Katti Batti - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

After a breakup time stands still for the lovers or maybe it goes in reverse. Katti Batti holds time still and you wish it'd move in any direction, just move.



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34 reviewers have given Katti Batti an average rating of 0.9/5.0 (?)

2 yays
24 nays
8 so-so

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Thumbs down by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...Doesn’t work. You see, Katti Batti is an irredeemable, unsalvageable mess. ... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Whatever little pleasure there is in Katti Batti comes from watching her. She has great instincts – she’s always a second or two off with whatever she’s doing, she catches you unawares. She affects the most unusual inflections in her line readings. And she’s completely comfortable with her body. It all adds up to a singular screen presence. The way she lights up after coming home and setting eyes on Milkha – you could rub your hands over that look on a cold night. I first kept thinking she deserved better. But without the likes of her, how would we ever make it through ... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...In the end, I would simply like to add that these big production houses keep serving us with the same content again and again and again, because we actually let them do so making no protests of any kind whatsoever as a paying viewer. So till we decide to show some concerning guts, this arrogant act of making such repetitive and ridiculous movies would continue as always without any major hindrance. ... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Bolly Spice ...You may accuse Nikhil Advani’s film of being dull in parts. But never does he fail to lift a scene with his sincere faith in the power of love to heal and nurture the human spirit. This is an intimate funny quirky rom-com about love life and, yes, the loo. Stylishly shot and packaged, it keeps our interest alive to the finale. ... full review

Thumbs down Bollywood Hungama ...On the whole, due to its weak script and non-engaging narrative, KATTI BATTI will face 'katti' from the audience at the box-office. ... full review

So-So Bollywood Life ...Imran Khan is back in form, as he makes for a believable lead, someone whom you can empathise with. Kangana Ranaut is spunky and cute, but since the first half revolved around Imran Khan, I am sure there is more of her in the second half. The Sarfira song is foot- tapping. If I felt there is anything awkward about the film, it is the caricaturisation of certain supporting characters and a couple of long drawn scenes.... full review

Thumbs up by Sweta Vinod, BookmyShow ...With stylishly shot and eminently hummable songs, and its fair share of funny moments, this film is a welcome break from the action thrillers that have released recently. It aims to entertain throughout and never gets too serious or too intense. Go watch Imran and Kangana’s chemistry and grab a few laughs, this weekend. ... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...Hollywood does the quite romcom well, Bollywood is struggling to catch up, so much so that English lines are translated literally into Hindi. Who says woh aage badh chuki hai, for she has moved on? ... full review

Thumbs down by Suparna Sharma, Deccan Chronicle ...About 10 minutes into Katti Batti, I started having violent thoughts. These thoughts intensified when I recalled photos of Aamir Khan crying phoot-phoot ke after watching Katti Batti a few days ago. Aamir Khan, Imran Khan’s mama or chacha or whatever, should have at least tweeted that those were tears of deep frustration. That he was howling because he had been impaled for over two hours by this nonsense... full review

So-So by Prerna Singh, Desi Martini ...A one time watch, do not expect much from Katti Batti! ... full review

Thumbs down by Yatharth Chauhan , Desi Martini ...Nikhil Advani’s Katti Batti is stale wine in a cracked bottle! ... full review

Thumbs down by Ameet Bhuvan, Desi Martini ...Confused messy screenplay kills any chances of redemption ... full review

Thumbs down by Mohit Patil , Desi Martini ...An extremely messed up romance which has its moments, but is far too problematic to work. ... full review

Thumbs down by Tushar P. Joshi, DNA ...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. ... full review

So-So by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...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. ... full review

Thumbs down by Gayatri Gauri, FirstPost ...By now, Khan has mastered the art of being the most irritating, obsessive, heartbroken teenager seen on screen. As for the missing Ranaut, it’s best to revisit her last film than suffer this one. ... full review

Thumbs down by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...Songs are niche and forgettable, tempo is uneven, tone goes beserk and Imran and Kangana are likeable but did they really think this film would take them places? ... full review

