Producer: Maneesh Sharma
Director: Siddharth P. Malhotra
Cast: Rani Mukerji, Neeraj Kabi, Sachin Pilgaonkar, Supriya Pilgaonkar, Hussain Dalal, Harsh Mayar
Music: Jasleen Royal
Story: Siddharth P. Malhotra, Ankur Chaudhry, Ambar Hadap, Ganesh Pandit
Script: Siddharth P. Malhotra, Ankur Chaudhry, Ganesh Pandit, Raaj Mehta
Dialogue: Ankur Chaudhry
Genre: Social Drama
Hichki (2018) Story:
Naina Mathur (Rani Mukerji) suffers from Tourette syndrome. This disease has no control over the voices that are continuing from her mouth. Despite her illness, she completes her education. She wants to work as a teacher, but she constantly gets rejected due to her illness. Eventually, Naina gets a job in the same school where she learned. However, she has to teach to 14 children, who are from the slum area and are not interested in studies. These 14 children, who have studied in municipal school, get admitted to this prestigious English school due to the Right to Education Act. They are ignored by teachers and children from the high-class society. Hence, these children, who are rebellious, leave studies and take interest in useless things. On one hand, Naina fights to prove herself and at the same time, she shows these children the right direction. How does Naina win these battles? To find answers, you have to watch ‘Hichki!’
First, Kudos to the director and scriptwriters, who have brought this inspirational story in a simple and engaging way! It takes on today’s educational system, which relies only on the scoring system.
It tells that how the economic discrimination is a big hiccup in the current education system. It inspires to overcome from odds such as physical, personal, economic, etc.
Naina helps 14 underprivileged children to make accepting them in the so-called elite society. She encourages them in studies to showing them their hidden talents. This process is natural and watch-worthy.
Director Siddharth P. Malhotra has shot emotional scenes well. Some scenes have become good, which will touch your heart.
The first half is good. The script is gripping.
Talking about performances, Rani Mukherjee carries the entire movie on her shoulders. She has played her character beautifully. Her performance is excellent. From the first frame, she connects directly to the audience and this is why the viewers are bound by the film. Rani has played her character with immense innocence.
The acting of all 14 children is natural and honest. The performance of Harsh Mayar as Aatish is remarkable.
Neeraj Kabi’s performance as an antagonist against Naina is also strong. His facial expressions and Body Language are worth seeing.
Sachin Pilgaonkar and Supriya Pilgaonkar both have performed brilliantly in the movie.
The cinematography is nice and gives the personality to the narrative. The songs help the theme of the movie.
The second half drags a bit. The movie becomes predictable towards the second half and the climax.
Is This Movie Worth to Watch?
Yes. Go for this inspirational movie. It will encourage you to get over hiccups in your life!