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Movie Review: Hichki

“There are no bad students, only bad teachers.”

  • My Rating: 7.5/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Directed by: Siddharth P. Malhotra
  • Based on: Front of the class by Brad Cohen
  • Starring: Rani Mukerji
  • In theaters: March 23, 2018
  • Box Office: 2.39 billion I.C.
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Studio: Yas Raj Films USA

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Have you ever taught someone or learned from someone? If your answer is yes then you should definitely watch this movie. Hichki is a movie about a girl Naina who has Tourette Syndrome (frequent hiccups) and she wants to be a teacher.

After job rejection from many schools, she finally gets a full-time job in a school where she has to teach 14 students who live their lives in the slum area but happen to study in an elite school because of the special treaty between the school and municipality. Movie plot moves to teacher-student relation story when students can’t seem to keep out of trouble and Naina finds real reason behind students’ mischief behavior. Naina must do whatever she can to ensure that her students realize their true potential, and defy all the odds against them.

After Super 30, I find this movie as one of the best inspiring movies related to education. The special situation of class struggle between those 14 students and other students in a larger frame is a real struggle. Naina’s character is the most inspiring; how a teacher with a speech defect works with socially, economically struggling students and bring out their true potential. Initially, students were not ready to accept her. Her ‘out of the box’ teaching method is appreciative.

“There are no bad students, only bad teachers” is the best line in the movie. And the last speech by Mr. Wadia is the best scene of the movie where he reflects on his 20 years of teaching experience, realizes his mistake and redeem. It is the most emotional, happy, and concluding part of the movie.

The movie is a bit dramatic and unrealistic at some points but they are accepted in a movie with a fictional story and character. I recommend watching this movie if you are looking for any kind of motivation in your life or you want to feel happy watching a movie.

“Being a student is difficult than being a teacher, it is difficult to learn the right thing.”

Similar movies recommendations:
Super 30 (Hindi)
Hindi Medium (Hindi)
3 idiots (Hindi)
English Vinglish (Hindi)
Freedom Writers (English)
Dead poet Society (English)
School of Rock (English)

Also read Movie Review on Hidden Figures.

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