Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji’s film Hichki has bagged the Gryphon Award for the Best Film at the 49th edition of Giffoni Film Festival in Italy.”Hichki is truly a universal film that has resonated with audiences across the world. The fact that children have voted Hichki as the Best Film of the festival just goes to show that the film’s story of overcoming odds and finding your own success is relevant to cinema lovers even in this age group,” said Maneesh Sharma, the film’s producer.
The film festival has a special segment called Elements +10, where jurors range between the ages of 10 to 12 years. Over 1,500 children voted for seven feature films nations like China, Germany, Sweden, Australia and the Netherlands in the Elements + 10 category and Hichki won the top honour.
Hichki is a heart-warming story of human triumph against stereotypes. It featured Rani as a determined school teacher who changes the lives of students from the economically backward strata, while dealing with her own nervous system disorder – Tourette Syndrome. The Yash Raj Films project grossed over Rs 250 crore worldwide.
Rani Mukerji-starrer Hichki has found a place in a list of the top five movies sold in India at Google Play Store this year. Google India on Monday announced this year’s top content across apps, games, movies, TV and books on Google Play. Black Panther, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Justice League, Deadpool 2 were the other four movies among the top five.
Among the books that made it to the top five list were How to make money in intraday trading by Ashwani Gujral, Hands on computer science & IT by Professor Neelima, Calling Sehmat by Harinder Sikka, Will you still love me? by Ravinder Singh and Factfulness: Ten reasons we’re wrong about the world – and why things are better than you think by Hans Rosling.