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Opening November 11: Rockstar

The new Hindi release hitting Chicago area theaters this weekend is Rockstar, starring Ranbir Kapoor as an aspiring musician who courts heartbreak in an effort to further his art.

Rockstar opens on Friday, November 11, 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. 40 min.

All three theaters are also carrying over the 3D superhero flick Ra.One, which earned $2,229,372 in its first two weekends in U.S. theaters.

Other Indian movies showing at the Golf Glen 5 this weekend include the Telugu films Dookudu, It’s My Love Story, Mogudu and Oh My Friend.

In Theaters October 21, 2011

Bollywood seems to be taking the weekend off in anticipation of the release of Shahrukh Khan’s massive 3D superhero epic Ra.One next Wednesday. Rascals is the only Hindi movie showing in Chicago area theaters the weekend beginning Friday, October 21. The comedy — which has earned $261,156 in U.S. theaters so far — carries over at the Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 in Niles and AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington.

Other Indian movies showing at the Golf Glen 5 this weekend include the Telugu films Dookudu, Oosaravelli and Pillai Zamindar and the Malayalam movie Indian Rupee (though the Golf Glen 5’s print may be dubbed in English).

Opening October 14: Aazaan

Aazaan is the only new Hindi movie opening in the Chicago area the weekend beginning October 14, 2011. It’s a bit of a surprise that Aazaan is opening here at all, as the bio-warfare action film features no established Bollywood stars, usually a prerequisite for securing screenspace in American theaters. Based on the trailer, it looks like it could be a decent thriller:

Aazaan opens on Friday at the Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 in Niles and the AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington. It has a listed runtime of 2 hrs. and 8 min.

The only other Hindi movie showing in the Chicago area this weekend (apart from those showing at the Chicago International Film Festival) is Rascals, which carries over for a second week at the Golf Glen 5, South Barrington 30 and Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville. Rascals earned $168,082 in its opening weekend in the U.S. — $8 of which, unfortunately, were mine.

Other Indian movies showing at the Golf Glen 5 this weekend include Khushiyaan (Punjabi) and the Telugu films Dookudu, Oosaravelli and Pillai Zamindar.

Opening October 7: Rascals

Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Dutt star as con artists in the action-comedy Rascals, opening on October 7, 2011.

Rascals opens on Friday in three Chicago area theaters: Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 in Niles, AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington and Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville.

Last weekend’s new release, Force, carries over at all three of the above theaters. The South Barrington 30 is also holding over Mausam and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.

Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster departs the Golf Glen 5 on Thursday after posting opening weekend earnings of a mere $9,548 from the nine U.S. theaters that carried it.

Other Indian movies showing at the Golf Glen 5 this weekend include Dookudu (Telugu), Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban (Malayalam) and Oosaravelli (Telugu, but the theater lists its language as English).

Opening September 29: Force and Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster

Two new Hindi movies open in the Chicago area the weekend beginning Friday, September 29, 2011. The wider release of the two is the cop drama Force, starring John Abraham and Genelia D’Souza.

Force opens on Friday at the Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 in Niles, AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington and Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville. Click here for a complete list of U.S. theaters showing the movie, which has a listed runtime of 2 hrs. 17 min.

Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster is the other new Hindi film opening in the Chicago area this weekend, making its debut at the Golf Glen 5.

Last weekend’s new release, Mausam, carries over at all three of the above theaters. The South Barrington 30 also continues to devote screenspace to Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and Bodyguard.

Other Indian movies showing at the Golf Glen 5 this weekend include Dookudu (Telugu), Muran (Tamil) and Pranayam (Malayalam).

Opening September 23: Mausam

After being delayed for a week, Mausam makes its debut in Chicago area theaters on September 23, 2011. The romantic political drama stars Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor.

Mausam opens on Friday at the Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 in Niles, AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington and Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville. Click here for a national theater listing. It has a listed runtime of 2 hrs. 35 min.

The great romantic comedy Mere Brother Ki Dulhan enters its third week at all three of the above theaters. Bodyguard gets a fourth week at the South Barrington 30.

Note that the Indian-Canadian co-production Breakaway — opening this weekend in India under the title Speedy Singhs — releases internationally on September 30.

Other Indian movies showing at the Golf Glen 5 this weekend include Dookudu (Telugu) and Pranayam (Malayalam).