Rani Mukerjee starrer ‘Hichki’ got a thumbs up from the audience for being a good narrative and which is why it is still going strong in the cinemas considering the fact that Tiger Shroff starrer ‘Baaghi 2’ has taken the biggest opening of 2018 so far. Word of mouth around that film is really good and audience is going to watch the film for second viewing as well. Rani’s performance is highly appreciated in a more realistic zone which she absolutely nailed in a more subtle and nuanced act that she was able to pull in a minimalist zone.
Second week Friday of the film was very strong as it banked 2.40 crores despite of getting lesser screens with the release of other films. As of yet film has banked 28.50 crores on the box office which already makes it a hit consoidering the production and exhibition cost. It was made as a low budget venture with in YRF because the valuation for such films in the market is not same as potential blockbusters because those films are mounted in a certain way which provides them a big opening number to say the least.
Hichki has one more week in cinemas at least with a certain base of audience before more films come on the next friday. Rani came to the silver screen after a long time as she was busy raising a child but her standard of performance has only increases perhaps because actors get better with age which is the opposite of other professions. Direction of the film is so simple yet heart warming that audience members could not help but watch the film from Rani’s perspective and root for her success. Emotion of the film is about getting accepted in the society despite of being a misfit which is quite relatable for people.