Hawaizaada Movie Review

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Martin D'Souza By Martin D'Souza | 18 Mar 2017 15:41:43.5070000 IST

Reliance Entertainments HAWAIZAADA is the love child of eminent lyricist (now director) Vibhu Virendra Puri. With actor-singer Ayushmann Khurrana as the main lead, and the fact that both Vibhu and Ayushmann have been known to have a good and strong musical sense and knowledge, one expects some quality music from the audio. So let's soar high and immerse ourselves in the melodic album.


Carrying the same 'sky is the limit' spirit of 'Bas Itna Sa Khawab Hai' (YES BOSS), Rochak Kohli's 'Daak Ticket' is a superb motivational number. And quite like 'Bas Itna' it has lovely lyrics and excellent rendition by Javed Bashir (sufi parts) and Mohit Chauhan, which adds to the charm.

Composer Rochak Kohli next comes up with a lovely rendition in 'Hawaizaada Dil', a nice retro rock and roll and jazz style propositioning number. Once again lyrics impress and so do the arrangements.

Mangesh Dhakde's 'Maazaa My Lord' yet again harks back to the old world charm of the 70s-80s, with a Kishore Da style propositioning chhed-chaad number. Mohit Chauhan excels and Neeti Mohan gives good support (especially towards the end) in this fun filled number.

Mirza Ghalib's iconic ghazal 'Dil-E-Nadaan' has been rendered by many legendary singers, and Jagjit Singh's version remains etched in the memory. However Ayushmann Khurrana gives his own deft and classy touch and makes the ghazal more into a loveable ballad which will be identifiable by the new Gen/ youth as well.

The reprise version beautifully incorporates Jigar Moradabadi's 'Yeh ishq nahin aasan' (sung by Shweta Subram) right in the beginning. It is a Ghalib meets prodigy Jigar.

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The situational 'Udd Jayega' by Mangesh Dhakde encompasses the spirit of HAWAIZAADA and will translate well on screen. Nice parallel has been drawn between a swan and a plane and the male lead. Sukhwinder and Ranadeep Bhasker render the folk and classical number with elan, aided by traditional arrangements.

'Yaadein Gatthri Mein' is a brief slower version of 'Udd Jayega', sung well by Harshdeep Kaur.

Rekha Bhardwaj's vocals are a highlight of this racy item or dance number by Vishal Bhardwaj, 'Dil Todne Ki Masheen' and is gracefully done. Vishal shows his class with some lovely blend of Indian and western.

Simple single strings guitar strums and mouth organ commence 'Turram Khan' (boasters), a light retro number sung by Papon, Ayushmann and Monali Thakur. A song of light sarcasm-Sapna hai Nizam (Hyderabad) ka, Apne jaise aam (commoner) ka. Lyrics convey the meaning well giving a peak into the other support characters who do not believe the main lead.

The legendary qawwali greats the Wadali brothers, Lakhwinder Wadali, Harshdeep, Ravindra Sathe, Ranadeep Bhashkar and Sukhwinder, all come together with a magical rendition for an ace of a composition, 'Teri Dua'. The number is indeed a treat for all lovers of 'qawwali' with good use of harmonium, tabla etc, and lyrics are in sync with the story. Reference to Lakshman and how a flying Hanumanji saved him with Sanjeevni Booti, is superbly done.

To sum up, keeping the essence of the period movie intact, and yet providing traditional music in a modern 'avatar' was a difficult balance to achieve, still team HAWAIZAADA have well and truly succeeded in delivering an excellent product. Music impresses in all departments and is a gratifying as well as entertaining experience. 'Daak Ticket', both versions of 'Dil E Nadaan', 'Dil Todne Ki Masheen' and 'Teri Dua' are our picks. The good music, which will be talked about for a while, will definitely boost the opening when HAWAIZAADA releases all over this month end.

Was that a confession in a Church between a Maharashtrian and a priest?

Vibhu Virender Puri can you explain that scene please?


And yes, while you are at it, can you also explain what you were trying to portray and was this an opera, a biopic or a documentary?

And were the cast acting? Or was this a rehearsal you captured and edited?

Your subject was interesting. You were trying to tell us that it was an Indian who discovered flying in Shivkar Bapuji Talpade. But why did you not make a proper docu-drama?

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So much of money wasted in trying to tell a simple tale which required temerity not timidity.

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!


Rating 1/5

Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Ayushmann Khurrana, Pallavi Sharda and Mithun Chakraborty
  • Lyrics: Vibhu Virender Puri
  • Director: Vibhu Virender Puri
  • Music Director: Rochak Kohli, Mangesh Dhakde, Vishal Bhardwaj and Ayushmann Khurrana
  • Release Date : 30 Jan 2015