Two new Hindi films open in the Chicago area on May 17, 2019. The wider release of the two goes to De De Pyaar De, a romantic comedy in which Ajay Devgn leaves Tabu for a woman half his age (Rakul Preet Singh). It’s written by filmmaker Luv Ranjan, who treated the female characters like garbage in his movie Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2. I’m sitting this one out.
De De Pyaar De opens Friday at the AMC Niles 12 in Niles, MovieMax Cinemas in Niles, AMC South Barrington 24 in South Barrington, AMC Rosemont 18 in Rosemont, Regal Cantera in Warrenville, and AMC Naperville 16 in Naperville. It has a listed runtime of 2 hrs. 30 min.
After an okay opening weekend, Student of the Year 2 carries over for a second week at the River East 21, MovieMax, Rosemont 18, South Barrington 24, Cantera, Marcus Addison Cinema in Addison, and AMC Woodridge 18 in Woodridge.
Kalank gets a fifth week at the South Barrington 24.
Other Indian movies playing in the Chicago area this weekend (all films have English subtitles):
- Mr. Local (Tamil) at MovieMax, Marcus Addison, and Cinemark at Seven Bridges in Woodridge
- ABCD — American Born Confused Desi (Telugu) at MovieMax and Seven Bridges
- Maharshi (Telugu) at MovieMax, Marcus Addison, Cantera, Seven Bridges, Century 16 Deer Park in Deer Park, and Century Stratford Square in Bloomingdale
- Ayogya (Tamil), 99 (Kannada), Monster (Tamil) 66 Sadashiv (Marathi), Lukan Michi (Punjabi), Uyare (Malayalam), and Jersey (Telugu) at MovieMax