Hindi Medium: New Language Story

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Hindi Medium: New Language Story

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Hindi Medium is a 2017 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film written and directed by Saket Chaudhary, and produced by Dinesh Vijan and Bhushan Kumar under their respective banners Maddock Films and T-Series. It stars Irrfan Khan, Saba Qamar, Dishita Sehgal, Deepak Dobriyal and Amrita Singh. Set in Delhi, the plot centres on a couple’s struggle to get their daughter admitted to a prestigious English-medium school in order to rise in society. The idea for the film was created by Chaudhary and his co-writer Zeenat Lakhani during the development of his previous film Shaadi Ke Side Effects (2014). It was shot in Chandni Chowk, Anand Lok, Karol Bagh, and Sangam Vihar.

The film’s soundtrack album was composed by the duo Sachin–Jigar, with lyrics by Priya Saraiya and Kumaar. The score was composed by Amar Mohile. Cinematography was handled by Laxman Utekar, and A. Sreekar Prasad edited the film. Made on a production budget of ₹14 crore, Hindi Medium released on 19 May 2017, and received a generally positive reception from the critics, with particular praise for the cast performances. The film grossed ₹3.22 billion (US$47.08 million) at the worldwide box office (mostly from China), making it the 38th highest-grossing Indian film of all time. At the 63rd Filmfare Awards, it won Best Film, and Best Actor for Khan. A spiritual successor, Angrezi Medium was released theatrically on 13 March 2020.

About Hindi Medium:

Raj and Mita yearn to get Pia, their daughter, educated from a reputed school. When they learn that their background is holding her back, they are willing to go to any lengths to change her fate.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Original Language: Hindi
  • Director: Saket Chaudhary
  • Producer: Bhushan Kumar, Dinesh Vijan
  • Writer: Zeenat Lakhani, Saket Chaudhary
  • Release Date (Streaming): Jan 16, 2018
  • Runtime: 2h 13m
  • Production Co: Maddock Films

Cast & Crew:

Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan

  • Raj Batra
Saba Qamar

Saba Qamar

  • Mita Batra

Dishita Sehgal

  • Pia Batra
Deepak Dobriyal

Deepak Dobriyal

  • Shyam Prakash

Swati Das

  • Tulsi – Shyam’s Wife
Amrita Singh

Amrita Singh

  • Principal Lodha

Sumit Gulati

  • Chhotu

Angshuman Nandi

  • Mohan – Shyam’s Son
Neha Dhupia

Neha Dhupia

  • Aarti Suri
Tillotama Shome

Tillotama Shome

  • Admission Consultant
Rajiv Gupta

Rajiv Gupta

  • Masterji – Raj’s Father
Rajesh Sharma

Rajesh Sharma

  • MLA
Sanjana Sanghi

Sanjana Sanghi

Critic Reviews:

Flat writing which doesn’t quite know whose side to take turns this film much less than it could have been.
January 4, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Critic profile imageShubhra Gupta The Indian Express

TOP CRITIC

Hindi Medium is obviously playing to the gallery. It makes you laugh, it makes you think, but its one-note characters and black-and-white divisions mean that while it makes the grade, the film is no topper.
January 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Critic profile imageUdita Jhunjhunwala Livemint

TOP CRITIC

If Hindi Medium remains watchable all the same, it is only because it is difficult not to marvel at the spark that Irrfan adds to the film.
July 24, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Critic profile imageSaibal Chatterjee NDTV

Hindi Medium makes a point – several points, in fact – by being simple and straightforward yet not simplistic.
May 8, 2019 | Rating: 2.75/5 | Full Review…

Critic profile imageAnna M.M. Vetticad Firstpost

The lively musical numbers, broad humour and playful performances ensure that the lecturing remains an extracurricular activity.
February 5, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Critic profile imageJames Marsh South China Morning Post

For three films in a row now, Chaudhary has proved that he is to storytelling what the South African cricket team is to ICC knockout tournaments. He seems in control for most of the innings, only to choke spectacularly in the last five overs.
February 5, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Critic profile imageRahul Desai Film Companion


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