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Movie reviews of director Nitesh Tiwari's Chhichhore starring an ensemble cast of Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor and Varun Sharma Tahir Raj Bhasin and Prateik Babbar are finally out. And film critics have given a thumbs up to this college buddy film.

A special screening was organised for Bollywood stalwarts last night and even film critics were shown the film a day prior to its release. Chhichhore is a riveting story of today's generation which will not only to crack you up and will equally take you back to college by making you highly nostalgic.

The story is a fictionalized drama inspired by the true-life events of director Nitesh Tiwari and has numerous references to his own college days hidden in the movie's characters.

And while the movie is making right noise in the industry, take a look at what critics have to say about Chhichhore which is releasing this Friday at the box office.

The Times Of India: "'Chhichhore' has a relevant message on the inherent attitude towards academic success and failure that will connect with many youngsters and parents of today. It 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."

Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Mid-Day: "Chhichhore is the sort of film that we can all add to, with our own versions of the same story — a user-generated series, if you like. This has the makings of one. You've probably navigated the same rite of passage — from ragging to enrichment, through deep bonds/friendships that last forever."

Rating: 4 stars out of 5.

India Today: "Chhichhore delivers an important message on exam pressure, quite literally, with Sushant enunciating the message in a speech just in case you didn't get it even after 2 hours of seeing the same. The film feels like a missed opportunity. Director Nitesh Tiwari had a subject that appealed to all generations, but he fails to create that magic that a memorable college drama should have had."

Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5. 

News 18: "Nitesh Tiwari has a flair for slice-of-life aam admi India stories and you can see his trademark style even in Chhichhore—lighthearted, nimble and making a pertinent point. Chhichhore is no paean to being a genius or the glowing success stories to be emulated. It is about the plucky losers who may lose the war and yet end up winning the battle."

Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5. "In the 2019 movie in which Anni tries to give it those ones, the most powerful and memorable moments are all in the past, which is seething with fashion-backward college students, affection-laced jousting, and a love for slapstick and hyperbole. The real Chhicchore should never have left the campus."

Rating: Not mentioned. 

First Post: "The writing of Chhichhore (by Tiwari himself with Nikhil Mehrotra and Piyush Gupta) is so lacking in depth, and the direction so passionless that it is hard to believe it is brought to us by the same person who made Dangal. Despite its sporadic bursts of humour, Chhichhore comes across as a half-hearted enterprise."

Rating: 1.75 stars out of 5.