Catch a surreal magnum opus about a dreamer
Hawaaizada is one of the movies releasing this Friday. This is a biopic of an Indian scientist called Shivkar Bapuji Talpade born in the British colonial rule, who conceived the idea of first unmanned aeroplane. The movie is directed by Vibhu Patel, while produced by Vishal Gurnani and Rajesh Banga in association with Reliance Entertainment. The lead roles in the film are played by Ayushmann Khurrana, Mithun Chakraborty and Pallavi Sharda. The movie depicts the Bombay of 19th century, while the runtime of the film is around two and half hours and to be specific it is 157 minutes. The film has a number of tracks as well.
Let’s talk about the storyline, as said above; the film is biopic of the known scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade. The film showcases India under British regime, wherein you have a kid somewhere close to Bombay studying in a school, who is eventually fired for failing a number of times in the same class. Getting the liberty from school, he is seen bumping into the Sitara striking cupid, who is a local diva. Fed up of the rebellious and callous lifestyle, the father of Shivi throws out of his home, which soon compels Sitara to leave the city just to avoid the disgrace and shame to Shivi. Now, the hero – Shivi is seen dejected and thus enters the life of debauchery and sin. At the very same juncture, Shastry who happens to be an eccentric and genius man apart from being an expert in Vedic sciences enters the life of Shivi. He motivates the young man to tread the right path and shares his dream to make a flying machine, which is a symbol of freedom. Thus you have a failed lover, an old man’s dream to make an incredible flying machine and a diva in the film. So, will this young man and the old will make his dream come true, how is the Hawaizaada will touch the sky, would be interesting to explore.
Let’s talk about performances starting with the main lead of Ayushman Khurana. He seems to be good form in the movie trying his best to portray the character right. Khurrana while playing Talpade being a trippy dreamer and even a Devdas drunk about his dreams was really cool and interesting giving all his heart and soul to the character, which he deserved the most. Mithun Chakraborty while playing as the mentor of Talpade being goofy eccentric and endearing embarked with some of tbe best performances. This is perhaps the veteran actor’s most effective performance all these years. As far as Pallavi Sharda is concerned, seemed in an avatar of a well toned gym created figure, which fails to blend with the movie and the periodicity it depicts, nevertheless, she still embarks with a revelation doing an amalgamation of Chandramukhi along with Paro from Devdas, while the idea of Besharam is forgotten and forgiven, thanks to her wonderful performance.
Talking about the director Vibhu Puri, Hawaizaada is his debut film in which he seemed as an accomplished man with vision. He has left no stone unturned to make a movie having dazzling banquet of visual splendour clubbed with a script, which has judiciously and firmly jotted down in order to accentuate the eccentricity and audibility of a common man who aspire to float int eh future. In other words, Puri’s efforts are a tribute to visual and art aesthetics unlike seen in the films of Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Every fame you witness in the film would remind you Bhansali’s creations especially the ones from Saawariya and Devdas, the former for using the flamboyant colours without any hesitation that helped in showcasing opera kind of emotions, while the latter for fusing the characters of Paro and Chandramukhi coming from Devdas for his love interest Pallavi Sharda.
Hawaizada Movie Review Last Word
The film Hawaizaada is s story with tempestuous ambitions. The filmmakers have successful used the dreams of flying in air of the legend called Talpad like a metaphor for people from any age or era who has aspired of breaking free. Frankly, going back in the lanes of colonial world of 19th century is no simple task to showcase in films. There are many failed examples of people trying hard to portray such period sagas. However, Vibhu Puri in his debut venture was successful enough to showcase the dreams of this man successfully before the audience in the most realistic fashion, which makes the movie endearing and worth watching.