Rani Mukerji, who was last seen playing a teacher suffering from Tourette’s Syndrome in YRF flick Hichki, must be grinning from ear to ear today.
We have learned that the film will be dubbed in Russian and is scheduled to hit the theatres in Russia on September 6, a day after Teacher’s Day. Producer Maneesh Sharma said, “Hichki has touched the hearts of audiences across age-groups, across countries. The film moved audiences at the Shanghai Film Festival where it was screened recently and we got a standing ovation there. It was an overwhelming reaction from a non-Hindi speaking market and now that the film is releasing in Russia, we expect audiences to feel the same emotions that people across the world are feeling after seeing the movie. The relevancy of the subject and the film’s intention to affect a positive social change is appealing universally and thus breaking language barriers across the globe.”
Director Siddharth P Malhotra added, “Hichki is a universal film and the response that it is getting in the overseas territories is validating that the film’s subject is an extremely relevant one. It’s really heartening that Hichki will now release in Russia. Hichki professes the message of the fact of making your worst obstacle within you and convert it into your biggest strength by embracing it and working each day to win over it. Hichki has a beautiful message that nothing is impossible and life can be beautiful even with our inherent complications. I’m really excited to see the reaction of audiences on Russia.”