Katti Batti Reviews by Critics


Katti Batti Review by Indicine

Rating: ★½☆☆☆

Nikhil Advani has to be one of the strangest movie directors we have in Bollywood. He has tried to dabble in a lot of genres but ends up being the jack of all trades and the master of none. He should stick to one genre and perfect it before moving on to new genres. In Katti Batti, he and his cowriter Anshul Singhal mixup various Hollywood romcoms and make a mess of it in the form of Katti Batti. The true strength of a romantic film are the subtle moments and Katti Batti is mostly just filled with buffoons who amplify every moment because apparently subtlety is a word they have never heard. Katti Batti is a jumbled up, boring, incoherent film. None of the comic moments make a mark and neither do the romantic ones. And the climax is one big disaster!

Katti Batti Review by Bollywood Hungama

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

KATTI BATTI primarily belongs to Imran Khan and Kangna Ranaut. As for the performances, Imran Khan, who hasn’t had a release for sometime now, is decent only. In the film, he keeps on running after Kangna’s character despite the constant refusal from her. His character seems spineless beyond a point. A little more dedicated effort from Imran’s side into his character could have given him an extremely convincing onscreen presence. On the other hand, Kangna Ranaut, from whom expectations are sky-high now after her last two hit releases (QUEEN and TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS), seems to be a letdown in KATTI BATTI. One cannot blame her totally for the mess, as her character did not have scope to do anything extra-ordinary. It is indeed sad to see a talented actress like her not having much to do in the film. She also has comparatively lesser screen time as compared to Imran Khan. The rest of the actors help in the film moving forward.

Katti Batti Review by Sukanya Verma on Rediff

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Absolutely nothing transpires in the first half, even the all-essential ‘meet cute’ is awfully stale, there’s no grand philosophy around their romance, no zing in the chemistry.

Katti Batti Review by Ananya Bhattacharya on India Today

Rating: ★½☆☆☆

In all, you might as well skip Katti Batti and do something more worthwhile this weekend. Those are 2 hours of your life spent wondering when you’ll be able to walk out of the theatre. Unless you want to be subjected to the ‘F’ of ‘FOSLA’.

Review by Shreya Thakur on Deccan Chronicle

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Over all Katti Batti does have a few surprises and not all of them are pleasant. The production values are very high, the film is well stylised and a very good looking product on the whole. If you like a string of beautiful visuals with good looking people and don’t care much for a story, then you could try Katti Batti. But don’t say you weren’t warned.

Review by Srijana Mitra Das on The Times Of India

Rating: ★★★☆☆

In a sense, Katti Batti is vintage Nikhil ‘Salaam-e-Ishk’ Advani – pretty but so full of cute little somethings, the plot’s overall impact gets jumbled. Here, an emotional twist takes you by surprise but the lead pair’s bond doesn’t develop enough agony, enough ecstasy – perhaps because they seem to live their life with so many buddies, including the Fosla Band.

Review by Shubhra Gupta on Indian Express

Rating: ½☆☆☆☆

Imran Khan is pleasant and earnest, Kangana Ranaut has knocked it out of the park a couple of times while playing feisty, and is capable of mining real emotions even in the fakest of films.

Review by Sreeju Sudhakaran on Bollywood Life

Rating: ★★½☆☆

One of Katti Batti’s few strengths are the performances Nikhil Advani extracted from its lead pair. Imran Khan makes a confident comeback, as a believable protagonist who goes through his downs and more downs following the breakup. Unlike the rumours, he is not overshadowed by his now far more popular co-star; instead he has a bigger role here and he makes us root for him with his charming performance. This is a role right there in his safe zone. Kangana Ranaut, although let down by poor writing, delivers a commendable performance, especially during the end portions. Both share an adorable chemistry, during in the flashback portions, reminding us of Leonard and Penny from The Big Bang Theory. We only wish the director could have fleshed out those portions well. The first half is breezy though not outstanding and the camera work by Tushaar Kapoor captures the beauty of both Mumbai and Delhi well.

Review by Shubha Shetty Saha on Mid-Day India

Rating: ★★½☆☆

Imran Khan is sincere. Kangana has by now proved that she’s a brilliant actress, but here she seems to be faltering a bit as if she is desperately looking for a firm footing in terms of a convincing character. And then she shines in the last ten minutes of the film, yet again leaving us in no doubt about what she is capable of. In fact, the last ten odd minutes of the film keeps you hooked to the screen. But obviously that is not enough at all.

