Direction: Sidharth P Malhotra
Cast: Rani Mukerji
Music: Hitesh Sonik
Cinematographer: Avinash Arun
Editor: Shweta Venkat Mathew
Genre: Comedy, Drama
What is it about: This film is an adaptation of the book “Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had” by Brad Cohen. Naina (Rani Mukerji) plays a teacher who has this neurological disorder and how she battles through the obstacles in her life forms the crux of the story directed by Sidharth P Malhotra.
Why it’s disappointing: This can stay put for this film.
What to watch out for: Education system and its methods are a never ending debate in our country. It takes different forms but never attains a structure leaving the future of our nation is despair. Still Indians are widespread geniuses across the world. That being said let’s get back to the film. One would argue it was a cliché structure of a narration but I would say life is full of clichés and this film one such cliché which is much needed to remind ourselves. Director Sidharth P Malhotra did a fantastic job in putting a movie in place which had its heart at the right place and didn’t wander. It was crisp and to the point, which kept the audience entertained.
Rani Mukerji, was stupendously brilliant. She carried Naina with so much grace and respect. There are few scenes where she makes a solid case of an actor and gets under the skin of it.
This film had amazing supporting cast which made this film more interesting. Neeraj Kabi as Wadia was crisp and dished out a great deal of arrogance. But Harsh Mayar as Aatish supersedes Kabi at places. The rest of the kids who were vital part of the film gave an amazing performance. After Dangal I would say this film had an amazing casting.
The cinematography by Avinash Arun was great and it was crisply edited by Shweta Venkat Mathew. The music by Jasleen Royal was breezy and was in sync with the film with no hindrance.
Verdict: Sidharth P Malhotra, put together a great film which had an amazing cast to support playing their roles to the finest. The film doesn’t preaches though but dives in to emotional pits which we usually ignore. Definitely worth a watch, don’t miss it.