Nitesh Tiwari’s Chhichhore, starring Shraddha Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput in lead roles, registered a good first weekend, collecting more than INR 35 crore over three days. Although the film had a low opening on its first day, it recorded a massive increase on the following two days, owing to positive word-of-mouth. Film trade analyst and movie critic Taran Adarsh gave the movie 3.5 stars and called it “delightful” because of its “emotions, humour and finale.” Sharing a box office update on Twitter, he wrote, #Chhichhore wins hearts, woos BO... Goes on an overdrive on Day 3... Solid trending helps put up a super total... Multiplexes are rocking... Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities push biz forward... Fri 7.32 cr, Sat 12.25 cr, Sun 16.41 cr. Total: ₹ 35.98 cr. #India biz.”
The campus drama film, depicting carefree college days, also stars Varun Sharma, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Prateik Babbar, Naveen Polishetty and Tushar Pandey in important roles. Speaking about the various characters in Chhichhore, Nitesh Tiwari recently told an entertainment portal that all the characters were known to him and were based on some of his close friends, who would recognise themselves in the film.
The filmmaker also shared how casting was important to him, saying, “I’ve to get the actor that fits the character.” He added that preparation for his blockbuster film Dangal had been more difficult as he was unfamiliar with the world of wrestlers but Chhichhore was more difficult to shoot because of logistics. The film has received many positive reviews from leading film critics. A review in The Hindustan Times said the movie was “an ode to college-time friendships, romances, ragging, fights, competitions and countless memories”, praising it for sending out an important message via an “engaging narrative.”