Katiyabaaz (2014)

Hindi Documentary
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Total Reviews: 14
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Review Summary: A must watch. This is how you do a documentary right - funny, touching and sadly revealing

Average Critic Rating: (3.71)
Director: Deepti Kakkar
Release Date: 22 Aug 2014

Plot: Katiyabaaz is a story of Kanpur 's electricity crisis, resulting in loadshedding. Power cuts of up to 15 hours a day, cause great trouble to residents and factories alike. This gap in supply and demand becomes the bedrock of local electricity thieves like Loha Singh, who provide illegal power connection Read more

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Katiyabaaz will make you value the most basic thing your city provides you with, that you often take for granted - *bijli.*
Renuka Vyavahare, Times of India
Oh Darling! Yeh Hai 'ASLI' India
Divya Solgama, Movie Zadda
Please go and watch this one, as doing so would encourage many such documentaries to see the light of the day.
Honest and invigorating docu-drama
Rachit Gupta, Filmfare
The film is a slice of life that will resonate with you
I don’t think there could have been a better way to put on celluloid Quintessential small town India – vibrant, bustling with energy and walking on the tightrope between hope and despair.
Mohar Basu, Koi Moi

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Katiyabaaz - All Reviews

Vikramaditya Motwane’s project is a bold and honest attempt
Tushar Joshi, Bollywood Life
India Glitz
A bold and honest attempt to expose the dire state of the people of Kanpur, Katiyabaaz will make you count your blessings for having access to the luxuries of having something as basic as electricity.
Tushar Joshi, DNA India
An investigative documentary that delves deep into the ‘power’ tussle faced by Kanpur’s residents, ‘Katiyabaaz’ takes the viewer on a seesaw journey through the by lanes, unruly power lines, political rallies and Discom office intrigues of Kanpur city- rendered powerless due to the mismanagement of power distribution.
India Glitz
Katiyabaaz is as riveting and gritty as it is wildly funny at times; a must watch, says Sonil Dedhia.Power cuts aren't really new for Indians but the middle class tolerates them with characteristic resilience as just another inconvenience, like traffic ja
Sonil Dedhia, REDIFF
A must watch documentary
Saurabh Dwivedi, India Today
It is a honest capture of a world that we might not know about
Aubrey D'souza, BookMyShow