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Hichki – a voice against exclusion!

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I love you Rani Mukherjee. Though I have been admiring you for long time for your ‘unconventional beauty’, your voice, your eyes and above all your smile, I have fallen in love with you after watching Hichki. You got a magic in you! You don’t pretend to act! But you act! (I wouldn’t call it transforming into that character). And that acting of yours looks effortless but hard hitting, leaving an everlasting impression of that character than you! Isn’t that the success of an actor.. Rather actress!

Fine, let’s come to #Hichki. Director Siddharth Malhotra and the entire team deserve a big hug. Ordinary People can only afford that though!

#Siddharth, while majority of the industry goes after ‘success’ & ‘Profits’, you went behind ‘Art’, the art of making a difference, by not ‘doing’ something different, but by being different. While I read your interview to First Post, the struggles & rejections you faced is what reality. Everybody here is for it, but none want to be with it. People are obsessed with ‘Normality’ but would scream their lung out saying ‘it’s ok to be ‘abnormal’.

Yes we welcome dissent, special, atypical and ‘different’ things when it is out there in someone’s tongue as a motivational talk or out there on stage receiving accolades, but when it enters my living room, we get claustrophobic! Your film exposes that on celluloid and your interview exposes ‘the fear of profits’. Probably get them those paper rockets for free!

Aditya, Maneesh and #YRF  I would forgive you for many of those reactionary movies, just for this movie! Maneesh especially you, for making the protagonist a female!

I didn’t read anything about the movie and went to watch it just for Rani Mukerhjee based on the trailers! She has not let me down.

Hey Hichki dude’s if not for Hichki, I (many) would not have known about Tourette syndrome and that Young, cool Brad Cohen! Many movies attempt to teach but fail because of their learning, but here you guys have taught Life Man! Does this really happen in a Movie 😉

The best thing about the story team is that, you guys didn’t complicate things, desperate to squeeze tears from my eyes! Thank the Devil! You made me walk with Naina to look back at the privileges that I have in my life and how to use those privileges for the excluded. This is an important question that many of us should ask within. In Today’s competitive world one looks at every other human as a threat. It creates all possible rules, laws and social condition to exclude someone than behave as humans. Am glad that you touched upon the most dangerous exclusion in this society – #discrimination in educational institutions! The rich class & the privileged group don’t even know the kind of struggles that the poor class (the slum dwellers) faces and why they are ‘behaving in a certain manner’. Am glad you called that rebellious! In this society what we need is an equal opportunity; Hichki speaks up for that by being ‘abnormal’. Well spoken. We just need voices, change will follow!

And guys, believe me, there are no bad films, only bad film makers. You shall pat your back for not being one among them! Here is your Prefect Badge… Am going to watch it once again with my daughter! Isn’t that a great appreciation from a nitpicker!