Opening October 14: Aazaan

Aazaan is the only new Hindi movie opening in the Chicago area the weekend beginning October 14, 2011. It’s a bit of a surprise that Aazaan is opening here at all, as the bio-warfare action film features no established Bollywood stars, usually a prerequisite for securing screenspace in American theaters. Based on the trailer, it looks like it could be a decent thriller:

Aazaan opens on Friday at the Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 in Niles and the AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington. It has a listed runtime of 2 hrs. and 8 min.

The only other Hindi movie showing in the Chicago area this weekend (apart from those showing at the Chicago International Film Festival) is Rascals, which carries over for a second week at the Golf Glen 5, South Barrington 30 and Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville. Rascals earned $168,082 in its opening weekend in the U.S. — $8 of which, unfortunately, were mine.

Other Indian movies showing at the Golf Glen 5 this weekend include Khushiyaan (Punjabi) and the Telugu films Dookudu, Oosaravelli and Pillai Zamindar.

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