Hansal Mehta's Citylights is definitely a film which rises above the templates of one time watches. Starring Rajkummar Rao with the newcomer Patralekha Paul, the narrative-driven film doesn't objectify poverty and gives you a fresh romance- two poverty-affected people in a married relationship- the theme of many stories by modern Hindi authors. The film may be a little inspired, but that doesn't stop your from embracing the film along its every flaw (and every detail). I'm going with 3 stars and recommending you to watch it.
The grating songs aside, its a pretty compelling watch!