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Hichki Review: Rani Mukerji will bag Best Actresss Award this year for sure!

  • Zinia Bandyopadhyay

    Zinia Bandyopadhyay (820,023 DM Points)

    Desimartini | Updated - March 23, 2018 4:28 PM IST
    3.1DM (75486 ratings)

    Verdict - The film has no Hichkis and is a perfect blend of drama, emotion and fun.

    HichkiWatch trailerRelease date : March 23, 2018

    There are very few Bollywood films that would have a lead character with a disorder. These films are difficult to make and do not generally fall into the safe genre that will always appeal to the audience. There are many chances of going wrong and can prove extremely challenging. The last time Bollywood attempted something like this was in Taare Zameen Par and somewhat in Barfi.

    Right from the time the trailer of Hichki released, we were all excited for sure. One, Rani Mukerji would make her comeback after a long time and secondly, she would play a teacher with Tourette Syndrome. With Rani helming the film, it was clear that she would do justice to the film and the character. But whether or not the film would turn out well or not was to be seen.

    Now that the film has released and has been seen, one thing is assured- this is one of the most beautiful films of all times. And it is not just about Rani Mukerji, but right from the storyline to the how the film maintains the tempo, everything is just perfect.

    The film is about Naina Mathur, who wants to be a teacher, but is rejected because she suffers from Tourette's Syndrome. It is only when all teachers of a notorious class take a permanent leave, she is contacted. Will she be able to prove herself or even manage the class that has decided never to behave themselves is what the film is about.

    The film does have a few drawbacks if you look at the storyline. Naina is given the responsibility to teach all the subjects of 9F. A project that took 3-4 months to be made is remade in the span of a few days. But these are flaws that can be overlooked, thanks to the entire film.

    Hichki not just explores the personal struggle of a woman with Tourette's but is also a heart-warming tale that will take you down the memory lane. There are so many times that we have played pranks on our teacher and even misbehaved with them. But the film will make you realize how the profession as a whole is so underrated and how they deserve so much more respect than they get.

    The first half of the film is interesting and whether or not Naina will be able to handle the class will keep you hooked. The first half is so good that it will make you wonder whether the second half will be able to maintain the pace. But the second half will make you super emotional and you might just cry without realizing.

    Coming to the performances, Rani Mukerji, without doubt, steals the show. She is a powerhouse performer and she is proving that once again. In fact, she is so spontaneous that never will you feel that she is playing out a difficult role. It has always looked like she IS Naina Mathur. The vulnerability, the poise and the strong will, everything about the character comes to her naturally. You would not know when you will get absorbed in her life and she will take you along with her on this journey.

    Matching her footsteps is a very talented supporting cast. Right from Sachin and Supriya Pilgaonkar, who have a small but impactful role, to the bunch of kids who play the students, everyone in the film is outstanding.

    Sidharth P Malhotra has done a fantastic job in directing the film. The film, with its storyline, could have turned heavy and preachy and could have been a bore fest. But instead, under his direction, the film turns out to be a well-weaved film that has just the right blend of fun, drama and emotions.

    The music was seamless and all the songs were played out just at the right time.

    The film explores layers of emotions. It might be called Hichki but the film had no Hichkis and was perfect till the very end. Do not dare to miss this one.

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