Rani Mukerji-starrer Hichki released this Friday, and has been getting positive response from critics and audience. After the Bollywood celebs showered love on the film, critics are also praising Rani's performance and the film in their reviews.
Social media is filled with tweets and posts from popular B-Town stars who cannot stop gushing about Rani's performance and the film Hichki. The simplicity and narration of the film has been stealing the hearts of the audience.
Directed by Sidharth P Malhotra, Hichki has been getting rave reviews from both the celebs as well as from the critics.
Check what the critics have to say about Rani's Hichki along with the film rating, followed by response from celebs:
Chetna Kapoor from IB Times: A well-made film. All the performances are phenomenal. It is emotional, inspirational and happy. You will leave the theatre with a smile and some lesson or two.
Manjusha Radhakrishnan from Gulf News: If you are craving for a generous dose of idealism and emboldenment, then Rani Mukerji's drama about teacher-student bonding will scratch that itch right away. It's one of those inspirational films that careens dangerously between being strongly inspirational and insipidly utopian. (3/5)
Anita Iyer from The Khaleej Times: Watch it for Rani, she won't disappoint you. But leaving the cinema hall might make you wonder if this was the best comeback film for her. (3/5)
Masala.com: The spotlight, therefore, shines entirely on Rani and her journey. Her acting credentials are impeccable and she lends immense credibility to Naina but let's just say, Hichki is unable to create the magic that Sidney Poitier created in the British classic To Sir, With Love. However, it's definitely one that will win over Rani's fans.
Financian Express: In spite of Rani blooming bright in Hichki, the entire film does not live up to a perfect comeback for the talented actress. But in spite of the fact, Hichki is all in all a Rani Mukherjee film and you should only catch this up for the actress who does not wear down a little in spite of the gap. (2.5/5)
Swetha Ramakrishnan from Firstpost: What we're missing in this brave, sporadically engaging film is a childlike innocence that films like Dead Poets Society or even Rockford had. Instead, Hichki is Rani's baby. The entire burden of the film is put on her shoulders — from the sassy bits, to the dramatic ones. It would have been nice to add some sub plots and regular intervals of comic relief. However Hichki is shot well, and the background score adds a certain charm to the film.
Samrudhi Ghosh from The India Today: Rani Mukerji is delightful as the enthusiastic teacher with a never-say-die spirit. Hichki rests on her shoulders and she does not let it falter. Her playful camaraderie with her brother (Hussain Dalal in a charming role) is genuine and one of the more enjoyable parts of the film. (3.5/5)
Bollywood Hungama: Overall, HICHKI is a simple, meaningful and an inspiring film that stays with you. Rani Mukerji is back in full form and her fans will be immensely impressed. At the box office, the film will mainly appeal to the younger audiences. (3/5)
Watched Hichki . Who says sensitivity is dead in our cinema . . I thought Rani will never surpass her Black performence but in Hichki she has gone much beyond it . congratulations to director Siddharth Malhotra and producer Adi Chopra for this lovely film .— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) March 19, 2018
Last nite I saw a brilliant film with such touching performances that I was transported into their world!! Well done #RaniMukherji what can one say!! And my younger brother @sidpmalhotra , I m floored at your handling such a sensitive subject with such finesse ! #Hichki @yrf— Rohit Roy (@rohitroy500) March 22, 2018
What a beautiful story @HichkiTheFilm , emotionally moving journey with wonderful characters , great job @sidpmalhotra #maneesh sharma & entire team ,but above all the girl that sparkles the screen with her brilliant performance , priceless #RaniMukerji, Happy Bday in advance ;)— ali abbas zafar (@aliabbaszafar) March 18, 2018