Batti Gul Meter Chalu (2018)
(Released: Sep 21, 2018)
BATTI GUL METER CHALU is a story of S.K (Shahid Kapoor), Nauti (Shraddha Kapoor), and Tripathi (Divyendu Sharma). These childhood buddies are made for each other. S.K is a fraud lawyer who makes money from out of court settlements. Nauti is a budding fashion designer who thinks she can out class the Manish Malhotra's and Rohit Bal's of Bollywood. Tripathi on the other hand is the one who is more focused and rooted. After we feel the camaraderie between the three which includes a competition on who wins the heart of Nauti in a week, slowly and gradually, thing start taking serious turns when Tripathi manages to open a printing press by taking loan under the small scale industry scheme. Things are looking rosy in Tripathi's household, his father played by Atul Srivastava is feeling contented, the retired aam aadmi is happy that his son has got the opportunity to chase his dreams. But ill faith has another story to say, Tripathi's printing press unit - U.K. gets charged with exuberantly inflated bills of lakhs per month which leads to tension and repeated visit to the local electricity board. The board advises to put a meter reader in order to avoid further miscalculations, but of no avail. The bill gets doubled and it gets escalated up to 54 Lakhs in coming months. With no rescue, hope and shocking refusal of his dear friend S.K. to land a helping hand ( disclosing the reason will act as a spoiler), Tripathi is forced to take a drastic step that shakes the state, the electricity department, the people in general and SPTL - the private company that supplies electricity to the area and is at fault.