• Hichki

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    Summary

    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.

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  • For all its shortcomings, the movie still has plenty of freshness, insights and emotional intelligence.

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  • Rani Mukerji is delightful as the enthusiastic teacher with a never-say-die spirit. Hichki rests on her shoulders and she does not let it falter.

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  • It's an inspiring slice-of-life film which has to be watched for the simple sensitive manner in which it is told.

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  • ...by keeping its gaze focused on the children and overcoming the initial stumbles, Hichki earns itself an ‘A’.

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  • ...is a simple, meaningful and an inspiring film that stays with you.

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  • Fortunately the story is strongly underlined by the instances of the resourcefulness of the students and the idea that education should not be a one-size-fits-all concept.

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  • It's a Rani's show all over but don't expect an extraordinary plot.

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  • Essaying a disability onscreen challenges an actor’s potential and process and Rani conveys her character’s condition sensitively without overdramatising it.

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  • ...questions traditional methods of teaching while using traditional film-writing, sort-of missing its own point. Thankfully, it is engaging while it lasts.

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  • ...this is broad-brushstrokes filmmaking. Surprisingly, it works. And much of it is because Rani Mukerji is in solid form...

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  • The vibe of the film is inconsistent, and this glaring 'hichki' can be felt throughout the film. In parts, it is funny and in parts it gets very dramatic.

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  • Hichki's greatest handicaps are its predictability and sentiment.

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  • Rani Mukerji's energetic, engaging performance apart, Hichki is a huff-and-puff show marked by too much mush and fuss. But it has just enough to keep tearjerker junkies interested.

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  • ...is a well-intentioned film that will give you ample opportunities to wipe tears, but it doesn’t make a strong comment.

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  • ...is a genuinely earnest film made with heart. But it doesn’t take enough risks and consequently doesn’t touch a raw nerve in the way that Taare Zameen Par did. But it’s always nice to see a talented actress with all guns blazing.

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  • ...isn’t a bad film — it’s a mild, pleasant diversion, something that’s going to make a lot of people think they saw something “good” and “worthwhile.”

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  • The film itself is not without its faults, but its uplifting theme and Mukerji’s understated performance serve as compensation.

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  • ...often comes across as parachute filmmaking—dropping in on a problem just long enough to prick the viewer’s conscience and make them feel like they’re watching something meaningful, but avoiding any sort of meaningful engagement.

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  • ...the film doesn’t go past the facile commentary; a very deliberate righteousness and piety, ingrained in the narrative, detract rather than reinforce the significant issue of inclusion.

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  • The film checks all the boxes of stereotypes and yet only a couple of scenes manage to touch you. It's neither Dangerous Minds, nor is it To Sir With Love. Rani Mukherji needed a stronger, smarter script.

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  • This film’s intentions—even if multiple, and therefore all mixed up—are laudable, no doubt. But, naah, doesn’t quite cut it, you know.

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  • ...this decently acted film never quite escapes predictability.

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