Film Review: Hawaa Hawaai – It Will Make You Cry And Smile

hawaa hawaai mainHawaa Hawaai is the story of Arjun Harishchandra Waghmare (Partho Gupte) who moves to the big city along with his mother, little sister and grandmother post his father’s death.

Arjun Harishchandra Waghmare drops out of school and begins to work with a tea seller and makes friends with street kids; Gochi (Ashfaque Bismillah Khan), Bhura (Salman Chote Khan), Murugan (Thirupathi Kushnapelli) and Adbul (Maaman Menon).

In his spare time Arjun watches rich kids at the skating arena and discovers a hidden world of skating through coach Aniket Bhargava (Saqib Saleem), who mentors kids to become skating champions. Arjun (Partho Gupte), who works at a tea-shop for living, wants to learn how to skate and this dream only Aniket Bhargava (Saqib Saleem) can fulfill.

Arjun, GochiBhuraMurugan and Adbul go shopping for skates but then it’s beyond their reach so decide to make one themselves. From this moment onwards the films goes into a predictable zone. The scenes become too melodramatic and tragic and that’s where Hawaa Hawaai starts falling, but then the climax of the film, though predictable is very powerful and emotional.

Amole Gupte has beautifully captured and handled the kids, their emotional conflicts and their friendship in Hawaa Hawaai. Infact it’s the reason one should watch the film. Even the romance between Aniket Bhargava (Saqib Saleem) and Pragya Yadav is cute and very well handled.

Hawaa Hawaai does make to think about issues like child labour, child welfare, their education, their dreams and their aspirations.

Of the cast, Partho Gupte has an author backed role that he does full justice to. Pragya Yadav makes a confident debut in a small role but kudos to Neha Joshi, who moves you as Arjun Harishchandra Waghmare’s mother.

Hawaa Hawaai has got a very good response from the Industry and now its over to the audiences.

Ratings: ***

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