Hindi Medium, starring Pakistani actor Saba Qamar alongside Irrfan Khan and directed by Saket Chaudhary, was a sleeper hit in India, making nearly Rs70 crore in box office collections, more than tripling its Rs 23 crore investment. The story of a Delhi-based couple struggling to secure admission to a fancy, English-medium institution for their daughter had impressed critics and audiences alike. The film was released on 4 April last year.
But Bollywood’s success story in China continues. Irrfan Khan’s Hindi Medium is off to a great start in China, It collected Rs. 22.06 crore on the opening day, reports trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
#Dangal… #SecretSuperstar… #BajrangiBhaijaan… Now #HindiMedium starts with a BIG BANG in China… Collects a WHOPPING $ 3.39 million [₹ 22.06 cr] on Day 1 [Wed]… Slowly and gradually, Indian films are getting a firm foothold in China.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 5, 2018
Hindi Medium was released in the country on Wednesday and after a record opening collection, it continued to impress audiences on day two, collecting Rs 63.06 crore within two days of its release. The film is already the highest opener Hindi film in China, surpassing Aamir Khan’s Dangal (12.99 crore) and Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Rs 14.61).
Interestingly, the business of Bollywood releases across the border in China, have been witnessing good growth in numbers as the days progress. Another point that needs to be mentioned is that though Hindi Medium unlike the previous releases does not feature a big star name, audiences seem to be patronising the film in droves, proving yet again that in the long run content does matter.
Content is King… Much like its performance in India, #HindiMedium witnesses a PHENOMENAL 83.63% GROWTH on Day 2 in China…
Wed $ 3.42 mn
Thu $ 6.28 mn
Total: $ 9.70 million [₹ 63.06 cr]
Approx ₹ 40.81 cr on Day 2… That’s a ROCKING START indeed!
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 6, 2018
Directed by Saket Choudhary, Hindi Medium traces the struggles of Irrfan and Saba who want their daughter to get admitted to a good English medium school. A sequel to Hindi Medium is already in the pipeline with Homi Adajania set to direct the new film.