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Chhichhore: A Must-Watch And Hilarious Campus Caper With Lessons on Failures And Relationships

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Sunil Garodia Holding an extreme view and carting the ball out of the park is what interests him most. He is a hard hitter at all times. Fasten your seatbelts and read.

Chhichhore is full-on masti in campus mode. It is a film that shows how life-long friendships are struck in college, how relationships mature, and sour too. But in the main, it shows how failures are a part of life and must be accepted as stepping stones to success.

When Annirudh's (Sushant Singh Rajput) son attempts suicide on not getting through in his exams, his world is shattered. But he chooses to let his son learn the lessons of life by giving him a peek into his own days in college where he and his crazy pals, including his now-divorced wife Maya (Shraddha Kapoor), took failure in their strides and emerged victorious in life in their own individual way. He makes a distress call to his friends from college days. Their reunion is the high-point of the movie.

The first half is a breezy walk down the campus that shows complete strangers having interactions that bind them together. There are many side-splitting moments punctuated by other moments that would seem crass. It is to the credit of director Nitesh Tiwari that he never allows the proceedings to become low-brow or the narrative to flag, except perhaps in some parts of the second half. But an unexpected twist in the climax makes up for it. To some, it might seem that the director is suffering from a 3 Idiots hangover, but the treatment is completely different in Chhichhore.

The acting is top-notch. Sushant Singh Rajput is absolutely fantastic as Annirudh, or Anni as his pals call him, both as a young college boy and as a responsible father. Shraddha Kapoor is a revelation in this movie although she has lesser screen time. Varun Sharma as the oversexed Sexa, who always has sex on his mind and an unending supply of porn magazines, is his usual riotous self. Naveen Polishetty, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Saharsh Shukla and Tushar Pandey complement the lead couple excellently. The transition from college students to oldies in the reunion is done amazingly well. Chhichhore is a must-watch for those who do not like sermons and can yet read a message put across with drama and comedy.