Indian film 'Hichki' to release in Russia on Teachers' Day
Indian film Hichki, which stars Rani Mukherji, is set for a release in Russia on Teachers Day. The Hindi film, directed by Siddharth P Malhotra, will be dubbed in Russian and is scheduled to hit the theatres on September 6.
The Yash Raj Films project, produced by Maneesh Sharma, is a story of an aspiring teacher played by Rani, who suffers from Tourette syndrome. "Hichki", which had an all-India release in March, was recently showcased at the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) where it received a standing ovation from the audience.
Malhotra said "Hichki" has a universal appeal and the response that it is getting in overseas territories is validating that the film's subject is an "extremely relevant" one. "It's really heartening that 'Hichki' will now release in Russia. It professes the message of the fact of making your worst obstacle within you and convert it into your biggest strength by embracing it and working each day to win over it," he said in a statement.
"It has a beautiful message that nothing is impossible and life can be beautiful even with our inherent complications. I'm really excited to see the reaction of audiences on Russia," the film's director said. Sharma said "Hichki" has touched the hearts of audiences across age-groups, across countries. "The film moved audiences at the Shanghai Film Festival where it was screened recently and we got a standing ovation there," he said.
"It was an overwhelming reaction from a non-Hindi speaking market and now that the film is releasing in Russia, we expect audiences to feel the same emotions that people across the world are feeling after seeing the movie," Sharma said.