Heroine (2012)

Hindi 2 hrs 28 mins Drama
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Review Summary: Madhur Bhandarkar is eminently regarded for delving into the detailing of varied subjects...

Average Critic Rating: (2.43)
Cast: Kareena Kapoor Khan , Arjun Rampal , Randeep Hooda , Pallavi Sharda , Shahana Goswami , Mugdha Godse , Ranvir Shorey , Shilpi Sharma , Helen , Divya Dutta , Govind Namdev , Sanjay Suri , Rashmi Nigam , Achint Kaur , Lilette Dubey , Manoj Tyagi , Raqesh Vashisth , Dilnaaz Irani , Girish Oak , Sabina Sheema , Harsh Chhaya , Hari Bala , Imran Khan 1 , Kanika Dhillon , Bikramjeet Kanwarpal , Manish Raisinghani , Puneet Tejwani , Areesz Gandhi , Kaizaad Kotwal , Sujata Sehgal
Director: Madhur Bhandarkar
Release Date: 21 Sep 2012
Est. Box Office Collection: 47.4 CR

Plot: The movie begins with Mahi Arora ( Kareena Kapoor ), a renowned heroine, being thrown out of a car at night. She hails a taxi to a police station with the intention of lodging a complaint. Before she can do so, her secretary Rashid Bhai ( Govind Namdeo ) takes Read more

