Artists: Irrfan Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Radhika Madan, Deepak Dobriyal, Pankaj Tripathi
Duration -2 hours 10 minutes
BY KARAMVIR KAMAL
How much sacrifice and hard work the parents have to do for the education and career of their wards, is the message of Irrfan Khan’s new contribution to the world of Bollywood through this new Hindi Movie, ‘English Medium’. If the story of this film is connected with the story of Irrfan Khan’s previous film ‘Hindi Medium’, then it does not relate to each other anywhere. The Movie,’English medium’ here has been interpreted to mean studying in London.
Irrfan, in real life who battles with illness, has returned to films after a long time. His fans were eagerly waiting for Irrfan’s extraordinary and outstanding performance.
If we talk about the film, the story of the film starts from Udaipur. Where Champak Bansal (Irrfan Khan) runs a sweets shop under the banner of his family name (Ghasitamal). Champak lives with his daughter Tarika (Radhika Madan). His wife has died and he looks after his daughter as if both the father and mother.
He keeps his daughter Tarikia very dearly with optimum love and care. Champak’s daughter Tarika dreams of studying in England since childhood. Tarika works very hard to fulfill her dream. And in a competition that organizes in her school for studying in England, she competes and becomes eligible to study in England. But due to some mistakes of his father Champak, this opportunity gets away from Radhika.
Then it starts from here that one father’s struggle to send his daughter to study in another country. In the film, apart from the relationship between the father and daughter, the fight of the brand name of his family is also shown. Which looks very exciting. “Ghasita Mal” is a well-known name for a sweet shop in Udaipur. The people of his family fight a legal battle to adopt and assert their rights in that name as their Brand.
Champak sends his daughter Tarika to London, but this is where his struggle for admissions begins. Champak’s cousin Bhai Gopi (Deepak Dobriyal) also accompanies him for Tarika’s admission. Is Champak able to get his daughter’s admission to London College? You will have to watch the entire film to know the truth of Indian’s struggle at the time of admission in foreign countries.
The film best depicts the delicate relationship between the father and daughter. The film has a rich dose of comedy and emotion. All the artists have brought the characters of Udaipur alive. Language and body language seem completely Rajasthani. Like every time, Irrfan Khan’s acting is mind-blowing.
As a daughter, Radhika Madan competes with Irrfan very well. She has played his character honestly. Both of their chemistry as father-daughter is very well established, while Deepak Dobriyal as a brother has done stunning acting with Irrfan Khan. Through his character, he makes able a lot of laughs to the audience. Kareena Kapoor comes on screen with her strong screen presence.
Pankaj Tripathi is remembered in small roles. Dimple Kapadia, Tilottama Shom, Ranvir Shorey, Kiku Sharda, etc. in supporting roles have played their part perfectly in a fun way.