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Hindi Medium

Cast: Irrfan Khan, Saba Qamar, Deepak Dobriyal, Amrita Puri, Dishita Sehgal, Delzad Hiwale, Neha Dhupia, Sanjay Suri

Direction: Saket Chaudhary

Rating: ***

Suparna Sharma

Hindi Medium is a smiling but sharp moral sabak encased in a cute love story which began several years ago, in Delhi, with a one-sided galli-mohalla romance.

Adolescent Raj, an assistant at the local tailoring shop, would admire Mitthu, short and sweet for Meeta, while she remained oblivious, smitten by her own buoyant youthfulness.

Raj, Mitthu’s silent, distant beholder, treated her like a fabulous creation of god that emitted joy and needed looking after. When Mitthu wanted a kurta stitched with a deep-cut back, he got it done despite masterji’s disapproval. And on rainy days, he left umbrellas on her route — umbrellas with shiny, happy baubles — and smiled while getting drenched in the rain.

Then they grew up — she, an…

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