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Trailer review: Ayushmann set to soar high with Hawaizaada?

By Raja Sen
Last updated on: December 24, 2014 12:54 IST
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Ayushmann Khurrana in HawaizaadaCould this be the Indian Hugo? The Hawaizaada trailer seems to suggests so.

Ayushman Khurana looks to be in good form in the trailer of Vibhu Puri’s upcoming Hawaizaada, a patriotic project set to release on January 30, 2015.

Based on true events, the film aims to tell the story of an Indian pioneer called Shivkar Bapuji Talpade, a man purported to have created the first airplane in 1895, eight years before that of the Wright brothers.

This is a technically hard-to-prove

assertion, but a stirring myth has always lent itself to the cinematic, and thus we have this film showing us Talpade taking to the sky.

Khurana, as said, looks fine as Talpade and Mithun Chakravarty seems to be having fun as his mentor, but the overall film -- at least from this glimpse -- appears too theatrical, like a stage-play, with corny dialogues and overdone moments.

Visually, it is clearly aiming for the zone of something like Martin Scorsese’s Hugo and it might prove interesting yet.

As of now, in Khurana we (may as well) trust.

Hawaizaada releases January 26, 2015.

Image: Ayushmann Khurrana in Hawaizaada

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Raja Sen / in Mumbai