Without any second thoughts and hiccups, Hichki is inspiring, connecting, elating and moving
Movies where you are entertained and enlightened, who wouldn’t want such a bunch?
We sure do love and await such films the extraordinariness lies in being ordinary, simple and relatable.
Dealing with the honorable relationship between a teacher and the students, this one of course had its heart in the right place, and spirit strong and bright like sun rays.
Watch it If you like -
Performances are great, The student squad is amazing, It triggers a smile
But Beware of -
Has few Hichkis like a bit dragged, dramatic and predictable
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Director Siddharth Malhotra has packed us a well-shot, nostalgic and gladsome school lunch (a mirror-sorts if you are still in school and are watching this film) of chalks, labs, projects, extra answer sheets, a peon bhaiya, and lot more.
All this packed in an ordinary and quite engaging tiffin that stands out because of its ordinariness and simplicity. One major Hichki amongst few other small ones in the film is, a layer of innocence and that could have been added with a few adjustments in the script.
Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)
Of course, in a film like this, predictability is inevitable.
Take it as slice-of-life, drama, entertainment or a message medium, the film never let its high-spirits down. This is because it never goes deep into the subplots, it focuses on the hero (good teacher) and the villain (bad teacher) more.
Well, that’s a negative because some depth into the sub plots would have added more innocence to the film. But wait it’s a positive too, the film didn’t become a sob story, instead it remained motivational.
Dramatic and dragged in parts, Unconvincing and too-easy-to-be-believable, these traits thankfully didn’t let the film become insensitive. With high-spirits and quick-witty dialogues, the film connects almost throughout.
Coming to the best art of the film, it’s the realism. At no point, you feel the Tourette Syndrome shown is the film is being acted upon. And the life lessons the films throws with every scene are just clap worthy.
Rani Mukerji doing too many hichkis makes sure there is none in her act and hence in the film. She not only treats the syndrome as her own according to the script, but she makes it her own for real it seems. Too natural, too effortless Rani is just simply flawless.
Neeraj Kabi as the other teacher and Shiv Subrahmanyam as the principal of the school, superbly casted and perfect in their roles. Not just in their act and voice, but these are actors with depth in their body language too.
The student squad is just wow. Harsh Mayar as Aatish and Sparsh Khanchandani as Oru stood out. Supriya Pilgaonkar, Sachin Pilgaonkar and Hussain Dalal are believable in their roles.
Geet Sangeet (Music)
The background score is decent, we suppose with the dialogues, the score just went unnoticed.
Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)
The empty space between two overlapping circles of ‘why’ and ‘why not’ says ‘let’s go, and that’s what the film is all about.
Time for a break (hichki) from our lives and time to go to school for some life lessons.