One new Hindi film releases in the Chicago area on September 29, 2017. Judwaa 2 — starring Varun Dhawan, Taapsee Pannu, and Jacqueline Fernandez — is a reboot of director David Dhawan’s 1997 flick Judwaa.
Judwaa 2 opens Friday at the AMC River East 21 in Chicago, Regal Round Lake Beach Stadium 18 in Round Lake Beach, MovieMax Cinemas in Niles, AMC Dine-In Rosemont 18 in Rosemont, AMC South Barrington 24 in South Barrington, Marcus Addison Cinema in Addison, Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville, and AMC Loews Woodridge 18 in Woodridge.
Bhoomi gets a second weekend at MovieMax and South Barrington 24. Simran carries over at the South Barrington 24 and Cantera 17.
Bollywood fans may want to check out Ali Fazal opposite Judy Dench in the British historical drama Victoria & Abdul, opening Friday at the River East 21, Century Centre Cinema in Chicago, Century 12 Evanston in Evanston, and Regal Lincolnshire Stadium 15 in Lincolnshire. Victoria & Abdul expands into more local theaters next weekend.
The annual Chicago South Asian Film Festival gets started tonight and runs through the weekend. Actor Rajkummar Rao will be in attendance for showings of his films Trapped and Newton (India’s official submission to the 2018 Oscars). Check out the fest’s ticket page for info on passes and other celebrity Q&A’s.
Other Indian and Pakistani movies showing in the Chicago area this weekend:
- Spyder (Tamil w/English subtitles & Telugu w/English subtitles) at MovieMax, South Barrington 24, Marcus Addison, Marcus Gurnee Mills Cinema in Gurnee, Century Stratford Square in Bloomingdale, Cinemark at Seven Bridges in Woodridge, Century 12 Evanston (Telugu only), and New Vision Cinema 8 Lansing in Lansing (Telugu only)
- Mahanubhavudu (Telugu w/English subtitles) at MovieMax, Stratford Square, and Seven Bridges
- Jai Lava Kusa (Telugu) at MovieMax, Rosemont 18, Stratford Square, and Seven Bridges
- Punjab Nahin Jaoungi (Urdu w/English subtitles) at the South Barrington 24
- Karuppan (Tamil), Hara Hara Mahadevaki (Tamil), Velipadinte Pusthakam (Malayalam), Magalir Mattum (Tamil), and Operation Alamelamma (Kannada) at MovieMax