Internationally acclaimed Indian actor Irrfan Khan says he is overwhelmed with the response that his latest release “Hindi Medium” has received from the audience. The movie, made on a budget of Rs 22 crore, is growing on word of mouth.
“Taalis (claps), aasoons (tears) and seethis (whistles)! Overwhelmed by the response to ‘Hindi Medium’,” Irrfan tweeted on Tuesday.
“Hindi Medium” had already recovered Rs 15 crore from digital, satellite, music and overseas rights. The film, which released on May 19, has made a total of Rs 15.71 crore over the last four days.
Taalis, aasoons and seethis! Overwhelmed by the response to #HindiMedium #SaketChaudhary #ZeenatLakhani @sharadakarki @TSeries
— Irrfan (@irrfank) May 23, 2017
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted that the film had a “solid Monday” as it collected Rs 3.15 crore — more than the Rs 2.81 crore that it minted on its opening day. In all, it has made Rs 15.71 crore net in India, read a statement issued on behalf of the makers.
#HindiMedium has a SOLID Mon… Collects more than Fri… Fri 2.81 cr, Sat 4.25 cr, Sun 5.50 cr, Mon 3.15 cr. Total: ₹ 15.71 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 23, 2017
Directed by Saket Chaudhary, the film also features Saba Qamar. The film’s story revolves around a couple who want to give their daughter the best education so that she will be accepted by the elite.
After the release, the film was declared tax-free by the government of Maharastra.
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Producer Bhushan Bhushan said, “I would like to thank Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for announcing our film ‘Hindi Medium’ as tax-free in the state. The film has already got a tax exemption in Gujarat. We are very glad to share the news.”
Praising the step, Irrfan Khan said, “This is a great step, more people will watch the movie as it is tax-free now. The film addresses a social issue and it is a family entertainer. So it needs to reach a wider audience. I hope the film gets tax exemption in other states as well.”
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