This is a good article. Click here for more information.

Hichki

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Hichki
Hichki poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySiddharth P. Malhotra
Screenplay by
  • Ankur Chaudhry
  • Siddharth P. Malhotra
  • Ganesh Pandit
  • Raaj Mehta
  • Ambar Hadap
Based onFront of the Class
by Brad Cohen
Produced by
StarringRani Mukerji
CinematographyAvinash Arun
Edited byShweta Venkat Matthew
Music bySongs:
Jasleen Royal
Score:
Hitesh Sonik
Production
company
Release date
  • 23 March 2018 (2018-03-23)
Running time
116 minutes[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget20 <refCrorename="budget">"Reaction to 'Hichki' truly humbling: Maneesh Sharma". Business Standard. Press Trust of India. 28 March 2018. Archived from the original on 9 June 2021. Retrieved 9 June 2021.</ref>
Box office215 Crore[2]

Hichki (Hindi pronunciation: [ɦɪtʃʰkɪ]; transl.Hiccup) is a 2018 Indian Hindi-language comedy drama film co-written and directed by Siddharth P. Malhotra and produced by Aditya Chopra and Maneesh Sharma under the former's banner of Yash Raj Films. Based on American motivational speaker Brad Cohen's autobiography Front of the Class, it stars Rani Mukerji in her comeback appearance as Naina Mathur, an aspiring teacher who was rejected by many schools because of her Tourette syndrome until she is accepted at the St. Notker's School, her alma mater. She is assigned to teach students from a nearby slum in the class 9F, which was created by the Government of India to fill a quota for the underprivileged.

Malhotra struggled to find a studio to finance Hichki, since the film, which had begun scripting in 2013 after he acquired the rights to Front of the Class, was felt to lack potential for the box office. Chopra and Sharma later insisted on producing Hichki with Malhotra as director. Principal photography was handled by Avinash Arun and took place in Mumbai between April and June 2017, with Meenal Agarwal as the art director and Vaibhavi Merchant providing the choreography. The film was edited by Shweta Venkat Matthew. Jasleen Royal and Hitesh Sonik composed the soundtrack and background score, respectively.

Hichki was released on 23 March 2018. Made on a production cost of 200 million (US$2.5 million), the film was a commercial success with a total gross of 2.15 billion (US$27 million), most of the revenues came from China. It received mixed reviews, with praise mostly directed towards Mukerji's performance but criticism towards the plot's predictability. She received nominations for Best Actress at the Filmfare Awards, International Indian Film Academy Awards, Screen Awards, and Zee Cine Awards, and won an award of the same category at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, where it was screened. The film was also shown at the International Film Festival of India, the Shanghai International Film Festival, and the Giffoni Film Festival.

Plot[edit]

Naina Mathur, a Bachelor of Education and Master of Science, wants to be a teacher, but is repeatedly rejected as she suffers from Tourette syndrome, which causes her to make uncontrollable sounds likened to hiccups. Despite failing for five years, she is supported by her mother Sudha and her younger brother Vinay, while her father Prabhakar sees little potential in the idea and wants her to take a banking job. Naina eventually receives an offer at the St. Notker's School to teach the class 9F. Once she is inducted as a teacher, however, she realizes that the school was desperate to find a new teacher for 9F, as all other teachers had failed to control the class. Naina finds that the students are unruly, misbehaved, and visibly different. Shyamlal, the school's peon, tells her that the 9F students come from a nearby slum and were admitted to fill the government-prescribed quota for the underprivileged after a previous municipality school on the St. Notker's football ground was closed due to mounting maintenance costs.

On her first day, Naina's students imitate and mock her. She decides to teach them interactively, determined to show resilience. The students prank her with liquid nitrogen which explodes, shattering the windows. Naina prevents a mass expulsion by saying that the prank required planning, and if that can be guided, the class has potential. Wadia, the teacher of 9A, dislikes the 9F students. He tells her that his class comprises academically excellent prefects, but she asserts that her students will earn prefect badges as well. The school's annual science fair project is assigned to 9A. Meanwhile, Naina teaches her students to be brave in pursuing knowledge and to realise their individual strengths. Aatish, the sole student who remains cold towards Naina, sabotages 9A's project. This is discovered by Wadia, and the principal decides to expel 9F. Again, Naina prevents it by promising that they will pass their exams, but is unable to prevent their suspension from attending school until then. Dejected, she tells them they have shattered her attempt to help them.

