Back to writing ways after a long Gap. Reason : Hindi Medium. Literally forced me to post one review.
“I can Talk English,I can walk English,I can Laugh English because English is a very Funny Language.” – Amitabh Bachchan in Namak Halal
Hindi Medium Explains——–
A film that deserved more than it got may be. Beautifully crafted Handicraft. Most underrated film of the year.
Hindi Medium is director Saket Chaudhary’s third film after Pyaar Ke Side Effects and Shaadi Ke Side Effects and arguably his best although many will choose PKSE.
But if you see the treatment with which he deals a subject which is a scary reality nowadays is heart warming. He throws sarcasm with comedy everywhere and anywhere keeping the soul of the film in the right place.
Yes, the Social Message of the Social Circus of Education ‘Industry’.
In conveying that message he finds the perfect person to demonstrate the ‘India Is English, English is India’ logic. Let us know the name? Irrfan Khan (he owns the film throughout). Alongwith him, the other two main pillars of the success of the film are Mr. Deepak Dobriyal (yes, of Tanu weds Manu fame) and the dominant lady from Pakistan Saba Qamar.Deepak’s Character added the much needed freshness at the right time.
Not to forget is a brilliant Tilottama Shome as the parents-consult-me-in-their-first-trimester admissions consultant. 😀
Hindi Medium is surely on the likes of our very own bengali film Ramdhanu but scores more on cinematic syllabus though the issue remains exactly the same which is a much-needed raise of the Finger on the private school system and how it has become so important in our lives. It’s also a lesson for the government officials who goes blind towards the govt. schools that have millions of potential winners hidden
Despite a little preachy and over-dramatic half cooked climax towards the end, Hindi Medium strongly drives its point home.
You are likely to empathise with Irrfan with his climax speech.
“Iss desh me angrezi zabaan nahi, class hai,” 🙂