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Hawaizaada Rating: 1.83/5 

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Hawaizaada  Hindi Movie Review


Ratings:2/5 Review By:  Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN

Hawaizaada is jingoistic, melodramatic, naïve, and often illogical. It might have worked as a quirky flight of fancy, but Puri and his characters take things way too seriously, robbing the film of that very sense of awe and wonder that it so badly needed.I’m going two out of five. It’s an interesting idea that never takes flight.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:  Meena Iyer Site:Times Of India (TOI)

You know that the makers have their heart in the right place because of the scale on which they have mounted this drama. The sets and VFX deserve a mention. However, you come back a tad disappointed because unlike Shivi who managed to put the wind beneath his wings, the film itself doesn’t provide even surface-level thrills.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By:  Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV

A well-intentioned but stodgy cinematic fleshing out of an obscure footnote in aviation history, Hawaizaada takes eons to climb to cruising altitude. When it does get there with excessive load weighing it down, it is pretty much on a wing and a prayer. Sadly, he does not back up the surface gloss with the kind of dramatic traction and logic that can hold a two-and-a-half-hour-long film together.

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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By:  Nishi Tiwari Site:Rediff

Inspired from real life events of Shivkar Bapuji Talpade, the first Indian scientist credited to have constructed the first unmanned plane, has a historically significant event at its core. Thanks to the film’s half-baked treatment, it is reduced to appearing like a flight of fancy of an impulsive wastrel than an ambitious dream of a strong-willed genius. Hawaizaada, in the end, is a flight of fancy that fails to take off.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By:  Anupama Chopra Site:Filmcompanion
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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By:  Kusumita Das Site:Deccan Chronicle

Hindi cinema feeds us enough fiction for us to expect a completely true story told with hundred per cent accuracy. So the factual question marks are not entirely what we fault ‘Hawaizaada’ for. True or not, it was a good subject that the director had his hands on. But sadly, ‘Hawaizaada’ limps a bit too much to even come close to convincingly recreate the life of a man who dreamt to be the first one to fly.

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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By:  Bollywood Hungama Site:Bollywood Hungama

 The film barely touches upon anything that’s got to do with the story pertaining to the first manmade Indian flight and is far away from reality. It is instead loaded with melodrama. At the end of the film, one really feels sorry for the film’s producer because the over-expense was just not needed! On the whole, HAWAIZAADA is all gloss no substance. Skip it.

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Ratings:– Review By:  Mihir Fadnavis Site:FirstPost

The awkward tone of the movie makes you wonder whom it was made for. There’s too much romance and too little adventure for children, and it’s too foolish for adults. Puri attempts to infuse Hawaizaada with a child-like sense of wonder. Regrettably he manages to render a film that is childish.

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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By:  Surabhi Redkar Site:Koimoi

Well, for starters the entire plot which clearly seemed to have lost its focus from being Hawaizaada to becoming ‘Ishaqzaada’. Having said that, out of the 153 minute long movie, it will be difficult to subtract the amount of time wasted on songs which keep popping up every now and then.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By:  Manjusha Radhakrishnan Site:Gulfnews

Hawaizaada is an ambitious attempt to chronicle the life of the maverick Indian scientist Shivkar Talpade who claims to have invented an airplane before the Wright Brothers. The film oscillates between showcasing Talpade’s blinding love and his mad ingenuity. What’s also jarring are the elaborate sets that have been constructed to transport us to the 19th century era. All of this makes it difficult to take Hawaizaada seriously as a liberally-altered biopic. The premise was promising, but the film never soars dramatically.

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  1. A lot of controversy has been there in the recent days as to who actually made the first aircraft. Though the aircraft made by the Wright Brothers in 1903 had been credited as the ‘first human flight’, some people believe that Shivkar Bapuji Talpade, an indian, happened to do this eight years before the Wright Brothers. Director, Vibhu Puri’s ‘Hawaizaada’ is a biopic on this ‘not so famous man’.

    Shivkar Bapuji Talpade aka Shivi (Ayushmann Khurrana), son of a Zamindar, has been failing in the same class since eight years now. Life gives a new meaning to him when he meets Sitara (Pallavi Sharda), a dancer, and falls for her. A series of events land him up to the doors of Shastri (Mithun Chkraborty), who wishes to make the first Indian aircraft and use it as a tool to free India from the British rule. Identifying Shivi’s potential, Shastri offers Shivi to work for him to which Shivi agrees. The rest of the story depicts the hurdles they face while making the airplane.

    ‘Hawaizaada’ starts off on a good note but soon gets too involved with the love story of the main character which was not desired. Now that’s a perfect example of ‘how to ruin a plot’! The love story unnecessarily adds to the length of the movie by atleast half an hour which becomes a test of patience for the audiences.

    Ayushmann Khurrana does a decent job, though not as good as his performance in ‘Vicky Donor’. Pallavi Sharda is hard to bear. Mithun Chakraborty is excellent.

    Hawaizaada would have been way better had the film makers focused more on the central theme rather than applying the usual tactics of selling a film.

    Rating- 2/5

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