Aatish faces ridicule from the rest of 9F and decides to apologize to Naina, and all of the 9F students study diligently. Shyamlal then supplies Aatish copies of the question paper so they would cheat. When he presents them to his classmates, they refuse and he gives up on the idea as well. After the exam days, they pass but are accused of cheating when Shyamlal confesses to the plan, and the principal decides to expel them during the prefect-pinning ceremony. Akshay reveals to Wadia that it was he who had bribed Shyamlal to supply 9F copies of the wrong question paper, and Wadia realises that 9F did not cheat. At the ceremony, Wadia announces that he wrongfully tried to fail the students and applauds Naina's teaching, asking her to pin the prefect badges to her students who ranked first. The film ends with Naina's last day at the school after serving for 25 years, retiring as the school principal, as her former 9F students, who are all now successful, reunite with her.

Cast[edit]

Credits adapted from Bollywood Hungama:[3]

Production[edit]

Hichki was Rani Mukerji's first film since the release of Mardaani (2014)

In 2013, Siddharth P. Malhotra acquired the rights to Brad Cohen's 2005 autobiography Front of the Class and started writing the screenplay along with Ambar Hadap and Ganesh Pandit, with Ankur Chaudhry and Raaj Mehta joining them later.[3][4] The film was titled Hichki, which Malhotra felt was a suitable word for describing prejudice and social stigma against Tourette disorder.[5] His second directorial venture after We Are Family (2010), Malhotra had several failed attempts to find a production house over four years. According to him, the production houses believed that the film lacked commercial viability, telling him: "Who would watch the story of a teacher suffering from Tourette syndrome?" His wife, Sapna, suggested Yash Raj Films to him, although he was initially reluctant as he had faced many rejections. He met the company's owner Aditya Chopra to narrate the screenplay, and the latter liked it. Chopra, however, was busy with his project Befikre (2016) and asked Maneesh Sharma, who would co-produce Hichki with him, to listen to the rest.[4]

While Malhotra had conceived of the film as a male-led film when writing the screenplay, Sharma suggested casting an actress as the lead.[4] Rani Mukerji was chosen, marking her first acting role since Mardaani in 2014. She revealed that she accepted the film because she found the role to be more challenging than those in her previous films.[6] Furthermore, Mukerji has said that it was Chopra who conceived her to portray the part as he saw Mukerji becoming obsessed with her family life and that her fans were desperately waiting for her comeback.[7] She waited until her daughter Adira was four months old before accepting the role.[8] In preparation, she interacted with Cohen (who was happy knowing the film would address Tourette syndrome and the character is based on him) on the social media platform Skype, asking him for training to make her character's motor and vocal tics appear spontaneous and not rehearsed.[7][9] Shanoo Sharma subsequently completed the casting.[3]

Hichki was produced on a budget of 200 million (equivalent to 230 million or US$2.8 million in 2020).[10] Principal photography started in Mumbai on 4 April 2017. Avinash Arun worked as the cinematographer,[11][12] with Vaibhavi Merchant doing the choreography and Meenal Agarwal finishing the production design. Shilpa Makhija and Varsha Chandanani designed the costumes.[3] Because this was her first on-screen project since her daughter's birth, Mukerji confessed that she was worried about leaving her daughter for the first time. Mukerji added, "... she had not spent even one day without me. Also, I was wondering whether I would be able to act or not as I was facing the camera after two years. I wondered if I still have it in me."[13] The shooting finished on 5 June 2017, and the film was then edited by Shweta Venkat Matthew at Mehboob Studio.[14] Hitesh Sonik composed the background score, and Pritam Das served as the sound designer along with Ganesh Gangadharan.[3]

