National Award winning, renowned Odia filmmaker, Nila Madhab Panda tried to make a film on Global Climate Change with international crew members. This film “Kadvi Hawa” is based on the true stories from drought prone Bundelkhand region and the vanishing villages from coastal Odisha.
Starring Sanjay Mishra, Ranvir Shorey, Tilottama Shome & Bhupesh in lead roles, “Kadvi Hawa”, got a Special Mention at the 64th National Film Awards too.
The trailer of the film shows that the extreme change in climate in the past few years has caused immense problems for the villagers in the area. While one man is struggling due to lack of water, the other is struggling because his family has drowned in the ocean due to rising water levels. The children in the village don’t even recognise monsoon as a season as they have seen it for just a couple of days in the entire year. The trailer gives the impression that the film would be a dark sinister story that will leave the audience introspecting about the severe affects of climate change.
Kadvi Hawa, touted to be the first Bollywood film talking about environmental issues as a whole.
“I wanted to make a film that would have stayed in people’s mind for a long time because our fight with environment has no end. The natural resources that we have consumed cannot come back to us,” Panda said.
Director Nila Madhab Panda received much apreciation for his directorial debut, ‘I Am Kalam’ (2011). His 2012 film, ‘Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid’ also received critical acclaim in the international film circuit. With the National Award recognition for ‘Kadvi Hawa’, the film is being expected to amaze its audience.
‘Kadvi Hawa’ is being produced by Drishyam Films who have earlier produced films like ‘Newton’ (2017), ‘Dhanak’ (2016), ‘Masaan’ (2015) and ‘Ankhon Dekhi’ (2014). ‘Kadwi Hawa’ releases in theaters on November 24.