Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Naveen Polishetty, Tushar Pandey, Saharsh Kumar and Prateik Babbar
Brace yourselves, folks! with Chhichhore it's actually the rewinding time!
Prepare yourself to witness a fun-filled throwback of your college life as Nitesh Tiwari's Chhichhore takes you on a ride to the good old college days and it does that magnificently. The film is another feather in the Cap of 'Dangal' director Nitesh Tiwari.
This Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor starrer film is a nostalgic and fun-filled ride, high on emotions too. A film that will stay with you even after you leave the theater and it might make you get in touch with your Chhichhora gang if you had one in college.
Chhichhore is the well weaved story of 7 college friends Aniruddha aka Anni (Sushant Singh Rajput), Maya (Shraddha Kapoor), Sexa (Varun Sharma), Derek (Tahir Raj Bhasin), Acid (Naveen Polishetty), Mummy (Tushar Pandey) and Bevda (Saharsh Shukla), who years after parting from each other after graduation, unite once again when one of the Chhichhoras is hit by a tragedy.
Anni (Sushant Singh Rajput) calls his best friend Sexa aka (Varun Sharma) from National Institute of Technology after his son Raghav who fails to crack the engineering entrance exam tries to commit suicide under pressure.
Devastated by his son's action who thinks of himself as a loser, Aniruddh with his divorced wife Maya (Shraddha Kapoor) narrates the story of his college days and the '7 losers' who chose to become fighters to Raghav in an attempt to try to change his perspective towards life and failure. How these losers reunite to narrate their own story to Raghav once again after this tragedy forms the rest of the story.
The screenplay of the film is well written and while watching the film you are sure to go back in time and have a lot of flashbacks of your college life, your friends and your Chhichhora gang. You can actually feel and relate with the characters on screen, especially if you have ever stayed in a hostel or studied in an engineering college, such is Nitesh Tiwari's magic on-screen and he deserves applause for this one.
The story of the film moves between the past and the present. The emotional scenes feel a bit dragged and the present part of the film could have been cut a little short.
Overall Chhichhore is an almost perfect blend of emotions, your first love, first adult magazine, first drink, friendship, fun, mischief, hostel life and everything a youngster goes through in his/her college days, all of it has been captured marvelously by Nitesh Tiwari.
The characters of the film just like their nicknames, Sexa (Varun Sharma), Acid (Naveen Polishetty), Mummy (Tushar Pandey) and Bevda (Saharsh Shukla) are super fun and will make you laugh till your stomach hurts.
Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma, Prateik Babbar, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Naveen Polishetty and Tushar Pandey shine in their performances, in fact, some have even outperformed their best performances in Chhichhore.
If we have to pick one character from Chhichhore then it is Varun Sharma as the Tharki Sexa, just like his nickname is full of fun and steals the show every time he comes on the screen which is most of the time. He is the most fun character we have seen in a Bollywood movie in a long time and after 'Choocha' from 'Fukrey', the character of Sexa is going to be associated with Varun for years to come.
The music of the film is great which suits and goes along with the screenplay nicely. Arijit Singh's melodious 'Khairiyat' picturized on Sushant and Shraddha's romance will make you nostalgic about your college love if you were lucky to have one, otherwise you can still relate to Sexa.
Nitesh Tiwari's Chhichhore is not '3 Idiots' still it does remind you of the film tries to give a social message too, it might even remind you of Student of The Year at some points but it is still 'Chhichhore' and it does live up to its title.
Overall, if you want a quick nostalgic slice of your college life, then Chhichhore is a must watch for the Chhichhoras of every age. So go and see some Chhichhorapanti!