Fame! Fame works for most, like in the case of Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty. They’ve been directed towards the path of bollywood, which is what the progeny from a family with a film background would do. Launch a movie, get publicity, become a nouveau riche person, and then send off your scions to film industry all over again. The name of Salman Khan is emanating from everyone’s mouth, but no one is thinking of what he’s done and doing, with the kind of talent he is bringing in. Intead, I’ll talk about the movie rather than talking about the crapload of who’s bringing whom.
The movie is a remake of the 1983, written and directed of the same name. So, there’s this outlaw, with a good heart, who meets a girl in a club after getting his hands on a massive pile of money. They dance and he falls in love with her. Then comes a twist in the simple story. Pasha (Aditya Pancholi) is convicted by IG Shrikant Mathur (Tigmanshu Dhulia) and held up in detention. To pressure IG’s hand Pasha commands his son Sooraj (Sooraj Pancholi) to kidnap IG’s daughter. Sooraj kidnaps Radha (Athiya), keeps her away from the precarious situation, convincing her he’s a policeman. Hell breaks down when IG discovers Sooraj’s whereabouts. To protect his love, he has to fight. And that’s the first half. If you want the whole story, either use your imagination or spend money for it.
Watch the trailer first, cause you might want to save your money.
The whole silhouette of the movie is a recreation of Jakie Shroff’s Hero. The writers, mainly Subhash Ghai, were so lame in their job, they didn’t even give another thought at re-editing and re-writing the latter. Even the characters had the same names. With a stale thought, the 30 year earlier story has been thrown on our faces.
Nikhil Advani has directed this movie giving very few efforts. Although, new technology and fresh faces are used, the contemporary look and perspective doesn’t help much to amuse the audience.
The hero fugitive, Sooraj, has been played because of Aditya Pancholi’s contacts. Though Sooraj looks great on the big screen and flexes his muscles, he is better with dialogue delivery than Athiya. And Athiya Shetty has played the character of Radha because of her father Sunil Shetty. She looks glamorous but at the same time looks malnurished, frail and it feels like she hasn’t eaten anything for days. Her acting performance is far worse than how she looks. Tigmanshu Dhulia is a treat to watch. Aditya Pancholi shares small screen space with Lai Bhari actor Sharad Kelkar.
The music isn’t very melodious to ears, nor does it have the lyrics to allure the heart. Havig said that, this marks the debut of Salman as a singer. What remains a mystery to me is, has he edited his voice to croon for “Main Hoon Hero Tera”? I cannot conveniently say that cinematography was memorable. The only good moments with the camera are when a song is playing in the background, which is another cliche in bollywood.
The Final Word:
Albeit Athiya falls flat with her acting, Sooraj might entertain you for a while with the action. Though this is a remake of ‘Hero’, it is watchable. For me, personally, I have some kind of special hatred for remakes. For you, it might turn out to be alright. Besides this, director Nikhil Advani has another movie planned in the next month. Lets see, how much light sparks there.
My Rating: 1.5/5.