Time and again, there have been films that have proved that a massive budget or an ensemble of A-list superstars aren’t necessary to become a success. Yash Raj Films’ Hichki starring Rani Mukerji has received rave reviews, and won the hearts of its audience and critics alike. However, it hasn’t run out of steam just yet, as it manages to overtake PadMan starring Akshay Kumar in the list of Most Profitable films of this year.

Despite being centered around a sensitive topic like tourette syndrome, with so much stigma surrounding it, it looks like that the film’s plot has managed to touch the right chords of the hearts of audience. Rani Mukerji’s character of Naina Mathur, a woman suffering from the Tourette Syndrome definitely connected with the audience on an emotional level. She dreams of becoming a teacher despite her ailment, a nervous system disorder which causes her to make involuntary repetitive movements or sounds.

Rani Mukerji’s Hichki Overtakes Akshay Kumar’s PadMan
Rani Mukerji’s Hichki Overtakes Akshay Kumar’s PadMan In The List Of Most Profitable Films Of 2018

So far, the film has collected 43.95 crores at the Box Office. Built on a reasonable budget of 20 crores, the film had earned an ROI of 23.95 crores. Its current ROI% is 119.75%, surpassing PadMan’s impressive ROI% of 113.37%. Hichki currently stands as the 3rd most profitable film of 2018, after Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety and Baaghi 2.

Here’s how we calculate Profit Percentage:
Collections – Budget = ROI
ROI/Budget*100 = ROI%

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RankCost*LifetimeROIROI %
1.Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety24.00108.4684.71352.95%*
2.Baaghi 260.00155.6595.65159.41%*
3. Hichki20.0045.2025.20126%*
4. PadMan37.0078.9541.95113.37%*
5.Raid48.00101.5453.54111.54%*

Talking about the reactions she has received from the audience, especially teachers, Rani Mukerji said, “Everything has been special for me. All the teachers are taking different grades of students now, you know, one-day fourth grade, one-day fifth grade, one-day sixth grade, and getting to know all the students.”

“And the fact that teachers have understood, what the movie stands for and it inspired them and they themselves are taking the students to watch the film… I think that is the biggest victory for us. The film is a tribute to teachers and they have accepted the film whole heartily, I don’t think there could be a bigger compliment than that,” she continues.

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