Katti Batti | Movie Review 19 Sep 2015   471


Star Cast: Imran Khan, Kangana Ranaut
Direction: Nikhil Advani
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Duration: 2 hours 18 minutes

Times Of India (TOI):

So, Katti Batti is sweet, funny, sassy – but inconsistent. Maddy (Imran) and Payal (Kangana) fall in love, moving into a New York-like Mumbai apartment, living together in yuppie style. But slowly, the romance of bedside candles and naughty home videos fades
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Hindustan Times (HT):

If media reports are to be believed then the makers of Katti Batti wanted to go with the title of ‘Saali Kutiya’ initially, and now I wonder why, because the film fails to instigate any emotion, leave aside loathing for its female protagonist. In hindsight, it was a good
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Katti Batti deals with the aftermath of a bad break up. Bad because, our protagonist Maddy (Imran Khan) struggles to accept the fact that he’s been dumped by his quirky and eccentric girlfriend Payal (Kangana Ranaut).
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Bollywood Hungama:

In any grown up relationship, there are always ups and downs, highs and lows. Whereas, during childhood, the same ups and downs were equalised as ‘katti’ and batti’, where ‘katti’ signified red signal for communication and ‘batti’ signified green.
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NDTV Movies:

Imagine you are riding an unruly mare that trots, tossing you about, and then, after nearly two hours and 15 minutes of a tumultuous and awful ride, drops you at your destination, safe and sound.
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In Roger Ebert’s glowing review of ‘(500) Days of Summer’, he asked his readers if like him, they get impatient when a movie is on autopilot. “How long can the characters pretend they don’t know how the story will end?” It’s a fitting question that applies to so many Hindi films, but it’s especially ironic
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The Indian Express:

A few minutes into ‘Katti Batti’, my jaw dropped. I collected it, with great difficulty, only after the film was over. Because the question—just what IS this?– which popped into my head almost with the first frame got into such a loop that it chased all other coherent thought away.
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India Today:

A few years ago, director Ned Benson visited friend-actress Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) with a script which focused on a breakdown of a love marriage. Chastain told him that the story was missing the equally significant female perspective.
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Katti Batti is infuriatingly indecisive, says Sukanya Verma. Ever gone shopping with that annoying, indecisive friend who’ll try out a gazillion outfits but buy nothing? Sitting through Nikhil Advani’s Katti Batti is akin to the experience.
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Nikhil Advani shocks yet again, for the second week in succession. Last week it was the lifeless, listless HERO and now KATTI BATTI. If HERO was a bore, KB, is no Kill Bill! In cricketing terms, Nikhil has scored back-to-back Golden Ducks!
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