One new Hindi film opens in the Chicago area on February 26, 2016, and it’s unfortunately not Aligarh. Instead, we get the comedy sequel Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive. I liked the 2010 original, but its leading man — Ali Zafar — is replaced in the sequel by Manish Paul.
Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive opens on Friday at MovieMax Cinemas in Niles, AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington, and Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville. It has a mercifully short runtime of 1 hr. 44 min.
After a stellar opening weekend, the great biopic Neerja expands in its second week into three more local theaters. In addition to all three of the above theaters, Neerja opens on Friday at the AMC Showplace Village Crossing 18 in Skokie, Regal Round Lake Beach Stadium 18 in Round Lake Beach, and Century Stratford Square in Bloomingdale.
The South Barrington 30 holds over Airlift for a sixth week.
Other Indian movies showing in the Chicago area this weekend include Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha (Telugu w/no subtitles) at the Muvico Rosemont 18 in Rosemont and MovieMax, which also carries Kanithan (Tamil), Aarathu Sinam (Tamil), Kshanam (Telugu), Maheshinte Prathikaaram (Malayalam), Sethupathi (Tamil), Api Kapyare Kootamani (Malayalam), Miruthan (Tamil), Puthiya Niyamam (Malayalam), and Action Hero Biju (Malayalam).