Chhichhore (2019) Review


Chhichhore (transl. Uncivilized) is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language coming of age comedy-drama film directed by Nitesh Tiwari, written by Tiwari in association with Piyush Gupta and Nikhil Mehrotra, and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, with Fox Star Studios acquiring the distribution rights.
Starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor Varun Sharma, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Naveen Polishetty, Tushar Pandey, and Saharsh Kumar Shukla in the lead roles with Saanand Verma and Mohammad Samad in supporting roles, the film tells the story of Aniruddha "Anni" Pathak, a middle-aged divorcee whose son Raghav tries to commit suicide but survives, though he is in a critical condition for his unwillingness to live out of fear he would be called a "loser".
Desperate, he goes against the wishes of his former girlfriend turned ex-wife Maya's wishes to recount his own journey in 1992 as a "loser" in a gang of six; as he continues along to convince Raghav, the other five receive news of the tragedy and decide to join their friend in his pain to complete a story they never fail to cherish as a lesson in their life.
Principal photography commenced in September 2018. Chhichhore was released on 6 September 2019, receiving critical acclaim for its direction, acting, social message, and portrayal of hostel life in Indian colleges.
It became commercially successful. The film earned ₹2.15 billion (US$30 million) worldwide and received five nominations at the 65th Filmfare Awards – Best Film, Best Director, Best Story, Best Dialogue and Best Editing.
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