In the first song ‘Oye Hichki’ from Rani Mukerji starrer HICHKI we saw her urging the teens to not get bogged down by the Hichkis (hurdles)that comes in their life but to turn them in to their strength.
In the second song ‘Madamji Go Easy’ – the prank song we get to see how Rani (who plays a teacher in the film) is disliked by her students and hence they play pranks on her so that she gives up on teaching them.
‘Madamji Go Easy’- the catchy, street style cool song features her onscreen students, the motley crew of section 9F. The song captures the irreverent, rebellious and energetic spirit of these young adults grappling with life in the basti, their poor neighborhood.
Sung by Benny Dayal and David Klyton, and with lyrics by Raj Shekhar and David Kylton, the spunky song is a rap meets desi hip hop track, reflecting a popular organic music form that has emerged from India’s slums and poorer urban neighborhoods. With catchy lyrics like “Sab wi-fi, hum 3G” and colloquial Mumbai terms like ‘Matha Pacchi’, this HICHKI song has the thump and beat of popular street poetry. The song’s lyrics are sprinkled with Tamil rap and Mumbaiya Hindi.
Rani plays the character of Naina Mathur who has a nervous system disorder, Tourette Syndrome that forces an individual to make involuntary repetitive movements or sounds. HICHKI focusses on turning disadvantages into opportunities and staring down at challenges that life throws at one and ultimately winning over them. It is also a subtle reminder about discrimination that exists in our society and has become a part of our daily lives. It highlights this through the story of Naina, who faces discrimination from our society that firmly believes she cannot be a teacher because of her disorder.