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Critic Rating

6.2

19 Reviews
13 Ratings
77%
in favor

Audience Rating

8.0
3 Reviews
3 Ratings

Chhichhore Reviews

7

The film is all about its characters, frankly, and the hoops they're made to jump. In them you'll likely find traces and memories of your own youth. I'm going with three-and-a-half out of five for Chhichhore; it's good, harmless fun. I had a big smile plastered on my face throughout, and I think you will too.

Anupama Chopra
Film Companion

-

The one-liners keep coming so that even when the film tests your patience – and let me assure you that it does – you keep rooting for these people to succeed

Shalini Langer
Indian Express

3

With a very confused idea about who is a ‘Loser’ or what it means to be one, and a very fixed, ‘3 Idiots’, template on making a crowd-pleasing college-life film, director/co-writer Nitesh Tiwari follows up on his super-successful Dangal with a disappointingly average Chhichhore.

Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times

-

A must-watch with your college friends, Chhichhore is relatable and relevant. Watch it for its uncomplicated screenplay, gripping narrative and some stellar performances that leave you in stitches.

The outcome may be predictable but that’s exactly the Chhichhore philosophy -- savour the journey and not worry about getting anywhere.  

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Times Of India

7

‘Chhichhore’ has a relevant message on the inherent attitude towards academic success and failure that will connect with many youngsters and parents of today. It tells you that the journey is far more important than the destination and that losing is as critical a life lesson as winning. The film scores high on many accounts and is certainly worth watching.

DNA Web Team
DNA India

7

Book yourself a date with these Chhichhoras this week and go on a nostalgia trip, while learning a thing or two about life!

-

A Delightful Film To Go & Watch With Old Best Friends...Chhichhore takes you down the memory lane and lets you relive that unforgettable but lost time for a while.

5

Chhichhore is a one-time watch and is for those who are are still hung up on their college life. But it is no 3 Idiots. You might want to call your college buddies after the film.

CHHICHHORE is a decent entertainer that has its share of entertaining and touching scenes. At the box office, it will be liked by its target audience – the youth and the families. However it will require a positive word of mouth to sustain and excel.

Chhichhore is the sort of film that we can all add to, with our own versions of the same story -- a user-generated series, if you like. This has the makings of one.

4

The writing of Chhichhore is so lacking in depth, and the direction so passionless, it is hard to believe it has been brought to us by the same person who made Dangal. Despite its sporadic bursts of humour, Chhichhore comes across as a half-hearted enterprise.

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NowRunning

6

While at times highly predictable, not many could deny that this journey of these Chhichhoras to the finals wasn't a fun, if uneven, ride. With a bit more attention to the writing, this film could've differentiated itself from the crowd with its game cast and setting. Presently, it makes for a good one time watch but not much more.

Bollywood Life
Bollywood Life

7

Chhichhore is a film that leaves you with a huge smile on your face. It is heart-warming and introspective. You will enjoy irrespective of whether you ever lived in a hostel or not. This should be on your must watch list for September.

The tropes of campus films abound, yet the humour in Chhichhore is so organic and the characters so particular, you feel like a member of the crowd hoping Hostel 4’s strategy makes them champions. It’s almost enough to make you overlook the present day prosthetics and script conveniences that lean heavily on the kind of Bollywood melodrama one is not nostalgic about.

What also does the film good is that it walks the talk in its story. That it goes all “meta” on us by being just about ordinary is a call for us to be more accepting of failure. After all, in its own way, it is a love letter to its younger self. And no such letter can be called outright bad.

Audience Reviews for Chhichhore

  • Shashwat Sisodia
    Shashwat Sisodia
    246 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    7

    'Chhichhore', a few contrivances and clichés aside, is a very enjoyable, mostly amazing entertainment. While the story transitions from the nostalgia to the present, it makes important points about fear and bullying and friendship and falling relationships. It never finds comfort in the familiar.
    Above anything, 'Chhichhore' does submit everything, including the story, to the screens. It is not 'Dangal' kind of entertainment. But it has the same energy, and it is a masterclass on how to make a movie equal parts brilliant and mainstream. These friends keep you watching from start to finish. I hae never seen such an elevation in Hindi cinema. I kept me smiling.

    October 29, 19
  • Shashwat Sisodia
    Shashwat Sisodia
    246 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    7

    'Chhichhore', a few contrivances and clichés aside, is a very enjoyable, mostly amazing entertainment. While the story transitions from the nostalgia to the present, it makes important points about fear and bullying and friendship and falling relationships. It never finds comfort in the familiar.
    Above anything, 'Chhichhore' does submit everything, including the story, to the screens. It is not 'Dangal' kind of entertainment. But it has the same energy, and it is a masterclass on how to make a movie equal parts brilliant and mainstream.

    October 29, 19
  • Yusuf Abidin
    Yusuf Abidin
    2 reviews
    Member
    7

    After a gigantic success with Dangal, Nitesh Tiwari brings us this nostalgic film about a group of hostel friends who reunite with an unfortunate incident and remember the good old days, for good. This is not just a funny film but also an important film which deals with something which is rarely discussed (no spoilers intended). The film is loaded with extremely funny one-liners (Varun steals the show here) and performances that you’ll love to watch with your ‘Chhichhores” and feel good about yourselves”

    September 10, 19