Hawaizaada (2015)

30 January 2015 | 153 minutes | Adventure | Biography | History

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The true story of Indian scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade who is known to have invented India’s first unmanned plane in the late 1800s.



During the era of British India, a happy-go-lucky, school drop-out Shivkar Bapuji Talpade (Ayushmann Khurrana), falls in love with a local stage dancer Sitara (Pallavi Sharda). Shivkar's father is furious, and he throws him out of the house. With nowhere to go, Shivkar bumps into a crazy scientist Pandit Subbaraya Shastri (Mithun Chakraborty) who is perpetually under the scanner of British soldiers for his mysterious experiments.Shivkar learns about Shastri’s work and shares his knowledge about Vedas and ancient Indian history. An impressed Shastri asks Shivkar to assist him with building a flying machine. But Shivkar is disappointed about Sitara’s departure to Hyderabad, so initially refuses. However in a few months, both of them manage to build a plane and even test run it in front of witnesses. Their plane only lasts for few seconds, and then crashes.Meanwhile, Sitara returns debt-ridden from Hyderabad. Shivkar is sympathetic and sells Shastri’s secret book of experiments to a British officer in an act of betrayal. A shattered Shastri dies of heart attack. Grief-stricken and guilt-ridden, Shivkar decides to fulfil Shastri’s dreamsof building India’s first unmanned plane.

Company Credits

Studio: Trilogic Digital Media Limited
Distributed By: Reliance Entertainment

Box Office

Net: Rs 3.53 Crores

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