Hawaizaada (2015) Hindi Movie Review | 24 Critic Reviews | Ayushmann Khurrana, Pallavi Sharda

Hawaizaada Review

Ayushmann Khurrana, Pallavi Sharda, Mithun Chakraborty, Naman Jain
Hawaizaada (2015) Hindi Movie Poster
Vibhu Puri
Vibhu Puri, Saurabh Bhave
Vibhu Puri
Vibhu Puri
Savita Singh
Ayushmann Khurrana, Mangesh Dhakde, Rochak Kohli, Vishal Bhardwaj, Monty Sharma
produced by:
Rajesh Banga, Vibhu Puri, Vishal Gurnani
run time:
157 minutes
censor certification:

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Hawaizaada Hindi Movie Review

Critic Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)

  •  Times Of India | Review By -Meena Iyer Rating-5
The makers of Hawaizaada are prudent to tell you that this is a work of fiction, though the material at hand is sourced from the life of Marathi scientist Shivkar Talpade, who constructed and flew India's first plane in 1895. The film unfolds in the Bombay Presidency, where Shivi (Ayushmann)

  •  CNN IBN | Review By -Rajeev Masand Rating-4
Hawaizaada is jingoistic, melodramatic, na├»ve, and often illogical. It might have worked as a quirky flight of fancy, but Puri and his characters take things way too seriously, robbing the film of that very sense of awe and wonder that it so badly needed. I'm going with two out of five.

  •  Indian Express | Review By -Shubhra Gupta Rating-2
That ancient Indians had the nous to create a working aircraft is something that has been floated about with great verve recently in learned science meets and in newspaper columns. Hawaizaada seems to have been made to feed into that theory: it tells the story of Shivkar Talpade

  •  NDTV | Review By -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-4
A well-intentioned but stodgy cinematic fleshing out of an obscure footnote in aviation history, Hawaizaada takes eons to climb to cruising altitude. When it does get there with excessive load weighing it down, it is pretty much on a wing and a prayer. But that is not to say that

  •  Mid Day | Review By -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-2
Set in 1895, the film speaks about a scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade who apparently constructed the world’s first unmanned plane, eight years before the Wright Brothers invented the aeroplane. Talpade is believed to have managed to make the plane which actually flew with the dint

  •  The W14 | Review By -Mayank Shekhar Rating-2
‘Hawabaaz’, for someone who passes wind, or is generally full of gas, is a common word in the eastern parts of India where I come from. The hawabaaz, usually male, has such high opinion of himself that he turns into an intense bore. This is often true for a jingoist’s opinion

  •  Hindustan Times | Review By -Anupama Chopra Rating-4
I know the Wright brothers as the inventors of the first airplane, but it is believed that, in 1895, eight years before the Wright brothers, an Indian scientist named Shivkar Bapuji Talpade flew the first unmanned aircraft, named Marutsakha. Vibhu and co-writer Saurabh

  •  Mumbai Mirror | Review By -Saumil Gandhi Rating-4
Hawaizaada is one of those films that you want to appreciate for its ambition, which unfortunately also becomes the reason for its failure. At a running time of over 2.5 hours, the script lacks substance to sustain dramatic interest. At a broad level, the premise is promising

  •  DNA | Review By -Sarita Tanwar Rating-7
Where Vibhu scores in his direction, he lets himself down in his screenplay (he has written the film with Saurabh R. Bhave). The love story between Shivkar and Sitara is so weakly penned that it slackens the film. There is too much of time wasted before the writers get to the core

  •  Business Of Cinema | Review By -Tara Agrawal Rating-4
Based on the true story of scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade who is believed to have invented and flown the first manned aircraft in the 1890s (years before the Wright brothers), ‘Hawaizaada’ is more fiction and less fact. Painted in blues, greens and deep reds, this production designer’s
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  •  Bollywood Hungama | Review By -Hungama Network Rating-3
Whenever we speak of 'Indians and Inventions', the first thing that pops in our mind is that of the legendary Aryabhatta and his invention of 'zero'. Amidst all these great inventors and discoverers, there have been many a unsung hero, who never got their required due. This week's

