Jamila Dadarkar, Rani Mukerji’s History and English Literature teacher from Maneckji Cooper Education Trust School gives her two thumbs up for her sensitive and heart-warming portrayal as a teacher.
Rani Mukerji’s Hichki has been loved by audiences and critics alike, with everyone unanimously applauding Rani’s brilliant performance. Rani plays the character of Naina Mathur, a teacher who has a nervous system disorder, Tourette Syndrome that forces an individual to make involuntary repetitive movements or sounds. The film is about how she overcomes her obstacles and also becomes an inspiration for her students.
Calling the film a Must Watch, she stated that following one’s dreams and believing in one’s abilities, and valuing uniqueness over uniformity, are powerful thoughts driving Hichki. She lists the lessons as
1. Trust your instincts
2. Pursue your dream
3. Try to understand the uniqueness of your child
4. Turn your disabilities into strengths
5. Humility over Arrogance
6. Breaking cultural, racial and socio- economic barriers
7. The power of a teacher to connect with students via trust
8. How to work effectively with conduct disorder
9. Maintaining the bond and support with family members
10. The value of integration in education
Yash Raj Films’ Hichki focuses on turning disadvantages into opportunities and staring down at challenges that life throws at one and ultimately winning over them. It is a subtle reminder about discrimination that exists in our society and has become a part of our daily lives. It highlights this through the story of Naina, who faces discrimination from our society that firmly believes she cannot be a teacher because of her disorder. Progressive, brave and positive, the movie is about the power of will and determination. Hichki salutes the unsung efforts dedicated teachers make and their life changing impact on their students.
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