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Secret Superstar (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music | 18 October 2017 (USA)
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A talented teenage singer-songwriter living amid domestic abuse becomes a YouTube sensation after a video in which she hides her identity goes viral.

Director:

Advait Chandan

Writer:

Advait Chandan (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zaira Wasim ... Insia
Meher Vij ... Najma
Raj Arjun ... Farookh
Aamir Khan ... Shakti Kumar
Tirth Sharma Tirth Sharma ... Chintan
Kabir Sajid Kabir Sajid ... Guddu
Farrukh Jaffar Farrukh Jaffar ... Badi Apa
Manuj Sharma Manuj Sharma ... Ranjeet
Nikita Anand ... Sheetal Mam
Shaan ... Himself
Monali Thakur ... Herself
Mona Ambegaonkar ... Sheena Sabhawala
Jasmeet Singh Bhatia ... Cheesy News Anchor Host
Dianne Commissariat Dianne Commissariat ... Sheena's Receptionist
Patrali Chattopdhyay Patrali Chattopdhyay ... Glamour Awards Girl
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Storyline

Insia is very passionate about singing but she belongs to a very conservative family. Her father doesn't let her develop her talent but her mother secretly lets her follow her passion for singing. She begins anonymously posting her songs over the internet and gains nation wide fame including people from the music industry. The movie shows her journey to break free and follow her dream of being a singer. Written by keith26293

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

18 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Süperstar See more »

Filming Locations:

Vadodara, Gujarat, India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR500,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$121,956,937
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The lyrics were written by Kausar Munir. See more »

Soundtracks

Gudgudi
Lyrics by Kausar Munir
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan
Music by Amit Trivedi
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A Warm Embrace
27 October 2017 | by LeonardHaidSee all my reviews

On my walk home from the cinema, I thought about why I loved Secret Superstar so much despite it being a sometimes-absurd, cliché-heavy fantasy film imparting the dubious message that only if a female is a potential entertainment superstar does she have the chance to escape her sordid existence in the Indian Muslim world. It's obvious - there is so much to love about this film that made me cast aside any reservations I had about declaring it a masterpiece. The subjects of domestic abuse and the subjugation of women in Indian Muslim culture are dealt with adroitly, and they provide the perfect foundation and vortex for an extraordinary story to unfold. I loved the mingling of conventional Indian Muslim culture and Internet culture, and the mingling of provincial values and culture with the Mumbai lifestyle and attitude within the entertainment industry. Overall, I did not feel manipulated by this film nor did I feel bombarded by a Let-Us- Entertain-You vibe; behind the Bollywood blockbuster production guise I witnessed tremendous genuineness. The tears that I shed did not happen because the filmmakers are clever pushers of emotion buttons. I was genuinely touched. The joy that I experienced was more from being moved than from being entertained. It's simply a beautiful, glorious film.


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