Opening June 5: Bharat

Salman Khan’s annual Eid release for 2019 is Bharat. The history-spanning drama — based on the Korean film Ode to My Father — hits Chicago theaters on June 5 and co-stars Katrina Kaif.

Bharat opens on Wednesday at the AMC River East 21 in Chicago, Century 12 Evanston in Evanston, Regal Round Lake Beach in Round Lake Beach, AMC Niles 12 in Niles, MovieMax Cinemas in Niles, AMC South Barrington 24 in South Barrington, AMC Rosemont 18 in Rosemont, Marcus Addison Cinema in Addison, Regal Cantera in Warrenville, AMC Naperville 16 in Naperville, AMC Woodridge 18 in Woodridge, and AMC Crestwood 18 in Crestwood. It has a listed runtime of 2 hrs. 30 min.

Also new on Wednesday are the Urdu films Wrong No. 2 — opening at MovieMax, South Barrington 24, and Cantera — and Chhalawa, which opens at the South Barrington 24 on Wednesday and Cantera on Thursday.

De De Pyaar De gets a fourth week at the South Barrington 24 and MovieMax, which also holds over India’s Most Wanted.

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

5 thoughts on “Opening June 5: Bharat

  1. Jill

    My girlfriend and I went to see Bharat, first showing here, same friend who went to “Zero” with me and “India’s Most Wanted” last week. The previews were the same as last week, one for “Teefa in Trouble” which is on Netflix (plan on watching it) and another that’s been out for months as well. It does have an intermission. There are no surprises during the credits. The music is catchy.

    She thought our husbands would have liked it. Salman and Katrina have good chemistry. While it isn’t a heavy action film, it leaves you thinking about how far would YOU go to keep a promise. Bharat tries for years to keep his promise to his dad. He has a hard time saying “I’ve kept the promise long enough.” When should you say enough keeping of a promise? Thought provoking on that.

    We caught the Easter egg about “tiger” as a reference to Salman’s Tiger series. There’s a reference to an unnamed star using an egg reference, Amitabh. We missed seeing Varun. I’m not sure if the three month TV show shown was a real event or not. She thought there was a reference to “Zero” but I missed it if there was.

    I will buy this one when it comes out on DVD.

    1. Kathy

      Thanks for another early review, Jill! This one didn’t really grab me based on the trailer, but you’ve piqued my interest! I wish the Korean movie it’s based on — Ode to My Father — was available on streaming, but I can’t seem to find it anywhere.

  2. Nihal Pingali

    Hi Kathy. Have read few of your review. Exceptional! I have just started my blog yesterday. If you don’t mind, will you please check out my latest review of Bharat and give some feedback?

    1. Kathy

      Hi, Nihal. Your blog is off to a great start! Keep at it, and you’ll have an impressive body of work in no time. Good luck! — Kathy


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