Hindi Medium 2017 is an Indian Hindi 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 remake of the Malayalam film Salt Mango Tree, which in turn is a remake of the Bengali film Ramdhanu.The film, initially scheduled for release on 12 May 2017, was released on 19 May 2017, to universal critical acclaim.Raj Batra is running a successful business of bridal wears in downtown Delhi. Although rich, he is not highly educated & is not fluent in English or the supposedly ‘high class culture’ his wife Mita aspires to be.
Both of them have studied from govt run ‘Hindi Medium’ school, not known to have high degree of sophistication. Mita aspires that their 5 year daughter Pia should break this barrier & is adamant that she is to be admitted to one of the top 5 schools in Delhi. They visit all the 5 schools & get acquainted with the admission procedure. The top school ‘Delhi Grammar School’ has a condition that they give admission to students who reside within 3km radius. For this they shift to Vasant Vihar. Raj is very sad to leave his paternal home.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.
|Directed by:-||Saket Chaudhary|
|Produced by:-||Bhushan Kumar|
|Edited by:-||A. Sreekar Prasad|
|Running time:-||133 minutes|