Hindi Medium 2017 is an Indian comedy-drama romantic film written by Zeenat Lakhani and directed by Saket Chaudhary. The film features Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar in the lead roles. The film is a loose-remake of the 2014 Bengali film Ramdhanu. The film emerged as a true Sleeper hit at the Box Office. The film, initially scheduled for release on 12 May 2017, was released on 19 May 2017. Later they realise that parents are interviewed for the admission & they are not prepared for that.
They go to a consultant who grooms them & Pia for the interview. As it happens Raj has not fully prepared his tutored answers to questions in the interview and unknowingly gets exposed. As a result, they don’t get admission to any of the schools. The consultant later informs them that since they are not highly educated, the schools might have seen this as a negative point. Raj tries all ploys to get admission at ‘Prakriti’. He meets influential politicians, tries to bribe the principal with donation money, etc. None of his tricks succeed. Initially they find it difficult to adjust in their new dwelling. They have to fight their way to get basic amenities like water, public toilet the house does not have a toilet, ration, etc.
Their friendly neighbours Shyam Prasad & his wife Tulsi help them through their ordeals. Although with very limited means, they share their ration, care for their daughter Piya, assist Raj with a job, etc. All of this really touches Raj & Mita. One fine day a teacher from ‘Delhi Grammar School’ arrives to do a background verification. He finds everything in order & informs them that they will get admission to the school, but they will have to pay Rs. 24000 as sundry charges. Raj is overwhelmed & readily agrees, but Shyam is worried because he feels Raj doesn’t have that much money.
|Directed by||Saket Chaudhary|
|Running time||133 minutes|
|Release date||19 May 2017|