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Hindi Medium
Two persons dressed in two different styles.
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySaket Chaudhary
Produced byDinesh Vijan
Bhushan Kumar
Written bySaket Chaudhary
Zeenat Lakhani
StarringIrrfan Khan
Saba Qamar
Music by
CinematographyLaxman Utekar
Edited byA. Sreekar Prasad
Production
company
Distributed byAA Films (India)
Zee Studios (Overseas)
Release date
  • 19 May 2017 (2017-05-19) (India)
  • 4 April 2018 (2018-04-04) (China)
Running time
132 minutes[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget14 crore[2]
Box officeest. ₹322.4 crore[3]

Hindi Medium is a 2017 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film written and directed by Saket Chaudhary. It was produced by Dinesh Vijan and Bhushan Kumar under their respective banners Maddock Films and T-Series. The film features Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar in the lead roles, with Deepak Dobriyal and Dishita Sehgal in supporting roles. 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). The film 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. Laxman Utekar was the cinematographer, 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 Khan's and Qamar's performances. The film grossed 322.4 crore (US$45 million) at the worldwide box office (mostly from China), making it the 20th highest-grossing Indian film at the time. At the 63rd Filmfare Awards, it won Best Film, and Best Actor for Khan. Due to the success of the film, a spiritual successor, Angrezi Medium, went into development, and was released theatrically on 13 March 2020.

Plot[edit]

Raj Batra (Irrfan Khan) is a boutique owner who lives in Chandni Chowk, with his wife Mita (Saba Qamar) and 5-year-old daughter, Pia (Dishita Sehgal). The couple want Pia to be admitted to a prestigious English-medium school in Delhi as they feel that this will enable her to become a part of the elite of society. They decide on Delhi Grammar School, ranked the best in the city, but it requires that students must stay within a 3-km radius of the school. They move to a posh villa in Delhi's upscale Vasant Vihar neighbourhood and try to become more refined in their manner. A consultant, Shikha (Tillotama Shome), despite her misgivings about them, tutors them in the answers to be given in the admission interview, but their limited knowledge of English means Pia's application is rejected.

Raj and Mita learn from an employee that his daughter has been admitted through the Right To Education (RTE) quota, a scheme that helps children from poor families to be admitted to prestigious schools. After a scam reveals that rich parents are gaming the quota to admit their children, they move to Bharat Nagar, a slum area, for a month and pretend to be poor. They strike a friendship with Shyam (Deepak Dobriyal) and Tulsi (Swati Das), who are hopeful that their son Mohan (Angshuman Nandi) gets to study in Delhi Grammar School through the RTE quota. Shyam and Tulsi teach them to live like truly poor people, and Raj joins Shyam at work. However, while Pia eventually gets admission, Mohan's application is rejected.

The Batras return to Vasant Vihar. Raj and Mita make a donation to the Bharat Nagar Government School, where Mohan studies, to renovate it and get new books. After watching their son become fluent in English, Shyam and Tulsi search for the identity of the anonymous donor to thank them. However, when he visits the donor's address in Vasant Vihar, Shyam finds out the truth about Raj pretending to be poor to enable Pia's admission and leaves to tell Delhi Grammar School's principal (Amrita Singh) of Raj's deceit.

Raj and Mita rush to Delhi Grammar School to get there before Shyam. Raj asks for Pia's admission to be revoked and tells the truth, but the principal dismisses him. Raj gatecrashes the Annual Day function, gives a speech about English in India and education rights, and leaves. On their way out, the Batras tell the principal of the Bharat Nagar Government School that they plan to admit Pia to his school to study with Mohan.

