Angrezi Medium’s Cast: Irrfan Khan, Radhika Madan, Kareena Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Deepak Dobriyal, Kiku Sharda
Director: Homi Adajania
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5
The film Angrezi Medium was first released in India on 13 March 2020. But COVID-19 affected its theatrical performance by the closing of cinemas. The film was made available digitally a month after its release on Disney+ Hotstar.
Late Irfan Khan performed the character of Champak Bansal.
He is a small-town businessman that owns Udaipur’s sweet shop. Champak lives simple as well as comfortable life. He is a widower and had one daughter named Tarika. Radhika Madan performed Tarika’s role. She is a small-town girl with big dreams.
Radhika dreams of graduating from London’s university. She is weak in her studies but did a lot of hard work and achieves good marks in the higher class. Even she got the scholarship for fulfilling her dreams.
Champak also supported her daughter and tried his best to help his daughter achieve her dream. The movie is about a father-daughter relationship and a father’s hard work for a daughter’s dream.
However, the movie’s pitch worsens when the track moves towards London. They were tried to catch the comedic and dramatic heights in the movie but not successful in getting it.
Pankaj Tripathi acts as a smuggler.
But the bad thing is that none of the characters have been fully characterized. It means somehow the roles of the characters are missing.
The life of Champak revolves around his Ghasitaram brother, Gopi, and his daughter, Tarika. Deepak Dobriyal acted as Gopi. He always spends his time in a sweet shop with Gopi and caring for his daughter Tarika.
Tarika doesn’t want to stop seeing dreams. Moreover, she dreams of exploring outside the small world too. Champak supported his daughter without thinking of the pros and cons.
But things worsen for Champak as time changed. A devoted father, Champak decides to do everything to send his daughter to study London. He walked on a path that proves his love towards his daughter and shows the deepness of their relationship.
The main subject of the director Homi Adajania’s movie ‘Angrezi Medium’ is the youngster’s craze for studying in foreign countries. Along with the young generation’s obsession, they are also showing their family’s determination to support their children.
Irfan Khan shot the movie when his treatment is going on.
But you can’t find Irfan unwell while watching the movie. The actor was thoroughly in his character and made you stick to the movie like glue.
He gives you all the emotional aspects as joy, sadness, fights from difficulties, and so on. Irfan Khan is so honest in his role that nobody can perform it.
Meanwhile, Deepak Dobriyal is also acceptable in his role that he stood side-by-side with Irfan. Deepak’s fellowship with Irfan is evidence to prove that both the actors are fine in their roles.
Radhika Madan was also fine in her role Tarika. Her strong performance as a simple daughter of a single father was perfect.
Irfan and Tarika shared a beautiful father-daughter relationship. No doubt, their bonding was seen strong in the movie.
While the other characters in the movie are also good, if we talk about them, then:
- Kiku Sharda acts as Gajju Ghasiteram Bansal. He is Champak and Gopi’s brother, and his character is of the simple funny man.
- Ranvir Shorey played the role of Balashankar Tripathi, aka Bobby Tripathi. As the movie’s narration goes on, it acts as an activator of the perfect NRI dream. His role brought a twist in the movie’s story while the actor did complete justice to his role.
- Kareena Kapoor Khan is also present in the movie as Naina, a London police officer. She adds interest in the second half of the movie. Moreover, Kareena and her mother, Mrs. Kohli’s relationship in the movie, is something unpredictable. Dimple Kapadia played the role of Mrs. Kohli. It would be interesting to see the dynamics of their relationship.
If we talk about the movie’s track, then it’s a comedy-drama movie. The director portrayed small-town’s characteristics correctly in the movie. Multiple scenes enlighten the beauty of small-town.
By keeping one leg in the motherland India and the other in London, the music and background score are fine and change the mood as well.
Angrezi Medium’s first half is more exciting and engaging then the second half. However, the story goes out of control while rotating in multiple plots.
The highlights of the movie are the scenes that are written and characterized especially to prove the movie’s story.
The story is very convenient and has inconsistencies that are hard to ignore. But Irfan’s tremendous performance makes it look worth it. You find it awesome to watch. In contrast, the movie goes out of track in many moments but has emotional touch all the time.
Even the message that the director wants to give through the movie is clear. He didn’t leave that not for a moment as well.
The rating distribution of the movie as per different aspects is as follows:
Visual appeal: 3.0/5