Thumbs down by Zehra Abbas , fullhyd.com ...By the time the big reveal happens towards the end of the movie, you're already fidgeting impatiently in your seat. At this point, the change in emotional tone, and the descent into maudlin sentimentality is pretty jarring. Again, Khan and Ranaut salvage the ending somewhat, but the audience is left confused, and also feeling a wee bit manipulated. ... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...It's difficult to believe that we are seeing such inane stuff on screen from a director who gave us D-DAY. If at all Nikhil wanted the script to tug at one's heart, he should have seen ANKHIYON KE JHAROKHON SE 10 times and then redone the movie. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times ...It’s a terribly bad film. A rehash of old Bollywood hits, Katti Batti is far from perfection. All the claims of a fresh love-story were false, it doesn’t offer anything. Two lines from Roger’s song sum up the essence of Katti Batti: ... full review

Thumbs down by Suhani Singh, india today ...Katti Batti like last year's Happy Ending tries to be an interesting experiment at a romantic comedy but falls short. ... full review

Thumbs down by Surabhi Redkar, koimoi ...Katti Batti is a stale, boring and insensible film that seems like a mockery at love and relationships, thanks to its crassness. In keeping with the efforts put by Imran Khan and Kangana Ranaut who are the only good things in this film, I am going with a 2/5 for it. ... full review

Thumbs down by Uday Bhatia, Live Mint ...Because there’s no effort made to develop any characters besides Madhav and (to a lesser extent) Payal, there aren’t any supporting performances to speak of. Khan is fine in the courting scenes—offhand charm comes easily to him—but isn’t a theatrical enough performer to make Madhav’s wallowing very interesting. Ranaut, lacking the sort of definition she’s had in her last few roles, is rarely as enigmatic as the film needs her to be, though she finds her poise in the closing minutes. ... full review

So-So by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...However, all said and done, Katti Batti is quite a visually appealing emotional roller-coaster ride with some good music thrown in. Watch it for the performances and the emotional quotient. ... full review

Thumbs down by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...Dum??? Well, the movie has a decent one-liner story with few enjoyable scenes and a decent soundtrack. However, besides these minimal positive points, the movie lacks highly on the main ingredient required for a love story and that is, romantic moments. There is nothing neither fresh nor new in this Ghisi Piti (stale) love story making it yet another edition of the flop movies in director Nikhil Advani's cap. ... full review

Thumbs down by Troy bibeiro, NDTV ...But what the director does not realise is that too much masala could spoil his film, at least for the audience.Overall, the tragedy of Katti Batti lies in the fault of its director. ... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...Katti Batti just smells wrong -- and that may well be the most universal dealbreaker of all. ... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Ah, it’s going to be some more waiting at the theatres, I guess. Watch it if you must for Ranaut’s crackerjack act. ... full review

Thumbs down by Jyothi Venkatesh, Star Blockbuster ...Last Word: Nikhil Advani has let down the audiences once again after last week’s disaster Hero and one starts wondering whether he had really directed Kal Ho Na Ho since every film of his has tanked at the box office whether it was Patiala House, Chandni Chowk to China, D Day, Safari or Hero.... full review

Thumbs down by ViSHAL MENON, The Hindu ...Imran Khan has clearly poured his heart out into yet another disappointing film — a film which, before release, seemed like it could get him back in the game, teaming up as he was with Kangana. As for Kangana, one wonders why she chose to work in a film which has so little for her to do… at this stage of her career. Oh Kangana… just when you were at arm’s length of superstardom. ... full review

So-So by Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India ...Somewhere between glossy ad, glassy music video, sitcom and masala movie, Katti Batti leaves you pouting. This could've had the lusty, gutsy power of a full-blown French kiss - it ends up a pleasant but passing peck on the cheek. ... full review

Thumbs down by Karan Bali, Upper Stall ...A fellow reviewer described the film in one word while playing on the title. Tatti! Well, what can I say? Sadly, it’s true. ... full review

So-So by Rummana, yahoo! India ...‘Katti Batti’ has some nice songs and the ‘Kissiyan’ number deserves a special mention but that is about it. This love story is not worth investing in. ... full review

So-So by Ritika Handoo, ZEENEWS.COM ...Watch it for you might want to see some 'Katti Batti' moments this weekend. Be prepared for the unexpected! ... full review