Written by Ankur Chaudhary and Siddharth P Malhotra, Hichki marks Rani’s big return to cinema after 2014’s Mardani. Of course, the actor returns with a due bang. Her powerful performance as a passionate, intelligent and kind teacher who becomes somewhat of a revolutionary is truly heartening.
Rani holds the film even when it fails to retain your interest and her masterful performance makes a lot of unlikely and overly emotional situations believable. She is spectacular in showing conviction in the face of opposition and her charismatic and confident portrayal of Naina makes you believe in her and her mission to save her students.
Hichki tackles many different subjects gracefully, such as education, elitism and parental pressure. It addresses the flaws in an education system that fails to be inclusive and it is rare for teachers to actually find it within themselves to try and break the mould and strive for something better for their students.
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