One new Bollywood film opens in Chicago area theaters on October 16, 2015: the comedy sequel Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2. This is a huge surprise, considering that the 2011 original didn’t release in the US and the cast of the new film is made up of virtual unknowns. Distributors are counting on the familiarity of the title and a lack of competition to bring people to the theater. We’ll see if the gamble pays off.
Other Indian movies showing in the Chicago area this weekend include:
- Bruce Lee – The Fighter (Telugu w/English subtitles) at MovieMax, Muvico Rosemont 18 in Rosemont, Century Stratford Square in Bloomingdale, Cinemark Tinseltown USA in North Aurora, and Cinemark at Seven Bridges in Woodridge
- Rudhramadevi (Telugu w/English subtitles) at MovieMax and Seven Bridges
- Amar Akbar Anthony (Malayalam), Puli (Tamil), and Ennu Ninte Moideen (Malayalam) at MovieMax