Soundtrack[edit]

Hichki
Soundtrack album by
Released19 February 2018
GenreFeature-film soundtrack
Length20:31
LanguageHindi
LabelYRF Music
Jasleen Royal chronology
Fukrey Returns
(2017)
Hichki
(2018)
Veere Di Wedding
(2018)

The soundtrack to Hichki was composed by Jasleen Royal and the lyrics were written by Raj Shekhar, Jaideep Sahni, Neeraj Rajawat, Aditya Sharma, and David Klyton.[15][16] Abhishek Kurme, Arijit Singh, Benny Dayal, David Klyton, Harshdeep Kaur, Jasleen Royal, Naina Kundu, Nigel Rajaratnam, Rhiya Jauhari, Shilpa Rao, Siddesh Jammi, and Yogesh Kurme performed the vocals. The album was released by Yash Raj Films' subsidiary YRF Music on 19 February 2018.[15]

The album received a mixed reception. Devansh Sharma from Firstpost wrote that Royal has delivered a good performance by composing it with "due care and translates into seamless fun by the time it reaches the audience".[17] Debarati S. Sen of The Times of India concluded that the album is "a fun, light and breezy album, that sounds promising and is worth a hear".[18] In a review published by Scroll.in, Devarsi Ghosh felt that the album was mediocre, likening it to a hot mug of coffee with milk and sugar in it that is "never too bland or too out-there".[19] Joginder Tuteja of Bollywood Hungama was ambivalent of the album, rating it two stars, and said that he expected Hichki to be a songless film.[20] The Indian Express' Suanshu Khurana believed many of its bits are repetitive.[21]

Hichki (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)[15][16]
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Oye Hichki"Harshdeep Kaur2:34
2."Madamji Go Easy"Abhishek Kurme, Benny Dayal, David Klyton, Naina Kundu, Nigel Rajaratnam, Rhiya Jauhari Siddesh Jammi, Yogesh Kurme2:47
3."Khol De Par"Arijit Singh3:13
4."Teri Dastaan"Jasleen Royal3:43
5."Phir Kya Hai Gham"Shilpa Rao2:59
6."Soul of Hichki"Harshdeep Kaur2:00
7."Naina's Theme" (Instrumental) 3:15
Total length:20:31

Release and reception[edit]

Marketing and release[edit]

Hichki was one of the most anticipated Bollywood films of 2018 as the film marked the acting comeback of Mukerji after four years.[22] She promoted it on television in five languages: Bengali, Bhojpuri, Hindi, Marathi, and Punjabi. According to her, the film has inspired her by its moral message and relevancy, saying that she wanted more people in the country to hear it as well.[23] The trailer was released on 19 December 2017.[22] The first poster for the film was released by the critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh on his Twitter account on 26 December, showing a release date of 23 February 2018; Ritika Handoo from Zee News thought that Mukerji's pose on it was impressive.[24] However, another poster came out on 1 February 2018 and the release date was postponed to 23 March.[25] Sharma said that it was delayed because Indian student exams were starting around the first date.[26]

The promotion of Hichki started on 14 January 2018, during the celebration of Makar Sankranti.[27][28] Mukerji went to Ahmedabad to interact with school students and her fans, and later to eight other cities.[27] She also did promotion on several television shows, including Bigg Boss 11,[29] Dadagiri Unlimited,[30] and Dance India Dance.[31] Mukerji continued it by interacting with the spiritual teacher Ravi Shankar at the inaugural session of the International Women's Conference.[32] She spoke of her experience, "It will be amazing to be part of this session and hear him speak. Hichki is all about harnessing your positivity and inner peace to bring out the best in you and I'm going to speak about this in his presence. I look forward to this interactive session."[33] In October, Mukerji visited five cities in China (Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Shenzhen) to promote the film there.[34]

