Rani Mukherji’s Hichki receives standing ovation at Shanghai film festival
Director Siddharth Malhotra shared that Rani Mukherji’s Hichki received a standing ovation at Shanghai International Film Festival.Updated: Jun 18, 2018 18:45 IST
Press Trust of India
Rani Mukerji-starrer Hichki received standing ovation at Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF). The film, which starred the actor playing a woman struggling with Tourette’s syndrome, was screened on day one of the festival on June 16.
Director of the film, Siddharth Malhotra was present at the showcase of the movie. “What an honour and an overwhelming feeling when your work gets a standing ovation from a foreign audience who simply watches a film with subtitles and gets moved to tears/laughter.Thank you Shanghai #siff2018 at the festival for this experience, from the entire team of #hichki @yrf,” Malhotra tweeted.
What an honour &an overwhelming feeling when ur work gets a standing ovation from a foreign audience who simply watches a film with subtitles &gets moved to tears/laughter.. thank u shanghai #siff2018 at the festival for this experience, from the entire team of #hichki @yrf pic.twitter.com/CnZhMAt1ul— siddharth malhotra (@sidpmalhotra) June 17, 2018
He also shared a collage of photographs from the event. Hichki was screened as part of The Belt and Road Week in China at the festival. The film, based Brad Cohen’s autobiography “Front of the Class : How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had”, released on March 23.
Hichki received mixed reviews in India and performed moderately well at the box office. Produced by Yash Raj Films, Hichki marked Rani Mukherji’s comeback to the silver-screen after a four-year break.
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First Published: Jun 18, 2018 18:45 IST