Opening March 8: Badla

Releasing in Chicago area theaters on March 8, 2019, Kahaani director Sujoy Ghosh’s thriller Badla reunites Taapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bachchan for the first time since their 2016 hit Pink.

Badla opens Friday at the AMC River East 21 in Chicago, MovieMax Cinemas in Niles, AMC South Barrington 24 in South Barrington, Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville. It has a listed runtime of 2 hours.

Another new release of interest to Bollywood fans is the India-set, English-language film The Wedding Guest, starring Dev Patel, Radhika Apte, and Jim Sarbh. The thriller opens locally in limited release at the River East 21 and Century Centre Cinema in Chicago.

Luka Chuppi looks to build on its solid opening weekend performance, carrying over at the River East 21, MovieMax, South Barrington 24, Cantera 17, and AMC Woodridge 18 in Woodridge.

Last weekend’s other new release — Sonchiriya — only holds over at MovieMax and the South Barrington 24.

Total Dhamaal is still going strong at MovieMax, South Barrington 24, Cantera 17, AMC Niles 12 in Niles, Buffalo Grove Theater in Buffalo Grove, AMC Rosemont 18 in Rosemont, and AMC Naperville 16 in Naperville.

Same goes for Gully Boy, which gets a fourth week at the River East 21, MovieMax, Niles 12, Rosemont 18, South Barrington 24, Cantera 17, Naperville 16, and Woodridge 18.

Uri: The Surgical Strike sticks around for a ninth week at the South Barrington 24.

Other Indian movies showing in the Chicago area this weekend (all titles have English subtitles):

2 thoughts on “Opening March 8: Badla

  1. moviemavengal

    Crap. I’m disappointed that The Wedding Guest has such a limited theater release here, as I was really looking forward to seeing Dev Patel be a bit bad ass. (And paired with Radhika Apte!)

    Glad to see Gully Boy carries over. Many friends have been trying to see it, and I know it was playing at such a small theater at the Regal the first couple weekends that it was sold out when they tried to go.

    1. Kathy

      It opened in LA and NY last week, then a couple theaters in Chicago this weekend, so I think the strategy is a gradual rollout over several weeks. I’m confident The Wedding Guest will make it out here to the burbs eventually. 😁 And that is great news about Gully Boy.


Leave a Reply