Event



14May2017

Irrfan Khan visits Kolkata to promote his upcoming film ‘Hindi Medium’!!

Kolkata, 10th May, 2017: Hindi Medium is an upcoming Hindi film, a T-series & Maddock Films presentation, written by Zeenat Lakhani, directed by Saket Chaudhary and produced by Dinesh Vijan and Bhushan Kumar. The film will have Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar in the lead roles. Irrfan Khan visited Kolkata today afternoon at Novotel for a Press Conference to promote his upcoming Bollywood film 'Hindi Medium'. It is a slice of life film where in Irrfan plays a Punjabi businessman from Chandni Chowk and Saba his wife. They're a Hindi speaking couple who do their best to get their child admitted in an English speaking school. Irrfan Khan & Saba Qamar starrer Hindi Medium is all set to release on 19th May 2017.

Hindi Medium is a heartwarming, light hearted romantic film about a young couple in Chandni Chowk in Delhi, who aspire to move into society's upper crust. Set in the backdrop of the nursery school admissions, Hindi Medium is the story of every single parent in the country who wants to give their child the best education possible. Raj and Mita, a well to do couple have a 3 year old daughter. They as parents want to give the best life to her and would go to any length to achieve that. As the story unfolds we realize that getting their daughters admission is actually a struggle for them as a couple to be accepted in the certain section of the society. The story deals with the tries & turbulations of this family which tries to break the air tight compartments of our society, where to rise from middle to upper middle or upper to elite class are all dependant on which school do their children go to! How this family realizes their mistake while trying to get their daughters admission is something which keeps us intrigued as an audience. It’s truly a slice of life comedy based in the heartland of our country.

The makers of Hindi Medium namely producers Dinesh Vijan and Bhushan Kumar are confident the film is a good one so; they want to ensure that the word of the film reaches everyone & gets enough publicity. Dinesh Vijan says, “We are confident about how the film has shaped up & sure that the audience will love it too since it has the potential.” Bhushan Kumar says, “The whole team has seen the film & we are very excited about the same. We are very happy &proud of the final product &feel that this film deserves to be promoted more so that it can reach out to more people. I am positive that everybody in the country can relate to it.” The topic of the film is something so relatable that the Indian audiences will surely feel like they’re a part of the film. Irrfan & Saba play Raj and Mita who do everything in their power to ensure their daughter receives the best education.

Saba Qamar did everything to convince the audience she’s a Delhi girl. She took special lessons to learn the Delhi dialect for her role in the film. Also, Saba went street shopping in the most famous Delhi streets and visited social places where most youngsters go to hangout to observe them and try and get a hang of their body language, attitude and behavior. When Saba was questioned on how the experience was to be a full-fledged Delhi-ite she said, “It wasn’t easy for me to learn the dialect, simply because I usually speak in a typical Urdu lehja, like aap, hum, and tum. Also, the way Delhi girls are so bold and confident in them was a really nice thing to see. I enjoyed playing a North Indian girl in Hindi medium". Hindi Medium has Irrfan Khan playing a Punjabi Businessman and sari shop-owner from Chandni Chowk. We heard for a scene in the film where his salesman is not able to convince one of his rich customers, Irrfan despite being the owner of the shop decided to do the selling himself. Irrfan is a method actor from National School of Drama and thus even though it was just a scene in the film, he actually learnt how to wear a sari to make it look authentic.

Irrfan Khan starrer Hindi Medium has several impressive soundtracks. The music of the film is composed by Sachin-Jigar while lyrics have been penned by Priya Saraiya and Kumaar. Amar Mohile has given the background score. Song ‘EK JINDARI’, which is the climax song of the film, features Irrfan Khan with 50 kids from Katputli colony in Delhi. These kids are magicians, snake charmers, acrobats, singers, dancers, actors and musicians. They are also world’s largest community of street performers. This song has been composed by Sachin Jigar and marks the Bollywood ?singing debut of Tanishka (Sachin's daughter). Irrfan Khan has never really featured in a romantic song before but ‘HOOR’ shows the journey of a couple in love sung by Atif Aslam.