PLOT: The film focuses on seven friends during their college days and the variety of memories they share and then how they save Maya and Anni’s son in their old age.
Star Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Navin Polishetty, Tushar Pandey, Saharsh Kumar Shukla, Prateik Babbar, Shishir Sharma and Mohammad Samad.
Director: Nitesh Tiwari
MOVIE REVIEW: Chhichhore takes you on a nostalgic ride to your college days with a gripping narrative. After given the biggest blockbuster of all time Dangal, director Nitesh Tiwari delivers another relevant film for youngsters and parents of today. Nitesh Tiwari’s latest film celebrates reminiscence of friendship and the movie is shown in past & present parallel timelines and the transition between scenes are seamless.
The first half begins after a divorced couple Anni and Maya played by Sushant & Shraddha teenage son Raghav played by Mohammad Samad involved in a tragedy after failing in engineering entrance exam, unlike his father and mother, who were rank holders. When he lands in hospital following a suicide attempt, Annirudh believes the only way to bring him out of this darkness is to take Raghav down his own memory lane. This leads to a reunion between Aniruddh and his college friends – Varun Sharma as Sexa, Tahir Raj Bhasin as Derek, Naveen Polishetty as Acid, Tushar Pandey as Mummy and Saharsh Kumar Shukla as Bevda.
The way each character is introduced in the film is a delight to watch. They start to recount their time together when they were living in the H4 hostel. The H4 boys were called as losers because the hostel always came last in the General Championship – inter-hostel sports competition. These losers decide that they will change this tag after defeating the champions. The second half is quite engaging, loaded with sports matches of Hostel 4 versus Hostel 3 boys, led by the Raggie played satisfactorily by Pratiek Babbar. We wish if he could have been given a little more screen time.
Sushant Singh Rajput shines as the young Anni but as the older Annirudh he seems a little unconvincing still, he manages to leave the audience with teary eyes in a couple of scenes. Shraddha Kapoor as Maya looks pretty but didn’t get a well-written role, the film’s script limits her character. Even the chemistry between Sushant and Shraddha is implausible instead, the boys share better chemistry.
Naveen Polishetty and Tushar Pandey are the surprise package, delivers the impressive performance. Tahir Raj Bhasin and Saharsh Kumar Shukla are decent. Varun Sharma shines out the most among all the stellar performances. He delivers yet another remarkable performance in Chhichhore, from Chucha in Fukrey to Sexa in this film Varun always steals the show. He gets the best punchlines in the film.
The credit goes to the writers for ensuring constant humour. The impeccable writing by Nitesh Tiwari, Piyush Gupta and Nikhil Malhotra is filled with so many comic punches, funny & emotional scenes which makes Chhichhore a complete entertainer film.
Amalendu Chaudhary’s cinematography is appropriate. The hospital, college, hostel and sports scenes are well captured. The music by Pritam is average and background score by Sameer Uddin beautifully blends with the narrative.
Overall Hit ya Flop Rating: 3.4 out of 5
Package of comedy, emotions & amazing performances with a good message.