Hawaizaada (2015)

Hindi Drama
25 %
Total Reviews: 57
Sahi: 14 Nahi: 43

Review Summary: Hawaizaada has big ambitions but fails to deliver on its promise. Ayushmann Khurrana impresses!

Average Critic Rating: (2.28)
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Est. Budget: 25.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 3.1 CR

Plot: The film is based on the life of scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade who is credited to have constructed India's first unmanned plane. The movie is set in Bombay, 1895. Ayushmann Khurrana as Shivkar Talpade... Read more

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Hadn’t ancient Indians won several Academy Awards during the Vedic Age anyway?
This could have been an imaginative flight of fancy, but it is anything but
Indian Express
The film's intent is laudable, and so is the story. 'Hawaizaada' transports us back to pre-independence 19th century India, and tells us the story of a boy, considered good for nothing, who goes on to make the world?s first functional airplane. Of course we know that history has credited the Wright Brothers with the feat (the film claims the Brothers constructed their airplane 8 years after India's triumph). So a film that exposes/challenges this accepted belief has the potential for an exhilara
Sify
Thank you, Shivkar Bapuji Talpade. Thank you, Vibhu Puri.
Had ‘Hawaizaada’ been less about love, and more about dreams, it would’ve soared to great heights
Emirates 24X7
I’m going two out of five. It’s an interesting idea that never takes flight.
Rajeev Masand
The film's intent is laudable, and so is the story.
Sify
Naman Jain, in the role of the hero's nephew, is a consummate scene-stealer. How one wishes the film had more scenes worth stealing.
While the film had the potential of being moving and patriotic, the executive wasn't as believable as director Vibhu Puri's imagination and conviction. This painfully long film is nothing to write home about -- be it performances or the unnecessary songs
Besides the one liner subject, there is nothing else worth mentioning in this film. The movie is dragging, boring and loud at the same time.
Moviez Adda
It’s sad that what could have been a ‘hatke’ and lovely movie turns out to be only a bore.
BollySpice
Story:Shivkar (ayushmann) is a lazy and imbecile person who is snubbed by his father (jayant) constantly. His studies are so poor that he ends up in the same class as his nephew (naman jain). Things change when Shivkar sees Sitara (pallavi) and falls in love with her. Knowing this, his father drives him away and Shivkar lands with the eccentric scientist Shastri (mithun) who wants to build an aeroplane. He grooms Shivkar seeing the potential but there comes a situation when Shivkar has to choose between love and loyalty. What happens after that forms the rest. Presentation:The director has come up with an interesting storyline and while the presentation was nice, the narrative was a letdown. The dialogues were alright. The script was average and the screenplay was very bad. The background score was very nice but songs can be avoided. Cinematography was the saving grace. Editing was required at key places. Costumes were well designed to suit the backdrop while the art department was impressive. Ayushmann Khurrana gave a committed performance but his role was not etched properly. Pallavi needs to work a lot on her expressions and body language. Mithun Chakraborty was best, Naman Jain was adorable. Others didn’t get much scope. Conclusion:The film came in with a lot of hype owing to the tale of Shivkar Talpade the man who tried to build an aeroplane befor the Wright Brothers. However, a good idea need not be sufficient to make a good film. In this, the first half goes around with elements of stale comedy, some romance and some interesting moments but it was too lengthy. The interval bang was alright but the second half failed to take off and give the required energy. Overall, this is a film which could have worked well if executed smartly but has gone in vain. At the box office, success is highly unlikely.Bharatstudent verdict: Gone with the wind! var infolinks_pid = 2096076; var infolinks_wsid = 0;
Bharat Student
Vibhu Puri’s debut is the good-looking but ultimately tedious story of a pioneering flight that may never have happened.
Scroll.In
Well, I certainly do not wish to recommend this film and especially keep the children away since we do not wish to parch their judgement and feed those impressionable minds with historic stories that are not clear.
Koi Moi
Ayushmann Khurrana’s hawai jahaz fails to take off
Bhaskar
Story:Shivkar (ayushmann) is a lazy and imbecile person who is snubbed by his father (jayant) constantly. His studies are so poor that he ends up in the same class as his nephew (naman jain). Things change when Shivkar sees Sitara (pallavi) and falls in love with her. Knowing this, his father drives him away and Shivkar lands with the eccentric scientist Shastri (mithun) who wants to build an aeroplane. He grooms Shivkar seeing the potential but there comes a situation when Shivkar has to choose between love and loyalty. What happens after that forms the rest. Presentation:The director has come up with an interesting storyline and while the presentation was nice, the narrative was a letdown. The dialogues were alright. The script was average and the screenplay was very bad. The background score was very nice but