Director Nikhil Advani is known for his timeless classic, Kal Ho Na Ho. I remember seeing this film back in 2004 and feeling all sorts of ways, from laughs, to dancing, to heartbreak and to an emotional roller-coaster.
Today at the movies I felt a very similar feeling, but with a more laughs, more dancing, more heartbreaks and an extreme roller-coaster of emotions. Katti Batti… the only way to describe the film is ‘beautifully crazy.’
I was taken into Maddy and Payal’s story of their relationship, how they met, how they fell in love and how it fell apart. Like any relationship there are multiple sides to every incident. Your friends know one side, your sister knows one side and your parents know another. The whole world is involved when you’re in a relationship and that’s why some of the most extraordinary love-stories become crazy yet memorable.
I was undertaken this story and I felt I was part of their lives from beginning to end. It was so real, so convincing and I have to say, very emotional towards the end. Having Kangana Ranaut play the role of Payal was an excellent choice. Kangana is known to take on different roles for every film, and this role was very different from your typical ‘Hindi film heroine’ and almost any girl can relate to Payal on multiple levels. Imran Khan has always been a favorite of mine, I like him in these rom-com films especially, and seeing him fight for his love was so emotional to watch, you wanted him to get what he wants by the end.
I can go on about this film. The music has swept my heart away since the day I saw the trailer. And when each individual track released, I especially tweeted at Shankar Ehsaan Loy telling them that this is one of my all time favorite soundtracks of theirs till date. Lip to Lip, Sarfira & Ove Janiya are my all time favorite tracks right now!
The dialogues, cinematography, and direction the film went from point A to B was just perfect. Nikhil Advani has a knack for telling us stories with a timeline and jumping from different parts of the timeline, yet still having the audience understand every little detail. I love that about his film-making skills and it’s so intriguing to watch. You don’t want the film to stop, you want to keep seeing what happens next.
Lastly, I won’t give away the plot of the film because it was very surprising on my end and unexpected (in a good way) at the same time it was emotional and I was balling my eyes out the last twenty-minutes of the film. I had a bitter-sweet feeling at the end of the film, but it was truly a beautiful film that I could see again and again!
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