Hero, the much publicized movie from Salman Khan’s Production house, got released this week. Hero is the remake of 80’s super hit film by the same name. Since I have not watched it, I have no idea of the original one. So, I got chance to see Hero as a fresh movie itself. Hero marks the debut of Sooraj Pancholi, son of Aditya Pancholi, and for Athiya Shetty, the daughter of Sunil Shetty
Coming to the plot of Hero, Sooraj is a gangster, who happens to meet Radha, daughter of IG of Mumbai police. He kidnaps Radha, as per the instruction of his godfather Pasha. Both fall in love soon, and it creates problem for Pasha and Radha’s family. How their love story survives and stand against all odds, forms the rest of the movie.
The debutants Sooraj and Athiya, have done a decent job in Hero, though they need time to cement their places in Bollywood. Sooraj’s muscles are shown well (may be Sallu bhai effect) and he has done the action scenes pretty well and looks very promising. Athiya also have performed her role well and looks set for Bollywood. I loved Sharad Kelkar, who portrayed the IG’s son. He excels in his role of a loving son and a concerned older brother who wants to keeps his sister happy. Tigmanshu Dhulia as IG and Aditya Pancholi, as Pasha lacks the punch to have an impact. All others are just OK.
The fight and the dance sequences in Hero are well-choreographed. Sooraj executes it well. The music in Hero has nothing special to boast about and looks misplaced at many places and feels bored. Salman Khan’s presence in the end, with his music number, adds punch to the overall movie.
The biggest let down for Hero is the story itself. There is nothing fresh and unique, expect the lead pair. Its like old wine trying to be put in a fresh bottle. The director has taken the safe route. But whether it helps Hero to get success is to be seen. Anyways, its a good attempt. Sooraj and Athiya are good as a pair. Wishing them all the best.
Overall Hero is an average movie and can be a one time watch. But it has failed to live up to the pre-release buzz