Opening September 20: Phata Poster Nikla Hero

The action-comedy Phata Poster Nikla Hero opens in Chicago area theaters on September 20, 2013. I’m not impressed with Shahid Kapoor’s acting in the trailer, but the bit with Sanjai Mishra as a fraudulent screenwriter is hilarious. Check it out:

Phata Poster Nikla Hero opens on Friday at the AMC River East 21 in Chicago, Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 in Niles, AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington, and Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville. It has a listed runtime of 2 hrs. 30 min.

Last weekend’s despicable new release, Grand Masti — which earned $223,222 in its first weekend in the U.S. — carries over at all four of the above theaters.

The terrific romcom Shuddh Desi Romance gets a third week at the Golf Glen 5, Cantera 17, and South Barrington 30, which is also holding over Satyagraha ($724,088 in the U.S.) and Chennai Express ($5,266,322 in the U.S.).

The Golf Glen 5 is carrying over the Tamil film Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam.

Friday also marks the opening day of the Chicago South Asian Film Festival, which I wrote about on Wednesday. This year’s lineup includes great movies like Oass and The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

4 thoughts on “Opening September 20: Phata Poster Nikla Hero

  1. Andy

    I would have liked to see “The Lunchbox” but even Chicago area theaters aren’t showing it. Instead, we are treated to trash like this…

    1. Kathy

      I’m with you, Andy. It seems like some of the better Hindi art films get held up forever while they try to broker deals with U.S. distributors. We never got Bombay Talkies or Ship of Theseus, and I’m afraid The Lunchbox will disappear into the ether, too. Our only real hope is if one of them is named India’s official Oscar submission.


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