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Opening April 12: The Tashkent Files

With PM Narendra Modi pulled from the schedule at the last minute over concerns for the potential to influence Indian elections, the only new Hindi film opening in Chicago area theaters on April 12, 2019, is The Tashkent Files — a thriller about the death of former Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri starring Naseeruddin Shah and Mithun Chakraborty.

The Tashkent Files opens Friday at MovieMax Cinemas in Niles and AMC South Barrington 24 in South Barrington.

Tickets are already on sale at MovieMax, South Barrington 24, and AMC Woodridge 18 in Woodridge for the Wednesday, April 17 release Kalank.

Romeo Akbar Walter gets a second week at all three of the above theaters. MovieMax also holds over Kesari.

Other Indian and Pakistani movies showing in Chicago area theaters (all films have English subtitles):

Opening April 12: Nautanki Saala!

The new Hindi film opening in Chicago area theaters on April 12, 2013, looks like it could be pretty cute. Nautanki Saala! is a comedy of errors set within a theater troupe, and it stars Vicky Donor‘s Ayushmann Khurrana.

Nautanki Saala! opens on Friday at the AMC River East 21 in Chicago, Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 in Niles, and AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington. It has a listed runtime of 2 hrs. 5 min.

Last weekend’s new release, Chashme Baddoor, carries over for a second week at the Golf Glen 5 and South Barrington 30.

The Telugu movie Baadshah (showing locally without subtitles) gets a second week at the Golf Glen 5, Cinemark at Seven Bridges in Woodridge, and Cinemark Century Stratford Square in Bloomingdale. Other Indian movies playing in theaters this weekend include Settai (Tamil) at the Golf Glen 5 and Sadda Haq (Punjabi w/English subtitles) at the Century Stratford Square.

I have to thank Meera Darji for bestowing a couple of awards upon me recently, including the Best Moment Award and the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. How awesome is this? It looks like an Yngwie Malmsteen album cover!


Meera’s movie reviews and other articles can be found at her site: http://meeradarjiyr1.wordpress.com/

Streaming Video News: April 10, 2013

Today marks the Netflix streaming debut of Race 2, which opened in theaters on January 25, 2013. It’s a follow-up to 2008’s Race, which is also available for streaming on Netflix. A familiarity with the first film helps to explain some of the relationships in the second, but it’s not essential to understanding the plot of Race 2. I wasn’t a fan of either movie, but if you’re in the mood for mindless action, Race and Race 2 might fit the bill.

Also on April 10, the bizarre Hindi monster movie Hisss exits the Netflix streaming catalog. The film was plagued with problems throughout the production, and they are obvious in the final product. It will not be missed.

In other video news, Dabangg 2 makes its streaming debut on Eros Now on Friday, April 12 (though not in India). Dabangg 2 is available free to subscribers or as a premium rental for $1.99. 2010’s Dabangg is already available for streaming on the service.