Category Archives: Weekly Theater Updates

In Theaters: April 24, 2015

No new Hindi movies are opening in the Chicago area on Friday, April 24, 2015, and those that remain are few and far between. The Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville holds over Mr. X in 3D for a second week. The AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington gives a fourth week to Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!.

Other Indian movies showing in the Chicago area include the Telugu movie Dohchay at the Muvico Rosemont 18 in Rosemont and MovieMax Cinemas in Niles, which also carries the Malayalam movies Bhaskar the Rascal and Oru Vadakkan Selfie. OK Kanmani (Tamil) and OK Bangaram (Telugu) get a second week at both MovieMax and the Cinemark at Seven Bridges in Woodridge.

Opening April 17: Mr. X

One new Hindi film opens in the Chicago area on April 17, 2015. Emraan Hashmi plays a vigilante with the power of invisibility in the sci-fi thriller Mr. X.

Mr. X opens on Friday at MovieMax Cinemas in Niles, AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington, and Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville. All three are carrying the movie in 2D, but the Cantera is showing Mr. X in 3D as well. The movie has a listed runtime of 2 hrs. 15 min.

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! gets a third week at the South Barrington 30, Cantera 17, and AMC Showplace Niles 12 in Niles. MovieMax is holding over Dharam Sankat Mein for a second weekend.

Other Indian movies showing in the Chicago area this weekend include: OK Kanmani (Tamil) at the Muvico Rosemont 18 in Rosemont and MovieMax, which carries the Telugu version — OK Bangaram — as well; Son of Sathyamurthy (Telugu) at MovieMax and the Rosemont 18; Patta Patta Singhan Da Vairi (Punjabi) at the Century Stratford Square in Bloomingdale; and Ori Devudoy (Telugu), Kanchana 2 (Tamil), Oru Vadakkan Selfie (Malayalam), and Ennum Eppozhum (Malayalam) at MovieMax.

Opening April 10: Broken Horses

While no new Hindi movies are opening in the Chicago area on April 10, 2015, we are getting a new film by a Bollywood director. Vidhu Vinod Chopra — director of Eklavya: The Royal Guard and producer of PK — makes his Hollywood directorial debut with Broken Horses, starring Anton Yelchin, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Thomas Jane.

Broken Horses opens on Friday in three local theaters: AMC River East 21 in Chicago, AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington, and Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville. Tellingly, these are all theaters that regularly carry Bollywood movies, so don’t expect this to be a wide, 600+ screen release. Even without a wide national release or huge marketing campaign, Broken Horses could appeal to moviegoers who are undecided on what to see when they head to the theater, thanks to its easy sales pitch: “It’s about brothers involved in a drug war, and it stars Vincent D’Onofrio and the guy who plays Chekov in the new Star Trek movies.”

After a great first weekend, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! gets a second week at the South Barrington 30, Cantera 17, and AMC Showplace Niles 12 in Niles.

Other Indian movies showing in the Chicago area this weekend include Son of Satyamurthy (Telugu) at the Muvico Rosemont 18 in Rosemont, Cinemark at Seven Bridges in Woodridge, and MovieMax, which also carries the Malayalam film Oru Vadakkan Selfie.

Opening April 3: Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!

Finally, a new Hindi film is coming to Chicago area theaters! Sushant Singh Rajput stars in Detective Byomkesh Baskhy!, releasing April 3, 2015. It looks quite cool.

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! opens on Friday at the AMC Showplace Niles 12 in Niles, MovieMax Cinemas in Niles, AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington, and Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville. It has a listed runtime of 2 hrs. 28 min.

The only other Hindi film showing locally this weekend is NH10, which gets a fourth week at the South Barrington 30.

Other Indian films showing in the Chicago area this weekend include Jil (Telugu w/no subtitles) at the Cinemark at Seven Bridges in Woodridge and MovieMax, which also carries Ennum Eppozhum (Malayalam), Nannbenda (Tamil), Komban (Tamil), and Yevade Subramanyam (Telugu).

In Theaters: March 27, 2015

As expected, there are no new Hindi movies opening in the Chicago area on Friday, March 27, 2015. The great thriller NH10 carries over for a third week at the AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington and Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville. Might be a good weekend to check out the selection of Bollywood movies on Netflix, no?

In Theaters: March 20, 2015

As expected, there are no new Hindi movies opening in the Chicago area on Friday, March 20. The only Bollywood movie showing locally this weekend is NH10, playing at the AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington and Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville.

Opening March 13: NH10

One new Hindi movie is (finally!) set to open in Chicago area theaters on March 13, 2015. The thriller NH10 — an abbreviation of National Highway 10 — stars Anushka Sharma, who also produced the movie. It looks bad ass.

NH10 opens on Friday at the AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington and Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville. It has a listed runtime of 1 hr. 55 min.

Badlapur carries over for a fourth week at the South Barrington 30 and MovieMax Cinemas in Niles

Other Indian movies showing at MovieMax this weekend include Vaanavil Vaazhkai (Tamil), Surya vs Surya (Telugu), Enakkul Oruvan (Tamil), Kaaki Sattai (Tamil), Temper (Telugu), and Anegan (Tamil).