Hero Movie Review

The scene opens with the young Sooraj who is showing off his bare body with a lot of action in the beginning when he beats a gangster to pulp. Cut to he goes off to a club to celebrate with his friends where he meets a young bubbly girl Radha…

Hero Movie Review

Hero Movie Review

2015-09-11

Vaishnav

Rating

The scene opens with the young Sooraj who is showing off his bare body with a lot of action in the beginning when he beats a gangster to pulp. Cut to he goes off to a club to celebrate with his friends where he meets a young bubbly girl Radha who is the daughter of an IPS officer who has had a break up with her boyfriend. The boyfriend forcibly wants to take her with him but our knight in shining armour Sooraj saves her from it. The story then begins with with Suryakant Pasha (Aditya Pancholi) who is being taken to prison for the murder of a journalist. He get out of the situation he calls his favourite man sooraj (Sooraj Pancholi) and schemes a plot where he asks Sooraj to kidnap the IPS officer’s Shrikant Mathur (Tigmanshu Dhulia)’s daughter till he makes plans to bail himself out of the prison. He dresses up as a cop and successfully kidnaps her and takes her to the snowy alps. Cupid plays it’s part and they fall in love. Her family manages to hunt her down. Her brother Sharad Kelkar is also a police officer and they manage to track them but Sooraj escapes with her. Soon she learns that he is not a police officer and in fact is a goon who has kidnapped her. Nevertheless she urges him to reform himself by surrendering. She manages to convince him but Pasha has his own plans and manages to escape from the prison only to find out that Sooraj has fallen in love and wants to reform. Radha confesses about her love to her brother who helps her through the situation by creating a fictitious love story with his friend. Jaisingh. However Sooraj finds out that Jaisingh works for Pasha and has his own plans. How Sooraj manages to impress Radha and finally wins her hand is what the film is about.

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Yes we missed the stellar performances of Shammi Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar, Madan Puri and Amrish Puri. We also missed director Subhash Ghai’s blink and miss appearances. We also missed Laxmikant Pyarelal’s music and their hit numbers “Ding Don,” “Lambi Judai,” Nindiya Se Jaagai Bahaar, Pyar Karne Wale Kabhi Darte Nahi or Tu Mera Hero Hai.” We missed all of that but director Nikhil Advani’s Hero nonetheless entertains and brings a fresh approach to the film. He has managed to cotemporaries the story with a youthful approach keeping the youngsters in mind. Even the music is good and songs like ‘Main Hoon Hero Tera’, ‘Dance Ke Legend’, ‘Yadaan Teriyaan’, ‘Khoya Khoya’, ‘O Khuda’ are entertaining enough. Newbie’s Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty have definitely worked hard and put in their efforts in their roles. Their chemistry is affable and Sooraj has a very strong screen presence and his action scenes stand out. Athiya is a nartural and will improve with given time. Kudos to the director as he has done a great job.

Nikhil Advani has just taken the original and made a modern version of it. The film is bubbling with youthful energy. There are too many songs in the film and the second half is slightly stretched. The film is 132 minutes but could have avoided a few scenes. The rest is as the original. There are songs, dances, action, fight scenes and romance, with all the trappings of a typical commercial potboiler. The film has been shot in picturesque locales. What more would one want.