Review by Shishir Gautam on Nowrunning

Rating: ★½☆☆☆

What Nikhil managed to bring out is a confused product, unsure if it wants to be a heartbreak story or a comedy. Hence it becomes difficult for anyone viewer to sustain interest or for that matter relate to any of the situations.

Review by Rohit Vats on Hindustan Times

Rating: ★½☆☆☆

Advani has used good transition tools, but they are ineffective because of average acting by both Imran and Kangana. The literal toilet humour of the second half makes life more difficult for the audience who witnesses a really prolonged climax for no apparent reasons.

Review by Ritika Handoo on Zeenews

Rating: ★★★☆☆

If you go thinking that Kangana Ranaut and Imran Khan starrer ‘Katti Batti’ is something on the lines of a fresh, peppy urbane love story, then you will be taken for a toss. Filmmaker Nikhil Advani seems to have used his ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ formula this time with these two stars but with a bit of twist.

Review by IANS on NDTVMovies

Rating: ★½☆☆☆

The script, written by director Nikhil Advani and Anshul Singhal, has a convoluted screenplay riddled with forced humour and glaring plot holes which include underdeveloped characterisations.

Review by Tushar Joshi on DNA India

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Katti Batti has a promising start, but a weak script and some run of the mill moments kills the chances of it turning into something worth your time and money.

Review by Rachit Gupta on Filmfare

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Director Nikhil Advani’s efforts in making Katti Batti are pretty evident. His film looks top notch with its visuals as well as detailing all on mark. The opening credits done with the stop motion video is a nice touch too. It’s just the total turnaround from being a quirky romance to a weepy love saga seems a bit jarred. The humour doesn’t work at all. The music is just about okay as well. It could all have been slightly better, but even so, what plays out on screen is largely good enough for fans of the romantic genre.

Review by Rajeev Masand on IBNLive

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Imran Khan, who is relied upon to do most of the heavy lifting in the film, has an affable charm and is convincing as the hopeless romantic. This is one of his better performances, even if the script does occasionally reduce the character to a pathetic whiner. Kangana Ranaut is mostly underutilized in a role that’s lacking depth. She’s great in scenes that tap into her terrific comic timing, but it’s a shame she didn’t have more to do here.

Review by Kunal Guha on Mumbai Mirror

Rating: ★★½☆☆

Director Nikhil Advani, who is yet to recover from Hero, should pad up for a double whammy as a large part of how this film has turned out will be (rightfully) pinned on him. An obvious flaw would be his inability to tell an endearing love story that’s remotely relatable. The fact that the lead duo shares zero chemistry doesn’t help either. Based on the buildup, the big breakup in the film seems inevitable if not necessary.

Review by Sonia Chopra on Sify

Rating: ★★½☆☆

This is a film you wanted to like for various reasons, primarily that there hasn’t been a good Hindi film on our screens since long. And secondly for Kangna Ranaut who steals your heart with her performance, in spite of the fact that you struggle to understand her character’s behavior right till the end.

Review by Vishal Verma on Indiaglitz

Rating: ★½☆☆☆

The comedy falls flat, the romance isn’t intriguing enough to make us feel for the boy or the girl plus the backward forward narration muddles the process. Imran Kangana look fresh. Both the lead have fallen prey to weak writing which is further marred by cliché mentality. It’s a rom com so college is a must. The lack of finesse in twining manipulative sugary emotions with reality as done by other makers is clearly missing.

Review by Githa Vanan on Bollyspice

Rating: ★½☆☆☆

Katti Batti could have been the latest love story to take on life and the box office. But sadly it is simply added onto the list of so-close-yet-so-far film for our director saab.

Review by Meetu on Wogma

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

For some reason it felt like the run-time was decided before the script – the movie has to be this long no matter how you reach the number. Add songs, add random back and forth, add inconsequential scenes. No matter if they don’t hold an iota of viewer’s interest.



  • emraan career vanished . i think he should accept the reality and try his luck on other space . like film making and others

  • Upps!
    I was expecting average at least 3 stars.
    It is less than 2 stars on average.

    Aamir Khan should re lunch Imran otherwise his time is gone.
    Imran needs some acting training.

  • I have seen movie its good. acting of kangna and imran specially in the end in classic. As far reviewers are concerned they are always mean for YOUTH TARGETED MOVIES. main reason is that most of critics are BUDA SAALA

  • Hrithik will rule bollywood.
    Hrithik’s mohenja daro will be huge blockbuster and will win his fifth filmfare award.Rustam will be disaster if clash happened.Hrithik is brilliant actor he will rule bollywood his time is coming…,

  • I havent watched it otherwise i would hve give bang on review/prediction just like of phantom nd WB ..both did business as per my review/prediction
    I m too good

    Our indicine Iz going wrong nowadays
    3 wrong lifetime predictions back 2 back ..hat-trick..congo guyx ?

