HICHKI, really not knowing what to expect as the subject is rather unusual. Hichki is a sweet and soulful film, treated with such expert ‘sensitivity’ and ‘realism’ that it connects directly to heart.
Right from the first shot of the film in which Naina (played by Rani Mukherjee), illuminates the screen with her effervescence and expressive doe-eyes, to the very last one, It was absolutely amazing! What a powerful comeback by Rani mam! she has made us fall in love with her all over again.
have you watched it?
The talented director Siddharth P Malhotra, breathes life and a sense of truth into each frame of the movie, making it excellent in design and fluidity. Whether it is the setting(amidst the bustling sabji market in Worli village), the background music score(I simply loved the ‘Madamji take it easy’ soundtrack with the southern touch), the casting(each actor could not be more true to their character) or the dialogues(super inspirational yet entertaining), it is done perfectly! Siddharth sir manages to magically transport the audience into another world, that of a brave and lovable school teacher Naina Ma’am.
one should take out some time from the busy schedule as it is worth watching seriously.
teacher student relation shown is unbeatable.
this film could be seen as a motivation for all of us as we all lack in some or the othe way!
Inspite of having a speech disability(Tourette’s syndrome) which makes her a misfit in society(due to the repetitive hichki type of noises she makes), she courageously embraces it, and relentlessly pursues her dream of ‘teaching’. She goes on to inspire her class full of children labelled ‘a bunch of failures’ to start believing in themselves. She uses innovative strategies, love and understanding to win over their trust and give them hope so that they stay in school and make a future for themselves.
These are a few of the many lessons that YOUR CHILDREN WILL LEARN:
(1)Although there may be a disparity of wealth and status in school or society it does not mean that you can disrespect or bully those who have less. It can be very hurtful.
(2) Give everyone a fair chance without prejudging them as failures. They might just shock you with their potential!
(3) With the help of a ‘guiding star’(a mentor or a good teacher), you can find the path and reach your destination, however lost you might be.
(4) if you fear something write it down and then make a rocket with that paper and fly it way! It will be gone forever.
(5) you must stand up for your friends at all times, except when it comes to compromising on your honesty and integrity.
most important it teaches us-NEVER GIVE UP! ALL THE BEST 🙂>