After a gap of four years, Rani Mukerji is returning to the silver screen with ‘Hichki’. Rani Mukerji plays a character suffering from Tourette syndrome. Tourette syndrome is a common neuropsychiatric disorder or simply a ‘permanent case of hiccups’.
The trailer of Rani Mukerji’s much awaited Bollywood comeback Hichki was launched in Mumbai today. The makers released the trailer via a live video on YRF’s official Facebook handle, in the presence of Rani herself. Hichki is directed by Siddharth P Malhotra and has been produced by Maneesh Sharma. The film is set to release on February 23, 2018.
Here is the trailer:
The trailer reveals that Rani Mukerji, who plays Naina Mathur, suffers from this afflictions, the movie is not exactly about that. It is about how she disregards this condition to pursue a career in academics and teaching. With much difficulty and after a number of rejections she manages to grab a teacher’s job.
And when she does, she finds herself teaching an unruly batch of students who never leave an opportunity to troll her and her speaking manner. How she turns things around, win the respect of her students and fight the management who are looking at expelling these kids is what the movie is all about.
Her character Naina seems to be very similar to Brad Cohen in ‘Front of the Class’, a 2008 American drama film. He is actually a real-life character who has Tourette syndrome and who eventually becomes an award-winning teacher with his mother’s help and the support of his school principal.