In Theaters: October 14, 2016

Well, I guess I was wrong about no new Indian films opening in the Chicago area before October 28. A week after its Indian theatrical release, MovieMax Cinemas in Niles is picking up MSG: The Warrior Lion Heart, the third film by controversial religious figure Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Enjoy this delightful plot synopsis from the film’s Wikipedia page.

The story is about a medieval warrior who fights for the honor of his land and the dignity of the womenfolk. The story travels centuries apart as he emerges in another role as a modern Indian equivalent of James Bond, a stylish top secret agent. The marauding aliens run amok, as they are hundreds of years ahead in technology. Lionheart is their only stumbling block in their march to overpower planet Earth.

I didn’t think things could get much crazier than the original MSG, but I guess I underestimated the self-styled Saint. Feast your eyes upon the trailer for MSG: The Warrior Lion Heart, which opens on Friday at MovieMax.

Besides MSG 3, what other Hindi films are showing in Chicago during the weekend beginning October 14, 2016? M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story has the biggest foothold locally, carrying over for a third week at MovieMax, AMC River East 21 in Chicago, Regal Round Lake Beach Stadium 18 in Round Lake Beach, AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington, and AMC Loews Woodridge 18 in Woodridge.

MovieMax and the South Barrington 30 also hold over Pink and Mirzya, which is worth seeing on the big screen because of how pretty it looks and to hear its amazing soundtrack on a good speaker system.

Other Indian films still in Chicago area theaters:

If you’ve already exhausted your theatrical options, check out my up-to-date lists of Indian films available for streaming in the United States on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu.

4 thoughts on “In Theaters: October 14, 2016

  1. Amin

    I thought I had seen everything Bollywood had to or could offer but I admit I’m stumped, speechless after watching the trailer for MSG Lionheart. What in the wide world of sports was that??? It’s depressing to think I can never retrieve those 2 minutes of my life that were spent watching something so intrinsically useless, worthless and inane.

    1. Kathy

      You feel cheated out of two minutes, Amin, but I watched the original MSG: The Messenger in its entirety! P.S. I’m making it my mission to use the phrase “What in the wide world of sports was that???” in conversation at least once this weekend. 🙂

  2. Amin

    Ouch! Like Sidharth aptly commented on your “Messenger” review, such drivel is nothing short of “an assault on the human senses.” Please don’t subject yourself to any more torture. I think all your fans will readily give you a pass on having to review this one.


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