Hero (2015)

Hindi 2 hrs 10 mins Action
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Total Reviews: 59
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Review Summary: Hero rides on the shoulders of Sooraj Pancholi. A half-watchable romance drama!

Average Critic Rating: (2.06)
Cast: Sooraj Pancholi , Athiya Shetty , Govinda , Vinod Khanna , Kishor Kadam , Sharad Kelkar
Director: Nikhil Advani
Release Date: 11 Sep 2015
Est. Budget: 30.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 31.0 CR

Plot: When two worlds collide, 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. Radha is the 21 year-old daughter of the formidable Chief of Police. Sooraj Read more

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Hero - Top Reviews

For its 132 minutes' crisp runtime, Hero offers bucketful of entertainment and victoriously conveys that commercial movies needn't be puerile to show people a good time.
Mohar Basu, Times of India
The end of Sooraj Pancholi, Athiya Shetty film brings relief, with Sallu Bhai working the end credits, exuding more star power in two minutes than we’ve seen in two hours. This 'Hero' is a zero.
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
While there's nothing new on offer in terms of story, the fresh new faces and a brisk runtime of 131 minutes make Hero a breezy entertainer.
Rachit Gupta, Film Fare
As for the latest version of ‘Hero’, the movie ends up like watching the fast forward version of the original, where you know what’s happening in this soulless film, but fail to miss out over the required detailing and entertainment quotient.
Divya Solgama, Divya Solgama
Athiya shows potential, Sooraj his physique in a film that dishes out inadvertent hilarity in abundance
Sukanya Verma, REDIFF
Post a few establishing shots of Mumbai, we see a villain gorging on meat— an old-school symbolic trick to display the character’s ruthlessness (at another time, another villain is feasting on a green chilli, so there)
Sonia Chopra, Sify
Hero is a vacuous and self-indulgent exercise, akin to taking star kids on a field trip in order to show them the ropes. Do it, by all means, but why must you subject an audience to it?
Suprateek Chatterjee, Huffington Post
Unfortunately, newcomers Sooraj and Athiya are unable to lend charm and passion to an ancient, stunted romance
Sneha May Francis, Emirates 24X7
It conveys all the charm of the original!
I’m going with two out of five
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
The best thing comes at the end. When you see Salman Khan crooning 'Main Hoon Hero Tera'. You wish some of that easy charm had rubbed off on the film
It may not be much good, but at least (for a while) it’s inoffensive. That counts as a complement
Baradwaj Rangan, BaradwajRangan
Nikhil Advani’s Hero remake follows the template of the original, which may not have been the wisest course of action
Raja Sen, REDIFF

