Maths! I don t know whether it brings you scary memories, but it surely brings to me…Well, with this Maths also taking centre stage, director Ashwini Iyer Tiw

Nil Battey Sannata Movie Review

Nil Battey Sannatta Movie Review Hindi Movie Review
Review for the film " Nil Battey Sannata"
Runtime: 1 Hour 40 Minutes
Certificate: U
Released: 22-04-2016
Genre: Drama
3.75 / 5.0

Maths! I don’t know whether it brings you scary memories, but it surely brings to me…Well, with this Maths also taking centre stage, director Ashwini Iyer Tiwari has woven a sweet story of a disobedient teenager and her determined mother. Well, read more to know about Nil Battey Sannatta. 


The film revolves around Swara Bhaskar Swara Bhaskar is a talented Indian actress who is >> Read More... Swara Bhaskar , a single mother, who does tedious works the whole day to give her teenage girl Riya Shukla Riya Shukla is an Indian actress but dominantly an >> Read More... Riya Shukla the much-needed education. Riya has the problem of getting up early for school, and she is a slowcoach who finds it difficult to cope up with mathematics. Swara works as a maid to Ratna Pathak Shah and motivated by the latter and headmaster Pankaj Tripathi Pankaj Tripathi is an acclaimed Indian film actor >> Read More... Pankaj Tripathi , decides to take control of the issue. Does Swara, who is a school dropout, make her stubborn daughter, who is the least interested in academics, come out in flying colors? Watch the movie to know.

Star Performances

Swara Bhaskar leaves a strong impression as the frustrated yet determined mother. The warmth that she diffuses is commendable. She has done her meaty role with great conviction. Riya Shukla, who is a newbie, surprises us with her acting prowess. She does full justice to her character that has negative shades. Pankaj Tripathi gives the comic stint to the film and this, he does with great gusto.


In Nil Battey Sannatta, a part of society is highlighted wherein life is monotonous and where you have to work really hard to make your dreams come true. And the director of the movie, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari lets you be enchanted with the naïve world of Swara. 

What’s there?

  • The premise of the movie is utterly sweet. 
  • The movie doesn’t indulge in being too preachy. 
  • When commercial potboilers are the order of the day, it is indeed heartening to see a movie that is something down-to-earth. 
  • The bonding shared between the mother and daughter is endearing that the audience will be able to empathize with it. 
  • The way in which the title of the movie is interlinked with Mathematics is interesting. Nil implies zero. Battey denotes division. Sannatta, as we all know, is silence. 
  • The movie doesn’t traverse the path of being melodramatic. 

What’s not there?

Certain moments in the movie could have been handled with subtlety. 


A simple film that doesn’t beat around the bush and gives a powerful message….that’s what Nil Battey Sannatta is for you!