Hindi Medium is here at the box office to entertain us and feed something good into our brains. At the core, the film deals with a very relevant subject of how language divides our society. How English speaking people in India are stamped to be ‘premium class,’ while the Hindi speaking¸however are illustrious or wealthy but are low standards and plain uncool. Hindi Medium shines in two areas that most of our films often fall short of. As far as the story goes, good writing and as far as comedy goes, great timing!
Raj (Irfan) has a flourishing clothes store in Chandni Chowk, where he sells ‘original copies’ of acclaimed designers, while his wife Mithu (Saba) who struggles to learn English and changes name to Honey, tries to improve their lifestyle so that their daughter Pia (Dishita Sehgal) gets enrolled in a posh English medium school. They do everything they can. They move out of their ancestral home into a plush neighborhood, abandon their traditional ethnic swag for designer wear and switch from bhangra to pop beats. Alas, it doesn’t cut it. So plan B! Apply in the poverty quota, move into a poor settlement with rags and rodents, and take training as to how to live in poverty. Here, the couple meets Shyam Prakash (Deepak Dobriyal), who ironically, teaches them a few lessons and luckily none of them need language to comprehend. Chaudhary gets the grammar of the subject right, and spells out the emotions fluently. The dialogues (Amitosh Nagpal) are perfectly pitched and interestingly, the humour rests on the hinge, never distracting from the centrepiece. Of course, Irrfan nails it with a class act, playing a man torn between his simple, unpretentious upbringing and his new wannabe avatar. Saba, as the OTT, dominating wife is sheer delight onscreen. Dobriyal is amazingly awesome and in some scenes, he leaves you teary-eyed. The second half gets over-dramatic and the plot seems quite convenient, taking ample liberties. The last chapter (climax) is stretched and predictable, but in the end, it drives home the point, exposing the inadequacies and loopholes in our education system. That is all what we have to say and share about this movie and for further updates, keep following us and visit the website http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ too for various news.