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Hero - All Reviews

HERO Is Complete Bore Featuring Unimpressive Debutantes
Box Office Capsule
Yet it can prove out to be a worthy film to catch for the youngsters who hardly know anything about the cult classic of 1983.
Just Bollywood
The Hindu
Hero movie a remake of Subhash Ghai's directed 1983 film of the same name, which starred Jackie Shroff. The film stars Sooraj Pancholi actor Aditya Pancholi's
Filmi Beat
On the whole Hero is a decent entertainer having chartbuster music and stunning action sequences.
Bolly Arena
अगर एक्शन और रोमांस के डाई हार्ट फैन हैं तो देखें 'हीरो
Nikhil Advani is no Subhash Ghai when it comes to handling potboilers. Hero is a botched up film in effort to provide two reasonably good star kids a launch pad.
Shishir Gautam, Now Running
Director Nikhil Advani could have taken a bit extra care for Hero movie. His directional skills this time needs to be questioned.
Aravind, Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
But, they are not bad. In fact, how often can we say this about Bollywood kids — that they are better than their fathers. Suraj is better than Aditya Pancholi and Athiya is a far, far superior actor to her duh! daddy. That’s a first.
Suparna Sharna, Deccan Chronicle
‘Hero’ a Forgettable Launchpad for its Newcomers
Stutee Ghosh, The Quint
Sooraj Pancholi flexes muscles, Athiya Shetty pouts, and the film scores zero
Deepanjana Pal, First Post
After a carefully planned media campaign, Sooraj Pancholi (Sooraj Kaushik) and Athiya Shetty (Radha Mathur) are finally here, in a story that's still stuck in the '90s.
Bad writing, poor direction and average performances make Hero forgettable. Hope Nikhil Advani redeems himself next weekend with Katti Batti!!
Lokesh Dharmani, Masala
Lifeless Script With Lifeless Actors Sooraj-Athiya
Priyanka Prasad, Filmi Beat
Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty starrer is a typical Bollywood romantic movie!
Snehal Rajani, India.Com
One is better off, sipping the original one with the unforgettable Lata Mangeshakar’s, “Pyaar karne waale kabhi darte nahin”.
Gayatri Gauri, First Post
On the whole, Hero is a dull and dry fare and doesn’t have the excitement, energy or liveliness of a love story starring two newcomers
Komal Nahta, KomalsReviews
Overall, this Hero is below mediocre fare except for the lead pair's straightforward performances.
Troy Ribeiro, NDTV
Why are they so considerate when they keep shouting 'jaldi karo'? But, these things are insignificant in front of a surreal scene when Sooraj Pancholi does a Mithun Chakraborty. You'll have to watch it to believe it.
Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times
The best thing comes at the end. When you see Salman crooning Main Tera Hero. You wish some of that easy charm had rubbed off on the film.
Hero is not a bad flick, it’s not an amazing movie like Nikhil Advani’s Kal Ho Na Ho or D-Day. It is an average movie which can be watched or can be avoided. Go Watch it or forget the idea.
The Wirre
Yawns: More of facepalms
rachnasrivastava, Chirtamala
If you’ve always loved masala Bollywood films, this is for you
Tania Rana, BookMyShow
In the end, one feels that the film is a decent one time watch, although it was hyped a great deal due to the involvement of the brand “Salman Khan” and all the heavy promos
This week is one of the most exciting ones for Bollywood as two star kids – Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty will make their Bollywood debut with Salman Khan’s production venture
Tushar P Joshi, BollywoodLife
This ‘Hero’ failed to impress!
I Luv Cinema
Nikhil Advani is no Subhash Ghai when it comes to handling potboilers. Hero is a botched up film in effort to provide two reasonably good star kids a launch pad.
Shishir Gautam, Nowrunning
Hero is not Kal Ho Na Ho or D-Day, it is a rather faulty film made by the same director. Only half-entertaining, the film is more like a promotional video for Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty that doesn’t require a solid plot
Surabhi Redkar, Koi Moi
On a whole, Hero is a very cliched and outdated remake of the original. Watch the film only if you are longing for some eye candy in the form of the lead pair. They are the only saving grace in this boring and routine romantic entertainer.
Neha Prashar Gupta, Bollywood3
There is immense potential in this guy and perhaps Bollywood has got its next BIG star!”
Tushar Joshi, Bollywood Life
A one-toned and regressive film that looks good only through the rose-tinted glasses of nostalgia, Nikhil Advani‘s remake does not even attempt to iron out flaws in the narrative
The elements of the modernised love story of 1983 may not gel well, but ‘Hero’ is a decent romantic action movie that can be watched and enjoyed.
If you are planning to watch this movie, I suggest you press CTRL+ALT+DELETE on your desire to do so
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
And it's majorly Sooraj and Athiya's earnest efforts that will set the ball rolling for the film. Here's to Bollywood's two new discoveries!
Nayandeep Rakshit, DNA India
After the flop run of the recent ' Masters' all eyes were on Prithvi's latest 'Hero' which was supposed to celebrate the stardom and heroism of the young super star of Mollywood. No doubts about that here , 'Hero' has plenty to rejoice and lap up for the devoted fans of the starA stunning well toned physique, handsome looks, loaded fights and punches that gets any villain land few metres away and of course, nicely choreographed songs. The only thing that the movie is deficient is a well nourished script that can lend our 'hero' an easy walk over. Now what we have got from Vinod Guruvayoor is not so bad one, with the big pitfall being the lack of a believable, powerful villain, to take on the extreme heroics of our protagonist.
India Glitz
If Hero had Salman Khan, it wouldn't have been so bad. Because he knows how to totally own the screen, even when everything - from the screenplay to the direction - is missing. And no, not everyone can do it. I do feel bad for the two star kids, who were evidently trying to give their best but in vain.
Nikhil Advani’s remake of Subhash Ghai’s mediocre 1983 hit is an ardour-less romance with unconvincing leads and a convoluted plot.
Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.In
A boring love saga with expressionless performances by Salman Khan’s protege's Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty
Jaivardhan Chaudhary, Claps N Slaps
HERO fails the litmus test of rehashing a classic for the Generation Next. It appeals in very small measures and is not an ideal weekend entertainer.
Bollywood Hungama
To sum up, I tried not to go in with pre-conceived notions, but I suppose my prophecy from last week summed it up rather well
Jay Mamtora, Bolly Brit
He’s my hero... not!
Vishal Menon, The Hindu
Great Andhra
Ding dong baby sing a song. Aaj ki sham ka pyaar ke naam ka la la la la la laa.. a phone bell rings..Subhash Ghai picks up the phone.. an intense voice in his trademark poker tone on the other side says, Swagat nahi karoge naye 'Hero' ka aap".."
India Glitz
To sum up, irrespective of the content, Hero rides on the shoulder of Sooraj Pancholi who is sure to be greeted with a lot of Seeti’s and Taali’s, while people might give a few ‘Gaali’s’ for the story.
Talking Moviez
Overall, this Hero" is a below mediocre fare except for the lead pair's straight-forward performances."
Great Andhra