One new Bollywood movie makes a limited debut in Chicago area theaters on April 14, 2017. The historical drama Begum Jaan stars Vidya Balan as a madam whose brothel falls right along the Partition line.
Begum Jaan opens Friday at MovieMax Cinemas in Niles and the AMC South Barrington 24 in South Barrington. It has a listed runtime of 2 hrs. 9 min. (Programming note: Since Begum Jaan isn’t showing in a theater near me, I won’t review it this weekend. I will post a new review of another movie I really liked on Friday, so stay tuned.)
Other Indian movies playing in the Chicago area this weekend include:
- Manje Bistre (Punjabi w/English subtitles) at Century Stratford Square in Bloomingdale and AMC Showplace Naperville 16 in Naperville
- Mister (Telugu w/English subtitles) at MovieMax and Cinemark at Seven Bridges in Woodridge
- The Great Father (Malayalam), Power Paandi (Tamil), Kadamban (Tamil), Manasu Malligey (Kannada), Kaatru Veliyidai (Tamil w/English subtitles), Cheliyaa (Telugu w/English subtitles), and Kavan (Tamil) at MovieMax