Hichki premiered on 23 March 2018 with the tagline, "What is life without a few hiccups".[35] It was released on DVD in the NTSC widescreen format on 8 May,[36] and premiered on television on 26 May.[37] The film was screened at the Shanghai International Film Festival on 15 June,[38] the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne on 11 August,[39] the International Film Festival of India in November,[40] and the Giffoni Film Festival in July 2019.[41] Malhotra told the Press Trust of India that the festival screenings were an honour for him and an opportunity to boost his career.[42] The film was released in theatres in China on 12 October with the title Teacher with Hiccup.[43] It was released in Taiwan as My Teacher with Hiccups on 2 November.[44] Hichki is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV+.[45]

Critical response[edit]

The film was met with generally average reviews from critics; most of the praise focused on Mukerji, while the plot faced the greatest criticism.[46][47] It received a rating of 50% on the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes based on 12 reviews, with an average rating of 5.4/10.[45] The entertainment portal Bollywood Hungama said that Mukerji had delivered an effervescent performance and made Hichki a good film despite a predictable story, believing she would make the audience empathise with her character and that the actress portrayed it zestfully.[48] In her two-and-a-half-star review, Sukanya Verma of Rediff.com panned the melodramatic screenplay but appreciated Mukerji and described the film as an "out-and-out" show for her.[49] Mayank Shekhar, writing for Mid-Day, was critical of the film, calling it the desi version of the American coming-of-age drama Dead Poets Society (1989).[50] Filmfare's critic Devesh Sharma thought Mukerji looked as if she had not taken a sabbatical from full-time acting, lauding her dramatic confrontational scenes with Neeraj Kabi, and Bhawana Somaaya expressed appreciation of her for playing against type.[51][52]

Reviewing for The Times of India, Rachit Gupta said that she hoped the film focused not only on Naina's classroom struggle but also on her personal life, especially her conflict with her father. She, however, commended the performances of Mukerji and the actors who played her students, particularly that from Harsh Mayar.[53] Rajeev Masand of News18 found Hichki to be inconsistent and unoriginal; however, he praised the film's moral message.[54] In the words of NDTV's Saibal Chatterjee, "Rani Mukerji's energetic, engaging performance apart, Hichki is a huff-and-puff show marked by too much mush and fuss. But it has just enough to keep tearjerker junkies interested."[55] From the Hindustan Times, Rohit Vats rated the film two-and-a-half stars, complimenting Mukerji's straightforward, confident performance and those of Kabi and the student actors. However, Vats was disappointed that the film only revolves on the relationship between a teacher and students.[56]

Richard James Havis of South China Morning Post found Mukerji's spirited performance enhancing an otherwise predictable story.[57] Udita Jhunjhunwala of Scroll.in appreciated Malhotra for putting the narrative focus on Naina only without disruptive subplots,[58] and Samrudhi Ghosh of India Today observed that Malhotra "had a tough task at hand—to stay away from emotional manipulation, even in the dramatic moments. He succeeds, for the most part; although some portions of the film, such as the climax, feel a little contrived."[59] Another review in News18, written by Kriti Tulsiani, commented that the film is a remake of Peter Werner's 2008 film Front of the Class, which was based on the same book as Hichki, and criticised it for the inability to provide an original story and undramatic ending.[60] In the Deccan Chronicle, Rohit Bhatnagar, who gave the film three out of five stars, wrote that Mukerji drives the film with her effortless performance; although the latter aspect make the film mediocre, he added that Hichki is as good as Malhotra's We Are Family.[61] From the Daily News and Analysis, Chaya Unnikrishnan termed Hichki a slice-of-life film with inspiring themes and was impressed by Mukerji's acting.[62]

Namrata Joshi praised her tics used in the right measure and time, but noted the actors cast as her parents (Sachin and Supriya Pilgaonkar) did not get enough scope.[63] Raja Sen and Aditya Shrikrishna from The New Indian Express said Mukerji was successful at making her tics look natural,[64][65] and Anna M. M. Vetticad described the actress as one of the "biggest strengths" of Hichki.[66] Billing it as a comeback vehicle for Mukerji, The Indian Express' Shalini Langer acclaimed Malhotra for not adding romantic songs or sequences.[67] The Tamil magazine Ananda Vikatan named it as the best example of what teachers should teach to their students,[68] with Anupama Chopra summarising, "[It] is a genuinely earnest film made with heart. But it doesn't take enough risks and consequently doesn't touch a raw nerve in the way that Taare Zameen Par did. But it's always nice to see a talented actress with all guns blazing."[69] Swetha Ramakrishnan of Firstpost claimed Hichki would be not complete if Kabi did not feature in it.[70]

