This year has been really lucky for the versatile actress Saba Qamar as her Bollywood debut film, Hindi Medium, has not only brought her international fame but she has also managed to receive accolade and appreciation from all across the globe. Now, reportedly, the film is all set to make new records with the release in the most populous country of the world, China.
According to news reports, Hindi Medium is slated to release in China on April 4.
Producer Bhushan Kumar of T-Series said in a statement, “There’s a unique twist in this tale. Hindi Medium is content-driven and even though Irrfan is an internationally recognised talent, the Chinese distribution body opted for our teaser concept which shows the feet of a man, one representing poverty and the other representing material wealth.”
Directed by Saket Chaudhry, the film is a narration of struggle of a middle-class couple and their desire to move into upper crust of the society. The film very intelligently explores the idea of economic and social disparity in India.
“This is exactly what made Hindi Medium so significant,” producer Dinesh Vijan told the Indian media. “The idea that we give importance to material wealth and our social image over the value of humanness and love baffles me, but sadly it’s what drives most of society and portraying this in a light yet meaningful form is what resonates with audiences universally.”
Earlier, Aamir’s Secret Superstar and Salman’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan have managed to cross the INR 100 Crore mark in China with ease. Now, one has to see how the Saba Qamar starrer fares in the country.
Released on 19th May 2017 in India, the film received six major nominations at the 63rd Filmfare Awards, including Best Director for Choudhary, Best Actor (Critics) for Khan, Best Actress for Qamar, and Best Supporting Actor for Dobriyal. It won two Filmfare Awards, including Best Film and Best Actor For Irrfan Khan.