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Opening June 24: Double Dhamaal

This weekend’s big new Bollywood release is Double Dhamaal, a follow-up to the 2007 crime caper Dhamaal (“Fun”). The trailer below features multiple characters wearing blackface and afro wigs, so expect a double dose of casual racist fun!

In the Chicago area, Double Dhamaal opens on Friday, June 24, at the Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 in Niles, AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington and Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville. It has a listed runtime of 2 hrs. 18 min.

Of last week’s releases, Always Kabhi Kabhi leaves area theaters on Thursday, while Bheja Fry 2 gets a second week at the Golf Glen 5.

The Golf Glen 5 and South Barrington 30 are holding over Ready for a fourth week. Salman Khan’s latest earned $910,446 during its first three weeks in the U.S.

Other Indian films showing at the Golf Glen 5 this weekend include Avan Ivan (Tamil) and both the Tamil and Telugu versions of 180.

Opening June 17: Always Kabhi Kabhi and Bheja Fry 2

Chicago area Bollywood fans have two new theatrical releases to choose from the weekend beginning June 17, 2011. The teen romance Always Kabhi Kabhi gets the wider opening of the two.

Always Kabhi Kabhi opens on Friday at the Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 in Niles and the AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington. AMC’s site gives the movie its standard Hindi-film runtime of 2 hrs. 35 min., but I suspect it’s somewhat shorter based on how showtimes are staggered.

Also opening on Friday at the Golf Glen 5 is Bheja Fry 2, the sequel to 2007’s low-budget success Bheja Fry.

The Golf Glen 5 and South Barrington 30 are both carrying over Salman Khan’s Ready for a third week. The movie has earned $781,855 in U.S. theaters so far.

Other Indian movies showing at the Golf Glen 5 this weekend include Avan Ivan (Tamil) and Badrinath (Telugu).