After the blockbuster success of Dangal, Nitesh Tiwari is back again with a movie succeeds in fulfilling all the promises Chhichhore. The story is a blend of present time and in the early 90s. It follows the life of Anni (Sushant Singh Rajput), his wife Maya (Shraddha Kapoor), son Raghav (Mohammad Samad) and a bunch of his college friends Sexa (Varun Sharma), Mummy (Tushar Pandey), Acid (Naveen Polishetty), Derek (Tahir Raj Bhasin) and Bevda (Saharsh Kumar Shukla).
The movie is a true joyride where Director Nitesh Tiwari has done a phenomenal job with the complex screenplay and a hoard of characters. It’s commendable that each and every character gets its moment in the film.
Nitesh takes the audience Raghav along with him. The movie is roughly 2 hours and 25 minutes it flows smoothly. Not once the movie feels tedious or overlong.
Chhichhore is technically brilliant displaying the college and hostel life shown in the film is too close to reality. This movie will instantly take you back in time. You will relate to each and every character.
Sushant Singh Rajput has done a brilliant job. Be it the young college lad or the 45-year-old grieving father. His on-screen wife Shraddha Kapoor not only performs well as a college student and then a mother but also looks drop-dead gorgeous.
Even though the movie doesn’t focus much on their romance, her chemistry with Sushant is beautiful.
Varun Sharma gets the loudest character and he brings the house down on many occasions. Tahir Raj Bhasin’s character is a bit serious and sensible .Naveen Polishetty makes his debut who has acted in a couple of Telugu films as well. Saharsh Kumar Shukla gives a subtle performance and even though he enters the narrative only in the second half, in the climax he gets the cheers. He was fantastic in Highway and is fab here. Everyone gave their best performance.
The music compliments the narrative perfectly. The situational tracks work well with the screenplay. The tunes will stay with you. Absolutely loved Fikar Not and the way it has been shot.
Special mention for the climax and the message Nitesh has beautifully delivered. It’s quite brave of him to have that kind of climax in a mainstream entertainer like Chhichhore.