Opening May 25: Arjun and Married 2 America

Two films make their debuts in Chicago area theaters the weekend beginning May 25, 2012. First up is Arjun: The Warrior Prince, an animated film co-produced by UTV and Disney.

Arjun opens on Friday at the Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 in Niles. The family friendly film has English subtitles and a runtime of 96 minutes.

Also new in local theaters this weekend is Married 2 America, a thriller about an Indian-America woman whose husband goes missing while investigating a dam accident in India. The film released in Indian theaters on February 17. I suspect the success of Kahaani — which has a similar premise — prompted the eventual release of Married 2 America in the States.

Married 2 America opens on Friday at the Golf Glen 5 and AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington. It has a runtime of 2 hrs. 30 min.

Department carries over for a second week at both the Golf Glen 5 and South Barrington 30, which also holds over Vicky Donor for a sixth week. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel — a British comedy set in India — expands nationwide this weekend.

Other Indian movies playing at the Golf Glen 5 this weekend include the Telugu films Daruvu and Gabbar Singh and the Malayalam film Mallu Singh. The U.S. box office report for last weekend listed the total U.S. earnings for Grandmaster ($17,077) and Kalakalappu @ Masala Cafe ($30,949).

Hate Story — which released in Indian theaters on March 18 but never opened in Chicago — debuts on Mela on May 25 as well.

If you’d like to catch up on other films released earlier this year, the Bollywood rom-coms Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu are currently available for streaming on Netflix, as is the Tamil action film Vettai.

5 thoughts on “Opening May 25: Arjun and Married 2 America

  1. Keyur Seta

    Ohh so Married To America is releasing now in Chicago. Here it released few months back and just bombed.

    Apart from Arjun, there are 5 more films releasing here tomorrow. All unknown. Looks like it will be a very cold week at the box-office.


    Keyur 🙂

    1. Kathy

      I’m keeping my expectations for Married 2 America very low, Keyur. 🙂 I may be wrong, but wasn’t Arjun originally supposed to release a couple of years ago? Between the IPL cricket finals this weekend and Rowdy Rathore’s release next weekend, it seems like this is the week for distributors to dump whatever movies they didn’t know what to do with into theaters and hope for the best.

      1. Keyur Seta

        Yes, I agree with you Kathy. This week is meant for that. Yes, Arjun was due for release much before. And it’s a good idea to keep hardly any expectations from Married To America 🙂 Would surely read your take on it.

        Cheers 🙂

  2. Pavan

    Hi kathy,

    There is a movie called “Love Wrinkle Free”(Indian Film) which is releasing in few theaters in India on 25th May.The movie got rave reviews cutting across many International film festivals including Cannes.I watched the trailer which looked funny,here goes the link

    Watch it if the trailer appeals to you.By the way, the movie is in English.

    1. Kathy

      Love Wrinkle Free looks really cute, and I love Shernaz Patel. I hope it’s good, Pavan.


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