Cast[edit]

Credits adapted from Bollywood Hungama:[4]

Production[edit]

Made on a production budget of ₹14 crore, Hindi Medium was produced by Vijan of Maddock Films and Bhushan Kumar of T-Series. The film was directed by Chaudhary, his third after romantic comedy films Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006) and Shaadi Ke Side Effects. He came up with the idea of making a film about India's education system with his co-writer Zeenat Lakhani during the development of the latter film. They found the idea too extensive to include in Shaadi Ke Side Effects, so after its release, they decided to incorporate the idea into a separate film. Stating the reason to make Hindi Medium, Chaudhary said, "The subject is so relevant. We realised that today irrespective of the background of the parent, they still want to have the best education for the children."[5]

Pre-production work began after the release of Shaadi Ke Side Effects. Chaudhary began working on the story at that time, and he chose Delhi as the film's key location.[6] The production crew consisted primarily of people Chaudhary had worked with on Pyaar Ke Side Effects and Shaadi Ke Side Effects, with the exception of production designer Mustafa Stationwala—they are editor A. Sreekar Prasad; dialogue writer Amitosh Nagpal; and cinematographer Laxman Utekar. The score was composed by Amar Mohile.[4]

A man standing and looking at the camera
It was Khan's choice to cast Qamar in the film

On 29 May 2016, News18 reported the casting of Saba Qamar in the film, which marked her Bollywood debut.[7] Khan had recommended the casting of Qamar to the makers of the film. He said, "When I saw her YouTube videos, I recommended her to the director and producer and they really liked her".[8] Speaking about her role, Qamar said, "I play a person who didn't get an opportunity to fulfil her dreams so she comes up with a scheme about giving the daughter a life that she didn't have". Khan commented that he had accepted the role as it tackled the realistic subject of the challenges of obtaining a good education in India.[9]

Qamar arrived in Mumbai from Pakistan in July 2016, and the film's principal photography began in the same month.[10][11] The film was shot in Chandni Chowk, Anand Lok, Karol Bagh, and Sangam Vihar.[6] The shooting was completed in October 2016.[12] A song sequence was also filmed in Georgia.[13] Qamar commented that she enjoyed working with Khan, and felt safe while shooting in Delhi. In the same interview with Pakistani newspaper Dawn, she commented that her experience wasn't affected by the nationalist far-right political party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena's hostility towards Pakistan at the time.[14]

Soundtrack[edit]

Hindi Medium
Soundtrack album by
Released21 April 2017
Recorded2016–2017
GenreFeature film Soundtrack
Length21:20
LabelT-Series
Sachin–Jigar chronology
Meri Pyaari Bindu
(2017)
Hindi Medium
(2017)
A Gentleman
(2017)
External audio
Official Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The soundtrack consists of four compositions — two original: "Hoor" and "Ek Jindari", and two recreated: "Suit Suit" and "Oh Ho Ho Ho". Sachin–Jigar has composed the original songs. "Suit Suit", the first song, is written and sung by Guru Randhawa and Arjun and composed by Randhawa and Rajat Nagpal. The second track "Hoor" was composed by Sachin–Jigar and sung by Atif Aslam with lyrics by Priya Saraiya. The track "Oh Ho Ho Ho", was composed by Sukhbir and Abhijit Vaghani, sung by Sukhbir, rapped by Ikka Singh and written by Kumaar. The fourth, "Ek Jindari" was written by Kumaar and composed by Sachin–Jigar. It was sung by Taniskaa Sanghvi. The album rights of the film were acquired by T-Series, and it was released on 21 April 2017.[15][16]

Critical response[edit]

Joginder Tuteja of Bollywood Hungama, rated the album a 3 out of 5 stars. He said that "the music of Hindi Medium turns out to be better than expected", and praised the inclusion of recreations of "Suit Suit" and "Oh Ho Ho Ho" as they were previously popular Punjabi songs.[16] V. Lakshmi of The Times of India in a positive review of the album said that, "by the time the album ends, the listeners are left humming the tunes!".[17] Suanshu Khurana of The Indian Express highlighted the song "Hoor" as the best song on the album.[18]

