Chhichhore Movie Review: A Nostalgic Affair
Right from Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar to 3 Idiots, campus dramas have always fascinated the Indian audiences and Nitesh Tiwari’s latest release Chhichhore is the latest addition to the list.
The film revolves around Anirudh who has got divorced from his wife Maya. Their son is looking forward to his JEE result however, he fails to clear the exam and takes a decision which changes their lives completely. The incident reunites Maya and Anirudh with their college friends and then we learn about their eventful college life in flashbacks.
Nitesh Tiwari’s last release Dangal is Bollywood’s biggest blockbuster, till date, so obviously expectations were high from this film as well. While this film is not at par with Dangal, on its own it’s a good watch. Nitesh is an IIT Bombay alumnus and he has relived his college experiences with this film. The movie is high on nostalgia and will definitely remind you of your college days.
It does have a 3 idiots hangover, but it’s nowhere close to the Rajkumar Hirani-directed movie. That said, Chhichhore too is quite entertaining. It has romance, drama, comedy and also suspense, which keeps you hooked, right till the end.[caption id="attachment_717978" align="aligncenter" width="950"] Chhichhore[/caption]
Sushant has played Anirudh and while he is good in his college boy avatar, he is quite awkward as a middle-aged guy and has not been able to do justice to his role. His emotional scenes are very weak. Shraddha has played Maya and while in some scenes she is good, in others she isn’t. Interestingly, while all her classmates have grown old and lost most of their hair, there’s not even a wrinkle on her face.
Though Sushant and Shraddha Kapoor are headlining the film, it’s the supporting cast that wins your heart. Varun Sharma as Sexa, Tahir Raj Bhasin as Derek, Naveen Polishetty as Acid, Tushar Pandey as Mummy and Saharsh Shukla as Bevda are outstanding. Varun Sharma is a live-wire and Tahir Raj Bhasin’s swag is on fleek. Prateik Babbar impresses with his performance but sadly, he has limited screen time. The film becomes a little sluggish in between but overall the screenplay is good.
Chhichhore delivers a good message as it reminds parents, teachers and students that success isn’t everything and that being a loser is not always a bad thing. It’s a feel good movie and will also take you down memory lane. The songs are nice and the cinematography too is good. Story keeps you engaged though I do feel that it could have used some more editing.
It’s a very entertaining film and is worth watching in theaters.