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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.


Advait Chandan


Advait Chandan (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zaira Wasim ... Insia
Meher Vij ... Najma
Raj Arjun ... Farookh
Aamir Khan ... Shakti Kumar
Tirth Sharma ... Chintan
Kabir Sajid Kabir Sajid ... Guddu
Farrukh Jaffar ... Badi Apa
Manuj Sharma Manuj Sharma ... Ranjeet
Nikita Anand ... Sheetal Mam
Shaan ... Self
Monali Thakur ... Self
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


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

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Drama | Music


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It also surpassed Japanese anime film Your Name to become the second-highest-grossing non-English foreign film ever in China. See more »


Najma: Did the chicken come first or the egg?
Insia: It depends on the situation... If you want to eat chicken, the egg comes first - it hatches into a chicken, which you cook. But, if you want to eat an omelette, the chicken comes first - it lays the egg, which you make into an omelette.
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Main Kaun Hoon
Performed by Meghna Mishra
Lyrics by Kausar Munir
Music by Amit Trivedi
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User Reviews

Simple but powerfully acted, sweet but not syrupy.
19 October 2017 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

Saw this first day in a theater with my family. Aamir once again proves he is one of the few finest actors in Bollywood today. Very convincingly n nicely he fits into every character he plays, no matter the screen time. He is magnificent, but he does not carry the weight of this film on his own. A slue of other fine actors give absolutely divine performances, especially Zaira Wasim. The story centers around a 15 year old girl. The film highlights her talents while also showing the painful problems that comes with being a female in a patriarchal society. Beautifully acted, sweet but not syrupy and perfect for a break from all the holiday madness, Secret Superstar is a true gem.

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Release Date:

18 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Vadodara, Gujarat, India See more »


Box Office


INR500,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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