I still clearly remember in the year 1998, I saw Rani Mukherjee in the film Ghulam ( her second film) and had a major crush on her. She looked expressive, beautiful and was extrememly talented.
Later I saw her playing the character Tina in Kuch Kuch Hota hai and fell in Love…since then, I have followed and watched all Rani Mukherjee films and have admired her throughout. Rani Mukherjee is indeed the Queen of Bollywood and one of the most talented actors of our time.
I was super excited to watch this flick….
I’m a very emotional type of person, but I’m not one to get very sentimental
YRF – Yash Raj Films latest flick Hichki however, didn’t make me feel that way. Instead, it made me give a little triumphant nod of the head, and I left the theatre smiling.
In short, if I were an ill-reputed teenager with nothing to look forward to in my future, and getting an education was the least important thing in my life, I’d want someone like, if not Rani Mukherjee herself, to be the one to show me that my life didn’t have to be that way. That I could be someone, and that education was one of the key principle players in making me achieve to be a better person.
There is nothing original or surprising about this film but the interesting thing about this film is that it gives a different perspective about education and brings about a good insight.
A novice teacher suffereing from Tourette’s syndrome faces a class of rowdy, undisciplined working-class punks in this flick.
The rowdy class, sets out to destroy Naina’s efforts as they did to her predecessor by breaking her spirit.
But Naina,meets the challenge by treating the students as young adults who will soon enter a work force where they must stand or fall on their own. With the entire school against her. Naina must decide if she wants to stay.
It hit me as I watched Rani Mukherjee’s character Naina slowly but surely make her students realize that they didn’t have to be who they thought they had to be, but rather who they wanted to be, that that was what I always wanted to do.
Frankly speaking, I never knew or have ever heard of The Tourette syndrome before but this film does give a good insight and informs us about this particular common neuropsychiatric disorder and its effects.
Though the theme is borrowed from various Hollywood films, Director Sidharth P Malhotra does a fair job in creating unique characters and relationships. It also talks about embarrassment attached to a condition like Tourette’s through the relationship between Naina and her father.
I thoroughly enjoyed the movie as it took me from tears to laughter almost in most of the scene. I only wish I would have had a teacher like Naina Thakur once in my lifetime.
This film is undoubtedly one of the most sensible films this year. What I love about it is its simplicity. It’s a story from the heart brought to the screen crisply and cleanly… ( Rani’s star power helps smooth over some of the rough spots)
Regrettably, there seems to be a shortage of this type of film, and I dare say that public today are probably unfamiliar and unable to appreciate this type of product.
Anyhow, what a great movie.
Rani Mukherji is in top form and very effortlessly performs the character Naina with a lot of ease.
I suppose the feel-good nature of the plot and a mostly watchable star performance by Rani Mukherjee as the “Madamji” will bring a smile to you face. I definitely recommend that you watch this film if you haven’t. I don’t know if it’ll inspire you to be a teacher or not, but either way, it’s a fantastic watch.