Is Rani Mukherji's 'Hichki' copied from Hollywood's 'Front of the Class'?

Published: December 20, 2017


Bollywood’s finest Rani Mukerji has been readying herself for a comeback with her upcoming film, Hichki. The film directed by Siddharth P Malhotra is set to hit the screens in February next year.

This will be Rani’s first film after the birth of her daughter, Adira Chopra. The trailer of the movie was released yesterday and fans loved the whole setting, us included.

Rani Mukerji on her 20 years in Bollywood

Hichki is a story revolving around Naina Mathur – a woman with Tourette Syndrome – with an ambition to become a teacher. Tourette Syndrome is a neuropsychiatric disorder that causes involuntary movements and sounds.

The trailer was very well received, given it’s nature of plot. However, there were some Twitter users who said that the film is a copy of the 2008 film Front of the Class, starring James Wolk, Treat Williams and Patricia Heaton.

The film tells the story of a young man trying to overcome Tourette’s Syndrome and parental disapproval to become an award-winning teacher. Well, both the protagonists suffer from Tourette’s Syndrome.

Well, we say that it’s more than inspired by the Wolk starrer.

Previously, talking about the film, Rani revealed why she chose this particular film for a comeback.

“When the script came to me, I wasn’t thinking about getting back to work. I really liked the script and said, ‘Okay, we can go ahead with it,'” said Rani.

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“It was a process that happened organically. Then it hit me, ‘I have to leave my daughter and go to work.’ My husband feels if he hadn’t have pushed me, I wouldn’t have come back. I would be very happy being with Adira whole day long. And that’s true. I am most content when I am with my daughter. Right now, she is taking her afternoon nap, so I am comfortable. The minute she wakes up, I will be like, ‘Okay, time to go,'” said the Black star.

Are similarities of the two movies a few too many to be simply ‘inspired’? You be the judge.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • kilo
    Dec 20, 2017 - 3:50PM

    Copying is Bollywood’s exclusive specialty.. which no one else can copy Recommend

  • Haider
    Dec 20, 2017 - 9:35PM

    Great catch, the name of Indian movie Industry is a copy and pretty much anything that comes out is plagiarized from Hollywood. Makes you wonder, 1.2 billion Indians and dont have an original thought…
    Could it be their schooling??Recommend

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