The film was recently watched by the Akhilesh Yadav, CM of UP and he declared it tax free in the state. He was high on praise for the film and even tweeted about it.
Katiyabaaz is a story based out of Kanpur but has a universal appeal. Even though the film deals with a grim subject it has a humour element ingrained and is very well shot. In India documentaries so not get a theatrical launch and Katiyabaaz becoming tax free is a huge thing.
The makers, Dipti Kakkar and Fahad are euphoric with this development. Katiyabaaz previously has been screened at various film festival and has won accolades applause from all quaters
With the film now going tax free it will ensure a lot more people will watch it.
After enthralling at various film festivals and winning several awards, Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa’s documentary Katiyabaaz has now opened to rave reviews unanimously, receiving a thumbs-up from the critics alike. Words which clearly indicate the movie reviewers’ excitement praising the film, go on to hint that Katiyabaaz is not to be missed. Here are some reviews:
“Katiyabaaz leaves you with enduring images of a calamitous environment navigated by two anti-villains whose thoughts and souls form a storied documentary that could well be a game-changer.”
“Katiyabaaz is a bold & an honest attempt. The film is exceedingly well shot, kept tight and flows lucidly.”
“This powerful little film is a must watch, Katiyabaaz might not be as hard hitting or haunting as the recent documentaries we had seen, but is definitely among one of the best documentaries made for our country.”
“Shocking and Electrifying, a hard hitting experience! “Katiyabaaz is as riveting and gritty as it is wildly funny at times; a must watch.”
With such electrifying reviews, we hope the audience would be all the more eager to watchKatiyabaaz on the silver screen!