Hero Review: A Kick Start Of A Next Gen Salman Khan!!
To be honest, hero stands nowhere in front of the original classic, but what makes hero special is that this might be the debut of the upcoming mass superstar. I have seen Heropanti first day first show, but the cheers for Sooraj right from the beginning is as loud as a big star. and it's his luck as it has been produced by Salman Khan, and people are happy to welcome him as the next Salman Khan of Bollywood!
Plot: A police officer & a don are rivals, the officer (Tigmanshu Dhulia) catch the Don (Aditya Pancholi) and soon he would be in jail. In order to revenge, Paasha (Aditya) told his son Sooraj (Pancholi) to kidnap the police officer's daughter Radha played by Athiya. Sooraj successfully kidnapped her and they both fell in love..what happens next is the story.
Direction: The story itself sounds way too old, but thanks to the director Nikhil Advani that he made audience, specially masses hold tight to watch the movie. His direction is top notched and he made sure to use the full potential of Sooraj & Athiya.
Screenplay: Screenplay is mass friendly, though a bit slow in the first half due to the overload of songs, it was okay and in the second half it was fast and good.
Performance: I said it earlier that though Sooraj had huge cheers, he isn't a good performer in the acting department, and that's of course a reason why I'm calling him the next Salman Khan! joke apart, he was okay with his looks and physique. Athiya nowhere look like a heroine. She is sweet, but not that beautiful. I don't see a very bright future of her as a hero can be a star in Bollywood with an average face just like her father, but not heroine. She performed average. Aditya Pancholi in his role was very good, Tigmanshu Dhulia easily the best performer of the film, he did the Shammi Kapoor's role perfectly. Sharad Kelkar was good and the guy played the villain's role in the second part was fantastic. Do tell me the name in comment as I don't know. Rest were good.
Music: Good things are good, but over is over, Hero has fantastic songs, but they comes repeatedly which is annoying as Hero is not a musical drama and masses are not there to listen songs one after another. in the first half, there are more songs than scenes. almost correct!
- Sooraj Pancholi, hits the stumps from the very beginning with the dabangg entry.
- The action sequences were very good and enjoyable for masses.
- Direction is top notch
- Songs were good
- The last entry of Salman Khan with his song.
- Athiya as heroine failed completely.
- Chemistry of Sooraj-Athiya lacks the charm needed in this love story.
- Songs comes repeatedly in first half.
- Weak climax.
Overall Hero was one time watch, definitely can't be compared with the original version, but still watchable and very much entertaining for masses. multiplex audience should stay away, I would rate it 3/5. Go for it with friends...