Irrfan Khan never stops surprising his fans. After a string of superlative performances in recent times, the Bollywood actor revealed the first trailer of his next big surprise: Hindi Medium.
The trailer finds Irrfan in elements. He deadpans as he drops one hilarious line after another and the fun part is, there is a message embedded in every single of those laughter riots. One such line that has stayed with me is “My life is Hindi but my wife is English.”
Set to the original track by Sukhbir, Ishq Tera Tadpaave, the trailer is about a couple who is trying hard to get their daughter admitted to a good English school.
According to Irrfan’s wife English is not a language but a class and if not them, at least their daughter should be a part of that class.
The film showcases how difficult it is to get your child admitted to schools which can easily double up as luxury hotels. The family goes for a makeover but there is no admission in sight.
Their Plan B is to get their girl admitted through ‘gareeb quota’, for which they turn poor. Now that brings in its wake everything that poverty entails, including mosquitoes and dengue.
Any parent who has gone through the experience of getting his or her child to a ‘good school’ will definitely empathise. As will those whose lack of English makes them feel left out. Because in our country, knowing English is akin to being intelligent.
Pakistani actor Saba Qamar makes her Bollywood debut with this film, and she does her job pretty well and equally stands out in the trailer despite the strong screen presence of Irrfan.
Hindi Medium is directed by Saket Chaudhary, who previously co-wrote Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Asoka and has directed films like Pyaar Ke Side Effects and Shaadi Ke Side Effects.
The film is produced by Dinesh Vijan, Bhushan Kumar, and Krishan Kumar and it also stars Deepak Dobriyal and Amrita Singh in key roles.
The film will clash with Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra starrer Meri Pyaari Bindu and Amitabh Bachchan’s Sarkar 3 on 12th May at the box office.