Hero is a Indian action film and is a remake of Subhash Ghai's directed 1983 film of the same name, which starred Jackie Shroff. Radha is the 21 year-old daughter of the formidable Chief of Police. Sooraj is a child of the streets of Mumbai. The two fall in love.Wikipedia
This is lazy, indifferent filmmaking, and a colossal bore for most of its running time. A video featuring Salman Khan singing the terrific title track at the end is too little too late.
The end of Sooraj Pancholi, Athiya Shetty film brings relief, with Sallu Bhai working the end credits, exuding more star power in two minutes than we’ve seen in two hours. This 'Hero' is a zero.
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Aditya Pancholi has a dialogue in the film which goes like, "Khota hai par apna hai." This sums up the idea behind presenting Sooraj Pancholi as 'the' hero. Yes, I know, I said that in the beginning as well. Then who's the real hero of this 131-minute film? Salman Khan. Why? Haven't you heard his soulful number 'main hoon hero' yet?
The only reasonably enjoyable moment is in the end credits, when co-producer Salman Khan shows up to sing a song. Don’t get carried away, though. Even that’s not worth sitting through the rest of it.
Hero rhymes with zero and it’s tempting, for the sake of the headline and because in the first five minutes of the film my hand went lurking about in search of an eject button, to just write off this film as a big, fat zero.
Unsurprisingly, this struggle to fit a modern-day romance in a dated template prompts a patchy, wobbly, bizarre, humourless drama proving an uphill task for two rank newcomers to tackle.
Overall, this Hero is below mediocre fare except for the lead pair's straightforward performances.
Sculpted as a full throttle masala entertainer, Hero is plot-heavy. And while you are well acquainted with the story, Nikhil and Salman's sensibility works as midas touch, giving the film a different texture. It is slick and never allows its viewers to feel restless. For its 132 minutes' crisp runtime, Hero offers bucketful of entertainment and victoriously conveys that commercial movies needn't be puerile to show people a good time.
That comic relief, though unintentional, is welcome in a film that otherwise provides no entertainment. It is only in the closing credits of “Hero”, when co-producer Salman Khan appears on screen, do you get the feeling that there is a star in the film.
Despite a shoddy story line and a weak script, Hero will be worth your money. And it's majorly Sooraj and Athiya's earnest efforts that will set the ball rolling for the film. Here's to Bollywood's two new discoveries!
Producer Salman Khan, who is also the singer of the only tolerable track in the film, continues his rather poor innings as a supporter and encourager of new talent in Bollywood. Pancholi and Shetty will hope that they get a second shot at glory. Hero is a debut film that makes Saawariya and Student of the Year seem good movies. That says a lot about the film itself.
Hero is not Kal Ho Na Ho or D-Day, it is a rather faulty film made by the same director. Only half-entertaining, the film is more like a promotional video for Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty that doesn’t require a solid plot. Nonetheless, for Bollywood buffs this is a decent watch with great music and the typical ‘Hindi cinema’ storyline.
HERO fails the litmus test of rehashing a classic for the Generation Next. It appeals in very small measures and is not an ideal weekend entertainer. If you a die-hard Salman Khan fan, you may want to patronise, else avoid.
apart from launching new ‘stars’ these remakes actually serve no purpose. To begin with, the filmmakers don’t have enough grounds to believe that they will better or even come close matching the original. So if that is the case, why bother in the first place?
Watch ‘Hero’ if you are a huge Salman Khan fan and want to catch his rendition of the title track with the end credits.
Audience Reviews for Hero
Newcomers have a tough time staying afloat in the volatile entertainment industry. In 2020, when there will be no trace of either of the lead actors of this film, we can finally corroborate that the previous statement is, in fact, true.
After he's done with his theatrics, heroics, and groovy dance moves, Sooraj (Pancholi Jr.) is assigned the task of kidnapping the daughter (Shetty) of the city's Inspector General (Dhulia) by his gangster-turned-politician father (Pancholi Sr.) on grounds of political vendetta. Soon idiotic dialogs encapsulate the drama that has the power to put off its viewers, because in here arguments turn into long-winded sessions of romance, and kidnappers fool around with their captive. Just because the original villain is the real life father of the so-called hero of the film, he's not sent to the gallows at the end. But worry not, because we have some random villains kicking the bucket. It is basically a love story where the characters use words like "calculate" & "alt+shift+delete" to describe the situations. You now know what you're looking at.
Pancholi Jr. has a long way to go if he wants to stick to acting that is not solely driven by his toned body, and Shetty may want to check her options. Taking a French bath and screaming your lungs out is not considered acting. Dhulia is the only good man in the film which eventually drags the hell out to reach a point of stagnancy.
BOTTOM LINE: Hero has a tried and tested story, but the actors playing the characters are like a bunch of toddlers who are yet to grow milk teeth.
Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES
Best of this year n sallu brought another blockbuster m