Chhichhore Review: Acted And Directed With Care, Movie Made From Heart

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Director Nitesh Tiwari's latest release 'Chhichhore' literally wears its heart on its sleeve. A film that captures the zeitgeist of then-and-now beautifully.

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A movie straight from the heart. 'Dangal' director Nitish Tiwari's latest release 'Chhichhore' is nothing but a simple film loaded with nostalgia. A film that has been acted and directed with care and love — a positive and motivational experience.

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Director: Nitesh Tiwari
Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma, Prateik Babbar, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Naveen Polishetty, Tushar Pandey and Nalneesh Neel
Genre: Drama
Date released: September 6
IBFC Rating: U/A
Duration: 2 hours 26 minutes

Reviewer Rating: 3/5

Setting the Scene

The movie begins in an engineering college's hostel with Sexa (played by Varun Sharma) getting into a water-fight with Anirudh (played by Sushant Singh Rajput) which is followed by everyone. Cut to, Sushant playing an adult in his mid-30's, divorced from his wife Maya (Shraddha Kapoor) and also has a teenage kid. The movie is led by Anirudh and Maya after their son - Raghav - attempts suicide after he fails in engineering entrance exams. In an effort to revive his son's deteriorating condition, Anirudh calls all his 'Loser' friends - Acid (Naveen Polishetty), Bewda (Saharsh Shukla), Derek (Tahir Raj Bhasin) and Mummy (Tushar Pandey) -- a gang of Hostel 4.


A movie that follows the basic 'college life' formula - drunken antics, love story, friendship and beating the odds. Yes, the comparison with Rajkummar Hirani's '3 Idiots' is inevitable but Nitish Tiwari's 'Chhichhore' is different in its own way and the execution of the film is both heartwarming and hilarious!

Anirudh and Maya's son Raghav, being a son of topper parents, considers himself a loser after he fails in engineering entrance exams. Stressed about society and how he would face his parents, Raghav attempts suicide. Anni and Maya in desperation to bring back their critical son, call their college friends and take Raghav down on a memory lane. What follows is a beautiful narrative that showcases emotions, friendship, love, care, humor and 'good old days'. 'Chhichhore' has a message that is for both parents and kids. An important life lesson is shown in a beautiful way.


A must watch! A movie that highlights failure, a movie that tells you that there should be a plan even for defeat/non-success. An amalgamation of several emotions, this movie can't be missed. A tear and a laugh is for sure as you leave the theatre. 'Koshish, aur kar bhi kya sakte hain', a dialogue that breaks the movie into intermission is the soul of Nitish Tiwari directorial. A touching, feel-good drama that is worth a watch.

What works

Each actor has delivered a powerful performance. Sushant, Shraddha, and Varun being the highlight from the group. Dialogues were easy and relatable. The music of the film also blends smoothly and doesn't feel off at any point. Even though the story was predictable, but Nitesh Tiwari did deliver a hugely entertaining and effective film.

What doesn't work

The length of the film could have been shorter. Secondly, the make-up artist could have done a better job with the actors in their old-look.

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