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Hindi Medium

Director: Saket Chowdhury

Producers: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Dinesh Vijan

Cast: Irfan Khan, Saba Qamar, Deepak Dobriyal

Strength: Acting, Story

Duration: 133min

Rating: 7.5/10

PLOT: “Hindi Medium” is family-oriented story of Raj (Irfan Khan) and Mita (Saba Qamar) who are determined that their daughter Piya should study in an English Medium school so that she will be accepted by the Elite. Raj and Mita leave no stone unturned to achieve this goal and find themselves in many funny incidents.

REVIEW: “Hindi Medium” is a situational comedy movie based on social issues. It's a simple story but carries a very deep message. It subtly highlights the bitter reality of us. It deals with how language divides our society. This movie is directed by Saket Chowdhury, the director of “Pyaar Ke Side Effects” and “Shaadi Ke Side Effects”. “Hindi Medium” starts with the love story of Raj and Mita. After fifteen years we get to see their struggle to get admitted Piya, their daughter, in any of the top 5 English medium schools in Delhi. 

The major plus-point of this movie is Irfan Khan, who blends with every character he plays on screen and adds a lot of value. He brought life to his role. Pakistani actress Saba Qamar is also very convincing as Mita. This movie is a satire on India's education system. It indicates the social divide between English and Hindi speaking people, the parental pressure of getting their children's admissions in good private schools, and of course, the struggle of middle class people to provide good education to their children. The concept of the movie is completely different than other typical Bollywood movies, making it a must watch for satirical movie lovers and alike.

Reviewed by Saqiba Nawshin Junnurine

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