Hawaizaada: Movie Review

Hawaizaada Movie

Hawaizaada MovieRelease Date: 30th January 2015

Starring: Ayushmaan Khurrana, Pallavi Sharda, Mithun Chakraborty, Naman Jain

Directed by: Vibhu Puri

Music: Rochak Kohli, Mangesh Dhakde, Vishal Bhardwaj, Ayushmaan Khurrana. 

Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes

The depthness of the past has a beguiling charm that entices the film-makers to discover the unknown. But owing to the invincible scope of  history, what comes out is nowhere near to the actual scenario. Based on this sparseness of facts is this semi-biopic by debut director Vibhu Puri called Hawaizaada. Said to be inspired from the life of Shivkar Talpade, the man who is believed to have flown the first unmanned plane ever, Hawaizaada turns out to be an ambiguous transformation of facts into fiction.

Plot: Shivi, a young academic dawdler in the 1800s, has a secret fervour for science. After being thrown out of house by his father, he is taken in by a mad scientist for a discreet project of building a flying machine. What leads to this stupendous discovery of the first unmanned plane, is what Hawaizaada is all about!

Performances: Ayushmaan Khurrana decently steps in to the shoes of a Bengali Boy and manages to carry out the role with dexterity. Despite a sincere attempt, he ends up looking too dramatic than real.

Pallavi Sharda looks elegantly beautiful but that’s about it! There seems to be a long road ahead for her.

Mithun Chakraborty does a brilliant job as the mentor. In fact, he shoulders the lack of substance and brings good solidarity to the film.

Naman Jain, the little package of talent, is truly a delight to watch.

Music: The music score of Hawaizaada is more situational than generic. The songs have been composed keeping in mind the era of pre-independence years. The songs are slow and the lyrics, too heavy to retain. Even a variety of music directors could not save the album from failing. With ten songs in its kitty, the music score of Hawaizaada is rather avoidable than heard.

What’s Good: The noble intention behind this adaptation is definitely praise worthy. The designing and cinematography of the film is outstanding in its effect. Decent performances by the actors save the film from becoming too shallow.

What’s Bad: The concept of a biopic goes for a toss as the facts remain dubious and unclear. The plot terribly loses out focus and takes a turn on the wrong path. With a slow pace and long duration, it becomes totally unbearable for the audience to sit through the second half. Too many songs popping out one after the other disturb the trajectory.

Hawaizaada is indeed a benign attempt to pay homage to a supposedly unsung hero of the past. But instead of building the plot on the more important aspect of Shivkar Talpade’s discovery, a major part of the film is wasted on trivial issues and more so, a love story. The film turns out to be a commercialized biopic than that of a real scenario. Terribly dragging in the first half itself, Hawaizaada fails to take its flight of success and leaves the audience with massive disappointment.

Verdict: Hawaizaada will actually make you wonder if it was a biopic or a work of fiction!

Rating: **

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