Nil Battey Sannata (2016)

Hindi 1 hrs 36 mins Drama
Critics Score
95%
Total Reviews: 35
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Total Votes: 0

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Review Summary: A sensitive story well told, Nil Battey Sannata is worth a trip to the theaters!

Average Critic Rating: (3.41)
Cast: Swara Bhaskar , Ratna Pathak Shah
Director: Ashwini Iyer Tiwari
Release Date: 22 Apr 2016
Est. Budget: 2.5 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 7.0 CR

Plot: Apeksha "Apu" Shivlal Sahay (Ria Shukla) is an unmotivated student who has managed to reach her matriculation year in high school despite her lack of interest in studying further. She struggles in mathematics alongside her friends, Sweety (Neha Prajapati) and Pintu (Prashant Tiwari). Her single mother Chanda (Swara Bhaskar), a Read more

Nil Battey Sannata - Top Reviews

This film says a great deal about a girl-child's struggles, a mother's hopes and the ways of the education system. But, in the end, Nil Battey Sannata is also a good old story about life and its vicissitudes.
The movie wins you over with its innocence and simplicity
Mohar Basu, The Times of India
Nil Battey Sannata comes off as slight in places but it does leave you with a sense of hope
Anupama Chopra, Film Companion
Watch this and you will want to give your mother a bear hug. Do not miss this gem.
Rachit Gupta, Filmfare
While the first half is smooth and keeps you involved, the second half falters at many points and the climax seems too convenient and hurriedly wrapped up
Ironic, considering the film leaves you feeling rewarded and just a little bit wiser.(This review first aired on CNN News18)
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
€˜Nil Battey Sannata'€™, has a strong message about how education can change your life
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
This film says a great deal about a girl-child's struggles, a mother's hopes and the ways of the education system. But, in the end, Nil Battey Sannata is also a good old story about life and its vicissitudes.
Jab Jaago Tab Savera! This line is often repeated in the film, and translated in English would mean - 'It is morning, when you waken.'This is the case with single parent Chanda (Swara Bhaskar), who is single-handedly bringing up her daughter by doing odd jobs and working as a maid
Sonia Chopra, Sify
The movie is totally opposite of its title and ends up giving you a ‘Shat Pratishat’, that is cent percent result.
Divya Solgama, Cine Market
It is light-hearted, easy on the eyes and mind, and full of heart

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Nil Battey Sannata - All Reviews

Strictly situational
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Hungama
Swara Bhaskar’s performance as a poverty stricken ambitious mother act will make you SALUTE her!
Aarti Iyengar, Bollywood Life
'Nil Battey Sannata', has an interesting story that has not been explored by Bollywood until now
Shekhar H Hooli, International Business Times
Chanda gets admission in her daughter’s class.
Komal Nahta, KomalsReviews
A very promising movie debut from Rohan and Vinayak that is very much line with the premise that the movie'€™s trailer seems to convey
Vipin, Music Aloud
दिल को छू जाती है 'निल बट्टे सन्नाटा'
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Nil Battey Sannata is a beautiful film surrounding a mother-daughter relationship. For being not too preachy, nostalgic for all parents as well as kids and emotionally riveting
Surabhi Redkar, Koi Moi
Nil Battey Sannata is a fitting tribute to mothers and their unconditional love
Namrata Thakker, REDIFF
Swara Bhaskar excels in a moving, touching gem
Vishal Verma, Glam Sham
Swara Bhaskar excels in a moving, touching gem
Vishal Verma, Glam Sham
“Nil Battey Sannata” is a sentimental, inspirational film that is provocative and will appeal to everyone.
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And we get to watch a delightful film on relationships, on tenacity, on education...
Manisha Lakhe, Nowrunning
Nil Battey Sannata is a beautiful film surrounding a mother-daughter relationship. For being not too preachy, nostalgic for all parents as well as kids and emotionally riveting
Surabhi Redkar, Koi Moi
Ashwini did a fantastic job in giving a film, which touches you at many levels emotionally
Sajid, Cinema Glitz
'Nil Battey Sannata', is a sentimental, inspirational film that is provocative and will appeal to everyone
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'Nil Battey Sannatta', is an applauding cinematic triumph, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari gives a little gem of a humanistic, motivating and beautiful fable
Vishal Verma, Glam Sham
A mother-daughter angst told sensitively
Gautaman Bhaskaran, Hindustan Times
A mother-daughter angst told sensitively
Gautaman Bhaskaran, Hindustan Times
दिल को छू जाती है 'निल बट्टे सन्नाटा'
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'Nil Battey Sannata', is a wonderful film that will appeal to all
CRISELLE LOBO, BookMyShow
There are plot points you could nitpick on but at the end of the day Nil Battey Sannata remains a warm, feel-good film which offers hope and the promise of upward mobility that doesn’t depend on the social strata you come from but your own will and diligence.
NAMRATA JOSHI, The Hindu
Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s “Nil Battey Sannata” (a slang for incompetent) is a charming little film that shines a light on people we tend to overlook in movies and in our daily lives – domestic helps
There are plot points you could nitpick on but at the end of the day Nil Battey Sannata remains a warm, feel-good film which offers hope and the promise of upward mobility that doesn’t depend on the social strata you come from but your own will and diligence.
NAMRATA JOSHI, The Hindu
Swara Bhaskar’s performance as a poverty stricken ambitious mother act will make you SALUTE her!
Aarti Iyengar, Bollywood Life