Angrezi Medium

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Angrezi Medium
Angrezi Medium film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byHomi Adajania
Produced byDinesh Vijan
Jyoti Deshpande
Written byBhavesh Mandalia
Gaurav Shukla
Vinay Chhawall
Sara Bodinar
Starring
Music bySachin-Jigar
Tanishk Bagchi
CinematographyAnil Mehta
Edited byA. Sreekar Prasad
Production
company
Maddock Films
London Calling Production
Distributed byPen India Limited
Jio Studios
Release date
  • 13 March 2020 (2020-03-13)
Running time
145 minutes[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget36 crore[2][better source needed] Note: figure includes print and advertising costs.
Box officeest. ₹13.54 crore[3]

Angrezi Medium (transl. English Medium) is a 2020 Indian Hindi-language comedy drama film directed by Homi Adajania and produced under the production banner Maddock Films. A spiritual sequel to the 2017 film Hindi Medium, the film stars Irrfan Khan, Radhika Madan, Deepak Dobriyal and Kareena Kapoor Khan,. Filming began in Udaipur on 5 April 2019 and was completed by July in London. This was Irrfan's last film to be released before his death on 29 April 2020.[4]

The film was theatrically released in India on 13 March 2020.[5] With its theatrical performance affected by the closing of cinemas due to the COVID-19 pandemic, plans for a re-release were cancelled and the film was made available digitally less than a month after its release on Disney+ Hotstar.[6] It was Irrfan Khan's last film, prior to his death in April 2020.[7]

Plot[edit]

Champak Bansal is a widower and a sweet-shop owner in Udaipur, Rajasthan. He often fights with his half-brother Gopi, who runs a competing sweet-shop, but they're greatly fond of each other.

Champak's daughter Tarika has always harboured a dream to travel and study abroad. Though she is poor in studies, Champak is strongly supportive of her dream, and, with some effort, she secures a high rank in her final school examinations, enough for her to secure a scholarship from London's Truford University, which has partnered with her school.

On the school's Annual Day, Champak notices that the chief guest is Judge Chheda, who had accepted a watch as a bribe from Gopi a few days before so that he could win the rights to the Ghasiteram name. He goes on stage and exposes the judge, who is in the middle of a speech on honesty and values, not knowing that he is the principal's husband. The following morning, he meets the principal at her home and asks for forgiveness, only for her to tear Tarika's scholarship letter to pieces. He vows to send Tarika to London, come what may.

With the help of a London-based acquaintance, Bablu, Champak and Tarika along with Gopi proceed to London so that Tarika can find accommodation there till college opens. However, Champak and Gopi are caught and interrogated by the airport police. When they inadvertently say that they have 'drugs', they are deported and their passports blacklisted. Tarika, who had been calling Champak, Gopi and Bablu to no avail, goes to a rented home, and starts enjoying the free-spirited London life while also trying to fund her education. Meanwhile, Champak and Gopi are referred to a fixer in Dubai, Tony, who gives them Pakistani aliases and forged passports. They return to London, under the names of Abdul Razzaq and Saqlain Mushtaq, and are briefly accosted by Naina, a cop. They find lodging in a house owned by Mrs. Kohli , who is Naina's estranged mother.

When they meet Tarika, Champak is aghast at her lifestyle, and demands that she leave her lodgings or he will sever ties with her. Gopi asks him why he says so, to which he replies that this is in order to avoid getting caught by Naina. The two visit a police station, where Bablu is lodged; they pay for his bail, and he tells them that he is now penniless. One night, Mrs. Kohli has invited the Bansals for dinner on the eve of her birthday, when Naina suddenly barges in and says that since her mother has not cared for her, she can do whatever she pleases. The next day, Champak and Gopi find the senior Kohli unconscious on the floor, and rush her to the hospital, narrowly saving her life. When Naina arrives on the scene, she breaks down and realises the value of caring for her.

Champak, Gopi and Bablu hear of a fundraiser organised by Truford University and reluctantly agree to bid for its renovation, which costs 300,000 pounds. At their wits' end for arranging for such a large sum, they agree to sell the Ghasiteram family name. When Champak tells Tarika the news, she is nonplussed. The next day, as the three go to a scrapyard to collect the money, Champak pours his entire story to Tarika, who is convinced that she should not have put him and Gopi through so much trouble to fulfil her dream. Tarika later decides to give up her London scholarship and study back home in Udaipur, to which everyone agrees. The film ends with Champak and Gopi making peace over the Ghasiteram name.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

In June 2017 in an interview after the success of his film Hindi Medium producer Dinesh Vijan told Mid Day, "There is definitely scope for a sequel. We would certainly explore it." Vijan added, "It's too early. Also, I still have to talk to director Saket Chaudhary, who is currently working on another movie project."[8] On 24 January 2018, Vijan confirmed the sequel to Times Now. He said, "We have just finished typing the second part", with "Just finishing touches are being put", however, "I think you will have to wait for an official announcement for that."[9] On 30 March 2019, it was reported that Kareena Kapoor had been added to the cast of the film and filming would start from April.[10][11] The sequel was titled as Angrezi Medium and filming began on 5 April 2019 in Udaipur.[12] On 6 April 2019 Taran Adarsh, the trade analyst introduced the characters of the film as, Deepak Dobriyal plays Khan's brother and Manu Rishi their cousin, all are running mithai shops and are rivals in business.[13] Pankaj Tripathi joined the cast as travel agent Tony.[14] Jaipur actor Poorvi Jain will play Irrfan's wife Rashi.[15][16][17][18] In mid July, director of the film Homi Adajania announced the completion of filming on his Twitter account.[19]

Soundtrack[edit]

Angrezi Medium
Soundtrack album by
Released16 March 2020[20]
Recorded2019
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length11:42
LanguageHindi
LabelT-Series

This film's soundtrack is composed by Sachin-Jigar and Tanishk Bagchi. with lyrics written by Jigar Saraiya, Tanishk Bagchi and Priya Saraiya.

