World Bank and United Nations Environment Programme has collaborated with Kadvi Hawa.
Kadvi Hawa, though very vocal and direct about the issue, addresses climate change through the prism of its leading characters played by Sanjay Mishra and Ranvir Shorey. Mishra plays a blind man who lives in a desert of India. On the other hand, Shorey originally hails from Odisha.
As Mishra points out that Shorey is lucky that his state is close to a water body, Shorey responds by saying that the water is in excess. He probably refers to the 1999 Odisha Cyclone that wreaked a havoc in the state. This exchange brings to fore the disparities that have emerged as a result of climate change. While one area is scorching and lacks water resources, the other is in mess as a result of floods.
Mishra’s restrained monologue offers gravitas to the trailer which also unveils a different shade of Shorey who smiles at people, flaunting his yellow-coated teeth.
Kadwi Hawa, as name clearly suggests, may not be a pleasant watch but it certainly seems like an important one given the urgency of the issue it addresses.
Kadwi Hawa is produced by Manish Mundra’s Drishyam Films. It is slated to release on 24 November, along with Suresh Triveni’s slice-of-life entertainer Tumhari Sulu and Rajiv Dhingra’s comedy drama Firangi.