Hichki is a 2018 Indian Hindi drama film, directed by Sidharth P. Malhotra and produced by Maneesh Sharma under the banner Yash Raj Films. The movie is an Indian adaptation of Brad Cohen's 2005 autobiography Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had, which Yash Raj Films acquired the rights to, with Cohen himself also giving advice during the film's production.
Naina Mathur (Rani Mukerji) is an aspiring teacher with a BEd and MSc who is unable to attain her dream job of becoming a teacher as she suffers from Tourette syndrome. Her condition causes her to make uncontrollable sounds likened to hiccups. Although she has been unsuccessful for the past 5 years in landing a teaching job, she is supported in her ambitions by her mother (Supriya Pilgaonkar) and her younger brother (Hussain Dalal). It is revealed that her father (Sachin Pilgaonkar) divorced her mother several years earlier, which is why Naina's relationship with him is strained. It is also portrayed that her father detests her attempts of becoming a teacher as he sees this profession as gaining lesser money, and thus he keeps trying to get her to accept her weakness and land another job that she is able to cope with even with her "miserable condition".
|author||Ambar Hadap Ankur Chaudhry Ganesh Pandit Siddharth P. Malhotra|
|editor||Shweta Venkat Mathew|
|keywords||asif basra bachelor of education bed cheat divorce dream job expel final exam head teacher hiccup hussain dalal id land last day learn liquid nitrogen master of science msc neeraj kabi nitrogen peon plan prefect principal quota quotaism rani mukerji rohit suresh saraf sachin pilgaonkar science fair serve shivkumar subramaniam slum teach tourette syndrome vikram gokhale|
|productionCompany||The Hindu The Indian Express Yash Raj Films|
|publisher||Yash Raj Films|