Release Date: 13th March, 2020
Cast: Irrfan Khan, Radhika Madan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Deepak Dobriyal, Dimple Kapadia, Ranvir Shorey, Kiku Sharda, Pankaj Tripathi, Zakir Hussain, Censor Det
Writer/Director: Homi Adajania
Producer/s: Dinesh Vijan
Angrezi Medium Box Office Review: Star Cast: Irrfan Khan, Radhika Madan, Deepak Dobriyal, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranvir Shorey, Kiku Sharda, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Tripathi, Manu Rishi, Zakir Hussain
Director: Homi Adajania
Producer: Dinesh Vijan, Jyoti Deshpande
Angrezi Medium Box Office Review: Expectations
Hindi Medium (2017) starring Irrfan Khan in lead was a dark horse. The film proved to be a Super-Hit at the Box Office thanks to the terrific word of mouth it received. The heartwarming feel of the film touched a major section of the audience and it proved to be a winner.
Now Angrezi Medium, as the 2nd installment of the series carries very good expectations. But apart from the franchise value, Angrezi Medium is being awaited by the audience because it brings back Irrfan on the big screen after a long time. We all know the actor has been struggling with a fatal disease for a long time and everyone is just curious to see him. The addition of Kareena Kapoor Khan to star cast is another big factor that will pull the audience to the theaters.
Angrezi Medium Box Office Review: Impact
Hindi Medium worked for the audience because of its highly relatable & feel-good content. Irrfan’s performance along with supporting cast was icing on the cake. While Angrezi Medium didn’t match the levels of Hindi Medium for me it’s still a very good film that will get big thumbs up from the paying public.
Angrezi Medium just like Hindi Medium is a sweet film that is made with loads of love and a big heart. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry and it will make you love your family even more. And if you are living away from your parents, you are going to miss them a lot.
Irrfan is back and how. He is as natural as he was before and there’s absolutely no difference in his performance despite him fighting with a fatal disease. There are so many moments in which he will make you laugh out loud and in others, he will moist your eyes because he is excellent in emotional scenes as well.
Radhika Madan looks so cute and gives an endearing performance. She is as effortless as it gets and looks apt in the role of Irrfan’s character’s daughter. Deepak Dobriyal shines in several moments. His bromance with Irrfan is excellent and makes you emotional towards the end. Kareena Kapoor Khan is fine in a cameo. She looks gorgeous and takes the charm of the frame on another level. Pankaj Tripathi is hilarious in a small role. Kiku Sharda and the rest of the supporting cast is also good.
Overall, Angrezi Medium could’ve been a great film if the makers worked on exploring the emotional side of the story more. There’s clearly more stress on comedy which no doubt works for the film. It’s just that at some point it looks forced and restricts it from being an excellent film. If there were a little more emotional scenes the film would’ve been more relatable.
Angrezi Medium Box Office Review: Final Verdict
Angrezi Medium has everything going by its side. It’s a very good film which will be wholeheartedly accepted by the final audience. The only thing going against the film right now is the Coronavirus Scare and it’s getting even more intense with each passing day.
Going by the conditions in the country right now, Angrezi Medium will be affected by Coronavirus more than last Friday release Baaghi 3. If it was not about the CV outbreak, the film could’ve outside chances of hitting 100 crores mark but right now the film would be looking for a lifetime business in 55-70 crores range.
This is less than or almost equal to the business of Hindi Medium but you have to note that Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film Sooryavanshi is also releasing on March 24. Although that film is on the verge of being postponed nothing has been finalised yet.
The final release date of Sooryavanshi will also affect the prospects of Angrezi Medium. If Sooryavanshi comes on the pre-decided release date of March 24 then things will get really tough for Angrezi Medium but if it gets postponed then it can go a little above.
Update: Theaters in Delhi to remain shut till 31st March and since Angrezi Medium has most of its target audience residing there, the collections will be impacted big time.
Angrezi Medium Movie Review Rating: 3.5/5 Stars (Three and half stars)
Star Cast: Irrfan Khan, Deepak Dobriyal, Radhika Madan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranvir Shorey, Kiku Sharda, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Tripathi
Director: Homi Adajania
What’s Good: It doesn’t oversell you the comedy and maintains great humour throughout the film
What’s Bad: 145 minutes! A ten-fifteen minute of the deduction would’ve made this crisper
Loo Break: If you’re not a drama-sucker, you might need one in the second half
Watch or Not?: Watch to laugh your heart out!
