145 Min. | Action – Drama – Romance | September 2015
IMDB Rating: 3.8
Director: Nikhil Advani
Staring: Sooraj Pancholi, Athiya Shetty, Tigmanshu Dhulia
Hero Review: A remake of the 1980’s super-hit by the same name, ‘Hero’ is a lazy remake, that stands on a faulty script. Despite a huge production banner (India’s Numero Uno Star Salman Khan is the chief producer), terrific music and two debutants who ooze commitment, director Nikhil Advani fails to deliver. In Hero, a boy and a girl find themselves stuck in a whirlpool of such intense love that they would do anything, go to any extent and face all odds for the one they love. ‘Hero’ has a fair first-hour, but a boring second. Advani and Umesh Bist’s Adapted screenplay doesn’t engage. While the story begins with a slight pinch of energy, the second-hour is devoid of any entertainment whatsoever! ‘Hero’ doesn’t emerge a winner and that’s all because of the weak Writing!
In Hero, one day, Sooraj, under instructions from his gangster boss, Pasha (Aditya Pancholi), kidnaps Radha, in the guise of a police officer, by telling her that he received instructions from the police to take her away from city for some time. Later he confesses to Radha that he had kidnapped her. Radha has however fallen in love with Sooraj, and their love story creates problems for Pasha. What follows is a series of fights for the survival of their love story.
Advani’s direction is below the mark in Hero. Production values are top-class. Cinematography and editing are well-done. Music by various artists is terrific. Action-sequences are raw and rustic. Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty deliver confidently in their debut performances. While Sooraj is superb in action, Athiya emotes naturally in the emotional bits. They both show genuine promise. Amongst the supporting cast, Aditya Pancholi and Tigmanshu Dhulia are wooden. On the whole, ‘Hero’ is letdown by its problematic script!