The song Ek Zindagi is the remake of Ik Jindari, a song originally composed by Sachin-Jigar for the previous film Hindi Medium.

The song Nachan Nu Jee Karda is the remake of popular Bhangra number Nachna Onda Nahin after Tum Bin 2.

The song Laadki is the remake of the song, originally composed by Sachin-Jigar in the voice of Tanishkaa Sanghvi, Rekha Bhardwaj and Kirtidan Gadhvi.

The song Kudi Nu Nachne De is a song celebrating women power. The song features a number of Bollywood actresses- Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor, Ananya Panday, Kriti Sanon and Kiara Advani.

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Ek Zindagi"Jigar SaraiyaSachin-JigarTanishkaa Sanghvi, Sachin-Jigar2:50
2."Nachan Nu Jee Karda"Tanishk BagchiTanishk BagchiRomy, Nikhita Gandhi2:48
3."Kudi Nu Nachne De"Priya SaraiyaSachin-JigarVishal Dadlani, Sachin-Jigar2:52
4."Laadki"Priya SaraiyaSachin-JigarRekha Bhardwaj, Sachin-Jigar3:12
Total length:11:42

Marketing and release[edit]

On 12 February 2020 Irrfan Khan shared an emotional message for his fans that he won't be able to promote the film due to his ailing health.[21] The next day, the official trailer for the film was launched by Maddock Films.[22]

The film was released in India theatrically on 13 March 2020 and digitally on the streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar on 6 April 2020.[5][6]

Box office[edit]

Angrezi Medium earned 4.03 crore net at the domestic box office on the first day. On the second day, the film collected ₹2.75 crore. On third day, the film collected ₹2.25 crore, taking total opening weekend collection to ₹9.03 crore.[3]

As of 15 March 2020, with a gross of 10.75 crore in India and 2.40 crore overseas, the film has a worldwide gross collection of 13.54 crore.[3]The movie was moved out of theaters ss all theaters, Cinema halls were closed due to Covid 19. Further this movie was released on OTT platform.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Angrezi Medium (2020)". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Angrezi Medium - Movie". Box Office India. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Angrezi Medium Box Office". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Irrfan Khan passes away at 53, battling colon infection". Times of India. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Angrezi Medium to release a week earlier on March 13". India Today. 17 February 2020. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Irrfan Khan's Angrezi Medium premieres online after being pulled out from theatres due to lockdown". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Re-watching Irrfan: From Salaam Bombay to Angrezi Medium". India Today. 29 April 2020. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Hindi Medium Sequel". Biz Asia Live. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  9. ^ Khurana, Amman (24 January 2018). "Exclusive | Hindi Medium sequel: Scripting done, announcement on star cast to follow soon". Times Now. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Kareena Kapoor Khan reportedly roped in to play a cop in Hindi Medium sequel, starring Irrfan Khan". Firstpost. 30 March 2019. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Irrfan Khan to start shooting for 'Hindi Medium 2' with Radhika Madan in Rajasthan next week". The Times of India. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  12. ^ Amman Khurana (5 April 2019). "Irrfan Khan back to work, begins shooting for Hindi Medium sequel, Angrezi Medium in Udaipur – first photos". Times Now. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  13. ^ Adarsh, Taran [@taran_adarsh] (5 April 2019). "Emotional moment when Irrfan joined us for #AngreziMedium, says producer Dinesh Vijan... Exclusive info on the film: ☆ Irrfan runs a mithai shop. ☆ Deepak Dobriyal plays his brother and Manu Rishi, their cousin, all rivals in mithai biz. ☆ Radhika Madan plays Irrfan's daughter" (Tweet). Retrieved 6 April 2019 – via Twitter.
  14. ^ "Pankaj Tripathi joins the cast of Irrfan Khan's Angrezi Medium". Indian Express. 13 April 2019. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  15. ^ "Poorvi Jain to play Irrfan Khan's wife in Angrezi Medium". Naidunia, Jagran.
  16. ^ "Poorvi Jain to make her Bollywood debut opposite Irrfan Khan in Angrezi Medium". Patrika E-Paper.
  17. ^ "Not Kareena Kapoor Khan, but THIS actress will be playing Irrfan Khan's wife in Angrezi Medium?". Bollywood Hungama.
  18. ^ "From food blogger to an actress in Irrfan's film, Jaipur's Poorvi Jain to make her Bollywood debut with Angrezi Medium". The Times of India.
  19. ^ "'Angrezi Medium' wrap-up: Homi Adajania gets emotional, hugs Irrfan Khan". The Times of India. 13 July 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  20. ^ "Angrezi Medium - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Jio Saavn.
  21. ^ "Irrfan Khan shares emotional message before Angrezi Medium trailer, says 'I have unwanted guests in my body, wait for me'". Hindustan Times. 12 February 2020. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  22. ^ Maddock Films (13 February 2020). "Angrezi Medium - Official Trailer - Irrfan Kareena Radhika - Dinesh Vijan - Homi Adajania - 13 March". Retrieved 13 February 2020 – via YouTube.

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