By Goher Iqbal Punn, Film Critic & Entertainment Analyst, Showbiz Bites
Director: Sabbir Khan
Cast: Tiger Shroff, Kriti Sanon, Sandeepa Dhar and Prakash Raj
Music: Sajid-Wajid and Others
Rating: (2.5 / 5)
Finally Tiger Shroff’s debut vehicle ‘Heropanti’ hits the screens today. Jackie Shroff’s son Tiger makes his debut with this outing that has been making quite a big buzz since the time it went on floors. The movie is a romantic action film and as we all are well aware of the fact that mostly the stars’ kids movies happen to be romantic, this one too treads on the same path. What is the reason behind? Well, the simple and quick answer is producers think financing on romantic movies is safer than putting the money at stake for other genres. Although Bollywood has invented more and more genres on silver screen and almost every bold subject is touched in today’s movies, but romance has so far never been out of Hindi movies. Still, the producers would love to invest in romantic movies more than in other subjects.
Heropanti is the remake of a Telugu hit movie ‘Parugu (2008)’ featuring Allu Arjun, Sheela and Prakash Raj. Director Sabbir Khan modifies Heropanti slightly to suit the taste of the Hindi audiences.
Film unzips with Chaudhary (Prakash Raj) whose elder daughter (Sandeepa Dhar) escapes with her beau just moments before her marriage. The search for the girl and boy starts. In order to grab the girl’s boyfriend, Chaudhary’s relatives and henchmen kidnap the friends of the guy in question. One of them is Bablu (Tiger Shroff) who loses his heart to Chaudhary’s younger daughter Dippy (Kriti Sanon). What happens next is what we all know and have seen in a number of romantic movies so far – stern opposition, bloodshed and fights.
Well, the story is not novel at all. Script is not perfect at all, but few sequences seem simply weird and unnecessary as a party song, the stretched opposition of the parents and the climax. Action is fantastic and grabs the attention. Music is spongy and glides on the ears. Direction by Sabbir Khan is gripping – the best thing about the execution is that the viewers get glued till the finale. Dialogues are energetic and go well with the audiences. Editing is fine. Cinematography is first-rate.
Tiger Shroff delivers a bravura performance in his debut vehicle. His six-packed body’s show and action steal the show. As an actor too he grabs the eyeballs and captures the hearts. He can foresee his long stay in Bollywood. Kriti has made her successful debut in Mahesh Babu starrer Telugu hit 1 Nenokkadine earlier this year and now her Hindi debut too shows her class as an actress. She not only looks gorgeous but also acts well. Prakash Raj is fantastic. Rest of the cast is fine as well.
On the whole, Heropanti is fantastic if you love enjoying action. Otherwise if you are novelty seeker, then stay away from this flick.
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