Secret Superstar Story
Director: Advait Chandan
Cast: Zaira Wasim as Insia Malik, Meher Vij as Najma Malik, Raj Arjun as Farookh Malik, and Aamir Khan as Shakti Kumar
Insia Malik is a 15-year-old girl who aspires to become a singer. While her mother Najma Malik is supportive, Insia’s father Farookh Malik is against her passion. Farookh goes out of town for work and returns only once a week which bring a slight relief in Insia and Najma's life. When Insia insists on taking part in a music competition, her father denies. Seeing Insia upset, Najma gifts her a laptop which eventually was the prize gift. Insia records songs wearing a niqab and uploads her video on YouTube under the name of 'Secret Superstar' without revealing her identity. Because of her mesmerizing voice, Insia becomes an overnight sensation which grabs the attention of a talented but rude music director, Shakti Kumar.
Shakti Kumar offers her to record a song with her, which she ignores saying as she despises him. Meanwhile, Insia's school friend Chintan proposes her which she rejects. Due to poor school results of Insia, Farookh breaks her guitar and also thrashes his wife knowing that she sold her necklace to buy Insia's laptop. Insia decides to take the offer of Shakti Kapoor and also plans to get her parents divorced from a lawyer who won the divorce case against Shakti Kumar. With the help of her friend Chintan, Insia escapes from school and flies off to Mumbai. Insia records songs for Shakti Kumar and also brings Divorce papers for Najma to sign. Things turn sideways when Insia's father decides to move his entire family to Riyadh. What happens next forms the rest of the plot.
Made on a budget of 25 crores, Secret Superstar's box office collection was 977 crores. The movie received positive responses and was critically acclaimed. Secret Superstar became the highest-grossing 2017 Hindi film and third-highest-grossing Indian film of all time. The film even won several accolades including Filmfare Awards and International Indian Film Academy Awards.
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