Chhichhore Movie Review, Release Date, Star Cast, Story

Chhichhore Movie Review, Release Date, Star Cast, Story

Chhichhore Movie Release Date:

06th September, 2019

Chhichhore Star Cast:

Sushant Singh Rajput as Anirudh Pathak aka Anni

Shraddha Kapoor as Maya

Varun Sharma as Gurmeet ‘Sexa’ Singh Dhillon

Prateik Babbar as Raggie

Tahir Raj Bhasin as Derek

Naveen Polishetty as Acid

Tushar Pandey as Mummy

Saharsh Kumar Shukla as Bevda

Rohit Chauhan as Chriss Cross

Nalneesh Neel as H4 Chef Pandu

Aashray Batra as Raghav’s senior

Abhinav Bhattacharjee as Dard Kumar

Chhichhore Movie Review:

For most adults, the years spent in college are often considered the best part of their lives. This is a time when the fear of an uncertain future always looms over the head but the joy of being with friends makes this period worth it. Nitesh Tiwari, after delivering the monstrous blockbuster Dangal [2016], is back with Chhichhore, which not only focuses on the student part of the character’s life, but also what happens when they reunite a few decades later. Is. So does Chhichhore manage to give the audience an entertaining time and make them go down memory lane? Or does it fail to evoke any feelings? Let’s analyze.

Chhichhore is the story of ‘losers’ friends trying to be winners and learning some important lessons along the way. Anirudh Pathak aka Anni (Sushant Singh Rajput) is a middle-aged man living in Mumbai with his son Raghav (Mohammed Samad) after divorcing his wife Maya (Shraddha Kapoor). Raghav is under a lot of pressure as he has just given the engineering entrance exam. Both his parents were rankers when he took the entrance exam. As a result, Raghav is feeling a lot of pressure. Although Annie is confident that he will achieve it. In the end, the result is out and sadly Raghav fails to make the cut. Fearing that he will be labeled a loser for the rest of his life, he attempts to commit suicide by jumping off a high rise. He survives but the doctor treating him, Dr. Kasbekar (Shishir Sharma), makes it clear that his chances of recovery are slim. Anni is clearly heartbroken and with no option at hand, he decides to adopt a new approach to ensure that Raghav gets the will to live. He begins telling his story as an engineering student at the National College of Technology in Mumbai. He has been allotted a room in Hostel No. 4 aka H4, which is supposed to be the residence of the ‘losers’. First of all, Annie is surprised by the kind of characters in H4. But gradually, he gets along well with Gurmeet Singh Dhillon aka Sexa (Varun Sharma), Acid (Naveen Polishetty), Sundar aka Mummy (Tushar Pandey), Bevda (Saharsh Kumar Shukla) and Derek (Tahir Raj Bhasin). become friends. The number of girls in engineering is negligible and the most popular among them is Maya (Shraddha Kapoor). Annie manages to woo him and they soon start dating. However, Ani and others are still called ‘losers’ and there is a reason for this. General Championship aka GC is a sports tournament that takes place annually in the college. H4 students always lose badly and are the last in ten hostels. Hence, the ‘loser’ tag. Ragi (Pratik Babbar) from H3 is a champion who wants all the winning students from other hostels to stay in his hostel so that H3 can win the GC. He invites Annie, as Annie is the basketball champion. But Anne refuses, causing Reggie to wrangle. Annie and the others from H4 decide to leave the tag of ‘loser’ forever by winning H4. However, the road to the trophy is full of obstacles. Cut today Hearing the story of the ‘losers’, Raghav’s condition stops deteriorating but there is no improvement either. What happens next, in flashback as well as in the present day, forms the rest of the film.

The story of Nitesh Tiwari, Piyush Gupta and Nikhil Mehrotra is gripping, moving and has potential. The film is much more than a promo. The screenplay by Nitesh Tiwari, Piyush Gupta and Nikhil Mehrotra however does not fully exploit the story. Of course they try their best and keep the narrative simple without over complicating it. They also add a fair amount of humor to appeal to the masses. But it’s also a little superficial, especially when it comes to the feelings part. A little more depth was needed in terms of the characters, their backgrounds etc. Nitesh Tiwari, Piyush Gupta and Nikhil Mehrotra’s dialogues are simple but witty and good. Although one wishes the writers had written some really funny liners for the slogan sequence. This is a scene that could have caused a riot but the end result is not exceptionally good.

