IBTimes India Rating:1.5
You know that feeling when you're drawn to a glossy pamphlet screaming 'HURRY, OFFER VALID TILL STOCKS LAST'. You can feel the adrenaline rush as you hurriedly scurry to the store to avail the shiny deal, and while at the cash counter you notice the '*conditions apply' disclaimer sitting slyly at the bottom of your flyer. Your money is gone, you have been fooled and you take the exit thinking if you could only unsee what you saw a few minutes ago.
Nikhil Advani's "Hero" gives you the same feeling.
Turns out, Subhash Ghai was right in saying how remaking an old film like "Hero" could mean putting up a lot at stake. The makers were clearly having an off-day when they thought that simply stylising a rusty script to suit modern times will do the trick.
There's not one idea that has been taken and presented in a way in which the audience could experience the film differently. Unfortunately, all that has been 'tweaked' are the male lead's muscles that are very carefully decorated with tattoos.
Sooraj (Sooraj Pancholi) is Pasha's (Aditya Pancholi) good-looking stooge who spirits Radha (Athiya Shetty) away into a fairytale-esque land to help get his master off the trouble he got into with top cop IG Shrikant Mathur (Tigmanshu Dhulia).
The youngsters meet, fall-in-love and along with some sparks, logic flies away into far-off space. What follows next is oodles of drama supported by dialogues, which is sure to make one sick to the stomach.
Although, Pancholi junior does all in his might to deliver an earnest performance the only two people rooting for him would be daddy dearest and his gym trainer. Athiya is slightly better and hopefully should get better with interesting scripts.
Tigmanshu and Aditya were too busy burning each other with words standing eerily close to each other to fit into their roles, which were flimsily written of course
In a nutshell, "Hero" is a lazy remake, which fails to fit in but the newcomers aren't to be blamed. The only moment that will stay is the 'Bhai' moment at the end. Salman Khan's cameo is what rubs off some charm onto this sloppily done film.