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Hindi Medium Movie Review: You Should Make Time For It

Divya Pal is watching the film to live tweet the experience.

Divya Pal | News18.comdivyapal2013

Updated:May 22, 2017, 11:52 AM IST
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Hindi Medium Movie Review: You Should Make Time For It
Image: Youtube/ A still from the trailer of Hindi Medium.

It’s not too often that an actor leaves his fans and critics pleasantly shocked by exhibiting skills that originate from left field and by going beyond his preconceived image, and expected acting range. But actor Irrfan Khan continues to show courage at trying something innovative—be it the kind of characters he chooses to play or the genre of films he opts for.

Irrfan is back with a new film – Hindi Medium - that not only displays his untried range as an actor, but also helps him prove that his ability to break out of his on-screen comfort zone makes him one of the most credible actors of Bollywood.

Directed by Saket Chaudhary, Hindi Medium explains how education that is supposed to be an instrument of information and enlightenment has turned into a tool to create inequality.

From Irrfan and Pakistani actress Saba Qamar (who plays hi wife) undergoing a makeover to get their daughter admitted to the best school to the couple opting for ‘poor quota’ to ensure right education is given to her, Hindi Medium comes across as a film that the viewers would be able to relate to.

Will the film send out a strong message to help people understand that being proficient in English language doesn’t make the other person less important? Will it make people understand that Indian society - extremely hierarchical in nature – wherein people feel they can promote their social standing by speaking fluently in English is wrong? Divya Pal is live tweeting the experience to get you all the answers.

9:27 AM Tweet review of @irrfank's #HindiMedium in a while. Stay tuned.

10:00 AM #HindiMedium features @irrfank and @sabaqamar in key roles.

10:01 AM Directed by Saket Chaudhary, #HindiMedium explains how education - an instrument of information turns into a tool to create inequality.

10:05 AM Love in the lanes of Chandni Chowk is so beautiful. Well, this is just the beginning of #HindiMedium

10:09 AM Delhi girls know how to pronounce resemblance and hep. Please don't misrepresent Delhi girls. #HindiMedium

10:11 AM.@irrfank you are too good as the typical owner of a shop in the chaotic Chandni Chowk. #HindiMedium

10:18 AM Is desh mei Angrezi zabaan nahi, class hain. #HindiMedium captures the essence of India's obsession with English language.

10:21 AM The couple's journey from Chandni Chowk to the posh colony of Delhi Vasant Vihar is hilarious, real. #HindiMedium

10:25 AM Comedic timing can't be taught, it is innate. And @irrfank just proved it. #HindiMedium

11:11 AM First half is high on humour, reality and aspirations. Too good. #HindiMedium

11:25 AM @deepakdobriyal is finally here! #HindiMedium

11:42 AM Education has become a racket. And #HindiMedium explores its aspect really well. @HindiMediumfilm

11:50 AM @deepakdobriyal Your comic timing and genuine acting both can bring viewers to tears. #HindiMedium

11:52 AM Director Saket Chaudhary has done a good job to use humour, but never making the issue look non serious. #HindiMedium

11:58 AM @deepakdobriyal infuses humour and seriousness into a few scenes that he has. Awesome! #HindiMedium

12:18 PM @irrfank, @deepakdobriyal, Saba Qamar understand nuances of their characters well. Incredible acting makes the film interesting #HindiMedium

12:20 PM #HindiMedium has a gripping narrative and a strong message to share.

12:22 PM #HindiMedium is watchable, but does miss the mark especially when it is required the most.

12:23 PM Thanks for being with us throughout the tweet review of #HindiMedium

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