Hindi Medium Surpasses Dangal and Bajrangi Bhaijaan in China
Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar-starrer Hindi Medium turned out to be a sleeper hit at the box office here and we weren’t surprised. With the story reflecting the current scenario of school admissions and the combined societal pressure in India when it comes to English language and communication, this movie was bound to fetch a positive response, keeping in mind the relevance factor.
Post its success at the domestic box office, Hindi Medium, which hit the theatres in China yesterday, is now making waves at the Chinese box office and succeeded in raking in a whopping amount of Rs 24.31 crore on its opening day, as reported by Times Now.
The credit to taking Hindi cinema to our neighbouring country goes to the Indian prodigy, Aamir Khan. His wrestling drama, Dangal, shattered all box office records in China, followed by another of his fantabulous hits, Secret Superstar. Salman Khan-starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan’s prospects are also looking bright in China as the movie is stepping closer to the 300-crore mark, as confirmed by India Today.
The latest Hindi cinema aims to blend the concept of entertainment with strong and relevant social themes, which is being highly appreciated by the critics and the viewers alike. Dangal managed to introduce this new and improved version of Hindi cinema in the Chinese market, which, in turn, responded in the affirmative. Saket Chaudhary, director of Hindi Medium, acknowledges the fact, “We would like Hindi Medium to do well and continue the trend. We are a continuation, not a competition.”
For those who haven’t watched the movie yet, Hindi Medium is about a couple who try every possible means to get their daughter enrolled in a top English school. This comedy of errors holds a mirror to the modern Indian society which judges the people and their status by their English communication skills.
Keeping in mind the overwhelming response of our neighbours towards such movies, it is highly likely Hindi Medium will set the cash registers ringing.