Aanand L Rai’s family entertainer Nil Battey Sannata has become the first Bollywood film which has been declared tax free on the day of its release. It certainly speaks volumes about the film’s heartwarming narrative and brilliant performances by the cast including Swara Bhaskar, Ratna Pathak Shah, Riya Shukla and Pankaj Tripathi.
While the film is scheduled to release on April 22, it’s not just Bollywood but film critics and trade pundits who couldn’t stop praising the poignant story of a mother and her daughter. The movie has been creating positive buzz everywhere, especially on the social media platforms where the film critics have dubbed Nil Battey Sannata as ‘an incredible piece of cinema’, ‘a gem’ and a ‘simply outstanding’.
Akhilesh Yadav, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, tweeted, “Touched by the story of Nil Battey Sannata, which was filmed in Agra. We have made the film tax free in UP.”
Arvind Kejriwal Chief Minister of Delhi tweeted, Nil Batte Sannatta is a great great movie. U must watch it. Tax free in Delhi. @ReallySwara
Manish Sisodia Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi tweeted, #NilBatteySannata A Wonderful movie on Edu.Must watch for Teachers, parents & students. @ReallySwara @aanandlrai @erosnow @ashwinyiyer
Manish Sisodia Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi tweeted, Nil Battey Sannata hsbn made tax free. It’s a wnderful movie abt the whole edu sys & its connectivity with society @ReallySwara @aanandlrai
Veteran film critics Bhawana Somaaya tweeted, “Book tks for #NilBatteySannata simply outstanding, can’t reveal more but director @Ashwinyiyer @ReallySwara @coloryellow @ErosNow take a bow” whereas Taran Adarsh said, “Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari is a proficient storyteller. Captures emotions remarkably. Brilliant climax. Super performances. #NilBatteySannata”
Ajay Brahmatmaj shared on his Twitter account, “Small is tall. #NilBatteySannata badhayi @Ashwinyiyer @ReallySwara @aanandlrai #PankajTripathi.”
Faridoon Shahryar said, “If real life humour provokes ur interest, if grt acting inspires u if u xpect More 4m cinema thn usual then #NilBatteySannata is a MUST WATCH!”
Prashant Singh tweeted, “Rarely a film connects with its clean soul, pure emotions and passion. Bravo @aanandlrai @Ashwinyiyer @ReallySwara for a gem #NilBatteySannata.”