Starting the story providing a real corny meaning of dad, we see a confused kid Champak (Irrfan Khan) who grows up being a single parent to a teenager. Tarika aka Taru (Radhika Madan) is a mediocre student trying to end up in top 3 just to attain the scholarship for a university in London. After a ‘she gets it but don’t’ scenario, we see Champak juggling between the decision of keeping or letting his daughter go.
A challenge and few tricks later, Champak decides to let Taru go to London for her further studies. But, that’s not it because the real struggle starts here and without leaking anything – it comes bundled with some gut-busting humour and fine-drawn drama.
Angrezi Medium Movie Review: Script Analysis
Bhavesh Mandalia, Gaurav Shukla, Vinay Chhawall and Sara Bodinar come together to pen a script that looks like a team effort. Maintaining the template of giving a funny end to an emotional sequence, the film heavily depends on its comedy to stay alive. Just like its strong supporting cast, even the little different elements in the script come together to form an entertaining story.
It signed the stamp of being a good comedy film when some of its scenes don’t even require jokes to be funny. The conversation, about a daughter wanting her freedom and a clueless father doing everything he can, is on-point and balanced. Problems lie in the pace of the second half because that’s where drama overtakes comedy. Though it was required to develop a connect many won’t care.
Angrezi Medium Movie Review: Star Performance
This is Irrfan Khan’s playground in which we all know he’ll never settle less than a home run. His control over emotional sequences makes this performance even more special. Irrfan uses his power of making you laugh and moist your eyes at his command.
Radhika Madan enjoys a boomerang-performance with Irrfan. She just grabs a running scene adding her inputs taking it to another level. This girl can act (brilliantly) & has a long exciting way to go. She’s the cutest thing happened to Bollywood in a long long time.
There’s a leading face in every film and then there’s someone who helps the hero stay a hero, Deepak Dobriyal is one such actor. He’s one of those rare actors, who doesn’t need lines up be funny. Not just his physical appearance, but also his diction helps even some ordinary lines sound hilarious (I’m still laughing at some).
Kareena Kapoor Khan is perfect at her character but the issue is with the writing. To sum it up in a line, she portrays a half-baked character at finest. It’s always a treat to see Ranvir Shorey jumping out of his comfort zone in order to play a character that makes him question his life decisions. Kiku Sharda as Rajjo continues his gag from the Kapil Sharma Show still making us laugh.
With just 5 minutes of a scene, Pankaj Tripathi might have got the loudest of laughs. Does what he does best, making you believe how he can lead a good comedy script all-alone. Dimple Kapadia is alright with her cameo, not because she acts bad but because she’s the victim of a very abruptly written character.
Angrezi Medium Trailer Review: Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar led Hindi Medium was a dark horse as it released back in 2017. The film didn’t just prove to be a Super Hit in India but even in overseas thanks to its stupendous performance in China.
The makers now come with a sequel titled Angrezi Medium which promises to be bigger and better. Irrfan comes back to the big screen after surviving a fatal disease and the star cast this time includes Kareena Kapoor Khan and Radhika Madaan as well.
Despite being a small film, Hindi Medium worked at the Box Office because it was a beautiful and relatable story laced with the right amount of emotions and humour. The strong supporting cast and performances was another amazing factor. The packaging was just perfect.
The trailer of Angrezi Medium promises only better in every aspect. The story looks relatable again and this time they have better packaging and more popular stars as well. The supporting cast has also improved as names like Pankaj Tripathi and Kiku Sharda have been added while Deepak Dobriyal is still there to entertain you. As all this comes together, things definitely get special.
It has been a long time we have seen Irrfan on the silver screen and what can be better than Angrezi Medium to make a comeback. His presence is definitely the strongest element of this Hindi Medium sequel. Radhika Madaan looks pretty and promises a lovely performance. Kareena Kapoor Khan has just got younger and more gorgeous. Deepak Dobriyal promises to make you laugh out loud this time as well.
Overall, Angrezi Medium trailer promises a joy ride waiting to release on March 20, 2020. Going by trailer, it will be very tough to resist watching this film.
Rating: 3 and half stars