Rani Mukerji’s ‘Hichki’ was appreciated by the audience in India. Not only that, the film had also received a standing ovation at the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF). Now, ‘Hichki’ will be heading to Russia and will be released there on Teachers Day, September 6, 2018.
In the film, Rani plays the role of a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, who changes the lives of teenagers from an economically backward background. As per reports, the film will get a relatively wide release in Russia – across 70 screens and has been titled ‘Ya- Prepod’ meaning I-Teacher.
Talking about the film, 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 and we got a standing ovation there.”
He added, “It was an overwhelming reaction from a non-Hindi speaking market and 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 breaking language barriers across the globe.”
Director Siddharth P Malhotra added, “’Hichki’ is a universal film and the response that it is getting in the overseas territories is validating that the film’s subject is an extremely relevant one. It’s really heartening that ‘Hichki’ will now release in Russia. ‘Hichki’ professes the message of the fact of making your worst obstacle within you and convert it into your biggest strength by embracing it and working each day to win over it.”
He further said, “‘Hichki’ has a beautiful message that nothing is impossible and life can be beautiful even with our inherent complications. I’m really excited to see the reaction of audiences on Russia.”