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  • ...don't let anybody tell you that Kadvi Hawa is a manifesto for the fight against climate change or that it's an austere, unforgiving, movie. This is an intensely felt, beautifully expressed, sustained piece of cinema.

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  • Darkly humorous and searing, Kadvi Hawa is a film that will stay with you.

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  • ...is a piece of art that makes you admire Sanjay Mishra as an actor a little more than you already do, re - establish the faith in Nila Madhab Panda as a filmmaker with sense and sensibility

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  • It is designed to provoke contemplation and action, a mission that it achieves without any serious slips. Watch it because it is an important film that offers an essential takeaway.

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  • Panda does not preach or offer solutions. Juxtaposing two characters, two different geographies, communities and lives affected by changing winds and global warming, he simply asks us to face a bitter truth before its impact is irreversible.

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  • ...is a bitter pill to swallow, and one that is designed to compel us to look within.

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  • For a serious film on global warming, Kadvi Hawa is non-preachy and entirely watchable.

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  • Films on how humans consistently pickle the environment tend to get too academic to hold one's attention or interest. Which is why a film such as Kadvi Hawa delivers the goods effectively and precisely without hammering it down.

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  • The best part of the film perhaps is that it doesn't intend to answer or preach on the difference between right and wrong but instead leaves you with plenty to think about. Unsettling but rightly so.

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  • ...tells us a heartfelt human story languorously, though to be fair, the lazily built atmosphere adds the appropriate solemnity to the narrative.

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  • Panda creates a convincing world of genteel blight, packing in details of rural lives driven to ruin by the weather and an indifferent government. But the story is too sketchy even for its 99-minute running time.

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  • You also wish the film was tighter: it feels like a stretch even at 100 minutes.

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  • A quiet film that aims to simmer uneasiness within. But, alternating between showing life in a village and telling a story, Kadvi Hawa manages to pace itself too unevenly to create impact.

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  • But beyond the obvious sell that combines well with original intent, this is, on the face of it, a uniformly dark, grim, thoroughly meditative film on farmers' suicides...

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  • ...is essentially a short story on screen with a proverbial twist in the tale. Panda, however, plays it too slow for its own good — long sequences, seemingly static scenes. It gets protracted and plodding.

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  • Despite a running time of 95 minutes, Kadvi Hawa still feels a laboured watch. Nitin Dixit's screenplay trudges along, not digging deep into what has created the harsh landscape that has made the farmer woes from bad to worse.

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