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Suit Suit"Guru Randhawa, ArjunGuru Randhawa, Rajat Nagpal,Guru Randhawa, Arjun3:10
2."Hoor"Priya SaraiyaSachin–JigarAtif Aslam3:57
3."Oh Ho Ho Ho" (Remix)KumaarSukhbir, Abhijit VaghaniSukhbir4:04
4."Ek Jindari"KumaarSachin–JigarTaniskaa Sanghvi4:31
Total length:15:43

Release[edit]

The film was released worldwide on 19 May 2017.[19] Hindi Medium was declared 'tax-free' in Gujarat, Maharashtra,[20] Madhya Pradesh[21] and Delhi.[22]

In February 2018, following the success of Dangal (2016) and Secret Superstar (2017) in China, it was announced that Hindi Medium was to be released in China.[23] Hindi Medium released in China on 4 April 2018 to coincide with the Qingming Festival.[24] The film's Chinese title is 起跑线 (Qi Pao Xian), which means The Starting Line.[25]

Controversy[edit]

The makers of the Bengali film Ramdhanu (2014), directed by the duo Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee, had launched a copyright case against Hindi Medium, claiming that the storyline was similar to their film.[26] In response to this, Chaudhary said,

"We have researched our script over a year and it is based on original material. I would request everyone involved to not rush to a judgement without ascertaining the facts. And the facts can easily be confirmed by watching Hindi Medium on May 12."[27]

Roy and Mukherjee later withdrew their case.[28]

Critical reception[edit]

A woman standing with right hand on hip
Qamar (pictured) and Khan received praise for their performances

Hindi Medium received a generally positive reception from critics, with particular praise for Khan's and Qamar's performances.[29]

Rohit Bhatnagar of Deccan Chronicle called the film a "masterpiece" and praised Khan's and Qamar's acting.[30] Rachit Gupta of Filmfare rated the film 4.5 out of 5 stars and said that it was a "refreshingly funny and brilliantly insightful film on parenting and education."[31] Madhureeta Mukherjee of The Times of India highlighted the script, and the comedic elements of the film as its strengths.[32] Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times giving 3.5 stars out of 5 stars, commented that "Khan asks the viewers to take a stand against faulty Indian education system".[33] Samrudhi Ghosh of India Today gave 3 out of 5 stars, praising Khan's and Qamar's performances, said "Hindi Medium may use over-dramatised events to make its message hit home, but in spite of its hiccups, the film is not bogged down because of the performances and the humour".[34] Smrity Sharma of India.com rated the film 2.5 out of 5 stars, and wrote: "Decent story, humour, a few heart tugging moments and effortless performances by Irrfan Khan, Saba Qamar and Deepak Dobriyal make the movie watchable."[35] Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express giving 2 out of 5 stars, praised Khan's acting however felt that the writing was "flat", and that some of the supporting characters were "more caricature than real".[36]

Hindi Medium received a generally positive reception from critics outside of India.[37] A reviewer for Time Out gave it 4 (out of 5) stars: "With all its merits, though, the film stumbles near the end with its overly sentimental conclusion." The reviewer concluded that "the film is one of the best Bollywood films".[38] James Marsh of South China Morning Post rated it 3.5 stars out of 5 stars, calling it "a classical comedy of manners full of humour and playful performances".[39] Sadaf Siddique of Dawn observed: "Chaudhary gets full marks for novelty, he fails to adequately flesh his ideas out".[40]

Box office[edit]

The film emerged as a sleeper hit at the box office.[41] Its worldwide gross was 108.55 crore (US$15 million) by July 2017.[42] Within three days of its April 2018 release in China, Hindi Medium crossed 100 crore (US$14 million) at the Chinese box office, crossing the 200 crore (US$28 million) mark worldwide,[43] becoming Khan's highest-grossing Hindi film, surpassing his 2013 release The Lunchbox.[44] By 16 April 2018, Hindi Medium had crossed the 300 crore (US$42 million) mark worldwide, becoming one of the top 20 highest-grossing Indian films at the time.[45]

Domestic[edit]

Hindi Medium collected 2.81 crore (US$390,000) on its opening day.[42] It released on the same day as the much bigger budget film, Half Girlfriend (2017), which earned 10.27 crore (US$1.4 million) on the first day. Gradually, the film turned to be more successful than the former. After one week, the film grossed 25.21 crore (US$3.5 million) at the box office.[46] The film grossed 96.65 crore (US$14 million) during its lifetime run in Indian theatres.[42] It was one of 2017's top ten most commercially successful Hindi films in India.[47]

Overseas[edit]

The film grossed 14.25 crore (US$2.0 million) overseas in 2017.[48] Following its April 2018 release in China, the film crossed 200 crore (US$28 million) overseas, becoming the seventh Indian film to cross the $30 million mark at the overseas box office. It also surpassed the overseas gross of 2018's highest-grossing Indian film Padmaavat.[45]

China[edit]

On its opening day in China, on 4 April 2018, the film grossed 22.05 crore (US$3.1 million).[43] Hindi Medium surpassed Dangal (2016) and Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) to have the second highest opening day for an Indian film in China, behind only Secret Superstar (2018).[49] The film's opening three-day gross was 102.18 crore (US$14 million).[43]

The film's success is attributed to strong word-of-mouth, helped by a 9.1 rating at the Chinese ticketing website Maoyan, as well as Khan's recognition among Chinese audiences from international films such as Jurassic World, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Life of Pi.[49] The film grossed 223 crore (US$31 million) during its lifetime run at the Chinese box office. This made it the fourth highest-grossing Indian film in China (after Dangal, Secret Superstar and Bajrangi Bhaijaan), until it was surpassed by the 2019 release of Andhadhun (2018) in China.[50]

Awards[edit]

At the 63rd Filmfare Awards, the film garnered six nominations, winning for Best Film and Best Actor for Khan. Chaudhary won Best Director and Khan won for Best Actor at the 19th IIFA Awards. It received six nominations at the Zee Cine Awards.

Award Date of ceremony Category Recipients Result Ref.
Filmfare Awards 20 January 2018 Best Film Hindi Medium Won [51]
Best Actor Irrfan Khan Won
Best Actor (Critics) Nominated
Best Actress Saba Qamar Nominated
Best Director Saket Chaudhary Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Deepak Dobriyal Nominated
International Indian Film Academy Awards 22–24 June 2018 Best Film Hindi Medium Nominated [52]
[53]
Best Director Saket Chaudhary Won
Best Actor Irrfan Khan Won
Best Supporting Actor Deepak Dobriyal Nominated
Mirchi Music Awards 28 January 2018 Music Composer of The Year Sachin–Jigar for "Hoor" Nominated [54]
Screen Awards 2 December 2017 Best Actor Irrfan Khan Won [55]
Zee Cine Awards 30 December 2017 Best Film (Viewer's Choice) Hindi Medium Nominated [56]
Best Film (Jury's Choice) Nominated
Best Director Saket Chaudhary Nominated
Best Actor – Male Irrfan Khan Nominated
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Male Deepak Dobriyal Nominated
Best Screenplay Saket Chaudhary, Zeenat Lakhani Nominated

Sequel[edit]

After the success of Hindi Medium, a sequel to the film was planned. Regarding the success of the film, producer Vijan told Mid Day, "The response we have got is phenomenal. The entire unit of Hindi Medium, including Irrfan and Saba, who look cool as a couple on-screen, should be repeated in a film. There is definitely scope for a sequel. We would certainly explore it."[57] 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."[58]

On 30 March 2019, it was announced that Kareena Kapoor has been added to the cast of the sequel to play the role of a police officer and filming will start from April.[59] On 5 April, the sequel's title was announced as Angrezi Medium and filming began in Udaipur. This was completed in July.[60][61] On 17 February 2020, the film's release date was changed to 13 March 2020 from the earlier release date of 20 March.[62]

See also[edit]

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