Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Nitesh Tiwari|
|Produced by||Sajid Nadiadwala|
|Written by||Nitesh Tiwari|
|Starring||Sushant Singh Rajput|
Tahir Raj Bhasin
|Edited by||Charu Shree Roy|
|Distributed by||Fox Star Studios|
|Box office||est. ₹109.96 crore|
Chhichhore (transl. Flippant) is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film directed by Nitesh Tiwari and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under the banner of Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment. The film stars Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma, Naveen Polishetty, Prateik Babbar and follows the life of seven friends from 1992 to present day. Filming began on 30 September 2018. The film was theatrically released in India on 6 September 2019.
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Aniruddh "Anni" Pathak has a water fight with his friends at the hostel H4. Anni also wets Raggie, his rival from the H3 hostel.
Years later, Anni is a divorcé and has a son, Raghav. His ex-wife and Raghav's mother is Maya, whom Anni had met in college. Raghav is under pressure, awaiting his engineering exam results.
Raghav's fails to get admission which results in him attempting to commit suicide by jumping off his friend’s balcony. He suffers brain hemorrhage and this could damage his brain and other parts. Anni chides the unconscious Raghav and tells him that he was also a failure in his hostel days. The doctor comes in and tells him that the swelling is increasing slowly, and that they have to get a surgery done for their son to remove the swelling. Then Anni realises of his old friends in the hostel, his hostel life. He decides to tell his son about the story of his friends. His wife thinks that this is the stupidest way to bring Raghav back. But he heeds no demand for his wife and he starts the story.
The story starts with the first loser, Sexa, who was known as a playboy and was a hard on back days. He used to rag students, auctioned for porn books and always won, and other weird stuff. The first time Anni came to the hostel, he was told that he has to live in hostel H4. The person doing names then tells Anni that you can change the hostel if you want because that's the place where losers go. Terrified, Anni decides to switch hostels, but to no vain, he couldn't go back. The second loser was Acid, who used to say a lot of bad words during small moments. Before that he was a good student, with good passing grades. But after reaching Engineering college, his life took a turn. He used to get failed in every subject and his professors used to tell him that he was up to no good and that he will not get good marks. This enraged him more and more at an extent that whenever he sees his professors, he gets angry and starts using abusive bad words. Therefore he was called acid. The third loser was Mummy, a Momma's boy, who used to not know about any things about real life. He used to get his things done from his mom only. His father went to the hostel and asked Acid and Sexa to rag his son and make him a better man. After making him a better man, Mummy's father thanks his friends to make him a better man. The Fourth loser was Derek, who was king of an athlete, who was best in everything but couldn't do anything because of his teammates. He used to bring best in everybody, but he always used to get failed against H3 in General Championships a.k.a GC. They've always got last in GC every year. This time Anni brings the whole group together. Loser no. 5, Bevda., used to drink every day. He had a place for his statch of alcoholic drinks. He used to train their group in drinking. Remembering train, there was an incident where Bevda was involved. He was coming from his summer holidays through a train and he was drinking vodka. He had mixed vodka in water bottle and was enjoying the journey. Then a married couple asked water from him for their son. He refused to give water to him. He couldn't tell them that it was vodka. The couple gave him abusive bad words. This was the incident. The sixth loser was Anni himself. He had joined the group of losers and participated in GC. Anni had a crush on this girl, Maya. He used to meet her and talked to her.
Then the GC started. H4 and H3 were preparing for this year to get rid of the 'loser tag'. They tried various techniques, to give up their dreams, to train hard and participate in events. But they didn't pass. But Anni had an idea. He used tactics and his intelligence to beat every round. Mummy was good in carrom, Bevda was a master in chess, Derek was good in running, Anni was good in basketball and cricket and every participants were good in different sports and Anni used some of his tactics to train his friends to win the GC. In this way, they reached finals. Everyone won in their sports, except Anni. In the last match, Anni tries to throw the ball into the hoop, but it bounces back from the hoop and they lose the match. H3 hostel won the match. But they cheered H4 hostel for their hardwork and praised them for their team spirit. The whole crowd cheered for them. In the present, Anni's son Raghav cries and asked them whether they wished to die after the moment they lost. They replied no. Anni gave advice to him that losing doesn't matter. You have to try harder in order to achieve success. Winning or losing, you have to embrace it in order to be a good man. After this Raghav is taken to the operation theatre for his surgery.
The operation is successful and raghav recovers from the injuries. He takes admission to a college, finally accepting the fact that he could not get into IIT. He meets a senior just like his father's first day in hostel and smiles.
- Sushant Singh Rajput as Anirrudh ”Anni” Pathak
- Shraddha Kapoor as Maya Pathak
- Varun Sharma as Gurmeet "Sexa" Singh Dhillon
- Prateik Babbar as Raggie
- Tahir Raj Bhasin as Derek
- Naveen Polishetty as Acid
- Tushar Pandey as Sundar "Mummy" Saxena
- Saharsh Kumar Shukla as Bevda
- Mohammad Samad as Raghav Pathak, son of Anni and Maya
- Rohit Chauhan as Chriss Cross
- Neil Dhokte as Maradona
- Nalneesh Neel as H4 Pandu
- Rudrashish Majumder as H4 Bagula Freshie
- Nitin Kumar Singh as H4B Fish Freshie
- Ranjan Raj as H4 Danda
- Adarsh Gautam as Sexa's father
- Sanjay Goradia as Mummy's father
- Vishal Gupta as H4 Kabaddi Asthama
- Kamaal Malik as Professor Mishra
- Shishir Sharma as Doctor Kasbekar
- Abhilasha Patil as Nurse
- Saanand Verma as Hostel Staff
The filming began on 30 September 2018 and first schedule was wrapped on 30 October 2018. The second schedule started on 14 November 2018 and wrapped on 15 December 2018. A portion of the film was shot at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. The Chhichhore theme song is shot at cost of ₹9 crores. This marks the reunion of choreographers Bosco–Caesar who have come together after three years for this track.
Marketing and release
In February 2019, the cast of the film donned their characters' dresses and with the help prosthetic artist presented their look from the film for making of new poster. The producers released a video on making of the poster on 30 May. The trailer of the film was released on 4 August 2019 by Fox Star Studios.
The film was theatrically released in India on 6 September 2019.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||31 August 2019|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1.||"Woh Din"||Arijit Singh||4:18|
|3.||"Kal Ki Hi Baat Hai"||KK||4:00|
|4.||"Fikar Not"||Nakash Aziz, Dev Negi, Antara Mitra, Amit Mishra, Sreerama Chandra, Amitabh Bhattacharya||3:09|
|5.||"Control"||Nakash Aziz, Manish J. Tipu, Geet Sagar, Sreerama Chandra, Amitabh Bhattacharya||3:36|
|6.||"Woh Din" (Film Version)||Tushar Joshi||5:12|
|7.||"Khairiyat" (Bonus Track)||Arijit Singh||4:30|
Chhichhore received positive reviews from critics.
Sreeparna Sengupta of The Times of India gave the film three and half stars out of five, praising performance of Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma and Tahir Raj Bhasin, Sengupta noted that screenplay is predictable and pace is slow. Sengupta opined that the film had a message towards academic success that connected with youngesters and parents, as she wrote, "It [Chhichhore] tells you that the journey is far more important than the destination and that losing is as critical a life lesson as winning. The film scores high on many accounts and is certainly worth watching."
Chhichhore has the opening day collection of ₹7.32 crore and second day collection of ₹12.25 crore, whereas the third day collection was ₹16.41 crore, taking its total opening weekend collection to ₹35.98 crore.
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