Opening September 13: Dream Girl and Section 375

Two new Hindi films hit Chicago area theaters September 13, 2019, including Ayushmann Khurrana’s latest comedy — Dream Girl.

Dream Girl opens Friday at the AMC River East 21 in Chicago, MovieMax Cinemas in Niles, AMC South Barrington 24 in South Barrington, and Regal Cantera in Warrenville. It has a listed runtime of 2 hrs. 17 min. Dream Girl‘s streaming partner is Zee5, which is not available in the United States, so catch it in the theater while you can.

Also new is the courtroom drama Section 375, named for the portion of the Indian Penal Code that governs rape. It stars Richa Chadda and Akshaye Khanna.

Section 375 opens Friday at MovieMax, South Barrington 24, and Cantera. It has a listed runtime of 2 hrs. 4 min. Section 375 is scheduled to join Amazon Prime in November.

Chhichhore carries over for a second week at the River East 21, MovieMax, South Barrington 24, Cantera, CMX Old Orchard Market in Skokie, AMC Niles 12 in Niles, Marcus Addison Cinema in Addison, and AMC Naperville 16 in Naperville.

Saaho holds over in Hindi at the Niles 12, South Barrington 24, and Cantera, and in Telugu at the South Barrington 24, Century Stratford Square in Bloomingdale, and Cinemark at Seven Bridges in Woodridge.

Mission Mangal gets a fifth week at MovieMax, South Barrington 24, Cantera, and AMC Woodridge 18 in Woodridge.

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

2 thoughts on “Opening September 13: Dream Girl and Section 375

  1. Jill

    I bought Dream Girl off of Ebay. Many years ago I worked at a call center, not a friendship center like in the movie though. I figured it would be funny to me since we also had customers who latched onto us and would think we were the only ones on the planet who could help them. Dream Girl does not disappoint.

    My daughter watched the movie with me. Her verdict was it was much better than she expected and was hilarious. Ayushmann is amazing with his voice work. His last monologue is very good about people need to find live-not Facebook, Instagram, etc. “friends.” The movie is very funny. The confusion scenes are well done.

    It has a fair amount of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai references and other Bollywood references. So it’s not a good first film for a person who has never seen a Bollywood movie before, in my opinion. Those references give the movie depth. New to Bollywood people will also miss some cultural things, like green is more a Muslim color. The house gets painted green to make it more appealing. However someone not familiar with India wouldn’t get the message because it is shown not stated.

    Our theater didn’t get the movie so I’m very glad I purchased the DVD. This movie is well worth the price of the DVD.

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    1. Kathy Post author

      That’s great to hear, Jill! It looked really cute. Thanks for the notes about the elements that Bollywood newcomers wouldn’t get. I’m glad your daughter liked it, too!

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