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Hichki Review

U Drama 2 hrs 20 mins Mar 23, 2018





Hichki Review & Rating


One of the most versatile actresses in Bollywood, Rani Mukherjee is making a comeback with director Siddharth P Malhotra’s Hichki. And the actresses is back with a bang, as she plays the role of a teacher named Naina Mathur that suffers with Tourette’s Syndrome, a condition that causes involuntary reflexes. Naina is struggling to find a job and is finally hired to teach a bunch of undisciplined kids that come from financially poor families. No one has any expectations from the kids or their teacher but Naina takes it on herself to prove everyone wrong. The rest of the film tells the story of these underdog kids and the struggle of their stubborn teacher to get them educated.

There are a few familiar faces in the group of kids but most of them are played by newcomers, which gives a fresh and raw feel to the film. Sachin and Supriya Pilgaonkar play the roles of Naina’s mother and father and they have been perfectly cast in their respective characters.

Rani Mukerji plays the role of a tourettes syndrome victim with grace and never once lets the audience feel sorry for her. Her character Naina has learnt to live with her condition and does not let her get in the way of her everyday life. Even in the scenes where Naina gets rejected for the job, Rani brings a sense of hope and commitment that no other actress could have done. She finallys gets hired to teach the 9th grade, where the class has some unruly kids that come from poor families.

Neeraj Kabi plays the role of the school principal who has no hopes with these kids and Naina tries to prove him wrong. The first half tells the story of these kids trying to get Naina to quit her job but eventually, they start respecting her unconventional methods of teaching and understand that she wants the best for the kids. One pathbreaking performance comes from the talented actor Harsh Vyas who plays the role of the always angry kid named Atish.

Director Siddharth P Malhotra has shown the bond between the kids and their teacher perfectly in the second half and kept the audience entertained. He has successfully created an emotional rollercoaster and has kept the film tight. The viewers will appreciate the film and will not be bored even for a minute. Music by newcomer Jasleen Royal gives an earthy feel to the film and there are some street style rap songs filmed on the slum dwelling kids to show their anger and frustration. The soundtrack fits the film perfectly and cinematographer Avinash Arun captures these songs beautifully.

The film has been produced by Rani’s husband Aditya Chopra who has overlooked the treatment of the film. Editor Shweta Mathew has kept the run time tight and keeps the film long enough to entertain the audience. The only drawback of the movie is that there is no backstory to the kids, which could have helped the viewers connect with them.

Verdict: Rani Mukerji is back with a bang. Hichki is definitely worth a watch.

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  • Shaik

    15 Apr 18 @ 5:46 PM

Hichki Live Updates & Public Talk

The comeback film of Rani Mukherji, Hichki has released today in a decent number of screens. The movie is based on the life of a teacher suffering from Tourette syndrome and is set up in a secondary high school. Few days before the theatrical release of the movie, special previews were held and few of the celebrities have attended the special screening. The celebs are all praises for Rani Mukherji for selecting such a novel subject and for the fantastic performance she did. See what the Public and celebs had to say about Hitchki.

Most of the celebs are praising the honest attempt of the director Sidharth P Malhotra and the production YRF for backing him. Rani Mukherji is being praised for her natural yet impactful performance as the teacher. Hichki is expected to take the audience on an emotional ride which makes them laugh and cry at times. The way director has dealt with the disorder a person suffers in a sensible way and the way Rani Mukherji has enacted without being unnatural are said to be the major highlights of the film. Check out the latest Tweets below.

A bond between the kids and their teacher is shown, which has been done in a very sensitive and impressive manner. A lot of viewers are comparing the movie to Aamir Khan's Taare Zameen Par, which dealt with the issue of dyslexia in school children. In this film, the teacher has a disorder but still gives her best to help her students and producer Aditya Chopra, who is also the husband of Rani Mukerji, is being appreciated for backing such a film.

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What is Hichki all about?

Hichki is an official adaptation of Hollywood movie Front Of The Class, which itself was based on the Brad Cohen's book, Front Of The Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me The Teacher I Never Had. The movie tells the story of a woman named Naina Mathur (Rani Mukherjee), who is suffering from a neuropsychiatric disorder Tourette syndrome. Her dream of becoming a teacher finally comes true after going through several interviews and numerous rejections. How Naina turns her biggest weakness into her biggest strength is the rest of the story. 

What to expect from Hichki?

Rani's comeback after 'Mardaani'

Rani Mukherjee was last seen in the movie Mardaani. Her power pack performance won many hearts. The trailer of Hichki looks very promising and Rani's performance is doing justice to her character. We all can say that Hichki will prove a great comeback for Rani Mukherjee.

Inspiring story with a message

Hichki is a story of how one can overcome his weakness to make it his biggest strength in life. The story also put light on the life and education of underprivileged children. Hichki shows the relation between student-teacher and how they can change each other's life.

Female-Centric Film


Helmed Under Big Production Banner

Hichki has helmed under industries one of the biggest production banner Yash Raj Productions. The movie is also produced by Rani Mukherjee's husband Aditya Chopra.

Siddharth P Malhotra Direction After 8 Years

The last movie directed by Siddharth P Malhotra was Kajol, Arjun Rampal, Kareena Kapoor starrer We Are Family (2010). Siddharth is making a comeback as a director with Hichki.