Hichki is a 2018 Indian Hindi drama film, directed by Siddharth P. Malhotra, written by Malhotra, Ankur Chaudhry, Ambar Hadap and Ganesh Pandit, and produced by Maneesh Sharma under the banner Yash Raj Films, with Aditya Chopra serving as presenter. An 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, the film stars Rani Mukerji in the lead role of an aspiring teacher having Tourette syndrome, who must prove herself by educating a group of underprivileged students.
Naina Mathur has a B.Ed. and M.Sc. but cannot obtain a teaching position due to her Tourette syndrome which causes uncontrollable sounds likened to hiccups. Despite failing for five years, she is supported by her mother Sudha and her younger brother Vinay. Her father Prabhakar divorced her mother, and Naina's relationship with him is consequently strained. Also, Prabhakar sees teaching as low paid and wants her to take a job that she can cope with even with her "miserable condition".
|author||Ambar Hadap Ankur Chaudhry Ganesh Pandit Siddharth P. Malhotra|
|editor||Shweta Venkat Mathew|
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|producer||Aditya Chopra Maneesh Sharma|
|productionCompany||The Hindu The Indian Express Yash Raj Films|
|publisher||Yash Raj Films|