Box office[edit]

The film was a commercial success in India and abroad, with the trade analyst Girish Johar telling The Indian Express that its business largely relied on the audience's word-of-mouth. However, he added that the issue of Tourette syndrome that is addressed in it may limit the audience.[71] Released in more than 900 theatres, the film had a below average opening in India, grossing 33 million (US$410,000).[47][72] After earning 200 million (US$2.5 million) in only five days, however, it was declared a commercial success, and Sharma expressed his appreciation by saying that he was motivated to produce more films with "universally-appealing" themes.[73] Hichki collected 591.3 million (US$7.4 million) over its theatrical run in India.[74] Globally, the film collected 2.15 billion (US$27 million), most of which came from Chinese markets, where it grossed ¥120 million.[2][75] According to Firstpost, Hichki was India's highest-grossing female-led film of the year and the sixth film to gross more than 1 billion (US$13 million) in China.[76][77]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award/Organization Category Winner(s) and nominee(s) Result Ref(s)
Filmfare Awards Best Actress Rani Mukerji Nominated [78]
Giffoni Film Festival Best Film Aditya Chopra, Maneesh Sharma Won [79]
Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Best Film Aditya Chopra, Maneesh Sharma Nominated [79]
[80]
Best Director Siddharth P. Malhotra Nominated
Best Actress Rani Mukerji Won
Excellence in Cinema Rani Mukerji Won
Indywood Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor Neeraj Kabi Won [79]
Best Editing Shweta Venkat Matthew Won
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Actress Rani Mukerji Nominated [81]
Screen Awards Best Actress Rani Mukerji Nominated [82]
Zee Cine Awards Best Actor – Female (Critics) Rani Mukerji Nominated [83]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hichki". British Board of Film Classification. Archived from the original on 9 June 2021. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Hichki Box Office". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 13 June 2021. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Hichki Cast & Crew". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 26 September 2019. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  4. ^ a b c Sinha, Seema (2 April 2018). "Hichki director Siddharth P Malhotra on the struggle to get the film made, and how YRF, Rani Mukerji came on board". Firstpost. Archived from the original on 3 September 2019. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Hichki: Here's the secret behind Rani Mukerji's film title". Hindustan Times. Asian News International. 19 January 2018. Archived from the original on 22 February 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Rani Mukerji: I started howling in the car on first day of Hichki shoot". India Today. 2 January 2019. Archived from the original on 10 June 2021. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  7. ^ a b Joshi, Namrata (2 March 2018). "I am No. 1 in my own game, says Rani Mukerji". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 10 June 2021. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  8. ^ N., Patcy (9 April 2018). "Revealed: How Rani got Hichki". Rediff.com. Archived from the original on 11 June 2021. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  9. ^ Sahani, Alaka (25 February 2018). "Rani Mukerji: Everyone has to put in a little effort to accommodate working mothers". The Indian Express. New Delhi, India. Archived from the original on 9 September 2019. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  10. ^ "Reaction to 'Hichki' truly humbling: Maneesh Sharma". Business Standard. Press Trust of India. 28 March 2018. Archived from the original on 9 June 2021. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  11. ^ "Rani Mukerji's comeback film Hichki begins filming. Here's what it's about". Hindustan Times. 4 April 2017. Archived from the original on 30 August 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  12. ^ "Production News: Hichki". Box Office India. 8 April 2017. Archived from the original on 11 June 2021. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  13. ^ Sinha, Seema (19 March 2018). "With Hichki, I'd like to tell the world about the kind of brave films India is churning out, says Rani Mukerji". Firstpost. Archived from the original on 24 May 2018. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  14. ^ "Rani Mukerji wraps up shoot of Hichki". Hindustan Times. 6 June 2017. Archived from the original on 11 June 2021. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  15. ^ a b c Royal, Jasleen (19 February 2018). "Hichki (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes Store. Archived from the original on 11 June 2021. