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In Theaters: October 14, 2016

Well, I guess I was wrong about no new Indian films opening in the Chicago area before October 28. A week after its Indian theatrical release, MovieMax Cinemas in Niles is picking up MSG: The Warrior Lion Heart, the third film by controversial religious figure Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Enjoy this delightful plot synopsis from the film’s Wikipedia page.

The story is about a medieval warrior who fights for the honor of his land and the dignity of the womenfolk. The story travels centuries apart as he emerges in another role as a modern Indian equivalent of James Bond, a stylish top secret agent. The marauding aliens run amok, as they are hundreds of years ahead in technology. Lionheart is their only stumbling block in their march to overpower planet Earth.

I didn’t think things could get much crazier than the original MSG, but I guess I underestimated the self-styled Saint. Feast your eyes upon the trailer for MSG: The Warrior Lion Heart, which opens on Friday at MovieMax.

Besides MSG 3, what other Hindi films are showing in Chicago during the weekend beginning October 14, 2016? M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story has the biggest foothold locally, carrying over for a third week at MovieMax, AMC River East 21 in Chicago, Regal Round Lake Beach Stadium 18 in Round Lake Beach, AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington, and AMC Loews Woodridge 18 in Woodridge.

MovieMax and the South Barrington 30 also hold over Pink and Mirzya, which is worth seeing on the big screen because of how pretty it looks and to hear its amazing soundtrack on a good speaker system.

Other Indian films still in Chicago area theaters:

If you’ve already exhausted your theatrical options, check out my up-to-date lists of Indian films available for streaming in the United States on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu.

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.