Apr 062018

Hindi Medium recorded the first-day collection of Rs 24.31 crore, surpassing the opening day collection of Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Dangal

Hindi Medium poster

Saket Chaudhary’s Hindi Medium (2017) starring Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar released in China on April 4. It recorded a first-day collection of Rs 24.31 crore, surpassing the opening day collection of Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Rs 14.61 crore) and Aamir Khan’s Dangal (Rs 12.99 crore).

The film, which takes on the education system, opened across 18,000 screens. Bajrangi Bhaijaan had released in a mere 9,000 screens. Dubbed Chinese versions of B-Town flicks are a big draw. Producers are keen to release their films in the neighbouring country.

Hindi Medium which was one of the most successful films of last year is still continuing to make a splash of news world over. Irrfan Khan’s superlative comedy act of a father of a child torn in the pursuit to give her the best education and thus showing a pivotal message of the Hindi-English language war in India, was tremendously loved by audiences in 2017. The film garnered over 100 crores at the box office in India. Irrfan to received two Best Actor nods at the awards season this year.

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Oct 032017

Irrfan Khan’s next after 2017 sleeper hit Hindi Medium is a contemporary concept film titled ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’. The film is all set to release on 10th November 2017.

The film is touted to be a fun desi adventure and will feature the unusual pairing of National Award winner Irrfan Khan opposite Malayalam actress Parvathy.

The project marks a reunion of two power-packed actors from two sections of the Indian Film Industry with the teaming of Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan and Malayalam sensation Parvathy. The film also marks the Bollywood debut of the nuanced actress.

Confirming the news Director Tanuja Chandra says,”Qarib Qarib Singlle is a contemporary love story of two people who embark upon an unusual journey which becomes a mad adventure. I’ve made plenty violent thrillers – now onto to something that’s slice of life and fun!”

Sujay Kutty of Zee Studios shares, “We are excited to partner with Irrfan Khan after Hindi Medium. Audiences at present are drawn to high concept films and ours is a content driven film backed by powerful performers. Qarib Qarib Singlle is a special film for us.”

Presented by Zee Studios, ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’ is A Jar Pictures production and is helmed by film maker Tanuja Chandra, the film is shot across real locations of Bikaner, Rishikesh and Gangtok.

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Sep 122017

Movies today can be considered one of the best ways to convey a social and historical message. 2017 has been all about specific genres, out of the box storylines and a great shift towards more thought-provoking scripts.

From mocking the Indian legal system and the conventional societal norms to inflicting vengeance, the first half of the year gave us some of the most unusual films. Here is a list of top 10 movies which have created their own niche all this time.

10. Haraamkhor

A teacher falling for a student is not something uncommon, but from the Indian cinema’s frame of reference, this was a bold attempt. Characters played by actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Shweta Tripathi unveils the reality and shocking truths.

9. Kaabil

The perfect married life of a blind couple ends when the wife commits suicide. ‘Kaabil’ serves the revenge story on-screen where the lover seeks revenge against the corrupt system after his life turns upside down.

Best Bollywood Films Of 2017 So Far© Filmkraft Productions Pvt. Ltd

8. Raees

Shah Rukh Khan plays the role of a brutal murderer and a reigning gangster who controls the booze trade. The film is said to be inspired from the life of gangster Abdul Latif, however, the film-makers have denied any such links. The film is a sure treat for Khan lovers and promises a good script.

7. Jolly LLB2

Uninspired sequel of the first hit, it is a story of a lawyer satirizing the Indian legal system. The foremost reason for the movie emerging a winner at the box office was Akshay Kumar’s magnetic appeal and the plot strong enough to hold the viewer’s attention.

Best Bollywood Films Of 2017 So Far© Fox Star Studios

6. Mom

This film is a clear portrayal of a mother’s love. After an unfortunate accident with the daughter, the mother has to choose between what’s right and wrong.

5. Anaarkali of Aarah

Playing a dancer who performs on lewd numbers, Swara Bhaskar has impressed the audience with her accent and raw acting skills. The protagonist is an epitome of valiant feminism. This film stands out both in terms of performance and script.

4. Lipstick Under My Burkha

The highly opinionated film ridicules the male chauvinist society. Blatantly bold, this movie points out the depth of women issues.

Best Bollywood Films Of 2017 So Far© Prakash Jha Productions

3. Toilet- Ek Prem Katha

A critically acclaimed film, a satirical comedy emphasizing the elimination of open defecation. The story takes an interesting turn when the female protagonist played by Bhumi Pednekar leaves her husband’s house after discovering that there is no toilet in his village.

2. The Ghazi Attack

Based on true events during the Indo-Pak war of 1971, the film is based on mysterious sinking of PNS Ghazi. With a praise-worthy plot and amazing water action sequences, the movie is a technical brilliance.

1. Hindi Medium

The movie has a bitter-sweet storyline of the middle-class parents struggling to admit their daughter to a good English medium school. This film clearly mocks the excessive importance given to the English language in our country.

Best Bollywood Films Of 2017 So Far© T-Series

All these movies have not only raised the bar of Indian Cinema but they have made us believe that people are moving back to good scripts and thought-provoking themes. We wish Bollywood continues to film original and strong content.

Jun 292017

Irrfan Khan is a talent house who wears the skin of a character with amazing ease. His latest release, ‘Hindi Medium’ has garnered a lot of appreciation at the box office.

irrfan khan turns hipster for his next hollywood project© Twitter

His next Hollywood project keeping him busy right now is titled as ‘The Puzzle’ that will tell the tale of a 40-something woman who is gifted with the ability of assembling puzzles. Irrfan will be sharing the space with Kelly MacDonald. The interesting part of Irrfan’s look is that he is going to don the role of a hipster, or that’s what the pictures seem to depict.

Channeling my inner hipster … kaisa laga? #newyorkinfluence pic.twitter.com/t5UFfHFL7z

— Irrfan (@irrfank) June 27, 2017

The actor has been pretty active on social media and has been sharing pictures from the shoot location with the world.

With our cameraman #ChrisNorr at upper west NY shooting movie #thepuzzle #lifeofanactor #newyork #movieshooting pic.twitter.com/bBr13sC0eL

— Irrfan (@irrfank) June 19, 2017

Kimono walk #newyork street shooting for the movie #thepuzzle . #actorslife #shooting pic.twitter.com/b64PZH4Rxh

— Irrfan (@irrfank) June 22, 2017

Wondering whether Samantha’s hair colour would look good on me ???? … #thepuzzle #actorslife #newyork #hairstyles pic.twitter.com/JWkKPim38P

— Irrfan (@irrfank) June 23, 2017

This looks like an exciting project and one can always trust Irrfan to live up to our expectations.