Irrfan, one of India’s most respected actors, is known to handpick his parts carefully, whether it’s in Hollywood or Bollywood. His upcoming cut of-life comic drama, ‘Hindi Medium’, addresses the conviction of those guardians in our nation who go to any length to get their child admitted to an English medium school.
Going to an English medium school is seen to be like a declaration that indicates one belongs to the tip top section of society. A few guardians in India consider their child’s schooling as a status symbol within their social circle. As a parent himself, Irrfan understood the English-versus-Hindi medium divide and the societal pressures to secure an admission in the best school. Film Hindi Medium doles out a solid message, and director Saket Chaudhary has used cleverness — one of Irrfan’s strongest assets — to drive the point home.
‘Hindi Medium’, produced by Dinesh Vijan and Bhushan Kumar. The film will releases on May 19.