In Theaters October 12, 2012

Update: The Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 in Niles finally posted its weekend schedule, and the theater will carry the new Hindi films Aiyyaa and Bhoot Returns. (Note: I don’t live anywhere near this theater, so I won’t be reviewing either of these movies, unfortunately.) The Golf Glen 5 is also carrying English Vinglish and OMG, as well as the Malayalam movies Molly Aunty Rocks! and Puthiya Theerangal, Maattrraan (Tamil) and its Telugu version, Brothers.

The steady stream of Bollywood movies flowing into Chicagoland has finally dried up. There are no new Hindi movies opening in Chicago area theaters on Friday, October 12, 2012. I’m especially disappointed that I won’t get to see Rani Mukerji’s Aiyyaa, but Ram Gopal Varma’s Bhoot Returns, Chittagong, and Makkhi seemed like potential candidates for screenspace as well.

Still, a few Bollywood options remain in local theaters. After posting impressive first-weekend earnings of $745,414 in the U.S., English Vinglish carries over at the AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington and Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville. Both theaters are also holding over OMG Oh My God for a third week, while the South Barrington 30 gives a fifth week to Barfi!, which has earned $2,692,161 in the U.S. so far.

Starting on Friday, the South Barrington 30 will also carry the Punjabi movie Saadi Wakhri Hai Shaan.

13 thoughts on “In Theaters October 12, 2012

  1. TS

    today I saw a trailer of bhoot returns on tv n what I found that ram gopal verma has again shot the movie with those shitty cameras n weird camera angles like he did in the movie department. I hope u remember department. N the telegu version of makkhi was a blockbuster hit. I dont know whether hindi dubbed version would be successful or not. dubbed versions dont work. straight to dvd is better idea for dubbed movies I think. but I always wanted to watch this movie n I m glad its finally available in hindi

    1. Kathy Post author

      Oh, I remember Department, TS. I’m glad I don’t have to endure another of RGV’s experiments with unconventional camera placement. Makkhi/Eega looks great, but I’ll have to wait for DVD.

  2. Keyur Seta

    Surprised to know that Aiyyaa isn’t releasing there.
    I had to see 4 movies in less than 2 days – Taken 2, Looper, Aiyyaa and Bhoot Returns. Not a single movie turned out to be a good experience.
    Talking about Bollywood films, Aiyyaa was a disappointment while Bhoot Returns is one of the worst horror films!

    Cheers 🙂

    1. Kathy Post author

      Rani Mukerji gets a lot of leeway with me, so I would still like to see Aiyyaa. Bhoot Returns is bad? Who would’ve imagined that? 🙂

            1. Kathy Post author

              I just reread my review of Department. I don’t want to imagine an RGV movie worse than Department. I’m closing my eyes, sticking my fingers in my ears, loudly singing “La La La La La” and thinking about rainbows.

    1. Kathy Post author

      Karma, I’m going to watch English Vinglish tomorrow (finally!). My review should be up tomorrow evening. 🙂


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