Directed By: Siddharth P Malhotra
Produced By: Maneesh Sharma, Aditya Chopra
Cast: Rani Mukerji, Sachin Pilgaonkar, Supriya Pilgaonkar
Duration: 1 Hours 59 Minutes
Siddharth P. Malhotra has the power to make his audience cry with his phenomenal direction. This time around he has teamed up with the most genuine actress Rani Mukerji for ‘Hichki‘ and we bet you’re going to need them tissues handy.
Naina Mathur (Rani Mukerji) suffering from a neurological condition called Tourette Syndrome has faced a lot of trouble since her childhood times. But unlike other people who get a lot affected by these troubles, one particular incident changed Naina’s life for good, so much that she started thanking her hichkis (the voices that she makes due to the syndrome). The confident lady aspires to be a teacher but finds no job for herself due to her condition. After a lot of hard work and dedication towards finding one, she gets a job as a teacher for the underprivileged kids’ teacher. She knows her journey towards teaching the children isn’t going to be an easy job, but she takes it all. The story which follows is only inspiring and entertaining to a lot of levels.
The director of the film, Siddharth has done a beautiful job at showcasing what our education system is like and what exactly does Touretter syndrome mean. The biggest lesson this movie will teach you is when it says that ‘there are no bad students, only bad teachers’. The storyline of this film will surely make you take a nostalgic ride back in school days and make you remember of your favourite teacher in school. This movie has the power to make you smile with moist eyes at the same time.
Talking about performances in the movie, Rani who’s made a comeback after 4 whole years is very convincing with her role. Even after having such a difficult character to portray, she acts with ease right from the first scene to the last. The film has a lot of kids, each one of who have been brilliant in their parts. Apart from Rani, Sachin Pilgaonkar, Supriya Pilgaonkar and Hussain Dalal also do a good job with their allotted roles.
All in all, ‘Hichki’ is a must watch and a very refreshing story to not miss.