There were times when the youth used to thrive in academia which is now being threatened by over-competitiveness. Nitesh Tiwari’s movie “Chhichhore” brings to light the tremendous stress faced by the youth in preparing for their entrance exams.
The plot circles around Anirudh Rajput and Maya Rajput, a divorced couple who are faced with a devastating situation of dealing with their teenage son Raghav who has attempted suicide over his entrance exam stress. His condition was drastically declining and in consultation with the doctors the parents decided that Raghav needed to be shown the cheerful moment of college life.
The director has ensured the movie doesn’t get depressing at any instance even during the darker periods. There are recurrent glimpses of nostalgia, warmth and some really good LOL (laugh out loud) moments with some frat boy jokes thrown into the mix.
It also highlights how people are stereotyped in varied aspects.
The youth are bombarded with pressures of vices like drinking, addiction to pornography, etc. which can never bring out their true potential.
The message taken away is that losing does not matter and that it is a part of growth. In order to be a balanced person, you must embrace both success and failure.
Hearing his father recounting his memories, Raghav finally recovers from his injuries. He takes admission into a college and comes to terms with the fact that he wasn’t accepted into IIT (Indian Institute of Technology).
We need to question what kind of an education system brings such tremendous disappointment, insecurity and fear to force students to take such drastic steps like ending their life.