When it comes to Irrfan Khan, one can simply opt for the film that he stars in! Same goes with his latest film Hindi Medium, also starring Saba Qamar. The quirky movie released this Friday and by far it has been getting pleasant response from the audience. Emphasizing on the topic of how Indians are crazy about a kid learning in an English Medium school rather than Hindi Medium, the film is winning the hearts all over. On the first day itself the film garnered in Rs 2.81 crores which is pretty good!
In fact on second day too, the ticket windows are garnering good response. Director Saket Chaudhary’s Hindi Medium holds a mirror up to our society, where the ability to speak English is the yardstick to measure sophistication and elitism. The film which is tax free in Maharashtra and Gujarat even before its release has received warm responses not only by critics but by audiences and many government officials. Produced by T-Series and Maddock Films, the film was made on a budget of 22cr (COP 14cr + PnA 8cr) with recovery already on its way. The film has earned 15cr from digital, satellite, music and overseas rights. With box office collection already rising with each passing hour, the film needs to earn 7cr from theatrical to break even. (ALSO READ: 7 times Irrfan Khan flaunted his full of swag, quirky style game at Hindi Medium promotions and left us in awe – view pics)
On the other hand, Shradhha Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor starrer Half Girlfriend has opened up to Rs 10 crores on Day 1. However, even though the songs did create some buzz in the town, the film could not create the same impact. However, strong word by people for Hindi Medium has helped the film inch bigger at the box office. Have you watched it yet? Post your thoughts in the comment section below.