Hindi Medium was one-of-the-most loved films of 2017, and not only won major critical acclaim, but also went on to be among the biggest profit-churning movies at the box-office, if not one-of-the-biggest sleeper hits of all time in Indian cinema. The love also translated into several award ceremonies, with Irrfan Khan winning Best Actor trophies at them.
So, imagine our joy when we learned that the film will be getting a sequel. You, that’s right. The Hindi Medium sequel is in the works, and the makers have confirmed that the project will go on floors this August. Irrfan will reprise his role of Delhi-based business, Raj Batra, who aspires to give his daughter a better education but gets deluded later with the undue emphasis on English, the unethical standards employed by certain schools to perpetuate such needless demands, and how people in higher society look down on others who aren’t well-versed with the language.
A source close to the production team revealed, “The story flash-forwards by a decade. So, 5-year-old Pia (Irrfan’s daughter in the film) will be in her teens now. The sequel will present a fresh take on the Indian educational system with little reference to the original.”
Both inesh Vijan and Bhushan Kumar, who coproduced Hindi Medium, will also bankroll the sequel. However, Director Saket Chaudhary won’t return to helm the second part.