Angrezi Medium Movie Review: Irrfan is at the heart of this father-daughter story.
Angrezi Medium Movie Review : An excellent Irrfan keeps this movie afloat despite a weak script and a climax that hits you with the subtlety of a train of bullets.
Sometimes when watching a movie, it’s best to leave your expectations at home. Often, all you expect after those two hours is disappointment. That’s what I felt after watching Homi Adajania’s Angrezi Medium, a sequel to Saket Chaudhary’s Hindi Medium. Perhaps the first film set the bar so high that it is almost impossible to surpass it.
It was certainly a pleasure to see Irrfan on the big screen after almost two years, and he made good use of his screen time. Unfortunately, the plot and screenplay are contrived and make the film very difficult to watch.
Watch the trailer for Angrezi Medium here.
It’s true that when you try to make a film for too long and it keeps falling on deaf ears, it’s too much. But in the case of Angrezi Medium, it seems that Adajania got carried away when the film finally took shape.
Angrezi Medium had looked so promising since the trailer – a simple, sweet story about the relationship between a father and daughter, their conflicts and emotional journey – but turned out to be a tangle of convoluted sub-plots, characters screaming for attention and a climax with disaster written all over the place. Okay, I don’t want to spoil it, but why can’t Bollywood films have a more realistic and practical ending? Why must every story be given a melodramatic twist?