Chhichhore Movie Review! By the looks of the trailer of Shraddha Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput starrer ‘Chhichhore’ reminds most of us our college days.
Filmmaker, Nitesh Tiwari who is known for his blockbuster film ‘Dangal’ and now is back with another film which is based upon friendship comes across as a half-hearted enterprise. The film stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor in a lead role.
Chhichhore Movie Review! The Plot
Talking about the film, Chhichhore stars Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor and Varun Sharma in lead roles. Also, the film stars Prateik Babbar, Tahir Raj, Naveen Polishetty and Saharsh Shukla. The film oscillates between the present and the past of its lead characters. It is a story of seven college friends who, after having a gala time during their student life, reunite in their older days.
Nitesh Tiwari taps into this nostalgia and presents us Chhichhore to recall our college memories. College dramas, one-sided love, crush, canteen food, bunking lectures and many more. College dramas are something that the audience, no matter the generation have always leaned on.
Talking about the film, Aniruddh ( Sushant Singh Rajput ) and Maya’s ( Shraddha Kapoor ) son involved in a tragedy after failing to secure a coveted seat in India’s top engineering college not like his father and mother who were rank holders in their times. This leads to a reunion between Aniruddh ( Sushant Singh Rajput) and his college friends Sexa ( Varun Sharma ) Derek ( Tahir Raj Bhasin), Acid ( Naveen Polishetty ) Mummy ( Tushar Pandey ) and Bevda ( Saharsh Shukla )
On The Upside
Brilliant writing loaded with comic punches, one-liners, and genuinely funny jokes makes Chhichhore a winner. Full credit to the writers for ensuring that the humour is not even remotely slapstick. The way each character is introduced in the film with minute detailing and individual traits, it makes you sit up and take notice.
Varun Sharma delivers yet another remarkable performance in ‘Chhichhore’. He gets the best punchlines in the film and he delivers them in his own unique style. Sexa in this film, he nailed it with an impressive performance.
The writing isn’t all too sloppy. Some scenes will manage to you crack you up, but they are stuffed with cliches. Imagine every punchline that a college drama can have and some more. Now imagine all of them stuffed into a film. Chhichhore is that.
On The Downside
Sushant Singh Rajput looks good as a young college student but in his 40’s he is rather unconvincing and a misfit character. Also, Shraddha’s character, it seems has been written with the least amount of interest. Although her screen presence felt each time she is in the frame. She hardly gets any dialogues and you ask yourself ‘ was she even needed in the film? the actress has one expression on every mood and by now, we have seen too much of that one expression. Along with, the film script also limits her character to be just a pretty face who is always present to cheer for her boyfriend from the stands.
Even the chemistry between Anirrudh and Maya is unconvincing and their scenes together when they flirting or comforting each other looks rather adolescent.
Director Nitesh Tiwari had a subject that appealed to all the generations, but he fails to create that magic.
All In All
A must watch with your college friends, Chhichhore is relatable and relevant. The film is a one time watch and is for those who are still hung up on their college life.
Thankfully, Pritam’s music and background score by Sameer Uddin does not sound forced at any point and beautifully blends with the narrative. The song Fikar Not in the end credits is a refreshing change from the high-pitched item songs or over-dramatized romantic numbers and is brilliantly choreographed.