Category Archives: Weekly Theater Updates

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).

Opening March 7: Coffee Bloom

One new Hindi film is opening in the Chicago area this weekend…sort of. MovieMax Cinemas in Niles is carrying the new release Coffee Bloom, but the theater is only showing it twice the whole week: 4 p.m. on both Saturday, March 7, and Sunday, March 8, 2015.

The only other Hindi film showing in the area this weekend is Badlapur, which gets a third week at MovieMax, AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington, and Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville.

Other Indian films showing in the Chicago area this weekend include Surya vs Surya (Telugu w/no subtitles) at Muvico Rosemont 18 in Rosemont, Cinemark at Seven Bridges in Woodridge, and MovieMax, which also carries Enakkul Oruvan (Tamil), Kaaki Sattai (Tamil), Fireman (Malayalam), Temper (Telugu), and Anegan (Tamil).

In Theaters: February 27, 2015

Yash Raj Films is taking a wait-and-see approach regarding the international release of its latest film, Dum Laga Ke Haisha. As a result, there are no new Hindi movies opening in the Chicago area on Friday, February 27, 2015.

Badlapur carries over for a second week at the Regal Gardens Stadium 1-6 in Skokie, MovieMax Cinemas in Niles, AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington, and Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville. The South Barrington 30 also gives a Roy a third weekend.

Other Indian movies showing at MovieMax this weekend include Ram Leela (Telugu), Kaaki Sattai (Tamil), Bham Bolenath (Telugu), Fireman (Malayalam), Temper (Telugu), Anegan (Tamil).

Opening February 20: Badlapur

My most hotly anticipated Bollywood film of 2015 hits Chicago area theaters on February 20. Varun Dhawan anchors the revenge thriller Badlapur, whose fantastic supporting cast includes Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Divya Dutta, Yami Gautam, and my girl Huma Qureshi.

Badlapur opens on Friday at the AMC River East 21 in Chicago, Regal Gardens Stadium 1-6 in Skokie, 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. 15 min.

Roy carries over for a second week at the South Barrington 30, Cantera 17, and MovieMax, which also holds over Shamitabh for a third week.

Other Indian movies playing in the Chicago area this weekend include Temper (Telugu w/no subtitles) at Cinemark at Seven Bridges in Woodridge and MovieMax, which also carries Bandipotu (Telugu), Anegan (Tamil), Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju (Telugu), and Yennai Arindhaal (Tamil).

Opening February 13: Roy and MSG

The romantic thriller Roy — starring Ranbir Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Arjun Rampal — hits Chicago area theaters on February 13, 2015.

Roy opens on Friday at 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. 26 min.

Also opening at MovieMax on Friday is MSG: The Messenger of God, which has a runtime of 3 hrs. 17 min.

Shamitabh carries over for a second week at MovieMax, Cantera 17 and South Barrington 30, which also holds over Baby for a fourth week.

Other Indian movies showing in the Chicago area this weekend include Temper (Telugu w/no subtitles) at MovieMax, Muvico Rosemont 18 in Rosemont, Century Stratford Square in Bloomingdale, and Cinemark at Seven Bridges in Woodridge, and Yennai Arindhaal (Tamil w/English subtitles) at MovieMax and Seven Bridges. MovieMax also carries Anegan (Tamil) and Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju (Telugu), as well as English-language coverage of the India vs. Pakistan Cricket World Cup match on Saturday night.