Release dateDecember 28, 2012 (India) GenresBollywood, Drama CountryIndia
Release dateDecember 28, 2012 (2012-12-28) CastKumud Mishra, Trimala Adhikari, Abhay Joshi Similar moviesKhichdi: The Movie (2010), A Gran Plan (2012), Phoonk 2 (2010)
Hansa is a 2012 Hindi feature film directed by Manav Kaul. The directorial debut film is set in a village in Uttarakhand, where Hansa and his elder sister Chiku look for their missing father. Upon its release the film receive critical acclaim.
Astonishingly, this movie was made with a budget of mere 5 Lakh INR(approx. $8000).
Also during an interview on Lallantop(Indian online news channel), director Manav Kaul mentioned that the movie is freely available on Youtube.
The movie revolves around a little boy, Hansa and his sister, Cheeku. Their father has mysteriously disappeared while the mother is pregnant and about to deliver. Their father disappeared with outstanding loans and now it is left to young Cheeku has to prevent her house from getting sold and is at the receiving end of a powerful villagers lecherous advances while little Hansa is too restless and distracted to pay attention to all the trouble his sister is facing. For Hansa his troubles revolve around a small red tennis ball which has got entangled in a huge inaccessible tree, a five rupee coin stolen from a local bully and all the travails of a boy and his closest friend Raku playing hokey from school and asking the time....
Trimala Adhikari as Chiku
Suraj Kabadwal as Hansa
Release and critical reviews
The film was released in India by PVR Pictures as part of their "Director's Rare" film package on 28 December 2012. Hansa has received good critical acclaim after its premiere at the 2012 OSIAN CINEFAN's International Film Festival Hansa was awarded Best Film Audience Vote and Best Film Critics Award.
Hansa has also been cited by BBC as one of the must watch Hindi films of 2012 in India.