Chhichhore (transl. Frivolous) is a comedy-drama film in the Hindi language that was released in 2019. Directed by Nitesh Tiwari and written by Tiwari in collaboration with Piyush Gupta and Nikhil Mehrotra, the film was produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under the banner of Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment. The distribution rights were acquired by Fox Star Studios.
Chhichhore Hindi Movie 2019 Cast, Plot, Production, & Release
Drawing inspiration from Nitesh Tiwari’s own experiences as a student at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, the film features an ensemble cast including Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Naveen Polishetty, Tushar Pandey, and Saharsh Kumar Shukla in the lead roles. Additionally, Shishir Sharma and Mohammad Samad deliver impactful performances in supporting roles.
Anirudh “Anni” Pathak, a middle-aged man who has been through a divorce, shares a home with his teenage son, Raghav Pathak. Raghav, an aspiring engineer, anxiously awaits the results of his entrance examination with hopes of getting accepted into the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). In anticipation of Raghav’s success, Anni presents him with a bottle of champagne as a gift, promising to celebrate together.
However, the champagne gift only amplifies Raghav’s fears about the possibility of failure. The following day, while Raghav is checking the results at a friend’s apartment, he discovers that he did not qualify for the IIT-JEE exams. Overwhelmed by the fear of being labeled a “loser,” Raghav makes a desperate decision and intentionally falls from the balcony in an attempt to end his life.
|Real Name||Role Name|
|Sushant Singh Rajput||Anirudh Pathak aka Anni|
|Varun Sharma||Gurmeet ‘Sexa’ Singh Dhillon|
|Tahir Raj Bhasin||Derek|
|Rohit Chauhan||Chriss Cross|
|Aashray Batra||Raghav’s senior|
|Ajoy Chakraborty||Professor Gulati|
|Shaji Dheeraj||Hostel Staff|
|Amrit Kashyap||Dismissed Batsman|
|Saharsh Kumar Shukla||Bevda|
|Nalneesh Neel||H4 Chef Pandu|
|Abhinav Bhattacharjee||Dard Kumar|
|Anud Singh Dhaka||H4 student|
Sushant Singh Rajput
Varun Sharma shares why Chhichhore is a relatable film for every generation, and why he loves doing comedy roles.
Tahir Raj Bhasin
Tahir Raj Bhasin on Monday said that he feels incredibly grateful to have played the role of Derek in the National Award-winning film.
Born on November 22, 1991, Tushar Pandey is an Indian actor who primarily works in Bollywood. He gained significant recognition for his portrayal of the character Mummy in the 2019 film Chhichhore.
Saharsh Kumar Shukla
Anud Singh Dhaka
Anud played the role of one of the students of Hostel No 4 Bike Freshie in the National Award-winning film Chhichhore.
Chhichhore is inspired by writer-director Nitesh Tiwari’s own experiences of college life as a metallurgical engineering student at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, his alma mater, which is depicted in the film as the ‘National College of Technology’; although not completely biographical.
Marketing and Release
Towards the end of February 2019, the cast of the film Chhichhore filmed a video where they wore their characters’ costumes, showcasing the behind-the-scenes process of creating the film’s poster. This video was released on May 30, 2019.
Theatrical Release Poster
|Box office||est. ₹215.41 crore (US$27 million)|
|Budget||₹50 crore (US$6.3 million)|
|Directed by||Nitesh Tiwari|
|Distributed by||Fox Star Studios|
|Edited by||Charu Shree Roy|
|Music by||Songs: Pritam
Background Score: Sameer Uddin
|Produced by||Sajid Nadiadwala|
|Fox Star Studios Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment|
|Release date||6 September 2019|
|Running time||143 minutes|
|Written by||Nitesh Tiwari
Later, it was released on Video on demand on Hotstar on 1 November 2019.
The soundtrack to the film was composed by Pritam, while the lyrics were written by Amitabh Bhattacharya.
In Sukanya Verma’s review for Rediff, she expressed that Chhichhore provided such an enjoyable experience that it overshadowed any flaws in the film. Verma awarded the movie 3.5 out of 4 stars. Meanwhile, Sreeparna Sengupta from The Times of India gave Chhichhore a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, praising the performances of Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma, and Tahir Raj Bhasin.
On its opening day, Chhichhore collected an impressive ₹6.92 crores (₹69.2 million) at the box office. The film witnessed growth in its collections on the second day (Saturday) and third day (Sunday), earning ₹34.77 crores (₹347.7 million) by the end of its opening weekend.
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