Synopsis: Hichki presents a positive and inspiring story about a woman who turns her biggest weakness into her biggest strength.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Siddharth Malhotra
Production: Yash Raj Films USA
Rotten Tomatoes:
116 min


Ma'am, sir will see you now.

Thank you.

Ms. Naina Mathur. Please sit.

Double Bachelors in Education.

And Masters in Science.


Thank you, sir.

Some water? It'll stop your hiccups.

It's not a hiccup, sir.

I have Tourette syndrome.

Huh? What syndrome?

Umm... It's a neurological

condition ma'am.

Sometimes when the wires in the

brain have a loose-connection...

...they give a shock.

So... how does it stop?

Sir, this isn't something that stops.

It does get worse - when

I am nervous... like right now.

So you make noises

even when you sleep?

No sir, when I sleep,

even my brain sleeps.

But how long will we keep sleeping?


Yes sir. Me and... my Tourette's.

Does it affect your eating or drinking?

We manage well ma'am.

I do the eating,

he does the drinking.

Well Ms. Naina, we'll call you.

Ok sir. Thank you for your time.

Thanks for coming.

A friendly advice Ms. Mathur,

if you don't mind.

Teaching jobs might be difficult

to get with... this.

You could try a different profession.

Hope you understand.

Sir, can I ask you all something?


Did any of you know anything

about Tourette's before today?

No, not at all...

And now?

Well... now we do.

So, if I can teach something new

to Principals and Trustees,

I'm sure I'll be able to manage

children sir.

Thank you.

Busy-birdy, she flies away.

Busy-birdy's not gonna stay.

Busy-birdy, she flies away.

Busy-birdy's not gonna stay.

Won't budge an inch,

How she swerves and sways!

It's slowly gonna come together.

Why ruffle feathers?

Fate's gonna give you a call.

Why worry at all?!

Naina, don't work in the dark!

Why do you never listen?

You'll ruin your eyes my child.


This is Chicken Amritsari,

this is stuffed potato.

And Didi, check out the filling,

this is keema marinated in vinegar.

Leave your experiments

in your restaurant's kitchen.

This kitchen - is my kitchen!

What a line... This kitchen -

is my kitchen!!!

Lick your fingers,

before you scold me!

It's slowly gonna come together.

Why ruffle your feathers?

Ms. Mathur,

the kids won't stop laughing

at these noises you make.

When will they study?

Ma'am, I'll make sure instead

of laughing at me,

I will teach them to laugh with me.

Don't let go now,

we're halfway there.

The road calls...

will you dare?

I can offer you the job,

but you will have to stop

making these noises.

Sir, actually even you have

a disorder...


Along with new teachers,

this school also needs

a new Principal!

Good day, sir.

Why worry at all?!

Why worry at all?!

The tiny ant may slip and fall,

and yet it carries

every grain up the wall.


Shut up everybody.

Stand up Naina.

Why do you keep making

these noises in class?

Waa-waa all the time!

And you guys, why do you have

to laugh at every little thing?!

Sit down.

The ant's persistence

gives her strength...

Quiet I say!

See, let me be honest.

With her condition, it's difficult

for other kids in the class...

- ...and Naina as well.

- But sir...

I'm giving you this Leaving Certificate

without mentioning the reason.

Maybe she needs a different

kind of school, Mrs. Mathur.



Papa, this one.


Papa, I...

One chocolate cake please.

Why don't you get it Sudha?

Naina needs a special school.

Naina needs a normal school.

A normal life.

She's a normal girl, Prabhakar.

Normal! With those tics?!

She's constantly ashamed

of these noises.

She's ashamed?

Or are you?!

Have you forgotten,

why we separated?

Look... Naina is still my daughter.

Yes, she is, so where were

you all these years?

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