If Aamir Khan is backing a film, you can expect nothing less than brilliance - at least, this is the reputation that the actor has gained over the years. Secret Superstar is no different. The Diwali release has won over critics. According to early estimates, the film earned around Rs 4 crore on its opening day.
Secret Superstar tells the story of Insia (Zaira Wasim), a teenager from Vadodara who aspires to be a singer. However, she faces opposition from her short-tempered and violent father, who sees music as nothing more than a girlish hobby. Insia lives her dream of becoming a singing sensation through YouTube, where she remains an anonymous face hidden behind a burkha, simply known as Secret Superstar. Insia's journey to fame is what forms the rest of the plot.
Helmed by debutant director Advait Chandan, Secret Superstar is the second film featuring Zaira Wasim and Aamir Khan together, after Dangal. The film will face competition from this week's other Bollywood release, Golmaal Again, which releases today. Golmaal Again is the fourth installment of Rohit Shetty's hugely popular Golmaal franchise and features Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Kunal Kemmu, Parineeti Chopra and Tabu.
Secret Superstar is expected to witness a massive boost over the weekend, thanks to great reviews and positive word of mouth.