Hawaa Hawaai is a 2014 Indian film directed by Amole Gupte. The film features Partho Gupte and Saqib Saleem. The film is produced by Fox Star Studios. Saqib Saleem played role of a skating coach in the film. The director Amol Gupte composed and sang one song for the movie. Rest of the songs were composed by Hitesh Sonik. Amol Gole again worked with Gupte and shot this movie. The film released in theatres on 9 May 2014 with good reviews.
|Directed by||Amole Gupte|
|Produced by||Amole Gupte|
|Written by||Amole Gupte|
|Music by||Hitesh Sonik|
|Edited by||Deepa Bhatia|
Amole Gupte Cinema
|Distributed by||Fox Star Studios|
|Box office||₹113.6 million|
The plot centres around Arjun Harishchand Waghmare (Partho Gupte) and his dream to skate. The film chronicles his coach Aniket Bhargava (Saqib Saleem) and Arjun's journey towards being a champion skater. After his father's death Arjun moves to Mumbai and starts to work in a tea stall. He sees some children arrive at night for Lucky (Aniket) Sir. He sees that the children are skating and gets attracted to skating. He finds the skates too expensive so his friends make a pair of skates out of garbage and call it hawaa hawaai. Aniket gets impressed by Arjun and decides to teach him skating. Arjun comes out to be very talented and Aniket decides to send him to participate in the district level skating race. On the day of the race Arjun gets missing . Aniket finds that he is ill and immediately takes him to a hospital where he comes to know that Arjun has hepatitis. Arjun gets cured and Aniket learns about the difficulties of the poor child. He realizes that the Arjun and his friends have a big heart and they need to be educated. He tries to help them. All his other students come to meet Arjun. Aniket decides to send Arjun to the state level skating race. Arjun remembers of his father and wins the race. The film ends showing that Arjun and his friends are admitted in a school and an article is printed in the newspaper about Arjun.
- Partho Gupte as Arjun Harishchand Waghmare
- Saqib Saleem as Aniket Bhargava / Lucky Sir
- Pragya Yadav as Pragya Nanda
- Makarand Deshpande as Harishchand Waghmare (Arjun's father)
- Devraya Gole
- Anuj Sachdeva as Aniruddha Bhargava (Aniket's elder brother)
- Razak Khan as Garage Mechanic
- Neha Joshi
- Rekha Kamat
- Sanjay Dadich
- Sanjay Tripathi
- Hardik Raheja
- Srishti Sharma
- Arjun Nichani
- Manav Hirey
- Saba Qureshi
- Aaliya Qureshi
- Solya Qureshi
- Suman Arjun Mahaskar
- Thirupathi N. Kushnapelli
- Salman Chhote Khan
- Ashfaque Bismillah Khan
- Maaman Memon
- Mahesh Kumar
- Jaival Shah
- Khushi Shah
- Sunidhi Chauhan (Special Appearance)
- Riyansh Bhatia
As of 27 August 2013, shooting of the film began in Mumbai.
Hawaa Hawaai got mostly positive reviews from critics. Subhash K. Jha gave it 4.5 Stars and said that "Hawaa Hawaai is an extraordinary saga of ordinary lives, the kind we often pass by at traffic signals". Joginder Tuteja called it a "Touching Tale" and rated it 3.5 stars. Noyon Jyoti Parasara rated it 4 out of 4 and commented "The film serves as a reminder and a lesson - in hope, in empathy and gratitude.".
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