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Hichki (2018)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 23 March 2018 (USA)
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Hichki presents a positive and inspiring story about a woman who turns her biggest weakness into her biggest strength.

Director:

Siddharth Malhotra

Writers:

Anckur Chaudhry (story and screenplay), Siddharth Malhotra (story and screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Top Rated Indian Movies #226 | 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rani Mukerji ... Naina Mathur
Neeraj Kabi ... Mr. Wadia
Rohit Saraf ... Akshay
Jannat Zubair Rahmani ... Natasha Khanna
Sachin Pilgaonkar ... Prabhakar Mathur
Hussain Dalal Hussain Dalal ... Vinay
Supriya Pilgaonkar ... Sudha Mathur
Vikram Gokhale ... Mr. Khan
Asif Basra ... Shyamlal (School Peon)
Ivan Rodrigues Ivan Rodrigues ... Principal
Riya Shukla
Harsh Mayar Harsh Mayar ... Aatish
Farida Patel Venkat Farida Patel Venkat ... Principal 1
Leena Acharya ... Female Teacher 2
Naisha Khanna Naisha Khanna ... Young Naina
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Hichki is a story about a woman who turns her most daunting weakness into her biggest strength. Naina Mathur (Rani Mukerji) is an aspiring teacher who suffers from Tourette Syndrome. After several interviews and numerous rejections, she lands her dream job as a full-time teacher in one of the most elite schools in the city. However, she soon realises that the class she has been assigned comprises of defiant and impish students who can't seem to keep out of trouble. Despite a few initial hiccups, Naina must do whatever she can to ensure that her students realise their true potential, and defy all the odds against them. Written by Official Source

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Sachin And Supriya Pilgaonkar known for their chemistry in Marathi films act together for the first time in a Hindi film playing husband and wife. See more »

Goofs

About 40 minutes into the movie, Naina Mathur draws two long lines, and a third smaller line between them after breaking the tip of the chalk. When she tells the students that they have just 4 months until the final exams, the middle line in the background is clearly larger in size. Then at the next part where she asks students to decide what they have to do, the middle line is smaller again. See more »

Connections

Remake of Front of the Class (2008) See more »

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Oye Hichki
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Performed by Harshdeep Kaur
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Awesome movie.
24 March 2018 | by dolphin2687See all my reviews

Hichki - 10/10 . Must Watch.

I went to the movie theater after going through multiple mixed reviews from the so-called movie critics. For those who have seen the trailer, this will be nothing new Plot: The main protagonist Naina Mathur has Tourette's syndrome who desperately wants to be a teacher. Even after multiple rejections, her decision to take up teaching as a profession remains firm. Finally, she gets offered, a job @ St.Nautkers but her class of 14 is full of rebels. We get glimpses of her childhood, as to how irritating it must have been to have been misunderstood and made fun of. She even shares an estranged relationship with her father. So basically, how she deals with all these hichkis is the story all about.

Its a very simple plot of underdog meets underdogs and how they excel, but to make such a predictable plot interesting and watchable is where lies the craft of cinema. The direction, screenplay, cinematography, casting all in all was top notch. From the word go the movie started connecting. Everything was expressed in a subtle way. Nothing was over the top. There were many tear-jerking moments in the movie. There was never a dull moment. Every single character was bang on.

Coming to performance, the 14 slum students(especially Aatish) were so good at their respective roles. Niraj Kabi as the other teacher was top notch, his transition in body language and dialogue delivery towards the end spoke leaps and bounds about how seasoned an actor he was. Sachin and Supriya as Naina's parents were apt. For obvious reasons, the belongs to Rani Mukerji. Rani as Naina Mathur is brilliant. She has given an outstanding performance which will guide many upcoming actors.No words to express my thoughts about how good an actor she is.

As a die-hard Rani fan, I was nervous. I was just happy seeing her after 4 long years on the silver screen. Had no big expectation from the movie. But oh boy was I taken aback. The movie was something else. It was class apart.It was just awesome. It had the right pinch of ingredients.The main thing about the movie is that there is nothing forced, The music is not loud to drive you emotionally. You are at your own free will. It doesn't try to influence you. The teacher-student relationship has been portrayed so well. A student will be fortunate to have a Naina Mathur teach them. Everything was intact. You will start reminiscing. It for sure will be a nostalgic experience for many. For the 1st time in my life, I clapped once the movie got over. That was the impact it had on me.

One piece of advice to all the people out here, please comment after watching a movie. Don't mislead people with your prejudice. This movie deserves to be a hit. Only then more of such will be made. All we get to see is stupid masala flicks crossing 100 crores with ease. But movies like Hichki in spite of having a very strong content end up doing an average business, one main reason, without doubt, it has a female protagonist. Come on guys times are changing. Appreciate movie's content. Every teacher/student/parent should watch the movie. Hoping for the movie to do good business. All the best to the team of Hichki.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

23 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hiccup See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$330,279, 25 March 2018

Gross USA:

$330,279

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,055,222
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Yash Raj Films See more »
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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