Rani Mukerji's Hichki is not without its own
Rani Mukerji’s comeback film Hichki is a concoction of her character’s neurological struggle and young underdogs rising to the occasion. While the Sidharth P Malhotra directorial does its usual predictable journey of meeting life’s challenges with determination, the film has its own share of sweet teacher-student relationship moments and Rani’s brilliant performance as a Tourette’s syndrome suffering adult. It altogether makes for an interesting watch though it is not without its own hichkis. But is the plot worth your time this weekend, here is what experts have to say.
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It is marred by more hiccups than its wafer-thin storyline can handle. The screenplay suffers from a syndrome that Bollywood fans are familiar with - it is a condition characterized by an obsession with amplified sentimentality and the tendency to offer superficial commentary.
The emphasis on drama takes the focus away from the class struggle between slum dwellers and the upper middle class. The anger to be counted as equals has been touched upon but not explored properly.
Hindustan Times 2.5/5
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The film itself is not without its faults, but its uplifting theme and Mukerji's understated performance serve as compensation.
Along the way, by keeping its gaze focused on the children and overcoming the initial stumbles, Hichki earns itself an ‘A’.
Indian Express 3.5/5
The movie wins you within the initial few minutes as Rani introduces us to Tourette syndrome and walks us through her challenging life from childhood.Khaleej Times 3/5