos, Audio Jukebox, Budget, Prediction, Box Office Collection, Reviews & Hit or Flop All Details

Targeting another social reality of India - electricity theft in rural areas - the makers of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha are back. And this time, they have a huge star cast as well.

By Neha Jha

Aug 30, 2018

Batti Gul Meter Chalu talks about the frequent problem of electricity theft in rural India. The setting of the film is in Uttarakhand. We see a man grappling with a huge amount of electricity bill and then loses all hopes of paying such a huge amount when the supply is cut off. After focusing on the issue of Clean India the last time, we will get to see another sordid reality of India.

Batti Gul Meter Chalu First Look Posters & Release Date:

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The teaser of Batti Gul Meter Chalu came on 18 October 2017, released by T-Series. First look of the film released on June 3, 2018, featuring Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor. The poster was released on August 8. Shahid Kapoor had shared the poster on his Twitter handle. The poster read - Fused bulb se kranti nahi layi ja sakti. The issue of power cuts and extortion of money from people who hardly get any electricity in their houses or offices. From the poster, we could know that Batti Gul Meter Chalu was targeting the social unrest that follows when electricity companies work as per their corrupt agendas. Batti Gul Meter Chalu was supposed to release on August 31. But, since Shraddha Kapoor’s “Stree” is releasing on the same day, the idea was scrapped. The film will release on September 21.

Batti Gul Meter Chalu Story & Trailer:

The trailer of Batti Gul Meter Chalu released on August 10. The film seems to be a take on the revolt by people when one of theirs dies because of excessive electricity bills in spite of short supply of electricity. A tale of two friends who live in a small town where electricity is never stable and power cuts are frequent. In the trailer, we see one of the friends committing suicide after he receives a bill of more than 3 lakhs. Shahid Kapoor plays a small-time lawyer who takes up the case against the power company. The trailer was a hit with netizens and garnered significant views immediately after its release.

Batti Gul Meter Chalu Star Cast:

Batti Gul Meter Chalu stars Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles with Divyendu Sharma and Yami Gautam. Initially, the makers and the director Shree Narayan Singh had approached Sonakshi Sinha, Ileana D’ Cruz and Katrina Kaif for the lead role. Later on, Shraddha Kapoor was finalized for the film.

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Batti Gul Meter Chalu Cast And Crew


Shahid Kapoor

Shraddha Kapoor

Divyendu Sharma

Yami Gautam


Shree Narayan Singh


Bhushan Kumar

Kishan Kumar

Nishant Pitti


Siddharth - Garima

Production Company/Banner

T-Series Films

Krti Pictures


Sachet Parampara

Anu Malik

Batti Gul Meter Chalu Budget, Prediction & Box Office Collection:

Batti Gul Meter Chalu has been made on a budget of Rs 40 Crores. Going by the way, audiences are accepting films based on social issues or problems that people of different sections are encountering, this seems to work in the film’s favor. From the trailer, the film seems to be a right mixture of humor, satire, romance as well as tragedy and the fight to secure one’s right to the adequate power supply. As the people are loving the trailer, the film might garner a lot of praises for showcasing the issue of power theft which happens in every small town of India.

Batti Gul Meter Chalu Box Office Collection

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Batti Gul Meter Chalu Music Videos & Audio Jukebox:

Sachet Parampara’s music for a film based on a social problem seems to have captivated the listeners. Just listen to the song “Gold Tamba” and you will notice how Anu Malik brought in his musical flavor as a guest composer. Mika Singh’s song “Hard Hard” is also a part of the film. Gold Tamba, in particular, has been a hit with the listeners for its quirky lines. The lyrics have been penned by the writers Siddharth-Garima.

Batti Gul Meter Chalu Music Videos And Details

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Song Title




            Gold Tamba

Nakash Aziz



Dekhte Dekhte

Atif Aslam



Hard Hard

Mika Singh

Sachet Tandon

Prakriti Kakar


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Batti Gul Meter Chalu Review & Hit or Flop:

Batti Gul Meter Chalu was in controversies for non-payment of dues by KriArj Entertainment which led to delay in the shooting of the film. Later, producer Vashu Bhagnani too claimed his rights on the film which was denied by the current producer Bhushan Kumar. The film’s first writer Vipul K Rawal had also filed a case against the director and other writers for taking away his credit for the story, screenplay, and dialogues. The matter was settled and the credits were shared equally between Vipul and Siddharth-Garima. Whatever be the matter, how the story translates on screen is what will decide the review and if it’s a hit or flop. Now, September is already a month filled with several releases. If the story is convincing and the audience finds entertainment in it, Batti Gul Meter Chalu might resonate the same way Toilet: Ek Prem Katha did.

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