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HICHKI starring Rani Mukherji

Hichki – A meaningful story demanded an intriguing title

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The secret Yash Raj Films’Hichki title

Hichki Rani Mukerji

Aditya Chopra came up with the title of Rani Mukerji’s comeback film, Hichki


Hichki starring Rani Mukerji sees the acclaimed actress play the character of Naina Mathur who has a nervous system disorder, Tourette syndrome that forces an individual to make involuntary repetitive movements or sounds. The inspiring movie focuses on turning disadvantages into opportunities and staring down at challenges that life throws at one and ultimately winning over them. It is also 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.

Rani Mukerji in Hichki 
A meaningful story demanded an intriguing title that would serve as a metaphor to challenges, weaknesses, prejudice and social stigma. Director Siddharth P Malhotra says, “It was quite a task to figure out the perfect title of the movie. It needed to be sensitive, thought provoking, intriguing as well as have a direct connect to the theme of the film. It was Adi (Aditya Chopra) who nailed the title of the film. He took a few days to deliberate on the same and when he told Maneesh (Sharma) and me his suggestion, we were ecstatic. Nothing could have described the film better than Hichki. It’s uncomplicated, it’s a strong metaphor to discrimination and it’s an extremely colloquial and relatable word.”

Hichki, a feel-good entertaining film, is set to touch the hearts of audiences when it releases on 23rd February 2018.

 Hichki Rani Mukherji

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Film Credits
Film: Hichki (Hiccups)
Running Times: TBC
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: Hindi with English subtitles
Cast: Rani Mukerji
Director: Siddharth P Malhotra
Producer: Maneesh Sharma
Music: Jasleen Royal
Production Studio: Yash Raj Films
Distributor: Yash Raj Films
Release Date: 23rd Feburary 2018


About Yash Raj Films

Yash Raj Films [YRF] is one of India’s oldest and most respected storytellers. A 4 decade old film & entertainment company with a fully integrated presence across the entire value chain covering everything from production, worldwide distribution, marketing, home entertainment & brand partnerships to design, licensing, consumer products, interactive media & talent management with offices across India and in US, UK & UAE differentiates it from all studios in the country.