First it was Aankhon Dekhi, now it’s Kadvi Hawa. These two films really prove Sanjay Mishra’s acting prowess.
Set in Rajasthan’s Mahua, Kadi Hawa is about global warming and its harmful effects. In one scene, when a class teacher asks how many seasons are there, a student from Mahua says that there are only two seasons – summer & winter because it barely rains for 3-4 days in a year in their village. It’s one of the most telling scenes of the film.
Hedu (Sanjay Mishra) is a blind father of a farmer who has taken a big loan from a bank which he is unable to repay. Gunu Baba (Ranvir Shorey) is a bank loan recovery agent who comes to their village as he gets double commission from that area. They say, in whichever village Gunu goes, farmers commit suicide. That’s all we can tell you about the film’s plot.
Kadvi Hawa mainly works because the problem of global warming is never thrown at your face. There is no unnecessary background music or over-dramatic scenes. The story moves at a good pace and keeps you interested. Unlike many other films, it stays away from conveniences and tries to show the real, disturbing picture.
Supporting Sanjay Mishra is Ranvir Shorey, who plays his part exceptionally well. All the other actors do a fine job.
You won’t be disappointed by this splendid film. We give it 3.5 stars with a kink.