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Chhichhore’s entire cast had to go through rigorous sports training!

Director Nitesh Tiwari reveals how and why…

2019-08-17T11:39:00Z

Riding high on the success of Chhichhore trailer, the entire cast and crew has been receiving praises for the work they have put up from the audience and the excitement and curiosity to watch the movie is uncanny. The director, Nitesh Tiwari recently shared interesting insights about the prep which the entire cast went through. He said,

“Sports have always been an integral part of our growing up years, whether at school or at college, the level of competitiveness depends at the level which you are playing. So in Chhichhore, we are referring to inter-hostel sports championship which is called 'General Championship' GC for shot. During my time GC was a hot topic, with a very competitive spirit, it was a matter of great prestige for every hostel to try and win this GC. It’s still the same case in most of the major colleges. That's the kind of importance sports has. 

Although predominantly in the film, sports has been added as a touch of humour, yes, there comes a time when real sportsman has to show his mettle and rise and shine. For those parts we wanted our actors to look very authentic in any sports they were playing and in the case of General Championship there are a lot of sports which get played which includes – football, hockey, badminton, table tennis, weight lifting, athletics, swimming, carom, chess and many more. 

In the film, we have various actors displaying their skills at various sports. Even if any sport was to be featured for a very brief period of time we wanted to make it look extremely authentic, so all the actors in whatever sports that they were going to play in the film, went through a rigorous training under very renowned couches, their physio and their team members, their training ranged from three to five months depending on the requirement of the sports. 

Some actors went through multiple trainings as in real life one student plays many sports. Tahir had to go through training in football, weight lifting, athletics, and kabaddi. Similarly, Sushant's character, as he is the state level basketball player, had to go through training for basketball, football and cricket. We also had to keep in mind that he needs to look like a state-level basketball player. So a lot of technical details have been kept in mind, sports has not only been shot with a lot of humour in some places but wherever the real sports had to be shown we have tried to capture them with lot of finesse.”

This shows that the director and the cast have made a constant effort to bring out the realism in their characters and they have thoroughly, nailed both the appearances. The movie trailer was also loved by all as all kind of emotions come true and are reflected on the screen. Friendship bonds with perfection and wit have hit the right chords with the audience. 

Recently, the makers of Chhichhore shared the first song of the movie. The upbeat song consists of the cast in both of their avatars, i.e. as college students as well as 50-somethings. 

The movie stars an ensemble cast of Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor along with Varun Sharma, Prateik Babbar, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Naveen Polishetty, and Nalneesh Neel. 

Fikar Not is composed by Pritam and sung in the voices of Nakash Aziz, Dev Negi, Amit Mishra, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Sreerama Chandra and Antara Mitra. 

Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, the movie is all set to hit the theatres on 6th September 2019.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Listen to Fikar Not here: 

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