Hindi Medium is a 2017 Hindi Indian Dramatic Comedy film written and directed by Saket Chaudhary. It was produced by Dinesh Vijan and Bhushan Kumar under their respective Maddock Films and T-Series posters.
The film features Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar in the lead roles, with Deepak Dobriyal and Dishita Sehgal in supporting roles. Set in Delhi, the plot centers on a couple’s struggle to get their daughter admitted to a prestigious English middle school in order to move up in society.
The idea for the film was created by Chaudhary and his co-writer Zeenat Lakhani during the development of their previous film Shaadi Ke Side Effects (2014).
The movie was shot in Chandni Chowk, Anand Lok, Karol Bagh, and Sangam Vihar. The film’s soundtrack album was composed by the duo Sachin – Jigar, with lyrics by Priya Saraiya and Kumaar. The score was composed by Amar Mohile. Laxman Utekar was the cinematographer and A. Sreekar Prasad edited the film.
Made with a production budget of ₹ 14 crore, Hindi Medium was launched on May 19, 2017 and received a generally positive reception from critics, with special praise for the performances of Khan and Qamar.
The film grossed ₹ 3.22 billion (US $ 45 million) at the worldwide box office (mainly from China), making it the 20th highest grossing Indian film at the time.
At the 63rd Filmfare Awards, it won Best Picture and Best Actor for Khan. Due to the success of the film, a spiritual successor, Angrezi Medium, entered development and was released in theaters on March 13, 2020.