- Release Date : 23/03/2018
- Genre : Drama, Family
- Cast : Rani Mukerji Chopra, Asif Basra, Kunal Shinde
- Director : Siddharth P. Malhotra
- Duration : 2 hours, 20 minutes
- Language : Hindi
“Hichki” is a story about a woman, Naina Mathur (Rani Mukerji), an aspiring teacher who suffers from Tourette Syndrome, a disorder characterised by vocal and motor tics. She turns her most daunting weakness into her biggest strength. After few interviews and rejections, she lands her dream job as a full-time teacher in one of the most elite schools. However, she soon realizes that the class she has been assigned consists of defiant and impish students who can’t seem to keep out of trouble. Despite a few initial hiccups, Naina overcomes all challenges to help her students realize their true potential.
Hichki (Hiccup) is based on the book Front of the Class by Brad Cohen and Lisa Wysocky that was made into the 2008 American film of the same name. Hichki is not only about an individual’s struggle to wrest and secure her rightful place in the world. Its also illuminates on a lopsided and complacent education system that allows no leeway to those born on the wrong side of the tracks. The movie has been executed well too. The first half sets the plot in detail and the second half is fast-paced, fun, and engaging.
Rani Mukerji’s performance is distinction level stuff. She’s consistent with the Tourette Syndrome and she has carried the movie on her shoulders and has done it with her trademark finesse. Every character has been sketched and defined well. This movie will get you back to your school days and reminisce everything that you loved there. For all its shortcomings, the movie still has plenty of freshness, insights and emotional intelligence. We strongly recommend you to watch this movie and do not forget to carry a pack of tissues with you to the theatres.