Hawaa Hawaai - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

As good as any other inspirational story. Spirited and heart-warming performances make Hawaa Hawaai stand out.



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30 reviewers have given Hawaa Hawaai an average rating of 3.7/5.0 (?)

18 yays
4 nays
8 so-so

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Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Apun Ka Choice ...Amole Gupte understands the mind of a growing children intuitively and naturally. ... full review

Thumbs up by Prateeksha Khot, Bolly Spice ...Saqib is pretty decent as the coach who starts out teaching the kids but ends up learning a lot from them.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Amole directs with a sure eye, while the screenplay [it holds you attentive for most parts] is far removed from frivolity attached to a majority of Hindi movies. ... full review

Thumbs up by Sarita Tanwar, Bollywood Life ...a good attempt at a ‘good’ Bollywood film... full review

Thumbs up by Somesh Sinha, Desi Martini ...Amole Gupte's story is a tribute to people who dare to dream alongside asking worrying questions about how society flatly and methodically separates rich kids from the poor ones... full review

Thumbs up by Smita Vyas Kumar, Desi Martini ...a great vacation watch for kids and adults alike... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...The perfect blend of emotions and drama... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...refreshing, unique, charming, challenging & uplifting... full review

Thumbs up by Rohit Khilnani, india today ...The film has its moments that will move you to tears.... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ... Hawaa Hawaai is a delightful film that takes the viewer through an emotional roller coaster ride without ever exploiting the conditions it showcases.... full review

Thumbs up by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...A hard-to-believe climax doesn’t quite fit in with reality but Gupte’s attempt to make this an appeasing outing for the younger section of his cine goers.... full review

Thumbs up by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...Hawaa Hawaai needed some sparseness and quiet, but even with all the noise, you will love Arjun and his friends, and cheer them on. ... full review

Thumbs up by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...But then a film with the right intention and its heart in the right place shouldn’t be missed.... full review

Thumbs up by Raja Sen, Rediff ...Drag every kid you care about to Hawaa Hawaai... full review

Thumbs up by Anuj Kumar, The Hindu ...No hawaa, all substance... full review

Thumbs up by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...This underdog sports film rises above the template to win hearts. ... full review

Thumbs up by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ...HH's inspiring story is for children, for the child in all of us and for adults who need to wake up to dream again.... full review

Thumbs up by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India ...The build-up to the climax is brilliantly accomplished. It’s a rare feat that very few Bollywood sports films manage to achieve ... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ... despite being predictable and having few avoidable sequences, HAWAA HAWAAI still can be called a decent attempt spreading awareness among the society, keeping the living spirit alive in the underprivileged kids... full review

So-So Daily Bhaskar ... If you are a lover of simple cinema, go for it. You can also wait for the movie to get TV premier.... full review

So-So by Aneela Zeb Babar, Desi Martini ...I will forgive the makers of this film for their over the top sentimentality as their lovable gang of "children who work" provided me with a Amar (Bhagwan Se Prathna), Akbar (Bismillah at the shrine) and Atheist (Meh I Dont Want to Do Prathna) moment.... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...So while Hawaa Hawaai isn’t entirely satisfying, I still recommend that you see it.... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...A slim story told with heart, Hawaa Hawaai is among those rare films about the hard lives of impoverished kids that's never patronizing... full review

So-So by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...This is the kind of film where we know the outcome from the first frame... full review

So-So by Rahul Desai, Mumbai Mirror ...Hawaa Hawaai isn't as compelling as his previous efforts, but still merits a watch for the gratifying culture he has constructed. ... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Partho Gupte is effortlessly superb as Arjun. He brings the self-assuredness, maturity and goodness of Arjun beautifully.... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...But some clichés are there for a reason, and Gupte unwisely steers clear of these as well. There’s a reason these films have those bonding scenes between coach and pupil – here, there’s nothing.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...Of course, there is no doubt that Arjun will win, but by the time he does, there is so much melodrama thrown in, that you count the minutes for the film to end. ... full review

Thumbs down by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...Fails to impress... full review

Thumbs down by Namrata Joshi, Outlook India ...left me cold by its sheer virtue... full review