• 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.

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

  • Sreeparna Sengupta
    Sreeparna Sengupta
    Times Of India


    ‘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 Web Team
    DNA India


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

  • 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.

  • Piyush Chopra
    Piyush Chopra


    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
    Bollywood Life


    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.

  • 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.

  • Kunal Guha
    Kunal Guha
    Mumbai Mirror


    Nitesh Tiwari’s film celebrates friendships that survive the test of time…