Nil Battey Sannata Review: When script is the king, actors mean business; Magic happens

director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari

Actors : Swara Bhaskar, Ratna Pathak, Pankaj Tripathi

Running Time: 1h 36m

Pune: 10th class has been the highlight of our education, and Math has been the toughest and most hated subject. We always thought that it was impossible to score the highest marks, and we did not dare to dream because it was tough, we always thought that it was a topper’s game.

Nil Battey Sannata has used Maths as a metaphor for dreams. Maths can be an average students’ game whereas achieve dreams, a lower class’s piece of cake. Math demands to be understood by making it part of your life, whereas dreams demand to the hard work.

In the movies, Chanda, played by Swara Bhaskar is a lower class mother, who works day and night for livelihood, for the education of her only girl child, and dreams of her daughter becoming a collector.


Apeksha, which is played by Riya Shukla, is a rebellious-fun loving teenager, who can’t get hold of Mathematics and has no goal set for her future.


Ratna Pathak as Doctor, who not only convinces Chanda to take admission in the school but portrays as her adviser in the whole movie and is splendid.


Pankaj Tripathi as the Maths teacher Shrivastava and Principal of the school is an ice breaker, he will remind of your principle who have mocked you for your mischiefs, in front of the class and how he motivated you with quotes and sayings.


The story revolves around Chanda, who dreams of making her who works to save money for her daughter’s coaching class, which has a condition that as her daughter to make her get 50 percent marks in Pre-Board to get admission in Coaching class . To make it happen she takes admission in the same school, in the same class with the help of her employer. The journey of Boards exams is taken with the help of friendships, mother’s love, dreams, courage, and ample amount of optimism.

This Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s movie is a beauty, a simple topic, an honest display of human relationships and mathematics as a metaphor for dreams does the trick.

Applaud should be for the casting director, for putting out one of the best actors of acting space, who have not only given a graceful performance but have owned the characters. Whereas costume designer has done pure judgement to characters outfits.


Music by Rohan Vinayak is remarkable, ‘Maths me Dabba Gul’, ‘Murabba’ fits perfectly in the situations and the lyrics written by Nitesh Tiwari is splendid. Nil Battey Sannata is simple, light-hearted, nicely put movie. Get ready to be inspired and motivated to follow your dreams because as principal Shrivastava puts, ‘Jab Jago, Tabhi Savera’.


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