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The veteran lyricist and poet was moved after watching the award winning filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda’s directorial and wrote the poem as a tribute to the film and its theme.
The poem talks about how mankind’s greed for development has led it to destroy trees, rivers and other natural resources Mother Earth has gifted us with. It also aims to inspire people to act on the issue of climate change and save the earth before it is too late. As the nation’s capital grapples with its worst public health emergency in the form of a deathly smog cover, the film could not have come out at a more relevant time to make people realize the true effects of climate change.
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Nila Madhab Panda, the director of Kadvi Hawa who was moved by the legendary Gulzar’s noble gesture says, “I feel extremely humbled and privileged that a legend like Gulzar Saab has offered his support to our film and its cause. His support will make more people aware about the issue of climate change, which is getting increasingly relevant with each passing day thanks to incidents like the Delhi Smog. ”
Manish Mundra, the founder of Drishyam Films and producer of Kadvi Hawa, agrees “We are very grateful to Gulzar Saab for believing in our film and our cause. Kadvi Hawa is an important film about one of the most pressing and urgent issues of the world today – climate change. With Gulzar Sir’s beautifully evocative poetry being a part of the film, we are hopeful that its message will now reach to an even wider audience. Citizens and policymakers both need to realize that the time to act is now!”
Kadvi Hawa will release in cinemas across India on 24 November, 2017. The film is produced by Akshay Parija, Manish Mundra and Nila Madhab Panda.
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker (Padmashree) Nila Madhab Panda (of I am Kalam fame), Kadvi Hawa is a powerful and heartrending drama that captures the very real threat of climate change. The film stars Ranvir Shorey as a young bank loan recovery agent and Sanjay Mishra as a blind old farmer, two ordinary people fighting for survival in two extreme weather conditions, not of their making. The film also stars Tillotama Shome (Death In The Gunj, Hindi Medium) and Bhupesh Singh (Hum Tum, Masaan).
You can view the trailer of Kadvi Hawa here: bit.ly/KadviHawa_Tr
Kadvi Hawa Synopsis
Once famous for farming, the people of Mahua in Rajasthan have forgotten the scent of rainfall on their soil. Lack of rainfall has led many farmers into debt traps set out as bank loans. Unable to grow food grain anymore and to escape repayments, many farmers have committed suicides. Hedu, the blind father of a farmer finds his son’s life threatened by the same pressure. Gunu Baba, a ruthless bank agent arrives with a growing list of suicides in his wake. But frequent cyclones threaten his family in a coastal village in Odisha. Each wanting to save their own family, they end up helping one another.
About Drishyam Films:
A company born out of love for cinema, Drishyam Films aims to build a platform for unique voices of Indian independent cinema and create global content with rich Indian. Their international award-winning films include Ankhon Dekhi, Masaan, Dhanak, Waiting, Umrika and Newton (wh
About the director:
Nila Madhab Panda, an internationally acclaimed film-maker and social activist has produced and directed over 75 diverse and cutting edge films, documentaries and shorts. Most of his films have unique insights drawn from his own life, the metaphorical distance that he has traversed from a small obscure village to the globe. His first iconic feature film, the highly-acclaimed ‘I am Kalam’ has won 33 International & National awards. His second feature film “Jalpari”, about female foeticide and gender equality, was also well received by the audience and was highly acclaimed. It received the prestigious, MIP Junior award at Cannes 2013. His third feature film ‘Babloo Happy Hai’, based on the youth and HIV/AIDS was also well appreciated by audience and critics in India. His fourth film ‘Kaun Kitney Paani Main’, a satire on the water crisis in India got released last year. His new feature length documentary is called “God’s Own People” narrated by Mr. Bachchan. His new film ‘Kadvi Hawa’ won a National Award this year, is based on the economic and emotional impact of climate change/global warming. He has started shooting his new children’s film called ‘Halkaa’ which is a sequel of “I am Kalam” based on a child growing up in the slums of Delhi. And Mr. Panda has been honoured with the fourth highest civilian award “PadmaShree” by the President of India in 2016.