Hichki (2018)

Inspired from a film called ‘Front of the class’, which is based on the book of the same name, this gem is directed by Siddharth P Malhotra.

Rani proves yet again that all a good actor needs is good writing. She has portrayed a variety of memorable roles in her career and this will be counted as one of her best. She tells us about Tourette Syndrome in exactly the way it should be spoken about, a tic which doesn’t alter intelligence or life expectancy.

The supporting cast is aplenty, with the teenagers and school staff front and center, and her family in the background. They essay their roles and transformation so seamlessly, that when the film is coming to an end, you want it to go on and on.

Everyone has teachers who have left a lifelong impression on them, I was blessed to have a few, and this film is a salute to the ones who never gave up on their students. Their efforts mould lives and build futures!

It’s a feel good film which deserves to do well, and has many meaningful messages about equal opportunity, acceptance and tenacity.

3.5/5

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