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  16. ^ a b "Yash Raj Films' Hichki music out now!". Yash Raj Films. 20 February 2018. Archived from the original on 22 July 2020. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  17. ^ Sharma, Devansh (21 March 2018). "Hichki music review: Jasleen Royal puts together an inventive, easy-on-the-ears album". Firstpost. Archived from the original on 26 April 2018. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  18. ^ Sen, Debarati S. (17 November 2018). "Music review: Hichki". The Times of India. Times News Network. Archived from the original on 22 July 2020. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  19. ^ Ghosh, Devarsi (3 March 2018). "'Hichki' music review: Jasleen Royal's album is a light-hearted affair with few catchy tunes". Scroll.in. Archived from the original on 24 November 2020. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  20. ^ Tuteja, Joginder (25 February 2018). "Hichki Music Review". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 4 September 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  21. ^ Khurana, Suanshu (24 March 2018). "Hichki music review: Present Continuous". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 30 August 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  22. ^ a b "Hichki Trailer: Rani Mukherjee makes big comeback, picks perfect film". The Financial Express. 19 December 2017. Archived from the original on 27 December 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  23. ^ "Rani Mukherji to promote Hichki in five languages". Bollywood Hungama. 22 January 2018. Archived from the original on 11 February 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  24. ^ "Hichki first poster: Rani Mukerji strikes an impressive pose". Zee News. 27 December 2017. Archived from the original on 15 August 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  25. ^ "'Hichki' release postponed to March 23". Outlook. Press Trust of India. 1 February 2018. Archived from the original on 23 July 2020. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  26. ^ "Rani Mukerji's Hichki postponed by one month. Blame the boards". Hindustan Times. Indo-Asian News Service. 1 February 2018. Archived from the original on 10 February 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  27. ^ a b Rakshit, Nayandeep (10 January 2018). "Revealed! Rani Mukerji's special plans for 'Hichki' on Makar Sankranti". Daily News and Analysis. Archived from the original on 23 July 2020. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  28. ^ "Holiday Calendar: January 2018". India.gov.in. Archived from the original on 8 February 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  29. ^ "Rani Mukerji to promote 'Hichki' on Saurav Ganguly's show". Daily News and Analysis. 19 January 2018. Archived from the original on 23 October 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  30. ^ "Rani Mukerji Promotes 'Hichki' on Dance Reality Show; See Pictures". News18. 7 February 2018. Archived from the original on 9 February 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  31. ^ "Rani Mukerji will promote 'Hichki' on Sourav Ganguly's reality show". The Statesman. New Delhi, India. 19 January 2018. Archived from the original on 23 July 2020. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  32. ^ Vakkalanka, Harshini (27 February 2018). "Lessons on empowerment". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 9 November 2020. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  33. ^ "Hichki: As part of the film's promotions, Rani Mukerji to visit spiritual guru Ravi Shankar, discuss life's hitches". Firstpost. Indo-Asian News Service. 15 February 2018. Archived from the original on 16 February 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  34. ^ "Rani Mukerji to promote 'Hichki' in China". Outlook. Press Trust of India. 6 October 2018. Archived from the original on 24 July 2020. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  35. ^ "Hichki: Will this be the perfect comeback film for Rani Mukerji?". Hindustan Times. Indo-Asian News Service. 28 December 2017. Archived from the original on 29 December 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  36. ^ "Hichki". Amazon. 8 May 2018. Archived from the original on 13 June 2021. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  37. ^ "Watch Rani Mukerji's 'Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award' winning performance in 'Hichki' only on Sony MAX". Indian Television. 21 May 2018. Archived from the original on 14 August 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  38. ^ "'Hichki' to be screened at Shanghai Film Festival". Outlook. Press Trust of India. 5 June 2018. Archived from the original on 13 June 2021. