Hichki
Title: Hichki
Release year: 2018
Country: India
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Director: Malhotra P. Siddharth
Stars: Rani Mukerji, Pankaj Anand, Sachin Pilgaonkar
Rating: 3/5

Suffering from Tourette Syndrome, Naina gets assigned a class of defiant students and must ensure that her students realise their potential.

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Hiccups of Inspiration: A Review of Hichki (2018)

2024-02-15

“Hichki,” which translates to “hiccup” in Hindi, is a 2018 Indian dramedy that tackles social issues and personal struggles with heart and humor. Rani Mukerji delivers a captivating performance as Naina, a woman with Tourette Syndrome who dreams of becoming a teacher. When she finally lands a job, she’s thrown into a chaotic classroom filled with underprivileged students known for their disruptive behavior.

The film navigates the challenges Naina faces due to her condition, both internal and external. We witness her grapple with societal stigma and self-doubt while also inspiring her students to believe in themselves and overcome their own limitations.

The comedic moments land well, providing lighthearted relief to the film’s heavier themes. Mukerji shines in these scenes, showcasing Naina’s resilience and wit as she uses her tics to her advantage and connects with her students on a deeper level.

However, the film does fall into some predictability, relying on familiar underdog tropes and emotional resolutions. While heartwarming, certain plot points feel formulaic, and the message of self-empowerment, though well-intended, is delivered a bit heavy-handedly at times.

Despite these shortcomings, “Hichki” offers a charming and uplifting experience. Mukerji’s performance is a highlight, and the film effectively portrays the struggles and triumphs of overcoming adversity.

**Score: 3 out of 5**

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