  •  Koimoi | Review By -Surabhi Redkar Rating-3
Bollywood time and again proves that it is still not capable of handling biopics other than the exception that Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was. This time dealing with a historical figure like Talpade who genuinely needed a good chunk of limelight, the writers mess up the entire plot as they

  •  Rediff | Review By -Nishi Tiwari Rating-3
Towards the end of Vibhu Puri’s directorial debut Hawaizaada, the protagonist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade (Ayushmann Khurrana) is bidding his sister-in-law farewell before he finally takes flight. “Tum ja rahe ho (You’re leaving)?” the teary-eyed bhabhi asks him. He nods yes.
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  •  Deccan Chronicle | Review By -Kusumita Das Rating-3
There are times when the grey areas of history, the parts that have not been chronicled in black and white, tell more fascinating stories than the official text. A bunch of illiterate, poor, debt ridden farmers take on the massive British Empire in a game of cricket — Ashutosh Gowariker

  •  Gulf News | Review By -Manjusha Radhakrishnan Rating-4
Bollywood Ayushmann Khurrana’s latest film Hawaizaada is an ambitious attempt to chronicle the life of the maverick Indian scientist Shivkar Talpade who claims to have invented an airplane before the Wright Brothers. Naturally, his quest set against 1895 Mumbai is riddled

  •  Moviez Adda | Review By -Divya Solgama Rating-3
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. It's a big opportunity loss for cinema lovers and the proud Indians who had to witness a great tale presented in a bad manner. Everything is overdone
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  •  Masala.com | Review By -Lokesh Dharmani Rating-4
I felt I was on a hijacked flight as I sat through Hawaizaada. No, no I am just kidding. I felt the plane had hit the Bermuda Triangle. On second thoughts, the latter wouldn’t be as painful. Hawaizaada claims that an Indian scientist Shivkar Talpade invented airplanes much before Wright

  •  Sify | Review By -Sonia Chopra Rating-5
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

  •  Glamsham | Review By -Martin D'Souza Rating-2
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!

  •  Book My Show | Review By -Tanaya Ramyani Rating-4
Vibhu Puri’s directorial debut Hawaizaada is an ambitious venture to go deep into the pages of our long-forgotten history. The film attempts to chronicle the life of Indian scholar Shivkar Bapuji Talpade. Laden with extravagant set design, Hawaizaada will impress you visually.

  •  Daily Bhaskar | Rating-5
After much anticipation, Hawaizaada featuring Ayushmann Khurrana, Pallavi Sharda and Mithun Chakraborty in the lead roles was released in the cinema halls today. The film is based on Indian scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade who is credited to have constructed India's first unmanned plane.

  •  Now Running | Review By -Mansha Rastogi Rating-3
It's ordinary (or so it seems now) to take a great plot and make an equally great film. What's talent (redefined and taken to another level) is how you take a potentially hit film and bring it down to ruins. Yes, you have got to give it to filmmaker Vibhu Puri to take up a never seen

  •  Indiaglitz | Review By -Vishal Verma Rating-5
Hawaizaada is a classic example of bejeweled excess of visual splendor at the expense of its source material wonder resulting in ultra-elaborate, overly long boring experience.It’s tough to touch a biopic or a movie depicting a period. Wrong settings, buildup and environment disconnects

  •  Bollywood Life | Review By -Vinod Talreja Rating-4
There are moments of great pathos here no doubt, and an inspiring lesson on the importance of hard work. But it all moves at a snail’s pace, and slowly turns into a yawn fest. Even as the drama of Shivkar’s rise is punctured by too many songs and overlong romantic tracks.

Ratings Breakdown-

Rating Scale - Out of 10
Aggregate Rating - 3.7/10 (24 Reviews)
Male Critics - 3.6 (11)
Female Critics - 3.7 (13)
Highest Rating - 7.0 (1)
Least Rating - 2.0 (4)
Most Given Rating - 4.0 (9)
Yes - 4%
No - 79%
Neutral - 17%
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