Irrfan Khan’s Hindi Medium, which was supposed to release on 12th May, will now release on 19th May, i.e. one week later. The makers made the official announcement about postponing the release date of the film.
This is a good decision as 12th May is turning out to be a crowded release date. Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra’s ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu‘ and RGV-Amitabh Bachchan’s Sarkar 3 are releasing on 12th May who will take up majority of screens so it would have been hard for Hindi Medium to make its mark.
While Irrfan has a good reputation as an actor, Yash Raj Films and Eros Now would still have got more screen share. There are also Hollywood movies releasing on 12th May.
19th May only has Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor’s Half Girlfriend releasing so Hindi Medium can get a good numbers of screens. Half Girlfriend was reportedly given 2500 screens earlier which might reduce now.
Let’s see how much screens Hindi Medium gets on 19th May. The film also stars Saba Qamar and it is directed by Saket Choudhary. It talks about Indian parents’ obsession for English medium schools and how education has become a business in our country.