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  39. ^ "'Hichki' to be screened at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne". Zee News. Indo-Asian News Service. 12 July 2018. Archived from the original on 10 January 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  40. ^ "Special screening of Sholay & Hichki for visually impaired at IFFI 2018". United News of India. Panaji, India. 15 November 2018. Archived from the original on 13 June 2021. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  41. ^ "Rani Mukerji-starrer 'Hichki' to be screened at Giffoni Film Festival in Italy". Business Standard. Asian News International. 28 June 2019. Archived from the original on 1 July 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  42. ^ "'Hichki' to be screened at Shanghai Film Festival". Outlook. Press Trust of India. 5 June 2018. Archived from the original on 24 July 2020. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  43. ^ "Rani Mukerji's 'Hichki' set to release in China". Daily News and Analysis. 26 September 2018. Archived from the original on 13 May 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  44. ^ "Hichki to release in Taiwan as My Teacher With Hiccups". The Tribune. 5 October 2018. Archived from the original on 13 June 2021. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  45. ^ a b "Hichki (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Archived from the original on 22 July 2020. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  46. ^ Sarkar, Suparno (23 March 2018). "Hichki movie review: This is what critics, celebs say about Rani Mukerji-starrer". International Business Times. Archived from the original on 3 July 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  47. ^ a b Goyal, Divya (24 March 2018). "Hichki Box Office Collection Day 1: Rani Mukerji's Film Passes Opening Day Test Without Hiccups, Collects ₹3.30 Crore". NDTV. Archived from the original on 28 November 2020. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  48. ^ "Hichki Movie Review". Bollywood Hungama. 23 March 2018. Archived from the original on 9 January 2020. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  49. ^ Verma, Sukanya (23 March 2018). "Hichki Review: An out-and-out Rani show!". Rediff.com. Archived from the original on 23 July 2020. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  50. ^ Shekhar, Mayank (23 March 2018). "Hichki Movie Review". Mid-Day. Mumbai, India. Archived from the original on 13 June 2021. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  51. ^ Sharma, Devesh (13 June 2018). "Movie Review: Hichki". Filmfare. Archived from the original on 4 March 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  52. ^ Somaaya, Bhawana (23 March 2018). "Movie Review: Hichki Day 1310". BhawanaSomaaya.com. Archived from the original on 19 January 2021. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  53. ^ Gupta, Rachit (29 March 2018). "Hichki Movie Review". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 23 March 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  54. ^ Masand, Rajeev (23 March 2018). "Against all odds". RajeevMasand.com. Archived from the original on 18 January 2021. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  55. ^ Chatterjee, Saibal (4 April 2019). "Hichki Movie Review: Rani Mukerji Gets Full Marks But This Film Is Not A Class Act". NDTV. Archived from the original on 21 December 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  56. ^ Vats, Rohit (25 March 2018). "Hichki movie review: Rani Mukerji's well-intentioned film could have been so much more". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 28 October 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  57. ^ Havis, Richard James (7 November 2018). "Hichki film review: Rani Mukerji shines as Tourette's Syndrome sufferer in upbeat education drama". South China Morning Post. Archived from the original on 22 May 2020. Retrieved 2 March 2022.
  58. ^ Jhunjhunwala, Udita (23 March 2018). "'Hichki' film review: Rani Mukerji offers earnest lessons in helping the underdog to shine". Scroll.in. Archived from the original on 8 August 2020. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  59. ^ Ghosh, Samrudhi (23 March 2018). "Hichki Movie Review: Rani Mukerji's brilliant act is devoid of emotional manipulation". India Today. New Delhi, India. Archived from the original on 21 December 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  60. ^ Tulsiani, Kriti (23 March 2018). "Hichki Movie Review: Rani Mukerji Delivers Her Best In An Otherwise Hiccup-ridden Film". News18. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  61. ^ Bhatnagar, Rohit (23 March 2018). "Hichki movie review: Tale of an underdog made well". