Opening June 8: Shanghai

Shanghai is the only new Hindi movie opening in the Chicago area the weekend beginning June 8, 2012, and it looks promising. The thriller stars two of my favorite actors — Kalki Koechlin and Abhay Deol — in a tale of politically motivated murder.

Shanghai opens on Friday at the Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 in Niles, AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington, and Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville. The film’s website has a full national theater list. Shanghai‘s runtime is 1 hr. 54 min. Read my review here.

All three of the above theaters and the Regal Gardens Stadium 1-6 in Skokie carry over Rowdy Rathore for a second week. The action-comedy opened with earnings of $381,784 from 120 U.S. theaters.

Other Indian movies playing at the Golf Glen 5 this weekend are the Telugu films Adhinayakudu and Endhukante Premanta.

Outside of the theaters, June 8 marks the Mela debut of the March, 2012, release Bumboo. It’s also the day Don 2 becomes available in DVD format at Netflix.

2 thoughts on “Opening June 8: Shanghai

    1. Kathy Post author

      Thanks for the update on Shanghai’s runtime, Keyur. I’m going to see it in a couple of hours, and I’ll read your review after that. Looking forward to it!

      As for Bumboo, the streaming service Mela is scooping up the rights to many smaller Hindi movies soon after they debut in Indian theaters. They won’t all be winners, but this is the only legal way for most people in the States to see Hindi movies that aren’t blockbusters. Bumboo looks quite “wacky,” which always worries me. I’m hoping to review it in the next few weeks.

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