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Movie Review: Chichchore

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Producers- Sajid Nadiadwala and Star Fox

Director- Nitesh  Tiwari

Star Cast- Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Prateik Babbar, Tushar Pandey, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Varun Sharma, Navin Polishetty and Saharsh Kumar Shetty

Genre- Social

Rating- ***1/2 (Three and a half)

Touchingly Brilliant!

Jyothi  Venkatesh

Raghav, (Mohammad Samad) son of high achieving parents succumbs to the pressure that comes with cut-throat entrance exams. As he battles for life in a hospital, his parents Annirudh and Maya (Sushant Singh and Shraddha Kapoor) regroup with their friends after decades. Together, this older generation, goes on a nostalgia trip reminiscing their college days, hoping their bittersweet memories will help save a teenager, who has lost all will to live. The plot oscillates between the present and the past, while the director takes us on a whirlwind tour of emotions.

The film’s narrative walks us down the hostel corridors, creating instantly an authentic world that is evidently filled with nuggets of nostalgia and a breezy, vibrant energy and comprising of thick friends like  ‘Sexa’ (Varun Sharma), ‘Acid’ (Naveen Polishetty), Derek (Tahir Raj Bhasin), ‘Bevda’ (Saharsh Kumar Shukla) and ‘Mummy’ (Tushar Pandey). Besides Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor

Chhichhore has a great as well as relevant message on the inherent attitude towards academic success and failure and will surely connect with many youngsters and parents of today and sets out to tell that the journey is far more important than the destination and that losing is as critical a life lesson as winning in any sphere of life. It also emphasizes the need to have good friends who are ready to sacrifice for your sake in life and go to any length to reassure you

On the flip side, the reason why Maya and Anni are separated is not explained wel enough. Also it looks slightly weird that Maya seems to be the only female student in the entire hostel. Shraddha Kapoor, packs in a solid performance both as the younger and older Maya. Sushant Singh Rajput shines as the young Anni (especially the scene where he goes tongue-tied in front of Maya!), however as the older Annirudh he is uncomfortable. Varun Sharma steals the show as Saxa though he is getting typed in similar kind of characterizations of late. Tushar Pandey is superb as the mother smitten boy while Prateik shines though he has a very short role which has grey shades. As Bewda Saharsh Kumar Shetty impresses you.

In short, the film is a tribute to all those plucky losers who may lose the war but end up winning the battle. Chichchore is endearing, heartwarming, and what’s more touchingly brilliant from every angle and I only wish that the editor had edited it slickly to prevent your interest from waning half way through the film.

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