Ayushmann Khurrana starrer "Hawaizaada" is a story of Indian scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade who is credited with making the first unmanned plane, but the director Vibhu Puri has failed to impress critics with his work.
The film has opened to negative reviews from the film industry critics who termed "Hawaizaada" as "boring", "over-dramatic" and "a yawn fest".
The film features an ensemble cast, including Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Sharda, Jayant Kriplani and Naman Jain.
Check out the critics reviews below:
Nandini Ramnath of Scroll.in said: "At 147 minutes, there are far too many songs, most of them bunched together in the never-ending third act, too much faith in the Shrikar-Shastri duo's tall claims, and too much effort expended on chest-thumping."
Vinod Talreja of BollywoodLife.com said: "So many negatives makes it difficult to take Hawaizaada seriously as a liberally-altered biopic. Honestly, I got onto the plane, but after a few minutes, I was frantically looking for a parachute to escape."
Manjusha Radhakrishnan of Gulf News said: "The dramatic re-telling of Talpade's life is laborious and over-dramatic. It's almost like you are watching a street play that meanders."
Sneha May Francis of Emirates 24/7 said: "Despite landing an incredible story about how two Indians crack the first flight but were forgotten by history, Puri dilutes their struggles and efforts by adding numerous inconsequential events and characters."
Mihir Fadnavis of Firstpost said: "The awkward tone of the movie makes you wonder whom it was made for. There's too much romance and too little adventure for children, and it's too foolish for adults. Puri attempts to infuse Hawaizaada with a child-like sense of wonder. Regrettably he manages to render a film that is childish."
Surabhi Redkar of Koimoi.com said: "Well, I certainly do not wish to recommend this film and especially keep the children away since we do not wish to parch their judgement and feed those impressionable minds with historic stories that are not clear."