Hindi Medium Box office collection: A lukewarm response from the audience

Hindi Medium Box office collection: A lukewarm response from the audience
Written by Priyanka sarangi

Actor Irrfan Khan’s movie Hindi Medium received a cold response from the audience at the box office on day one. The film, which highlights the flaws of Indian education system, managed to collect Rs. 2.81 crore on its opening day. However, the film has showed ‘excellent growth’ of 51% on day two. On Saturday, Hindi Medium collected Rs. 4.25 crore, taking the total collections of the first two days at RS 7.06 crore. Hindi Medium, directed by Saket Chaudhary, is said to be a remake of Bengali film Ramdhanu. The film also stars Pakistani actress Saba Qamar in the lead role.

Hindi Medium revolves around a mother’s desire to send her child to an A-list school. However, the parents do not have the background required by the school. The film emphasizes how Hindi as a language is looked down upon by English speaking people and the commercialization of the education system. Hindi Medium clashed at the box office with Mohit Suri’s Half Girlfriend starring Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor and Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s Jattu Engineer.
Half Girlfriend got a good start at the box office. The film earned Rs. 10 crores on opening day, reported trade analyst Taran Adarsh. On day two, Half Girlfriend managed to collect Rs. 10.63 crore, taking the total collections to Rs. 20.90 cr.

According to the rumours, the film has amassed as much as Rs 2.50 crore on day one of its release. ‘Hindi Medium’ holds a mirror up to our society, where the ability to speak English is taken as a yardstick to measure sophistication and elitism.

The movie Hindi Medium also stars Saba Qamar, plays the role of a desiring mother who is very keen to get her child’s admissin to a reputed English medium school as she does not want her daughter to face the same problem in her future, as the parents are facing.

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Priyanka sarangi

Journalist by profession, music lover by passion. Love to write and edit content on different topics of entertainment beat. Love to travel but only with my favorite people.