The irony is that the director Shree Narayan Singh is himself an editor (hah!) It needlessly runs for 2 Hours and 43 minutes without making much point.
In a similar unfocussed storyline like Toilet – ek prem katha the side stories take too much screen time and the central agenda is squeezed in somehow in the last short segment. The intended story is about high electricity bill issues in small town but the actual story is shown as a love triangle between 3 childhood friends.
The story is set in the beautiful town of Garhwal in Uttarkhand which is famous for its natural beauty but none of that have been showcased in this film. Talented actors like Farida Jalal, Supriya Pilgaonkar and Sudhir Pandey have been absolutely wasted. Everyone for some reason is a caricature of themselves and speaks in a high tone and is totally over the top including shahid Kapoor. This Shahid is definitely not the ‘jab we met’ Shahid or even the ‘Kaminey’ Shahid. This Shahid is a total masala hero, bad boy turned into do gooder, can break into any dance step in a moment’s notice and can pile up all the bad guys with his bare hands. In other words he is like Salman Khan without the fan following or the scandals.
And then there is Yami Gautam as well here.
Verdict – the words ‘Bal’ has been used 80 million times. Avoid – ‘bal bal bacho’