Rani Mukerji's 'Hichki' To Be Released In Russia On Teacher's Day

| July 17 , 2018 , 18:27 IST

Bollywood star Rani Mukerji's Hichki is going places, this time it is set to release in Russia on the occasion of Teacher's Day.

Hichki is winning hearts of audiences across countries. Recently the movie received a standing ovation at the Shanghai International Film Festival.

The movie is directed by Siddharth P Malhotra and will be dubbed in Russian. It is scheduled to hit the theatres on September 6.

The movie will rather get a wide release in Russia, across 70 screens and has titled Ya-Prepod which means I-Teacher.

The movie Hichki is a universal movie which has the message of turning your weakness into strength and is getting in the overseas territories is validating that the movie's subject and the story is an extremely relevant one.

Talking about the same, 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. 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 breaks the language barriers across the globe.”

The Yash Raj Films project, produced by Maneesh Sharma, centres on a teacher played by Rani Mukherji who is dealing with Tourette syndrome which is neuropsychiatric disorder characterised by involuntary and uncontrollable movements or sounds. It chronicles the struggles of the teacher and lays bare the differences of approach for rote learning and unconventional teaching methods.

Malhotra's film is designed to have us looking past Naina's (Rani) condition, seeing her as a woman who is determined not to allow her students to succumb to their worst fears or insecurities, to recognise their own failings and biases even as they battle the biases others hold against them. Hichki is a largely engaging movie that, despite the hiccups in its writing journey, manages to hit the mark.

Russian audiences have always had a special spot for Indian cinema and the iconic Raj Kapoor was considered a mega-star in the country.