It has been an extended slugfest rife with political spite, and television sets and blog posts bludgeoning you with cynical realism. Time for change? You bet! Take your kid and/or your inner kid to Hawa Hawaai, a simple tale of beating the odds and flying to the finish line with a flourish.
Hawa Hawaai is impeccably sincere in tone and intent. Partly because the director, Amol Gupte, is genuinely invested in the welfare of children, and partly because the sprightly young actors carry off the film on their slight but confident shoulders.