    Welcome back after week 2 ..
    92 plus..
    Hogye 100 plus ?? Or 120 plus ???

    Lol on some idiots
    Verdict – average. ..finish

  • Not interested in those formulaic rom-coms.They offer nothing new in terms of content.. So why waste money in watching those same rom-coms with same girl-boy story over n over again lyk shaandar, tamasha,katti batti, kapoor n sons , etc..

    Old wine with different packaging.. !!

    I hope this monotonous unhealthy genre of rom-com comes to an end.

  • Not interested in those formulaic rom-coms.They offer nothing new in terms of content.. So why waste money in watching those same rom-coms with same girl-boy story over n over again lyk shaandar, tamasha,katti batti, kapoor n sons , etc..

    Old wine with different packaging.. !!

    I hope this monotonous unhealthy genre of rom-com comes to an end!

  • Its becoz of Kangana that it will take an opening.

    And to deepika and anushka fans who talking bad about kangana, they should watch ‘Break ke Baad’ and ‘ Matru ka Mandola’ which were huge disasters with Imran khan..

    Kangana is no.1 actress who is launched By Emraan sir and Anurag in 2005 HIT gangster.. She wil remain no.1 and self made unlike Yrf Dharma created Deepika,anushka..

  • My sincere request to @salma bai & @aamir khan next time you guys want to edit any film then plz call me. I can do much better dan both u guys.

  • A slight setback for kangana but still she’s the best actress of the year, no one has forgotten datto and tanu.
    While imran, all the best, I like that he’s humble and not cheap like others of his age. I haven’t forgotten jaane tu, ihls, mere brother ki dulhan, db he’s not that bad…..

  • prdp poster will be revealed by salman on his twitter account either 2mrw or sunday….music will be released bfore 26th sep

  • The road is going to be difficult for Imran.It was his last chance to redeem himself but unfortunately his efforts won’t be sufficient enough to salvage this film.It is going to be difficult for him to stage a grand comeback unless Aamir produces a film for him again
    BTW still can’t figure out why aamir cried so much:)

  • @all SRkay fans who wants to know that y aamir cried..its at that time when aamir came to know abt the collctns of yeh lamhe hai judaai ke..just like me some days ago..

  • I don’t understand what’s happen with the critics.
    The same thing happen again with KATTI BATTI like hamari adhuri kahani.
    KATTI BATTI watch today evening.
    This is a good movie & a good rom com.not like the same rom coms where hero heroine meets then love & some break up scenes for any silly reason and at last married and happy ever after.

    But KATTI BATTI is totally different it is really good in the love-break up- again love scenes.
    In the 2nd half film turns serious & hooks you till the end why payal left maddy.
    The ending is very heartwarming & different from other ROM comes.
    Very very heart touching ending.
    I love the movie.
    A perfect love story.
    Imraan is very good as usual his previous ROM coms.
    Kangana has less screen time but she is very hot in college life roles & very emotional in the last some minutes.

    This film deserves more from the critics.

    Wish all the best to KATTI BATTI.

  • Feeling sad for Imran and Kangz. Just hop kangana doesn’t get to carried away with her current superstar tag. We saw it with many. Let her be selective, moderate with her acting fees and then try again. She still has the potential.

  • @Bollywood you are right.
    Hrithik’s good days are coming, we hrithikians we are not in a hurry, he is going to come with a bang in 2016 and then bang bang the other actors and wins all the awards (include the National Award).

  • @Dangal ATBB dont worry Aamir is very open unlike that fake pretentious srk who does have any thing called shame forget emotions. He doesn’t even know how to laugh when he laughs we see the whole Indian map on his face I hope you understand what I am saying.

  • I thnk kangna is best actress. Toh koi farak ni padhta k movie kaisi hai coz kangna ne apna best dia h. Imran ne b sure acha kia hoga. Baki movie dkhe bina kch kehna galat hoga abi.

  • @sunny chechi: I think the Indicine lifetime prediction for Welcome Back is pretty much accurate. There is no release till Oct 2 which can really dent WB’s run at the box office. It will easily reach a total of INR 100-102 crores. I think a 5% error is quite passable when the lifetime prediction is being made, since it can be highly variable.

  • plz emraan khan leave the bollywood it’s bettet for you. you didn’t have any quality of hero you r zero. no expression no acting no dance skill you r really zero .now your time finished.

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