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 21 December 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  62. ^ Unnikrishnan, Chaya (23 March 2018). "'Hichki' Review: Rani Mukerji's film is a sweet, simple story of overcoming your hiccups". Daily News and Analysis. Archived from the original on 3 October 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  63. ^ Joshi, Namrata (23 March 2018). "'Hichki' review: a pile of clichés". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 23 March 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  64. ^ Sen, Raja (3 August 2018). "Hichki Movie Review: Rani Mukerji Does Well In A Predictable And Cliched Film". NDTV. Archived from the original on 14 June 2021. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  65. ^ Shrikrishna, Aditya (23 March 2018). "'Hichki' review: An emotionally inspiring film". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 30 January 2020. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  66. ^ Vetticad, Anna M. M. (23 March 2018). "Hichki movie review: Rani Mukerji's 'To Ma'am With Love' hits the mark, hiccups and all". Firstpost. Archived from the original on 30 December 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  67. ^ Langer, Shalini (24 March 2018). "Hichki movie review: The Rani Mukerji film earns an A". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 23 March 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  68. ^ ஹுசைன், அலாவுதின் (25 March 2018). ""ராணி முகர்ஜியின் ரீ-என்ட்ரியை அர்த்தமுள்ளதாக மாற்றியிருக்கிறதா 'ஹிச்கி'?" – 'ஹிச்கி' படம் எப்படி?". Ananda Vikatan (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 15 August 2020. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  69. ^ Chopra, Anupama (23 March 2018). "Hichki Movie Review: An Earnest Film That Doesn't Take Enough Risks". Film Companion. Archived from the original on 20 July 2020. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  70. ^ Ramakrishnan, Shweta (23 March 2018). "Hichki is no sob story: Rani Mukerji is sassy, spirited in this inspiring underdog tale". Firstpost. Archived from the original on 4 December 2020. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  71. ^ Jalan, Shivangi (23 March 2018). "Hichki box office prediction: Rani Mukerji's film expected to earn Rs 2 crore on Day 1". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 23 March 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  72. ^ "Top India First Day (2018)". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 27 June 2020. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  73. ^ "Success of Hichki gives us confidence to produce universally appealing subjects: Producer Maneesh Sharma". The Indian Express. Press Trust of India. 28 March 2018. Archived from the original on 1 August 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  74. ^ "Hichki". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 20 May 2021. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  75. ^ MK, Surendhar (27 October 2018). "Rani Mukerji's Hichki is sixth Indian film to earn Rs 100 cr in China; sprints past Sultan, Baahubali 2". Firstpost. Archived from the original on 29 September 2020. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  76. ^ MK, Surendhar (8 November 2018). "Hichki's Rs 150 crore haul in China helps it dethrone Raazi to become 2018's highest grossing woman-centric film". Firstpost. Archived from the original on 9 November 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  77. ^ "Rani Mukerji's Hichki continues Bollywood's victory march in China, crosses Rs 100 crore". Hindustan Times. 26 October 2018. Archived from the original on 21 May 2021. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  78. ^ "Nominations for the 64th Vimal Elaichi Filmfare Awards 2019". Filmfare. 12 March 2019. Archived from the original on 11 May 2020. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  79. ^ a b c "List of awards won by Hichki film". Yash Raj Films. Archived from the original on 22 July 2020. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  80. ^ "Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Awards 2018: Padmaavat and Sanju top nominations list". India TV. New Delhi, India. 12 July 2018. Archived from the original on 1 July 2020. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  81. ^ "IIFA 2019 nominations: Andhadhun grabs maximum nods, Raazi and Padmaavat follow". The Indian Express. New Delhi, India. 28 August 2019. Archived from the original on 13 September 2019. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  82. ^ "25th Star Screen Awards". Hotstar. 31 December 2018. Archived from the original on 24 January 2020. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  83. ^ Best Actor – Female: Deepika Padukone (Padmaavat). Zee Entertainment Enterprises. 10 October 2019. Archived from the original on 17 July 2020. Retrieved 10 June 2021.

External links[edit]