Hichki Movie Review Rating: 3/5 Stars (Three stars)
Star Cast: Rani Mukerji, Neeraj Kabi, Shiv Subrahmanyam, Sachin Pilgaonkar, Supriya Pilgaonkar, Asif Basra.
Director: Siddharth P Malhotra.
What’s Good: The intact super-strong presence of Rani Mukerji, honest performances by the talented bunch of students, few good emotional sequences.
What’s Bad: Too many vocal tics get on nerves in the first half but thankfully are handled well in the second half. The core of the plot seems unconvincing at times & is dragged throughout the first half.
Loo Break: No! Whatever the weaknesses are, Rani is alluring enough to hold you back to your seats.
Watch or Not?: Watch for its sweet little story & to learn how someone’s weakness does not always is a disadvantage for them.
Hichki, on the outer, is a simple story about an aspiring teacher Naina Mathur (Rani Mukerji) who has been rejected for 18 times by schools because of her Tourette Syndrome. Vocal tics which are assumed as hiccups by all are the reason why she has been made fun of. After efforts, she gets the job at a school but faces a rebellious bunch of students.
After facing a lot of obstacles planted by those students, Naina tries to befriend them and improve their grades as she wants to be a good teacher. Fighting her personal and professional issues Naina is on her way to set an example of how there are no bad teachers, there are just bad students.
Hichki Movie Review: Script Analysis
Hichki script has a lot of loopholes but it is backed by superlative performances. The father-daughter plot is half-baked and never really sets the mood right. Apart from Rani Mukerji’s performance, the second best thing about the film is the way Siddharth and Ankur Chaudhry (writers) have handled the syndrome so well.
There are few things which made me miss last year’s Hollywood flick, Wonder. The thing of getting accepted by the society and overcoming the weakness was done so well in Wonder. Hichki fails to grip the attention for long period of time hence breaking the link multiple times.
Hichki Movie Review: Star Performance
Rani Mukerji is literally the queen of the film and steals every frame with her presence. With her performance she makes us believe how much we were missing her. She has made the Tourettes look so simple, which totally is not. She is effortlessly beautiful.
Neeraj Kabi as the head of the student’s council and Shiv Subrahmanyam as the principal of the school are good with their respective roles. The bunch of students is super talented and each one of them has given memorable performances.
Hichki Movie Review: Direction, Music
Siddharth P Malhotra, who has previously directed We Are Family, has done a fair job. Some emotional sequences come as forced and go without proving any point. The teacher-students rapport takes a lot of time to build but once it’s out there it’s splendid.
Jasleen Royal has composed the songs for the film which go well with the situations. Oye Hichki and Khol De Par are two songs that clicked for me. Hitesh Sonik’s background score is passable as we have heard some amazing work from him.
Hichki Movie Review: The Last Word
All said and done, Hichki has Rani Mukerji delivering one of the best performances of her career. Watch it for her and the sweet little message makers are trying to give with this one.
Hichki Movie Trailer
Hichki Movie releases on 23rd March, 2018.
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