The success of the film lies in its simplicity and its diligence in making
Hawa, by Bangladeshi filmmaker Mejbaur Rahman Sumon, created a storm among Bengali audiences. As the film was released on July 29 in Bangladesh, Indian audiences were waiting for its OTT release. During this time, her song Sada Sada Kala Kala gained huge popularity. Chanchal Chowdhury, who is the lead actor of the film, told us that the success of the film lies in its depiction of the simple life of fishermen which attracted the audience.
In an interview with OTTplay, the veteran Bangladeshi actor said, “Amid complex and layered movies and web series, ordinary people in Bangladesh easily identify with the simplicity of Hawa. They trusted in the simple life of fishermen and loved the innocence of the songs. This is why so much curiosity has been aroused.
Hawa is a story of fishermen at sea. Elaborating on the subject, Chanchal said: “Fishermen in our subcontinent take their trawlers and sail on the high seas. They stay there for 15 to 20 days, catch fish and keep them in the trawler’s built-in cold room, and finally, return to shore once the room is full. While many trawlers return, some do not. Some of the trawlers face the wrath of sea storms and so on. Hawa is the story of a trawler who encounters mysterious events. It is also a story of life, a very simple life.
Chanchal also pointed out that the Hawa team worked really hard to make it a successful movie. “When we were working on Hawa, we didn’t think who would watch it. The production design was such that it took almost two years to build the script. We rehearsed and participated in workshops for six months. We didn’t go in the water and we turned into fishermen overnight. We spent time with fishermen in their village, watched them and learned from them. So Hawa started many years ago. months. By the time we attended the shoot, we were all set,” the actor said.