Released in 2017, Secret Superstar is a captivating Indian Hindi-language musical drama film. The film was skillfully written and directed by Advait Chandan, while Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao produced it under their esteemed production banner, Aamir Khan Productions.
Secret Superstar Hindi Movie 2017 Cast, Plot Production, & Release
Secret Superstar portrays a poignant coming-of-age tale centered around a teenage girl’s dreams of becoming a singer. She bravely takes to YouTube, using a niqab to conceal her identity, as she navigates the challenges of pursuing her passion. The film beautifully explores her complex relationships with her mother, father, and mentor, unraveling the intricacies of their dynamics.
Set in Baroda, Secret Superstar tells the story of Insia Malik, a determined 15-year-old girl growing up in a Muslim household. Her family includes her mother, Najma, her brother Guddu, her paternal grandmother, and her abusive father, Farookh, who frequently subjects Najma to physical violence.
Despite the oppressive environment, Insia nurtures a deep passion for singing, which is wholeheartedly supported by her mother. However, Farookh vehemently opposes her dreams of becoming a singer, adding an extra layer of challenge to her aspirations.
|Real Name||Role Name|
|Aamir Khan||Shakti Kumaarr|
|Farrukh Jaffar||Badi Apa|
|Mona Ambegaonkar||Sheena Sabavala|
|Nitika Anand Mukherjee||Sheetal Miss|
|Monali Thakur||Herself (cameo)|
Raj Arjun played the role of Zaira Wasim’s father in Aamir Khan’s latest film, ‘Secret Superstar’.
Child artist Kabir Sajid is perhaps best known for essaying the role of Guddu in the Bollywood blockbuster Secret Superstar (2017).
Nitika Anand Mukherjee
Singer-actress Monali Thakur has bagged a role in Aamir Khan’s next, Secret Superstar.
The idea for the film originated in the creative mind of Advait Chandan, who was inspired during his involvement in the first season of Aamir Khan’s influential television talk show, Satyamev Jayate. It was during the research for an episode focusing on the grave issue of domestic violence that Chandan encountered the remarkable story of Shanno.
The captivating music of the film was skillfully composed by the talented Amit Trivedi, while the profound and evocative lyrics were penned by Kausar Munir. The film’s album boasts a collection of eight mesmerizing tracks, each contributing to the narrative’s emotional depth and musical allure.
Originally scheduled for release on 4 August 2017, Secret Superstar changed its release date and eventually premiered on 19 October 2017. This shift allowed the film to fine-tune its production and build anticipation among eager audiences.
Upon its release, Secret Superstar graced 1,100 theaters across India, captivating viewers on 1,800 screens nationwide. The film’s global reach extended even further, with a staggering 2,840 screens showcasing the inspiring story of the film’s protagonist.
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|Box office||₹858 crores|
|Directed by||Advait Chandan|
|Distributed by||Zee Studios|
|Edited by||Hemanti Sarkar|
|Music by||Amit Trivedi|
|Produced by||Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan Productions
|Release date||19 October 2017|
|Running time||150 minutes|
|Written by||Advait Chandan|
Secret Superstar soared to incredible heights and emerged as one of the most financially successful films in cinematic history. Despite its limited budget of ₹15 crore (US$2.3 million), the film achieved unprecedented global box office success, grossing an astonishing ₹965 crore ($154 million) worldwide. This extraordinary achievement cemented its status as a remarkably profitable venture.
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