Though the movie ‘Hindi Medium’ was listed under the comedy-drama genre, it showed the darker side of the Indian society. The film was released in 2017, written by Zeenat Lakhani and directed by Saket Chaudhary. It featured Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar in the lead roles, with Deepak Dobriyal in a supporting role.
The plot of the movie revolved around rich parents of a 5-year-old, who wanted their girl to get admission in an English medium school. Irfan and Saba playing the parents do everything possible, to get their daughter Pia enrolled in any one of the top 5 schools in Delhi. The director of the movie, Saket Chaudhary is well known for producing comedy out of ordinary. This movie also in a fun way showed the hard life urban kids are leading in the name of getting an education and the problems faced by the poor.
Well after the success of ‘Hindi Medium’ and receiving 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 Khan. Now it is all set for a sequel.
Irrfan Khan will be playing the lead role and the sequel will be directed by Homi Adajania. The filmmaker says the film’s story is very “amusing yet emotional”. After the announcement of the sequel on Monday, in a statement to the press, Adajania said, “I ambled into Dinoo’s (Vijan) room and he was sitting down to a narration. I had enjoyed the first one (‘Hindi Medium’) and the way these writers have taken the narrative forward is very clever.” Talking about his getting into the direction of the film, he said, “So yeah, I pretty much gate-crashed the narration and it was so engaging and hilarious that I told him I’d be happy to direct it if he had no director attached to the project. It’s been a while since I’ve found any material so amusing yet emotional.”
For the time being, Irrfan playing the lead role is confirmed. However, there is no news yet for Qamar getting back for the second part. The film will be made under Dinesh Vijan’s Maddock films banner. Talking about Adajania directing the film, Vijan said: “Homi doesn’t make films very often as he refuses to do stuff that doesn’t bowl him over. But when I narrated this one to him, he loved it. And when I saw his reaction, it was a no-brainer. I guess from Maddock’s stable of directors, Homi was the most unlikely choice for ‘Hindi Medium 2’ and that’s exactly I have signed him on.”