Utt Pataang is one film with almost zero publicity. It is a small budget film with no big stars but it has won the hearts of many film critics. It has got mixed reviews with some critics praising it to heavens, describing it as a 'pleasant surprise" while others giving it thumb down.
Popular film critics Taran Adarsh is all praise for the film. “Utt Pataang is a smart film, which gradually sucks you into its world. What sets it apart from comic-thrillers is the fact that the entire drama takes place in a single night," he wrote, adding, “Utt Pataang springs a pleasant surprise. It has a novel premise and what makes it even more appealing is the way the subject material has been executed. In fact, it's a difficult film to conceptualize, pen and also execute and should be appreciated by those who have an appetite for out of the box themes."
Renuka Rao thinks that the film is worth watching. “Although Utt Pataang is off to a slow start, devoid of humour or intrigue, it picks up pace and the director effortlessly untangles the plot," she wrote. “Watch Utt Pataang not for sheer entertainment but for the way it pulls you into its story. An enjoyable film, Utt Pataang is definitely paisa vasool," she added.
However, Nikhat Kazmi is of the opinion that Utt Pataang has nothing new to offer. “Intermittently interesting, Utt Pataang has a problem of plenty. You've seen this so many times in experimental gangster noir," she wrote. Film critic Shubhra Gupta too is not impressed by the film and the performances of the lead actors.
Utt Pataang is a comedy thriller that brings you the happenings of one night. It is directed by Srikanth V. Velagaleti and features Vinay Pathak, Mahie Gill, Saurabh Shukla and Mona Singh in the lead roles.