After taking a two-year sabbatical from movies, Rani Mukerji is all set to make a comeback with Siddharth P Malhotra's Hichki which is produced by Yash Raj Films. The trailer of the film has landed online which introduces us to a completely different side of Rani who after her hard-hitting role in Mardaani (2014) looks quite refreshing on-screen.
The two-and-a-half-minute trailer shows Rani Mukerji, an aspiring teacher named Naina Mathur, suffering from Tourette's Syndrome, a nervous system disorder involving repetitive movements or unwanted sounds called tics. The staff of an elite school suggest her to find a job in another profession since they think she is not fit for this profession because of her neurological condition.
Considering her passion towards teaching, the school hires her and asks her to teach a group of 14 underprivileged students who are made to sit separately from other elite students in the school.
As the movie revolves around Naina struggle with her disorder while teaching the students and giving them their right to education, the story chronicles the events of how she turns her disadvantages into opportunities, staring down at challenges and ultimately winning over them.
The story rides completely on Rani Mukerji's shoulders and she pulls off her part with conviction. Shivkumar Subramaniam, who locks horns with Rani's character in the film, makes his presence felt with his method acting as an arrogant principal of an elite school with patriarchal beliefs. Neeraj Kabi as always does magic on camera with his acting prowess.
Director Siddharth P Malhotra has done a great job at capturing Rani's every little nuance in the camera offering moviegoers a new Rani to remember. The trailer leaves you with a sweet taste with its simple storyline.
Watch Hichki trailer here:
While the movie is definitely an attempt to bring back Rani into showbiz and resurrect her as an actor with par excellence, it remains to be seen if viewers will accept her in a different avatar when it will hit the theatres on February 23, 2018.