Bollywood’s not really good at producing movies inspired from real-life stories. May it be lack of research on the subject or articulating the story, there’s always a ‘vacuum’ that leaves the audience unsatisfied and leads movie to under-perform on box office collections. To an extent, Guru and No one killed Jessica did well on presentation part however with some alterations to the real life story (in the former), which is OK. Every movie deserves an amount of creative freedom to make the screen play appealing for its audience. This was still a decade ago.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag changed a lot of it. A Cine-Biography that proved bollywood’s potential at real-life movies. The amount of research, articulation, factual data recorded and presented in 2 hrs was enthralling. People loved it. We probably have mastered again our art of story telling.
With the sun of 2015, a new chapter is being written that will take the Bollywood inspirational movie genre to a whole new level. ‘Hawaizaada‘ is ready to take off in a week’s time. Going purely by the trailers released, you can well observe the snippets of fair performance by Ayushman Khurana portraying Shivkar Bapuji Talpade, a Marathi Manoos and first human to fly; 8 years before Wright brothers did in their aircraft. Mithun Da portrays Pandit Subbacharya Shastry, mentor of Talpade, under guidance of whom the first aircraft, ‘Marutsakha’ was designed. You can also see the glimpses of sets designed to match the 1885 ish Indian Era. Seems like the production team has done a good job in taking audience back in time. Few of the songs released have already made a great experience; voice of Ayushman makes them even better.
Its just 7 days away and we are all fingers crossed for this wonderful attempt from Reliance Entertainment. This is an commercial attempt of writer-director Vibhu Puri in Bollywood, well known for ‘Student Oscar’ nomination for Chabiwali pocket watch; thats what Wikipedia says! I am sure audience is expecting those 2.5 hrs to be a wonderful journey into a history unexplored till date. With a strong script, amazing songs, wonderful art direction and solid acting, barely anything can go wrong. Best luck to the entire crew of Hawaizaada and Fly High Folks!