Hansa is a simple and delightful film that captures the day-to-day lives of people who live in a tourist destination. The film revolves around the lives of adolescent boy Hansa ( Suraj Kabadwal) and his headstrong elder sister Chiku ( Trimala Adhikari). Their father goes missing. The lack of an earning member makes the family crumble under financial pressure.
The film is heart-warming and the characters real. Mesmerising cinematography by Sachin Kabir is a major highlight. From sunrise to sunset, gigantic hills to small cosy houses, bricks and trees to friends chasing each other in jungles, the film is a gorgeous work of art. Manav Kaul doesn’t let the film look sombre in spite of the adversities shown. He makes the film look real, yet fantasy-like.
The child actors give an incredibly authentic performance. Hansa proves that small, independent films need not be abstract or grim to make an impression.