Opening September 2: Naam Hai Akira

The action flick Naam Hai Akira — starring Sonakshi Sinha — opens in the Chicago area on September 2, 2016. In India, the film is releasing as simply Akira. If you’re going to have a separate international title, why not make it in English in the hopes of attracting a wider audience, especially since the movie has such an evocative poster?

Naam Hai Akira 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 listed runtime of 2 hrs. 19 min.

Rustom carries over for a fourth week at the South Barrington 30 and MovieMax, which also holds over A Flying Jatt, Happy Bhag Jayegi, and Mohenjo Daro.

Other Indian movies showing in the Chicago area this weekend:

2 thoughts on “Opening September 2: Naam Hai Akira

  1. moviemavengal

    Totally agree with you — What is the point of a new title if it’s not at least partially English? Or is it that there’s a Japanese flick of the same name or something?

    1. Kathy

      Yeah, I think it’s to avoid confusion with the anime Akira. But then why not call it “My Name Is Akira” or “Her Name Is Akira”? It’s dumb.


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