Kadvi Hawa Movie Review : A Bitter Truth, A Call from Mother Nature

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Award winning Director of films like ‘I am Kalam’ and ‘Jalpari’ Nila Madhab Panda has come back with another sensitive topic this time with his recently released film ‘Kadvi Hawa’. Nila has been awarded with ‘Padma Shri’, the fourth highest civilian award in the country, by Government of India in year 2016. Nila has tried to grab the attention towards a very sensitive topic of ‘Climate Change’ through this movie. Let’s see if he was able to succeed in his intention.

Film Name – Kadvi Hawa (English: Bitter Wind)

Director – Nila Madhab Panda

Star Cast – Sanjay Mishra, Ranvir Shorey,Tillotama Shome, Bhupesh Singh

Duration – 1 Hour 40 Minutes

Certificate – U

Rating – 3.5 Stars

Plot :

Story consists of a bleak, arid landscape, parched of rains; barren lands with no yields; mounting debts; tragic suicides by farmers as an escape and the psychological impact of these deaths on the loved ones of the survivors.

A blind farmer Hedu (Sanjay Mishra) lives with his son Mukund (Bhupesh Singh), daughter-in law Parvati (Tilottama Shome) and two grandchildren in a small village in barren lands of Chambal. Farmers here use to take loans but unable to repay the debt as no crop due to infertile land and lack of rains. Suicide is the only option with many of them.

Gunu Babu(Ranvir Shorey) is the man whose work is to recover the debt from poor farmers. Gunu always be in stress as sometimes farmers pay him the money but most of the time they are helpless. People call Gunu a ‘Yamdoot’ (God of Death). One day Gunu meets Hedu and gradually he helps latter on a condition.

Gunu is from Orissa where his family lives but he stays in this village for livelihood. He wants his family to stay with him in this village soon.

Now what will happen to Gunu and his family? What was the condition which makes dramatic sequences in the story? To get these answers you must watch the movie.

Why should you go for ‘Kadvi Hawa’?

A still from the movie. Ranvir Shorey (L), Sanjay Mishra (R)

The story is based on real live incidents and has a tremendous plot. The film is based on true stories from drought prone Bundelkhand region and the vanishing villages from coastal Odisha & Chambal region of Dholpur, Rajasthan.

Film locations are very interesting and raw which do justice to explain the ground reality of financial and psychological impacts of ‘Climate Change’ on poor farmers.

Script is powerful with an amazing Cinematography which moves forward along with the emotions of the characters.

Direction is superb as well as an awesome screenplay has been written by Nitin Dixit.

Sanjay Mishra has done an heart-touching work in this film. There should not be a wonder if he gets a national award for his acting in ‘Kadvi Hawa’. He nailed it completely. A bond between a Father and a son is played well by Sanjay and Bhupesh Singh. Tillotama has done a good job as a daughter-in law. Ranvir Shorey is at his best. All of the actors are real and natural.

Music is good. Background score is in sync with the story. Beautiful lines in the end by Gulzaar touch your hearts.

The most important and strong message this movie gives about the Climate Change and its impacts in the coming years which forces you to think where are we going. It’s a call from ‘Mother Nature’..People and Government should do necessary actions to mitigate the risks associated with it.

Box Office :

‘Kadvi Hawa’ is a low budget film which has been produced in less than 10 Crore rupees. Film is doing well as compare to its counterpart ‘Julie 2’ released on Nov 24, 2017.

Rating :

3.5 Stars – A must watch

Watch Trailer – https://youtu.be/AjKsJfWxtsk

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