Hindi Medium trailer: Irrfan Khan's latest takes a humorous look at our obsession with English
'My life is Hindi but my wife is English,' Irrfan Khan says.
Irrfan Khan's new film, Hindi Medium takes a look at India's obsession with knowing the English language.
The trailer reminds you of the Sri Devi starrer English Vinglish, where Sridevi struggles to learn the language in order to gain respect in the eyes of her husband and children.
Here, Irrfan and Pakistani actress Saba Qamar play a young, middle-class couple struggling to get the perfect education for their daughter. And of course, getting a perfect education involves learning English.
"My life is Hindi but my wife is English," Irrfan says. Qamar emphasises why she wants her daughter to learn the language: English is not a language but a class and if not them, at least their daughter should get to be a part of that class.
The couple struggles to get their little girl admitted in schools that double up as luxury hotels, and in an attempt to secure admission at the perfect school, they go through a 'makeover' but there is no admission in sight. Their Plan B is to get their girl admitted through 'gareeb quota', for which they turn poor.
The film will release on 12 May and will be competing with the Parineeti Chopra and Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Meri Pyaari Bindu.
Here's a hilarious look at the antics of the desperate parents:
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