songs can be avoided. Cinematography was the saving grace. Editing was required at key places. Costumes were well designed to suit the backdrop while the art department was impressive. Ayushmann Khurrana gave a committed performance but his role was not etched properly. Pallavi needs to work a lot on her expressions and body language. Mithun Chakraborty was best, Naman Jain was adorable. Others didn’t get much scope. Conclusion:The film came in with a lot of hype owing to the tale of Shivkar Talpade the man who tried to build an aeroplane befor the Wright Brothers. However, a good idea need not be sufficient to make a good film. In this, the first half goes around with elements of stale comedy, some romance and some interesting moments but it was too lengthy. The interval bang was alright but the second half failed to take off and give the required energy. Overall, this is a film which could have worked well if executed smartly but has gone in vain. At the box office, success is highly unlikely.Bharatstudent verdict: Gone with the wind! var infolinks_pid = 2096076; var infolinks_wsid = 0;
Bharat Student
Vibhu Puri in his debut venture was successful enough to showcase the dreams of this man successfully before the audience in the most realistic fashion, which makes the movie endearing and worth watching.
Just Bollywood
And this needs a miracle to succeed
BoxOfficeCapsule
What’s more, the director has memorably showcased 19th century India in the most accurate fashion
Sulekha
Story:Shivkar (ayushmann) is a lazy and imbecile person who is snubbed by his father (jayant) constantly. His studies are so poor that he ends up in the same class as his nephew (naman jain). Things change when Shivkar sees Sitara (pallavi) and falls in love with her. Knowing this, his father drives him away and Shivkar lands with the eccentric scientist Shastri (mithun) who wants to build an aeroplane. He grooms Shivkar seeing the potential but there comes a situation when Shivkar has to choose between love and loyalty. What happens after that forms the rest. Presentation:The director has come up with an interesting storyline and while the presentation was nice, the narrative was a letdown. The dialogues were alright. The script was average and the screenplay was very bad. The background score was very nice but songs can be avoided. Cinematography was the saving grace. Editing was required at key places. Costumes were well designed to suit the backdrop while the art department was impressive. Ayushmann Khurrana gave a committed performance but his role was not etched properly. Pallavi needs to work a lot on her expressions and body language. Mithun Chakraborty was best, Naman Jain was adorable. Others didn’t get much scope. Conclusion:The film came in with a lot of hype owing to the tale of Shivkar Talpade the man who tried to build an aeroplane befor the Wright Brothers. However, a good idea need not be sufficient to make a good film. In this, the first half goes around with elements of stale comedy, some romance and some interesting moments but it was too lengthy. The interval bang was alright but the second half failed to take off and give the required energy. Overall, this is a film which could have worked well if executed smartly but has gone in vain. At the box office, success is highly unlikely.Bharatstudent verdict: Gone with the wind! var infolinks_pid = 2096076; var infolinks_wsid = 0;
Bharat Student
Emphasizing visual splendor at the expense of its source material's wonder. Reliance Entertainment in association with Trilogic Digital Media and Film Farmer productions ‘Hawaizaada’ helmed by first timer Vibhu Puri starring Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead is certainly ambitious in portraying the journey of what is said to be the world’s first airplane by India’s genius Shivkar Talpade before the Wright Brothers. But it’s done in the spirit of a comic book fairy tale musical; instead of a poignant involving biographical making it a hodgepodge of a visual splendor in an ultra-elaborate, overly long boring wonder.
India Glitz
Going back in time is never an easy task in cinema. Many have failed to court periodicity convincingly. "Hawaizaada" gets away with its flight into the mind of the man who dared to fly. This miniature masterpiece leaves us exhilarated and exultant. Thank God for the dreamers, past and present
MTV India
Ayushmann Khurrana’s Hawaizaada is off the ground, but never soars dramatically
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.
Times of India
Story:Shivkar (ayushmann) is a lazy and imbecile person who is snubbed by his father (jayant) constantly. His studies are so poor that he ends up in the same class as his nephew (naman jain). Things change when Shivkar sees Sitara (pallavi) and falls in love with her. Knowing this, his father drives him away and Shivkar lands with the eccentric scientist Shastri (mithun) who wants to build an aeroplane. He grooms Shivkar seeing the potential but there comes a situation when Shivkar has to choose between love and loyalty. What happens after that forms the rest. Presentation:The director has come up with an interesting storyline and while the presentation was nice, the narrative was a letdown. The dialogues were alright. The script was average and the screenplay was very bad. The background score was very nice but songs can be avoided. Cinematography was the saving grace. Editing was required at key