Halkaa (2018) (2018)

Hindi 1 hrs 54 mins Drama
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Total Reviews: 12
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50%
Total Votes: 2

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Review Summary: 'Halkaa' represents too much forced message, too little character development

Average Critic Rating: (1.75)
Cast: Paoli Dam , Vipin Katyal , Ranvir Shorey , Tathastu Tathastu
Director: Nila Madhab Panda
Release Date: 07 Sep 2018

Plot: Halkaa (Relief) is a unique take on a slum child's heroism, aspirations and dreams. The child protagonist, Pichku fights for the basic problem that he faces everyday; defecating in the open among others.

Halkaa (2018) - Top Reviews

A little lad called Pichku cannot defecate in the open like everyone else in the slums. He wants privacy which is hard to come by when they live such desperate lives. While grown ups in the slum are trying to scam the government for the money given to build toilets, this little boy with two friends dreams and works hard to save money to build one. An awful tale about shitting told crappily. This is worse than government funded propaganda films...
Manisha Lakhne, Now Running
A little lad called Pichku cannot defecate in the open like everyone else in the slums. He wants privacy which is hard to come by when they live such desperate lives. While grown ups in the slum are trying to scam the government for the money given to build toilets, this little boy with two friends dreams and works hard to save money to build one. An awful tale about shitting told crappily. This is worse than government funded propaganda films...
Manisha Lakhne, Now Running
However, despite the decent performances, watching a boy’s aversion to stench for almost two hours is anything but relieving.
Renuka Vyavahare, Times of India
A forcefully cliched Mission Toilet
A forcefully cliched Mission Toilet
However, despite the decent performances, watching a boy’s aversion to stench for almost two hours is anything but relieving.
Renuka Vyavahare, Times of India

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Halkaa (2018) - All Reviews

a laboured, unimaginative attempt
NAMRATA JOSHI, The Hindu
It’s hard to mix realism and fantasy and the film falters in achieving the right balance.
Devesh Sharma, Filmfare
It’s really unfortunate that filmmakers of Nila Madhab Panda’s caliber have whittled down their craft in order to curry favour with an autocratic government!
Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal
It’s hard to mix realism and fantasy and the film falters in achieving the right balance.
Devesh Sharma, Filmfare
a laboured, unimaginative attempt
NAMRATA JOSHI, The Hindu
It’s really unfortunate that filmmakers of Nila Madhab Panda’s caliber have whittled down their craft in order to curry favour with an autocratic government!
Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal