Irrfan Khan’s hit 2017 movie, Hindi Medium, releases in the Chinese market today.

One of 2017’s biggest sleeper hits, Hindi Medium is about to tap into the Chinese market on Wednesday. The Irrfan Khan-Saba Qamar film’s prospects look strong with pre-sales already recorded at USD 350,000 (Rs 2.2 crore). This will be the third Hindi film to release in China after Aamir Khan’s Secret Superstar and Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Aamir’s Dangal did a record business in the country last year.

Bollywood trade analyst Ramesh Bala gave details on Tuesday. “#Bollywood Sleeper Hit #HindiMedium releases in #China tomorrow.. During the #QingmingFestival holiday.. Adv Booking looks solid.. Day 1 already has $350K worth pre-sales.. Review ratings are looking good.. Hoping for the best!,” he tweeted. Indian films with socially relevant themes are increasingly resonating with Chinese audiences.

Hindi Medium is a comedy about a couple’s struggle to get their daughter an admission in a posh English medium school. They pretend to be poor and destitute to illegally and immorally grab a seat for their child. Irrfan plays the father, Saba plays the mother while Amrita Singh and Deepak Dobriyal play supporting characters.