places. Costumes were well designed to suit the backdrop while the art department was impressive. Ayushmann Khurrana gave a committed performance but his role was not etched properly. Pallavi needs to work a lot on her expressions and body language. Mithun Chakraborty was best, Naman Jain was adorable. Others didn’t get much scope. Conclusion:The film came in with a lot of hype owing to the tale of Shivkar Talpade the man who tried to build an aeroplane befor the Wright Brothers. However, a good idea need not be sufficient to make a good film. In this, the first half goes around with elements of stale comedy, some romance and some interesting moments but it was too lengthy. The interval bang was alright but the second half failed to take off and give the required energy. Overall, this is a film which could have worked well if executed smartly but has gone in vain. At the box office, success is highly unlikely.Bharatstudent verdict: Gone with the wind! var infolinks_pid = 2096076; var infolinks_wsid = 0;
Bharat Student
Directed by Vibhu Puri, Hawaizaada also stars Mithun Chakraborty and Pallavi Sharda in lead roles. Our in house critic Vinod Talreja is currently watching a premiere show and here’s his first impression of the film:
BollywoodLife
This simple tale required temerity not timidity
Glam Sham
Yawns: Many, while seeing too many songs in the film
Chirtamala
फिल्म के पोस्टर में पल्लवी शारदा और आयुष्मान खुराना
Bhaskar
If you are able to capture and contain that excitement in a paragraph of writing, or a scene or even a song, you have a winner
The Hindu
iance Entertainment in association with Trilogic Digital Media and Film Farmer productions ‘Hawaizaada’ helmed by first timer Vibhu Puri starring Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead is certainly ambitious in portraying the journey of what is said to be the world’s first airplane by India’s genius Shivkar Talpade before the Wright Brothers. But it’s done in the spirit of a comic book fairy tale musical;
India Glitz
Hawaizaada is like a picture post-card – watch it for the outstanding effort of a first-time director.
DNA India
While they make for great visuals, they don’t really help the story
An attempt to recreate a little known chapter in aviation history
Filmfare
Watch this film only if you are a fan of Ayushmann Khurana. The filmmaker Vibhu Puri might have had the right intentions, but this story would have been told a lot better from the angle of a genius like underdog rather than a soppy, love sick assistant to the real aviator.
Pink Villa
A Dreamlike Masterpiece About A Dreamer
Filmi Beat
Ayushmann Khurana who has been known for his decent works has done a great job as a scientist and Mithun Chakraborthy is outstanding with his Shastri character in the film. The other characters in the movie deserve applause for their performance.
Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
A punchy, goofy biopic with tremendous ambition.
Desi Spy
Hawaizaada movie was earlier titled as Bambai Fairytale. The movie is based on the life of scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade who is credited to have constructed
Filmi Beat
Reading Talpade’s biography seems a better choice than wasting 157 minutes on this movie.
BollywoodMantra
The film starts in the year 1895, and is set against India's freedom struggle.
Mumbai Mirror
I couldn’t understand one thing though. An ‘Indian’ claims to have invented the airplane under ‘British’ rule that even bought his project. Eight years later, it’s the Americans who walk away with the credit for the historic invention. HOW?? I have no clue!
Masala
Ayushmann Khurrana starrer is extremely slow to leave a lasting impression!
Bollywood Life
Now that biopics have found their space in bollywood, here comes another one speaking of the legend who attempted to make a plane before the Wright Brothers did
Bollywood3
Ayushmann Khurrana delivers an earnest performance
India.Com
If you watch the film with a feeling that you will be transported into the world of invention of the first ever man made desi flight, then, take our word for it that, you will be sorely disappointed, because the film actually is an extravagant 'costume musical'.
Bollywood Hungama
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
Rediff
Lost in Translation is what best describes Hawaizaada best. What started off as a biopic turns into a sobbing love tale that you wouldn't want to watch. Read up on the scientist instead.
Now Running
Check out what the people have to say about Hawaizaada:
BookMyShow
I know the Wright brothers as the inventors of the first airplane
Bollywood.Com
Also, considering the film is a part biopic, it would’ve been interesting to know what happened to Shivkar after his experiment
DNA India
The movie starts with Shivkar (Ayushmann Khurana) an 8 times class 4 repeater wearing suspenders to keep his red shorts up.
Planet Bollywood
Now Running
But if you think after reading the whole review that you wanna leave this one
Chirtamala
The film 'limps' too much to recreate the life of Talpade
Deccan Chronicle
Going back in time is never an easy task in cinema. Many have failed to court periodicity convincingly. ‘Hawaizaada’ gets away with its flight into the mind of the man who dared to fly.
Zee News India
If only you had borrowed walnuts from Manish Gupta, the director of RAHASYA, HAWAIZAADA might have taken off. But then again, walnuts did not help Gupta either!
Glam Sham