On the occasion, we asked the director and his star cast about their views on the environment and climate change, something their movie focuses on.
The first look at National-Award winning feature film Kadvi Hawa was unveiled by the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Environment, Erik Solheim recently. On the occasion, we asked the director and his star cast about their views on the environment and climate change, something their movie focuses on. Here’s what they had to say…
All the cities are becoming concrete jungles I have to wash hands on the outdoor sets, I go near a tree. I know names of almost every tree and plant. On many occasions, I’ve driven past trees that I had planted a decade ago. Now, we have issues if it rains too much or gets a little too cold or hot for comfort. We have lost several seasons. There’s no chill in December. It’s dangerous. Actors get happy if their films earn 100-200 crores. I will be happy if this film can inspire people to plant trees. Cinema and theatre have always been the mirror of the society and today’s truth are that there’s pollution everywhere due to increasing amount of population and other industrial waste.
— Sanjay Mishra
The film has a good story about two lead characters against the backdrop of a conversation on climate change. I didn’t mind playing the bad guy as I always look for a complex character in the film for a larger cause. We see that global issues like the economy, job opportunities, terrorism are of more importance than climate change.Though we are working on grassroots level still I believe that human behavior will change and we will be little more aware of the affecting factors on the climate of our planet. We need to watch out for this phenomenon. When we vote for our leaders, we must remember climate change should be as big an agenda as the job opportunity. I am happy that today parents and schools are all trying to inculcate habits and thinking among kids about conserving the environment.
— Ranvir Shorey