Hichki

Hichki
'Hichki' movie poster, image credit: IMDb

Hichki is a 2018 Indian Hindi comedy-drama film, directed by Sidharth P. Malhotra and produced by Maneesh Sharma under the banner Yash Raj Films. It is an Indian adaptation of Brad Cohen's autobiography 'Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had', which Yash Raj Films acquired the rights to, with Cohen himself also giving advice during the film's production.

The film's trailer was launched on December 19, 2017, and it was theatrically released on 23 March 2018 to generally positive reviews from critics. "Hichki" was also screened at the Shanghai International Film Festival on June 16, 2018.

The story revolves around Naina Mathur (Rani Mukerji), an aspiring teacher with a BEd and MSc, suffers from Tourette syndrome, who must prove herself by educating a group of underprivileged students.

Cast - Rani Mukerji as Ms. Naina Mathur
          Naisha Khanna as Young Naina Mathur
          Shiv Kumar Subramaniam as Principal
          Neeraj Kabi as Mr. Wadia
          Supriya Pilgaonkar as Mrs. Mathur, Naina's mother
          Sachin Pilgaonkar as Mr. Mathur, Naina's father
          Hussain Dalal as Vinay Mathur, Naina's brother
          Harsh Mayar as Aatish
          Sparsh Khanchandani as Oru
          Ivan Sylvester Rodrigues as School Principal
          Benjamin Yangal as Ashwin
          Kalaivanan Kannan as Raghu
          Swaraj Kumar as Killam
          Rohit Suresh Saraf as Akshay
          Vikram Gokhale as Mr Khan
          Asif Basra as Shyamlal
          Riddhi Arora as Sunidhi
          Suprio Bose as Mr. Pereira
          Jannat Zubair Rahmani as Natasha
          Kunal Shiinde as Senior Pankaj
          Aman Gandotra in a cameo

Release Date - 23 March 2018 (India)
                        12 October 2018 (China)

Genre - Drama

Directed by - Sidharth P. Malhotra

Produced by - Maneesh Sharma

Written by - Ankur Chaudhry (dialogues)

Screenplay by - Ankur Chaudhry
                         Sidharth P. Malhotra
                         Ambar Hadap
                         Ganesh Pandit

Story by - Ankur Chaudhry
                 Sidharth P. Malhotra
                 Ambar Hadap
                 Ganesh Pandit

Based on - 'Front of the Class'
                  by Brad Cohen & Lisa Wysocky

Music by - [Songs:]
                  Jasleen Royal
                  [Score:]
                  Hitesh Sonik

Cinematography - Avinash Arun

Edited by - Shweta Venkat Mathew

Production Company - Yash Raj Films

Distributed by - Yash Raj Films

Country - India

Language - Hindi


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