Akshay Kumar’s Independence Day release for 2017 is Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (“Toilet: A Love Story“). The social issue-focused romantic comedy opens in the Chicago area on August 11 and co-stars Dum Laga Ke Haisha‘s Bhumi Pednekar.
Toilet opens on Friday at the AMC River East 21 in Chicago, MovieMax Cinemas in Niles, AMC South Barrington 24 in South Barrington, Marcus Addison Cinema in Addison, and Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville. It has a listed runtime of 2 hrs. 35 min.
Following a good opening weekend in North American theaters, Jab Harry Met Sejal carries over for a second week at all of the above theaters, plus the AMC Dine-In Rosemont 18 in Rosemont, AMC Showplace Naperville 16 in Naperville, and AMC Loews Woodridge 18 in Woodridge.
Mubarakan gets a third week at MovieMax, South Barrington 24, Cantera 17, and Woodridge 18.
Starting Friday, the South Barrington 24 and Century Stratford Square in Bloomingdale carry the (English subtitled) Pakistani movie Chain Aye Na, which has the best LOL trailer of the year, surpassing the awful Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai trailer. Oh, the poorly edited background music!
Other Indian movies showing in the Chicago area this weekend:
- Nene Raju Nene Mantri (Telugu w/English subtitles) at Marcus Addison, Century Stratford Square in Bloomingdale, and Cinemark at Seven Bridges in Woodridge
- Velaiilla Pattadhari 2/VIP 2 (Tamil w/English subtitles) at MovieMax, Marcus Addison, and Seven Bridges
- LIE (Telugu w/English subtitles) and Jaya Janaki Nayaka (Telugu w/no subtitles) at MovieMax and Seven Bridges
- Fidaa (Telugu w/ English subtitles) at MovieMax and Stratford Square
- Meghnad Badh Rahasya (Bengali), Vikram Vedha (Tamil w/English subtitles), Role Models (Malayalam), Ondu Motteya Kathe (Kannada), and Tiyaan (Malayalam) at MovieMax