Angrezi Medium: 2020 Bollywood Family Comedy Drama

Angrezi Medium: 2020 Bollywood Family Comedy Drama

Movie Name: Angrezi Medium
Directed by: Homi Adajania
Starring: Irrfan Khan, Radhika Madan, Kareena Kapoor, Poorvi Jain, Raj Awasti, Deepak Dobriyal, Pankaj Tripathi, Manu Rishi Chadha, Mark Bennington, Myrah Dandekar
Genre: Drama, Family, Comedy
Release Date: 13 March, 2020
Running Time: 150 Minutes

Angrezi Medium is a 2020 upcoming Indian Hindi film directed by Homi Adajania and produced under the production banner Maddock Films. The film is the spin-off to the 2017 comedy Hindi Medium and stars Irrfan Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Radhika Madan in lead roles.

Filming began in Udaipur on 5 April 2019 and was completed by July in London. It will be released on 13 March 2020.

Film Production:

In June 2017 in an interview after the success of his film Hindi Medium producer Dinesh Vijan told Mid Day, “There is definitely scope for a sequel. We would certainly explore it.” Vijan added, “It’s too early. Also, I still have to talk to director Saket Chaudhary, who is currently working on another movie project.” On 24 January 2018, Vijan confirmed the sequel to Times Now. He said, “We have just finished typing the second part”, with “Just finishing touches are being put”, however, “I think you will have to wait for an official announcement for that.” On 30 March 2019 it was reported that Kareena Kapoor has been added to the cast of the film and filming will start from April. On 6 April 2019 Taran Adarsh, the trade analyst introduced the characters of the film as, Deepak Dobriyal plays Khan’s brother and Manu Rishi their cousin, all are running mithai shops and are rivals in business. Pankaj Tripathi joined the cast as travel agent Tony. Jaipur actor Poorvi Jain will play Irrfan’s wife Rashi.

#Irrfan’s Heartwarming Message to Us All

The sequel was titled as Angrezi Medium and filming began on 5 April 2019 in Udaipur. In mid July, director of the film Homi Adajania announced the completion of filming on his Twitter account.

This film’s soundtrack is composed by Tanishk Bagchi, Pritam, Gourov-Roshin and Vikram Montrose with lyrics written by Kumaar and Varun Grover, Bhargav Purohit, and Vayu.

The release date of the film was announced on 19 September 2019.

On 2 January, the first look of the film was unveiled, presenting Kapoor and Khan. On Khan’s birthday, 7 January, the makers of the film released another look, showing him laughing.

The film is slated to release on 13 March, 2020.

Angrezi Medium Movie Trailer:

#Tu Mera Bhai Hai – Angrezi Medium

#Papa ki Bitiya – Angrezi Medium

Angrezi Medium Movie Review:

A father and daughter’s journey to a new phase of their lives, a doff of the hat to old family ties that keep people together in times of need and dollops of humour dished out scene after scene– what’s not to like in Angrezi Medium? The film takes a fresh approach to a family drama, building on the larger theme of parent-child relationship, adulting, and its accompanying youthful rebellion and so forth, all in the breezy style that is Hindi cinema’s new normal.

What started off as something to ponder in Hindi Medium –the obsession Indian parents have for getting their children an English education—now has a natural progression in Angrezi Medium. In this outing a doting single father (Irrfan as Champak Bansal) goes to extreme lengths to send the apple-of-his-eye, his daughter Tarika (Radhika Madan), for graduation to a college in London, because that’s what she has set her heart on.

Like its previous edition, this one too is quite the obstacle race packed with humour and of course, some touching moments. The young Tarika is determined to land a scholarship in a university in London to get away from her home in Udaipur to be cool and taste the much-coveted adult freedom. However, in an unexpected turn of events, her father innocently ends up spoiling her chances and tries thereafter to ensure that she gets the admission in the university by hook or by crook.

There are multiple directions in which the film could have gone– but the writers – Bhavesh Mandalia, Gaurav Shukla, Sara Bodinar and Vinay Chhawall, narrow it down to an emotional father-daughter story that tugs at your heartstrings without getting inordinately preachy. Sure, there are some sappy emotional scenes that may appear contrived, but nothing that you will mind excessively. Director Homi Adajania, known for more urbane films like Finding Fanny, Cocktail or Being Cyrus, navigates this small-town emotional roller-coaster of a story, well, aiming to please the small-town audience.

Adajania along with producers Dinesh Vijan and Jio Studios, not only retain most of the acting cast from Hindi Medium—Irrfan, Deepak Dobriyal, Tillotama Shome, but also bring in some noteworthy additions to it, namely Kareena Kapoor Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Ranveer Shorey, and Radhika Madan. Adding to the humour quotient, there are Pankaj Tripathi and Kiku Sharda although their screen time is too short for a significant impact on the narrative.

Irrfan, who, despite a difficult phase of illness just before the film’s shooting began, puts forward a stellar performance, absolutely convincing as the loving father, afraid to let his little one, go. His seamless emoting and the sensitivity he brings to the role, truly lifts the film. Deepak Dobriyal as his younger sibling and Radhika Madan as Tarika are excellent and the trio’s chemistry together is crackling. Dobriyal is delightful and Madan, a relative newcomer compared to the veterans she is pitted against, is confident and adorable as the pampered daughter, bringing in just the right degree of teenage angst.

Currently, films with middle-class minutiae humorously showcased are the new favourites at the marquee and given its comic and emotional twists, Angrezi Medium is quite the family drama worth earmarking for watching with your folks.

Movie Songs:

Song Title: Ek Zindagi
Lyrics: Jigar Saraiya
Music Composer: Sachin-Jigar
Singer(s): Tanishkaa Sanghvi, Sachin-Jigar

Song Title: Nachan Nu Jee Karda
Lyrics: Tanishk Bagchi
Music Composer: Tanishk Bagchi
Singer(s): Romy, Nikhita Gandhi

Song Title: Kudi Nu Nachne De
Lyrics: Priya Saraiya
Music Composer: Sachin-Jigar
Singer(s): Vishal Dadlani, Sachin-Jigar

Song Title: Laadki
Lyrics: Priya Saraiya
Music Composer: Sachin-Jigar
Singer(s): Rekha Bhardwaj, Sachin-Jigar

Check Also

Thalaivi: 2021 Bollywood Biopic on Jayalalithaa

Thalaivi: 2021 Bollywood Biopic on Jayalalithaa

Movie Name: Thalaivi Movie Directed by: A. L. Vijay Starring: Kangana Ranaut, Arvind Swami Genre: …