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By Goher Iqbal Punn, Film Critic & Entertainment Analyst, Showbiz Bites
Producer: Rajesh Banga, Vishal Gurnani and Vibhu Virender Puri
Director: Vibhu Virender Puri
Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Pallavi Sharda and Mithun Chakraborty
Rating: [usr 1]
Ayushmann Khurrana’s Hawaizaada comes up today. The film is all about invention and the story of an unsung Indian who made the world’s first aeroplane much before the Wright Brothers. But the question is whether this apparently seems brilliant movie will actually be as brilliant as it appears, let’s review it. Vibhu Virender Puri’s directorial debut (it is his actual full-fledged debut movie) has many flaws from the word ‘go’ that the viewer starts yawning and getting bored while the movie goes on.
Shivkar Talpade aka Shivi (Ayushmann Khurrana) is a lethargic adult who is considered to be good for nothing due to being still in school after failing in the same class for eight years. Now his nephew (Naman Jain)is with him in the same class. Life is nothing for this guy. But by the time he stumbles upon Sitara (Pallavi Sharda), all changes and he starts loving her madly. She is a dancer by profession. He wants to get married with her, but his father throws him out of the house when he reveals the same desire. He then meets Shastri (Mithun Chakraborty) whose dream in life is to invent a machine that takes the humans to the sky. He has a secret formula to invent it, but because of the fears of Britishers, he cannot do so. Shastri sees the creativity in Shivi and he starts trusting him and then reveals all to him by giving him the secret book. Britishers offer Shivi the big amount of 6000 rupees for the book, but he refuses. What happens next is what the culmination of this movie is.
The story by Vibhu Virender Puri and Surabh R. Bhave is mundane since concentration on the actual subject is missing. It could have been written crispier. The screenplay by Vibhu Virender Puri is simply poor, as Vibhu seems confused about pouring the story on one subject of invention. The story keeps changing its subject time and time again that the viewer gets confused. The first half is so much lengthy and the second half then goes like a racing car. The direction by Vibhu Virender Puri has nothing great at all to bind the viewer to the screen. The heavy visuals and expensive sets have been thrown into the film without any need. It is simply waste of money, besides they do not work well also. Music is below average. Editing is poor. Cinematography is fine, but sometimes the visuals go over the top.
Ayushmann Khurrana does a fine job, but his badly written character creates suffering for the actor. Mithun Chakraborty does great with his role. Pallavi Sharda is okay. Rest of the cast is below average.
On the whole, Hawaizaada suffers heavily on content, but goes high on glossy celluloid experience. Strictly NOT RECOMMENDED.
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