Hawa Badle Hassu, an Environmental Sci Fi thriller web series, released on Sony Liv was recently recognised by News18 iReel Awards 2019 for taking up environmental issues as a talking point. The award was collected jointly by GAIL (India) and Handyyman which have presented and produced the series respectively, along with the star cast and crew.
This series is a part of GAIL (India) Limited’s ‘Hawa Badlo’ initiative. The series boasts of a stellar cast led by Chandan Roy Sanyal, Smita Tambe and Vikram Kochchar.
Hawa Badle Hassu is an Environmental Sci-Fi thriller web series with a total of forty minute run time broken into 4 episodes. Each episode tackles crucial spaces and aspects pertaining to Environment (pollution). The first episode focuses on ‘Home Environment’ and as the story progresses it moves to cover topics like ‘Education and career building options around environment’, ‘Outdoor Environment’ and finally escalates to ‘Global Environment’. Actors from mainstream Hindi cinema have been cast for all key roles with Chandan Roy Sanyal essaying the lead and titular role of “Hassu”. Sanyal is joined by Smita Tambe, Vikram Kochar and Hollywood actor Zachary Coffin in meaty roles.
Speaking on the series, Creative Producer and Co- Writer, Protiqe Mojoomdar said, “This is a true honour and pleasure, and we are thankful to News18 for responding to our shoutout to the audience and the industry. Grateful to GAIL India for entrusting us with the task of producing this kind of a path breaking series. We as content creators, have the responsibility to start & motivate living room conversations, and this opportunity has also come to us because of OTT platforms and the web series medium, which lets us explore new subjects and experiment with storytelling styles. The most burning conversation we want to have is on our environment and what we should be doing to protect it from further decay, and we would like to raise Nature’s share of voice. But we need to do it with empathy and entertainment, hence a sci-fi thriller and fun snackable storytelling of 10 min episodes! We hope this honour helps it to gain new audiences and gives them another reason to watch and share its message.