Opening May 17: De De Pyaar De and Photograph

Two new Hindi films open in the Chicago area on May 17, 2019. The wider release of the two goes to De De Pyaar De, a romantic comedy in which Ajay Devgn leaves Tabu for a woman half his age (Rakul Preet Singh). It’s written by filmmaker Luv Ranjan, who treated the female characters like garbage in his movie Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2. I’m sitting this one out.

De De Pyaar De opens Friday at the AMC Niles 12 in Niles, MovieMax Cinemas in Niles, AMC South Barrington 24 in South Barrington, AMC Rosemont 18 in Rosemont, Regal Cantera in Warrenville, and AMC Naperville 16 in Naperville. It has a listed runtime of 2 hrs. 30 min.

Also new this weekend is Photograph, the latest film from The Lunchbox director Ritesh Batra. The romantic drama stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra.

Photograph opens Friday at the AMC River East 21 in Chicago, Landmark Century Centre Cinema, and Century 12 Evanston in Evanston. Photograph is rated PG-13 and has a listed runtime of 1 hr. 50 min.

After an okay opening weekend, Student of the Year 2 carries over for a second week at the River East 21, MovieMax, Rosemont 18, South Barrington 24, Cantera, Marcus Addison Cinema in Addison, and AMC Woodridge 18 in Woodridge.

Kalank gets a fifth week at the South Barrington 24.

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

2 thoughts on “Opening May 17: De De Pyaar De and Photograph

  1. Jill

    De De Pyaar De is currently on Hotstar. Weird movie. Ajay plays a guy who implies he’s divorced from Tabu but really isn’t. He’s 50. He starts dating a 26 year old. They go to India as a surprise, which ends up being on the day of his daughter’s engagement. There’s some drama about who to say he is. The not divorced couple sleeps together. Tabu has this speech about how the 26 year old is the other woman but sleeping together has no meaning.
    Tabu looks fabulous. Javed Jafferi does a good job. Why either woman wants Ajay’s character I have no idea other than maybe the sleeping together part. Only one song is memorable in the least. Not worth the time in my mind.


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