What have we done to Mother Earth. She is no longer Mother because in today's time we are murdering her. Starring some of the finest actors of Bollywood, including Sanjai Mishra and Ranvir Shorey, Kadvi Hawa is a unique film but talks about the bad reality. The movie is slow as poison, but don't worry it does achieve its aim towards the very end. Now let's take a look at the movie review of Kadvi Hawa.
Kadvi Hawa is set in a small village of Rajasthan, Mahua, This is the story of an blind retired farmer, Deu (Sanjai Mishra) and his apprehension towards the drastic climate change due to gloabal warming. His son, Mukund (Bhupesh Singh) has a huge amount of loan to repay to the bank. Gunu Babu (Ranvir Shorey) is a loan recovery officer who is also known as Yamdut – The God Of Death in the village. Now Gunu Babu, hailing from Odisha has his own set of problems. He sacrificed his house and father to the floods and wants his remaining family to move in with him beofre the next tragedy. Gunu Babu realises this is going to be tough and asks Deu to help him in the process of recovering money from the villagers. He also offers him a hefty commission for this. The rest of the story is about how this deal helps and destroys the already messed up situation in both of their lives. How both of them are right with their hands handcuffed with the chains of nature.
Kadvi Hawa is by the man who gave us I Am Kalam, do we say more? He justifies the writing by Nitin Dixit, by being as close to the reality as possible. The movie alias is not in a funny way but depressing- “Tum jab bhi yahan aate ho 4-5 logo ki zindagi saath le jaate ho” complains Deu while talking to Gunu Babu in a scene. The film does not revolve around climate change but shows the poor state of farmers in a crisp 100 minutes of runtime. Yes, the irony was how in a theatre full of air conditioners we were watching a movie on the topic of climate change – but it also helps to swallow in a depressing reality.
There are no words for the star performers of this one. Sanjai Mishra is on a point in his life where it doesn't matter what he does, because we know he will ace it. He was practically topless with just a dhoti for more than half of the film- which other actor do you think should be able to see through the reality with such transparency? Moving on to Ranvir Shorey, we know even he is a brilliant actor and he pulled off a frustrated loan recovery officers with excellence. Throughout the film, he had to express his helplessness and he emotes the same with his signature inventiveness. Facing of a stellar performer like Sanjai Mishra, you need a Ranvir Shorey to maintain the balance. Tillotama Shome plays the wife of Bhupesh Singh and does well, though you feel she should’ve had more screen space with a strong subplot of her side of the story.
From inspiring everyone in I Am Kalam, spotlighting the issue of AIDS in Babloo Happy Hai, tackling female feticide and gender equality in Jalpari to directing a satire on the water crisis in Kaun Kitney Paani Mein – Nila Madhab Panda has done it all. Hitting the bonafide chords, he’s back with Kadvi Hawa to make us think, yet again, what’s wrong with our world. The movie has just one song, Main Banjar sung by Mohan Kannan tears your soul with its chilling lyrics penned by Mukta Bhatt and music by Santosh Jagdale.
Directed by Nila Madhab Panda, Kadvi Hawa deserves no less than a 7/10. This movie is a sure go-to if you're watching it to be aware what's really happening around you.