Movie Review: Kadvi Hawa

RATING: 2.75/5

OVERVIEW: Kadvi Hawa is the story about an old blind retired farmer, Deu (Sanjai Mishra) and his apprehension towards the drastic climate change due to global warming and strikes a deal with the debt recovery agent to save his son from a debt trap.

REVIEW: Gunu Baba (Ranvir Shorey) descends on the village of Mahua like the harbinger of death. As a loan recovery agent, whenever he goes to a village, he claims a few lives of the poor farmers as they commit suicide when they fail to pay back their loans. For this reason, they call him ‘Yamdoot’. A blind farmer Hedu (Sanjay Mishra) knows that his own son Mukund (Bhupesh Singh) owes a considerable amount to the lender.

However, one day, Hedu comes up with a plan wherein he tips-off Gunu whenever any of his fellow, debt-ridden farmers comes across some money. This way, Gunu will know just exactly whom to approach to clear his debt. This is a tough choice for Hedu to make; turning against his fellow villagers. But with his crop failing this year again, morals can be put on a hold for survival. In fact, he starts to give bigger tips when he senses his son is sinking further into depression.

Sanjai Mishra reached a point in his life where he doesn’t need any validation on what he does. Being topless with a mere dhoti to cover your body in more than half of the film – which actor would be able to see through the reality with such transparency? It’s the toughest to play a blind character because there’s a very thin line which you can cross and overact. Mishra aces his role being within that line.

Ranvir Shorey excels as a frustrated loan recovery officer. Throughout the film, he had to express his helplessness and he emotes the same with his signature inventiveness. Facing of a stellar performer like Sanjai Mishra, you need a Ranvir Shorey to maintain the balance