The film was directed by Saket Chaudhary. It was produced by Maddock Films and T-Series on a budget of $3.5 million and grossed $16 million worldwide when it released in 2017.
Khan and Qamar play a middle-class couple who leave no stone unturned to get their daughter admitted into an elite school in Delhi. A sequel, to be directed by Homi Adajania (“Finding Fanny”), has been announced.
Indian films with socially relevant themes are increasingly resonating with Chinese audiences. “3 Idiots” that grossed $2.2 million in China, dealt with the problems in the Indian higher education system, while “Dangal” and “Secret Superstar” that focused on women’s emancipation issues grossed $193 million and $118 million respectively. All three starred Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan.
The most recent Indian release in China is “Bajrangi Bhaijaan,” starring Salman Khan.Released by E Stars on March 2, the film has grossed $16.4 million to date.