Nitesh Tiwari’s direction suits most of the parts. He deserves praise for the way he goes back and forth with the present times and the flashback sequences. Also, there are three parallel scenes in the climax – one of a chess tournament, a relay and a basketball match. He mixes them very well. On the flipside, he omits some details regarding the characters’ lives and it hampers the impact. For example, the audience never gets to know exactly what went wrong between Anni and Maya that they had to get divorced and why Maya did not take Raghav into custody. Except for Sexa and Mummy, none of the student’s parents are ever shown. As a result, we do not know what kind of families they are from. Not only that, even in today’s parts, except for Mummy and Sexa, to an extent, the lives of the other characters are not revealed at all. Mami apparently flies to the USA to be with Annie. How he did this too immediately remains a question mark. Then there are scenes that are unrelated like Raghav listening intently to the story of the ‘losers’ but at the same time we are told that he is critical. He does not appear to be medically serious even though his health deteriorated in the pre-climax. The ‘losers’ or ragi are never actually shown studying and we never know how they are doing in the exam. It seems that the reason he took admission in college is only to win GC.

Chhichhore begins on a high note, which nicely reflects the mischief happening in the hostel as well as the enmity between H3 and H4. The film then focuses on Raghav getting tensed about his outcome. The film falls a bit here but the shocking suicide sequence piques the interest. Soon the flashback portions begin and the interest in the film continues. From here, the film is without complaint as director Nitesh Tiwari uses the first hour to introduce the characters, the college setting and how much GC means to the students. In the second half, the college portions entertain and laugh as well. Annie’s idea of ??psychologically discouraging rival teams is interesting and fun to watch. However, it also raises questions as this method is known to be very effective at improving their game, which was very poor in the first place. How this happens is astonishing. The climax is based on the interesting idea of ??three tracks playing at the same time, but goes on for a very long time. The basketball scene in particular keeps going. The end result of GC may split the audience with some who may not find it acceptable. However, it is in line with the message of the film.

The performances are exemplary for all. It’s great to see that not only the lead actors and actresses but also others get a big chance to shine. Sushant Singh Rajput plays the role with ease and is apt as Anni. He is not playing the typical ‘hero’ role and slips into the character and performs accordingly. In the older parts, he is quite good and has modified his voice a bit which is commendable. Shraddha Kapoor gave full support. Sadly after a point his character doesn’t have much to do. The romantic track is very weak and does not get enough screen time. And she doesn’t look that old compared to the others. Varun Sharma is quite entertaining and will be loved by the audience. He was dull in films like Arjun Patiala and Khandaani Shafakhana. But in Chhichhore, he is seen in form. He also surprises in the entry scene of the old sexa. Tahir Raj Bhasin looks dashing and performs very well. The pain and anger in his eyes are clearly visible. Naveen Polishetty has good screen presence and is cute as a boy with acidic tongue. Tusshar Pandey is fine to the character he plays and adds humor to the proceedings. Saharsh Kumar Shukla’s entry is very late but his presence on screen is spectacular. Especially in the finale, he has a major role to play. Mohammed Samad has his moments. Prateik Babbar made a mark as the villain. Shishir Sharma, Sanjay Goradia (mother’s father), Rohit Chauhan (Chris Cross), Ranjan Raj (underweight Abhimanyu Rathod aka Danda) and the actors playing the cook are fine.

Pritam’s music syncs with the mood of the film, but it will not have a long shelf life. ‘Fear Not’ is the best of all these films as it also reflects the message of the film. ‘Control’ comes next because the position in which it is played is funny. ‘Woh Din’ and ‘Khairiyat’ failed to make a mark while ‘Kal Ki Hi Baat Hai’ played for a few seconds. Sameer Uddin’s background score is subtle but makes an impact.

Amalendu Choudhary’s cinematography is apt. The hospital, hostel and sports scenes are captured well. Lakshmi Keluskar’s production design is good. The casting of Mukesh Chhabra deserves praise as all the actors fit the bill. The casting of Abhimanyu Rathod is quite good. Sunil Rodrigues’s action is clearly not very bloody and works. Rohit Chaturvedi’s costumes are authentic. The characters are also shown repeating their clothes in the dorm scenes to maintain the realism. Overall, the prosthetics and character design of Preetisheel Singh are quite good. But it is not very convincing in the case of Shraddha Kapoor and Tusshar Pandey. Charu Shree Roy’s editing is slick and the present and flashback portions are well woven in the narrative.

Overall, Chhichhore is a good entertainer with entertaining and heartwarming scenes. At the box office, it will be loved by its target audience – youth and families. However a positive word will be needed to sustain and excel.

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