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Madhur Bhandarkar dabbles with blacks and whites in 'Heroine', as usual his protagonists are a study in the extreme and therefore, there is very little scope for anything unpredictable. Bhandarkar's so-called 'realistic' portrayal of the Hindi film indust
Rummana Ahmed, Yahoo India
The film ends on an abrupt and futile note making everything that happened before a waste of time.
Sukanya Verma, Rediff 
She's a heroine in Madhur Bhandarkar's world — could it be that's she an in-control, smart professional who's enjoying and basking in her success?
Sonia Chopra, SIFY
Trying to watch 'Heroine' was such an ordeal that I was completely exhausted by the interval.
Rummana Ahmed, Yahoo India
Kareena Kapoor works very hard to give Mahi depth. She looks sensational, but is also brave enough to risk being ugly on screen, literally and figuratively.
Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times 
But that was never the point.
Raja Sen, Rediff 
The film that Bhandarkar has made is indeed disappointingly mechanical. Mercifully, Kareena does demonstrate that she has a feel for the character. But, then, why wouldn’t she? After all she plays herself in Heroine. As for the others in the principal cas
Madhur Bhandarkar is eminently regarded for delving into the detailing of varied subjects...
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Cast:Kareena KapoorDirector:Madhur BhandarkarIn a tense opening scene, an actress, who only moments ago has been hurled out of a car onto the road, enters a police station, her body still trembling, her face smeared with tears and running mascara. Clutchi
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In the end we are of course entertained, not by Bhandarkar’s stereotypical style but by Kareena Kapoor who is so rosy pink she can turn all girls red with jealousy! Kareena’s complexion is unmatched and the confidence and pomp with which she carries Mahi
Afshan Shaik, Planet Bollywood
Madhur Bhandarkar has never shied away from his key mantra expose - in his films. Fashion, Corporate, Page 3, Traffic Signal, Chandni Bar - each of these films has aimed at getting a sneak peak into the functioning of the respective industries.
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Suparna Thombare, Bollywood Life
Kareena Kapoor is good but film is cliched
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Heroines ka waqt bohot kam hota hain’ and everything else in between. Basically, Bhandarkar likes to spell it out like the backbenchers aren’t paying attention.
Kunal Guha, Yahoo India
Watching them all, one wishes Bhandarkar would actually act on the homilies he’s just delivered about character actors and unfair hierarchies in Bollywood. But that, of course, will never be.
Trisha Gupta, First Post
Kareena shines in a film which is disappointing to say the least
Vivek Bhatia, FilmFare
Kareena Kapoor makes it bearable!
Suparna Thombare, Bollywood Life
Sensible and realistic, can be watched
Bharat Student
On the whole, Heroine is too stark and dark to be entertaining. It is not universally appealing. It will go down well sectionally only. Business in the big cities will be good during the weekend only, but its fate in lesser cities, lesser multiplexes and
Komals Reviews
Yess..Definitely it is the real bollywood that is portrayed in the movie Heroine. Revolving around Mahi (Kareena Kapoor) ,the movie has showcased all the elements known and unknown to the general public.
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The cost of production of the woman-centric film is approximately Rs. 28-29 crore. Add to this another Rs. 10-12 crore for promoting and releasing the film, and another at least Rs. 4 crore spent in the earlier Heroine with Aishwarya Rai, which had to be
Komals Reviews
Watch it for knowing her life and not her beauty…
Great Andhra
Verdict: Kareena Kapoor’s pretty looks do nothing for the film, lazy scripting and boring acting makes Madhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine an unwise choice! Movie Details Director: Madhur Bhandarkar Cast: Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Shahana Goswami, Kanika Dhillon, Randeep Hooda Writer:  Niranjan Iyengar Music: Salim-Sulaiman Length: 2 hrs 29 mins Book Tickets| View Trailer
Saumya Sharma, BookMyShow
Heroine had lots of controversies involved in it-such as opening of the film at Cannes Film Festival, lead actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan being dropped down from the film, roping in Kareena Kapoor as back for the lead actress, and much more. Moreover the
Aakash Barvalia, Movie Zadda
Heroine is nothing but a rehashed version of Madhur's earlier movies and clearly a disappointing affair. Watch only if you are a Kareena Kapoor fan as she alone is the highlight of the film.
Mansha Rastogi, Now Running
All the glamour and the sensational allure of Madhur’s great Bollywood expose is let down by a limp screenplay, lame dialogues and an astonishing two and a half hr runtime. Sadly it was such a good material at hand, sadly none of it is explored to the bes
Pooja Rao, Bolly Spice
The film is an entertaining, daring, emotional, shocking, glamorous, scandalous behind the scenes account of the reality behind the world of glitz and glamour that our film stars inhabitFor a country obsessed with films and film stars, HEROINE will take a
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Director :Madhur BhandarkarMusic :Salim-SuleimanLyrics :Niranjan Iyenger, Sanjay Chhel, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Neelesh Mishra and Irfan SiddiqueStarring :Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Randeep Hooda and Divya DuttaSeptember 21, 2012 03:29:48 PM ISTlast upda
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
After Barfi last week, UTV Motion Pictures today released their second keenly awaited film – Madhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine starring Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Randeep Hooda.
Kareena Kapoor plays Mahi Arora, a leading protagonist in the industry but is an extremely moody and completely spoilt one too. With a problem of dipsomania, the petulant actress often visits her psychiatrist to get her prescription medications too. On the other had she would be involved in an affair with Aryan Khanna, played by the not impressive- Arjun Rampal. Aryan a married superstar works to get his divorce from his wife while being involved in the relationship with our Heroine who is extremely loving at one moment and furiously angry in another. The narration behind the screens also keeps talking about the extreme mood swings
Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
On the whole, Heroine is one film which brings out some untapped real emotions of everyday life. Mind blowing performance by Kareena and a gripping narration are sure shot plus points. On the flip side, Heroine does not have the regular popcorn entertainm
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Heroine is too stark and dark to be entertaining. It is not universally appealing. It will go down well sectionally only. Business in the big cities will be good during the weekend only, but its fate in lesser cities, lesser multiplexes and 'B' and 'C' cl
Bebo has proved again she is a versatile actor and does dominate the screen and the hearts of the masses
K N Gupta, Smash Hits
The film is nothing but a blend of entertainment news stories that hit headlines in the last five years that form the character of its lead protagonist, Mahi Arora, essayed by Kareena Kapoor.
Rubina A Khan, First Post
Mahi Arora has all the trappings of a Bollywood superstar-name fame and fortune. Unfortunately she’s also a manic depressive and constantly courts a death wish.
Meena Iyer, Times of India
Heroine Review In Short An actress tackles issues of love, heartbreak and starry manipulations in a movie about the glamorous film industry Heroine Review Verdict Viewers who have seen Bhandarkar's Fashion might get a jolt of deja vu as the film explores
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Roshni Devi, Koi Moi
That itself lays bare the irony about the film titled Heroine.
Vinayak Chakravorty, India Today
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Janhavi Samant, Mid-Day