Claps For: Partho Gupte's phenomenal performance combined with a heart-warming tale.
Slaps For: An unnecessary appendage.
Popcorn Refill: Not many
The Story: Arjun(Partho Gupte) along with his mother has just moved to Mumbai on account of his father's death. While working as a chaiwala he comes across a bunch of kids skating, and gets fascinated with skates.
He along with his friends builds a pair of skates and decides to learn skating on his own. He meets Lucky (Saqib Saleem), the skating coach, training the kids for the championship. The story revolves around Arjun's dream to skate and Lucky's dream to make Partho the winner of the competition.
Performances: Partho Gupte is excellent as Arjun, the aspiring skater. He convincingly brings out the dreams and angst of the part. The other kids are awesome, transcending you to their world. Neha Sharma as Arjun's mother is brilliantly moving. Saqib Saleem as Lucky is overenthusiastic while the rest of the cast is satisfactory.
On A Musical Note: Hitesh Sonik's background score keeps you on an emotional ride till the end. The moving tunes heighten the sentimental narrative. The songs help in progression of the story. Overall it is an inspirational album for ardent music aficionados.
Combo On Offer: Hawaa Hawaai is an inspirational movie, motivating you to dream. The plot is simple yet extremely engaging. The flash backs of the dead father's memories are heart-breaking. Excellent performances are furthermore moving.
Amole Gupte's attention to detail even with emotions is exemplary. There is a suggestion at the state of the society as well.
The existence of the girl flirting with Saqib is simply questionable. Although a story of an underdog fighting odds, Hawaa Hawaai is a beautiful simple movie.
Our Verdict: We give Hawaa Hawaai Claps for being a dreamer.