Saba Qamar’s Hindi Medium that had received tremendous appreciation from the Indian critics has now crossed the 50-crore mark in the Box Office and accordingly, to the filmmakers is still going strong. It currently stands at the Rs.54.90 crore. The film can be declared an enormous hit for it has earned 147% of its earnings back.
This is a huge turn out for someone in the Pakistan Entertainment Industry. Although Mahira Khan still stands at the front of the line (her film Raees earned approximately 100 crore at the Indian Box Office), it looks like Saba Qamar does not lag far behind. She and her co-star Irrfan Khan have been praised enormously for their acting performances in the movie by audiences all over and the story-line has been given credit for being hugely relatable, comical as well as adept to the real-life dilemma faced by parents when admitting children in school. The film was released along with Half Girlfriend which was admittedly not such a huge success with the audience at large.
There is yet to be a comment made by Saba Qamar herself on this celebrated news (she is merely quite busy shooting for her upcoming controversial drama serial Baaghi), but Irrfan Khan was able to give a statement to the press:
“I’d like to congratulate our team and thank the audience for praising our film. Many times, I tell my film’s producers that getting me to do the film’s marketing will not have any effect on the business because I feel if the media likes our film, they play a huge role in its marketing. The audience also goes to theaters by word of mouth,”